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You Do the Math, 3/27/07 March 27, 2009

Posted by CapitalSpirit in Uncategorized.
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Not the most action-packed Friday night, but a couple of major events are possible tonight. Detroit could lock up the Central Division title, and Colorado could be the first casualty out West. Meanwhile, the Caps and Devils are both in action tonight, and the Caps could grab 2nd in the East if they outperform New Jersey. The Caps’ magic number to clinch the division is down to 5; they can make it 3 with a win tonight. The rest of the slate looks like this:

TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING AT WASHINGTON CAPITALS
LIGHTNING:
Would be eliminated from 10th in the East with a regulation loss and a Buffalo win.

NEW YORK ISLANDERS AT DETROIT RED WINGS
RED WINGS:
Can clinch CENTRAL DIVISION TITLE with a win AND any Chicago loss, OR with an overtime AND a Chicago regulation loss.

TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS AT BUFFALO SABRES
MAPLE LEAFS:
Would be eliminated from 4th in the East with a regulation loss.
SABRES:
Can clinch 13th in the East with a win AND a Tampa Bay regulation loss.

NEW JERSEY DEVILS AT CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS
BLACKHAWKS:
Can clinch 12th in the West with a win.
Would be eliminated from 1st in the Central, and thereby 3rd in the West, with a regulation loss AND a Detroit win or overtime, OR with an overtime loss AND a Detroit win.

VANCOUVER CANUCKS AT COLORADO AVALANCHE
AVALANCHE:
Would be eliminated from 7th in the West with an OVERTIME loss.
Would be eliminated from 9th in the West, 3rd in the Northwest, and PLAYOFF CONTENTION, with a regulation loss.
Edmonton-Anaheim game is also in play here, with implications for every result. The most significant possibility: Colorado would automatically be eliminated from playoff contention if Edmonton beats Anaheim in overtime.

EDMONTON OILERS AT ANAHEIM DUCKS
OILERS:
Can clinch 14th in the West with a win.
DUCKS:
Can clinch 14th in the West with a win or overtime.

Also, unrelated but worth a mention. I will be bringing an extra item with me tonight. You won’t see it unless you ask to see it, and it doesn’t photograph well. So if you see me at Verizon Center tonight, and you’re curious what my new item is, flag me down. It’s wicked-cool by itself, but, as always, there’s a deeper symbolism behind it, which I’ll happily explain. One more bit of intrigue: if the Caps lose badly, I will not bring it to another game this year. So tonight may be your only chance to see this mystery item this season. Maybe.

Here’s to a two-point night!

CAPITAL SPIRIT
SEE YOU AT THE RINK

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