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S03 Playoffs Hunt (Ver. 3.2)

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It’s midseason, and everyone has played about half of their games. So here are the current first-round playoff matchups, based on the current standings (as of Sunday, Sep 15 2019). There are currently 11 quality teams in the NASHL, and the league average is 40.7 games remaining (GR) with 17.2 games verses quality teams (VQT).

EASTERN CONFERENCE

#8 vs #1 – Ottawa Senators vs Florida Panthers
Ottawa Senators (19-18-4, 58 pts) - 41 GR, 18 VQT
Florida Panthers (27-13-2, 82 pts) - 40 GR, 14 VQT

#7 vs #2 – Buffalo Sabres vs Boston Bruins
Buffalo Sabres (19-19-3, 61 pts) - 41 GR, 18 VQT
Boston Bruins (24-15-3, 73 pts) - 40 GR, 13 VQT

#6 vs #3 – Montreal Canadiens vs New Jersey Devils
Montreal Canadiens (20-18-3, 61 pts) - 41 GR, 19 VQT
New Jersey Devils (24-13-5, 77 pts) - 40 GR, 13 VQT

#5 vs #4 – Washington Capitals vs Pittsburgh Penguins
Washington Capitals (19-15-7, 62 pts) - 41 GR, 17 VQT
Pittsburgh Penguins (23-15-3, 71 pts) - 41 GR, 15 VQT

In The Hunt:
New York Islanders (17-22-2, 54 pts) 4 pts back - 41 GR, 15 VQT
Philadelphia Flyers (18-22-2, 53 pts) 5 pts back - 40 GR, 19 VQT
Tampa Bay Lightning (15-22-4, 48 pts) 10 pts back - 41 GR, 16 VQT
New York Rangers (11-28-2, 37 pts) 21 pts back - 41 GR, 17 VQT
Carolina Hurricanes (9-26-6, 33 pts) 25 pts back - 41 GR, 18 VQT

Eliminated:
None

Movement from Previous:
Boston – Jump 6 spots (#8 to #2)
Buffalo – Drop 5 spots (#2 to #7)
Carolina – No Change (#13)
Florida – No Change (#1)
Montreal – No Change (#6)
New Jersey – No Change (#3)
New York I – No Change (#9)
New York R – Drop 2 spots (#10 to #12)
Ottawa – Drop 1 spot (#7 to #8)
Philadelphia – Jump 1 spot (#11 to #10)
Pittsburgh – Jump 1 spot (#5 to #4)
Tampa Bay – Jump 1 spot (#12 to #11)
Washington – Drop 1 spot (#4 to #5)


WESTERN CONFERENCE

#8 vs #1 – Edmonton Oilers vs Phoenix Coyotes
Edmonton Oilers (17-19-5, 57 pts) - 41 GR, 17 VQT
Phoenix Coyotes (24-14-3, 75 pts) - 41 GR, 19 VQT

#7 vs #2 – Chicago Blackhawks vs Calgary Flames
Chicago Blackhawks (18-20-4, 60 pts) - 40 GR, 18 VQT
Calgary Flames (23-14-4, 75 pts) - 41 GR, 14 VQT

#6 vs #3 – Los Angeles Kings vs Colorado Avalanche
Los Angeles Kings (19-19-4, 66 pts) - 40 GR, 16 VQT
Colorado Avalanche (24-16-1, 74 pts) - 41 GR, 20 VQT

#5 vs #4 – St. Louis Blues vs Dallas Stars
St. Louis Blues (21-17-3, 66 pts) - 41 GR, 17 VQT
Dallas Stars (20-11-10, 71 pts) - 41 GR, 18 VQT

In The Hunt:
Vancouver Canucks (17-20-4, 57 pts) 0 pts back - 41 GR, 24 VQT
Detroit Red Wings (19-21-2, 57 pts) 0 pts back - 40 GR, 16 VQT
Toronto Maple Leafs (16-21-4, 52 pts) 5 pts back - 41 GR, 21 VQT
San Jose Sharks (13-25-3, 42 pts) 15 pts back - 41 GR, 18 VQT
Anaheim Ducks (13-26-3, 41 pts) 16 pts back - 40 GR, 17 VQT

Eliminated:
None

Movement from Previous:
Anaheim – Drop 1 spot (#12 to #13)
Calgary – Jump 1 spot (#3 to #2)
Chicago – Jump 2 spots (#9 to #7)
Colorado – Crop 2 spots (#1 to #3)
Dallas – Jump 2 spots (#6 to #4)
Detroit – No Change (#10)
Edmonton – No Change (#8)
Los Angeles – Jump 1 spot (#7 to #6)
Phoenix – Jump 1 spot (#2 to #1)
San Jose – Jump 1 spot (#13 to #12)
St. Louis – Drop 1 spot (#4 to #5)
Toronto – No Change (#11)
Vancouver – Drop 4 spots (#5 to #9)

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Nineteen of the 26 teams (73.1%) moved 1 or less positions since the previous report. The Boston Bruins made the biggest leap with 6 spots, going from #8 to #2. The Buffalo Sabres had the biggest slide with 5 spots, falling from #2 to #7.

Good Luck for the remaining half of the season!
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