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Does Columbus Make the Playoffs?

Unread postby jack_tors » Sat Apr 04, 2009 9:37 am

5 games left in the season, holding onto the 6th spot in the Western Conference. 3 Points separate them from the 8th seed.
http://www.nhl.com/ice/standings.htm?type=CON&navid=NAV|STN|Conf

Final 5 Games, 3 on the road, 2 at home
Sat, Apr 4 at Nashville 8:00 pm
Sun, Apr 5 Chicago 5:00 pm
Wed, Apr 8 at Chicago 8:30 pm
Fri, Apr 10 at St. Louis 8:30 pm
Sat, Apr 11 Minnesota 7:00 pm

Do the Jackets make their first ever playoff appearance?

I say they eek into the playoffs but not without some drama along the way. If they drop back to back to Chicago and the St. Louis game should be a hell of a battle.
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Re: Does Columbus Make the Playoffs?

Unread postby skatingtripods » Sat Apr 04, 2009 12:40 pm

Yes. If they win the game in hand tonight, and the fact that it's against Nashville, gives them a 6 point cushion on the #9 team, with 3 to play for the Preds. I believe that Columbus actually clinches tonight with a win. They'd be 6 points ahead. The first tiebreaker is wins. Columbus, with a win, would have 41. Nashville has 38. With three left, Nashville can only tie. The second tiebreaker is points accumulated in games played against tied teams. Columbus would be 4-2 against Nashville with a win tonight.

Either way, with a win tonight, one more point in any of the remaining games clinches a playoff spot. I'd say 3 of 5 wins clinches them 6th.

They're pretty much in unless they go 0-5.

According to the Dispatch Puck Rakers blog, the Jackets can't clinch tonight. But, with a win, the Wild are the only team that can keep them out.
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Re: Does Columbus Make the Playoffs?

Unread postby idoctribefan » Sat Apr 04, 2009 3:00 pm

hey ST,

If the Jackets make the playoffs will their games be on FSN Ohio? (or FSN Blue Jackets for those of you who have digital cable)......or will we need the Versus Channel to watch them?
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Re: Does Columbus Make the Playoffs?

Unread postby skatingtripods » Sat Apr 04, 2009 10:00 pm

idoctribefan wrote:hey ST,

If the Jackets make the playoffs will their games be on FSN Ohio? (or FSN Blue Jackets for those of you who have digital cable)......or will we need the Versus Channel to watch them?


Depends on the scheduling in regards to Vs. The Vancouver games would start at 10. If they play the same night as San Jose, then Vs. probably shows that one.

I would think FSN will run them. But, on Cavs game nights, you'll need FSNBJ.
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Re: Does Columbus Make the Playoffs?

Unread postby Spin » Sat Apr 04, 2009 10:32 pm

The first NHL team from Ohio to win more games than they lose...

Might start watching these guys
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Re: Does Columbus Make the Playoffs?

Unread postby skatingtripods » Wed Apr 08, 2009 2:05 pm

Any point picked up tonight by the Jackets clinches. If not, Nashville plays Detroit tomorrow and must win.
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Re: Does Columbus Make the Playoffs?

Unread postby jack_tors » Wed Apr 08, 2009 3:06 pm

Skating Tripods wrote:Any point picked up tonight by the Jackets clinches. If not, Nashville plays Detroit tomorrow and must win.


Nice, exciting stuff. Watching them choke up that 3-1 lead in Nashville saturday night was enough to make me skip the Chicago game on sunday. I hope they can win the final 3 games so they head into the playoffs on a roll.
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Re: Does Columbus Make the Playoffs?

Unread postby Rally Squirl » Fri Apr 10, 2009 11:39 pm

jackets in baby......a round 1 win will be more then a success in their first ever appearance

i think they can do it
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Re: Does Columbus Make the Playoffs?

Unread postby skatingtripods » Sat Apr 11, 2009 11:11 pm

The Jackets will drop to 7th and play Detroit if St. Louis wins tomorrow night over the lowly Colorado Avalanche. They really dicked themselves by not picking up a point in these last two games. The Blues hold the season series tiebreaker, so they would get the 6 seed.
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