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#241 Devil Fan

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Posted 31 March 2012 - 10:35 AM

Best scenario:
1). Philly beats Sens in regulation (the Devils will not catch the Flyers for 5th)
2). Both Washington and Buffalo lose (preferably in regulation)
3). Boston beat Isles
4). Devils need to win.

Assume all of The above happens, the Devils will need only a single point (3 games left) to solidify their 6th spot while Boston could be one win/two points away from clinching the 2nd/NW Division. Thus, the last two games could be meaningless for the Devils.

PS: the Devils can clinch as the 6th and watch Fla/Wash battling out each other as fast as Sunday if Boston beats Rags on Sunday and Isles beat Sens tomorrow as well. Therefore, the Devils can push the cruise control after Sunday depends how things unfold.

Edited by Devil Fan, 31 March 2012 - 10:36 AM.

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Posted 31 March 2012 - 01:07 PM

Isles 1 Bruins 2
Ottawa 3 Philadelphia 0

Looks like Flyers are gonna piss us off.

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Posted 31 March 2012 - 01:39 PM

Phailures back in it, 3-2. EDIT: tied, 3-3.

Edited by MadDog2020, 31 March 2012 - 01:45 PM.

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Posted 31 March 2012 - 03:00 PM

Ottawa wins in a SO.
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Posted 31 March 2012 - 09:04 PM

Caps beat Montreal in a shootout, so they are now at 88 points, 2 points behind Florida with the ROW tie-breaker.
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Posted 31 March 2012 - 09:09 PM

All of a sudden the race for sixth ain't looking too hot now that the Caps finally decided to come to life. And with our luck the Sabres'll choke too and the Panthers will back into eight and give the Rangers a cushy four or five-game series.

Edited by NJDevs4978, 31 March 2012 - 09:09 PM.

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Posted 31 March 2012 - 09:17 PM

All of a sudden the race for sixth ain't looking too hot now that the Caps finally decided to come to life. And with our luck the Sabres'll choke too and the Panthers will back into eight and give the Rangers a cushy four or five-game series.

That would be our luck. Florida's playing @Detroit tomorrow, so I'm not counting on them picking up any ground before the head-to-head matchup, which I think is Tuesday.
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Posted 31 March 2012 - 09:30 PM

A lot had to go the Devils way for this matchup to happen. We wanted the Panthers to lose, then win..maybe an OT loss here and there. Very hard to be the puppet master in this situation.

The Capitals is still a much better series than the Bruins. Caps and Panthers play next week in which will be a gigantic game. If the Caps win, we most likely play them.
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Posted 31 March 2012 - 09:34 PM

At least the one thing about the Caps that isn't so hot is they've been blowing leads the last two games and relying on the shootout, the way we did early in the season.

That would be our luck. Florida's playing @Detroit tomorrow, so I'm not counting on them picking up any ground before the head-to-head matchup, which I think is Tuesday.


It's Thursday...I think Washington goes to Tampa Monday (whoopee) and Florida plays Winnipeg at home Tuesday. Then on Saturday Washington plays the Rangers, who'll probably have everything wrapped up by then while the Panthers get Carolina at home.
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Posted 31 March 2012 - 09:34 PM

Ehh Washington doesn't scare me too much.
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Posted 31 March 2012 - 09:37 PM

At least the one thing about the Caps that isn't so hot is they've been blowing leads the last two games and relying on the shootout, the way we did early in the season.



It's Thursday...I think Washington goes to Tampa Monday (whoopee) and Florida plays Winnipeg at home Tuesday. Then on Saturday Washington plays the Rangers, who'll probably have everything wrapped up by then while the Panthers get Carolina at home.

If the Rangers have the division wrapped up, which they should, they'll lay down like dogs in that game. I'm relatively sure if you polled their room, they'd walk to Florida if it meant playing the Panthers over Washington.

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Posted 31 March 2012 - 09:42 PM

so we've almost clinched no lower than 6th & no higher than 5th

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Posted 31 March 2012 - 10:43 PM

Who cares? Maybe it's better for the team to man up and play whoever. To be the man you've got to beat the man.
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Posted 01 April 2012 - 06:49 AM

Best scenario:
1). Bruins beat Rags, Clinch as a 2nd seed. The B's won the season series against Ottawa.
2). Florida beats Detroit
3). Flyers beat Penguins
4). Sens lose in regulation.

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Posted 01 April 2012 - 07:05 AM

Who cares? Maybe it's better for the team to man up and play whoever. To be the man you've got to beat the man.


I'd rather "Live to fight another day and lower the freaking debt."
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Posted 01 April 2012 - 08:22 AM

Who cares? Maybe it's better for the team to man up and play whoever. To be the man you've got to beat the man.


Yeah, they've tried that one and it's worked great.
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Posted 01 April 2012 - 10:38 AM

Bottom line is it really doesn't matter anyway. We all begged for Carolina in 09 and many wanted Philly in 2010.
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Posted 01 April 2012 - 10:47 AM

Bottom line is it really doesn't matter anyway. We all begged for Carolina in 09 and many wanted Philly in 2010.


lol I don't think ANYone wanted Philly in 2010. And Carolina wanted us more than we wanted them (sat Ward in the final game of the season when they could have had home-ice in the first round against the Pens).
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Posted 01 April 2012 - 10:54 AM

lol I don't think ANYone wanted Philly in 2010. And Carolina wanted us more than we wanted them (sat Ward in the final game of the season when they could have had home-ice in the first round against the Pens).


Yeah I felt Carolina was our worst possible matchup in 09 too. (We could have beat them just the other options were preferable.)
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Posted 01 April 2012 - 11:16 AM

Bottom line is it really doesn't matter anyway. We all begged for Carolina in 09 and many wanted Philly in 2010.

NO ONE begged for either one of those teams. And it matters a lot. Don't sit here and tell me you'd rather play Boston in the first round than Florida.
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