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Saturday, April 9, 2011

A Brief Playoff Update (Saturday Night Edition)

As noted in the comments to the post below, Milwaukee defeated Peoria tonight. That means that the Admirals are officially the West Division's number one seed. And since they'll finish the season with the most points in the Western Conference, they'll have the home ice advantage throughout the Western Conference rounds of playoffs.

Oklahoma City meanwhile, defeated the Stars. This clinched the last remaining playoff spot in the Western Conference for the Barons. And since the Stars lost, there is no way for them to catch the Aeros in points, so the Aeros are officially the number two seed in the division, and will have the home ice advantage for the first round of the playoffs.

What is not yet known for sure, is just who it is the Aeros will be playing in the first round. Peoria's season is done. They'll finish with 92 points. Right now, they're the fourth seed, and will face Milwaukee. With one game left, Texas is in third with 92 points, and Oklahoma City is crossing over to the North Division since they're in fifth with 91 points.

If the Barons beat the Aeros tomorrow, and if the Stars lose to San Antonio, then the Barons will leap frog Texas and Peoria and become the third seed, and they will be the team that Houston faces in round one. But if Texas gets the win tomorrow, they'll be the number three seed, no matter what, and they'll face Houston. If both Texas and Oklahoma City lose, then Peoria should have the tie breaker on the Stars which makes them the number three seed, which would mean the Aeros would face the Rivermen in round one.

And if Texas loses in OT or the shootout and OKC wins, that causes a tie between those two teams. And if Texas loses in regulation and the Barons lose in the shootout, then there's a three-way tie between Peoria, Texas, and Oklahoma City, and, well, frankly, my brain hurts.

All you need to know is that the Aeros are officially the number two seed and will be hosting two playoff games next week, probably on Wednesday and Friday.

4 comments:

Forecheck said...

OK, is the first tie breaker wins, wins in regulation, or wins excluding shootouts?

And what are the second or third tie-breakers?

John Royal said...

Ok, you ready for some fun, here we go...

If two teams are tied, the tie breakers are...

1. Regulation wins.
2. Points in season series between the two teams.
3. Goal differential.
4. Goals scored in the season series.
5. Intra-conference points percentage.

If three teams are tied, the tie breakers are as follow...

1. Regulation wins.
2. Points percentage in combined season series.
3. Goal differential.
4. Goal differential in combined series.
5. Intra-conference points percentage.

Forecheck said...

Ah! Found it on AHL.com

Between two teams:
a) wins (excluding shootouts)
b) points in season series between teams
c) goal differential
d) goals scored in season series between teams
e) intra-conference points percentage

Among three or more teams:
a) wins (excluding shootouts)
b) points percentage in combined season series
c) goal differential
d) goal differential in combined season series
e) intra-conference points percentage

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That guy said...

Dear Houston,

Please beat the Barons today. I think it would be mutually beneficial for us if the Barons would be the crossover team.

Sincerely,
Milwaukee