THE EAST 1. Ottawa Senators [Northeast Division winner] -Sens have 111 points & 51 wins with 1 game left, 113 points possible. Clinched conference #1 seed. 2. New Jersey Devils [1st in Atlantic] -Devils have 105 points & 45 wins with 2 games left; 109 points possible. 3. Tampa Bay Lightning [Southeast Division winner] -Clinched #3 seed. 4. Philadelphia Flyers [2nd in Atlantic] -Flyers have 103 points & 43 wins with 2 games left; 107 points possible. Clinched #4 seed. 5. Toronto Maple Leafs [2nd in Northeast] -Leafs have 98 points & 44 wins with 1 game left; 100 points possible. Clinched #5 seed. 6. Washington Capitals [2nd in Southeast] -Caps have 90 points & 38 wins with 1 game left; 92 points possible. Clinched #6 seed. 7. Boston Bruins [3rd in Northeast] -Bruins have 85 points & 35 wins with 1 game left; 87 points possible. Clinched #7 seed. 8. New York Islanders [3rd in Atlantic] -Isles have 81 points & 34 wins with 2 games left; 85 points possible. Need 1 point or NYR lost point to clinch playoff spot. 9. New York Rangers [4th in Atlantic] -Rangers have 78 points & 32 wins with 2 games left; 82 points possible.
Round 1 Series: SENATORS vs. ISLANDERS DEVILS vs. BRUINS LIGHTNING vs. CAPITALS FLYERS vs. LEAFS
THE WEST 1. Dallas Stars [Pacific Division winner] -Stars have 109 points & 45 wins with 1 game left; 111 points possible. Need win and DET loss to clinch conference #1 seed. 2. Detroit Red Wings [Central Division winner] -Wings have 108 points & 48 wins with 2 games left; 112 points possible. Clinched #2 seed. 3. Vancouver Canucks [1st in Northwest] -Canucks have 104 points & 45 wins with 1 game left; 106 points possible. Need 1 point or Avalanche loss, tie or overtime loss to clinch division & #3 seed. 4. Colorado Avalanche [2nd in Northwest] -Avs have 101 points & 40 wins with 2 games left; 105 points possible. 1 point or STL lost points clinches #4 seed. 5. St. Louis Blues [2nd in Central] -Blues have 98 points & 41 wins with 2 games left; 102 points possible. Clinched #5 seed. 6. Anaheim Mighty Ducks [2nd in Pacific] -Ducks have 94 points & 40 wins wth 1 game left. 96 points possible. Need 2 points to clinch #6 seed. 7. Minnesota Wild [3rd in Northwest] -Wild have 93 points & 41 wins with 1 game left; 95 points possible. 1 point clinches #8 seed. 8. Edmonton Oilers [4th in Northwest] -Oilers have 92 points & 36 wins with 1 game left; 94 points possible. Clinched #8 seed.
Probable Round 1 Series: STARS [or RED WINGS] vs. OILERS RED WINGS [or STARS] vs. WILD CANUCKS [or AVALANCHE] vs. MIGHTY DUCKS AVALANCHE [or CANUCKS] vs. BLUES
DALLAS: Apr 6 @ Nashville Stars need win & Red Wings loss to clinch #1 seed. A second Detroit loss counts as a win for Dallas. DETROIT: Apr 3 vs. Islanders [W] Apr 4 @ Blue Jackets Apr 6 @ Blackhawks Red Wings need win and a tie/overtime loss to clinch #1 seed. A Stars loss against Nashville counts as a Detroit win. VANCOUVER: Apr 6 vs. Kings Canucks win, tie or lose in overtime and they clinch #3 seed and Northwest Division Title. An Avalanche loss, tie or overtime loss counts as a win, tie or overtime loss for Vancouver. COLORADO: Apr 4 @ Ducks Apr 6 vs. Blues Avalanche need 2 wins & a Canuck loss to clinch #3 seed and Northwest Division Title. Avalanche need 1 win to clinch #4 seed. A Blues loss counts as an Avalanche win. ST. LOUIS: Apr 3 vs. Blackhawks [L] Apr 4 @ Blackhawks Apr 6 @ Avalanche Blues need 3 wins & an Avalanche loss to clinch #4 seed. An additional Avalanche loss counts as a Blues win. ANAHEIM: Apr 4 vs. Avalanche Ducks need win to clinch #6 seed. MINNESOTA: Apr 3 @ Leafs [L] Apr 6 vs. Blue Jackets Wild need 2 wins to clinch #6 seed. A Ducks loss counts as a Wild win. Wild need 1 win to clinch #7 seed. A Oilers loss counts as a Wild win. EDMONTON: Apr 3 vs. Sharks [T] Apr 5 vs. Flames Oilers need 2 wins and a Wild loss, overtime loss or tie to clinch #7 seed.
OTTAWA: Apr 3 @ Capitals [W] Apr 5 @ Leafs Clinched #1 seed. NEW JERSEY: Apr 3 vs. Bruins [T] Apr 4 @ Rangers Apr 6 @ Sabres Devils win clinches Atlantic Division & #2 seed. A Flyers loss counts as a Devils win. TAMPA BAY: Apr 4 vs. Flyers Apr 6 @ Thrashers Lightning win, overtime loss or tie clinches Southeast Division & #3 seed. A Capitals loss, overtime loss or tie counts as a Lightning win, overtime loss or tie. PHILADELPHIA: Apr 4 @ Lightning Apr 6 @ Panthers 2 Flyers wins and 2 Devils losses clinches Atlantic Division & #2 seed. An additional Devils loss counts as a Flyers win. TORONTO: Apr 3 vs. Wild [W] Apr 5 vs. Senators WASHINGTON: Apr 3 vs. Senators [L] Apr 5 vs. Penguins 2 Capitals wins and a Lightning loss and a Lightning loss, overtime loss or tie clinches Southeast Division & #3 seed. BOSTON: Apr 3 @ Devils [T] Apr 5 vs. Sabres Clinched #7 seed. NY ISLANDERS: Apr 3 @ Wings [L] Apr 5 vs. Thrashers Apr 6 @ Hurricanes Islanders win, overtime loss or tie clinches playoff spot. A Rangers loss, overtime loss or tie counts as an Islanders win, overtime loss or tie.
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(edited by Freeway420 on 5.4.03 1324) Blue Jays: 0-3 Flames: 27-36-12-4
WEST  Wings vs.  Oilers  Stars vs.  Wild  Canucks vs.  Ducks  Avalanche vs.  Blues EAST  Senators vs.  Islanders  Devils vs.  Bruins  Lightning vs.  Capitals  Flyers vs.  Leafs
And check out my half-assed overall standings: Rank. Team [Points, Wins] Conference Position / Estimated Payroll [as of 2/2/03] 1. Senators [111pts; 51w] #1, East / $28.5m 2. Red Wings [109 pts; 48w] #1, West / $68.0m 3. Stars [109 pts; 45w] #2, West / $61.8m 4. Devils [107pts; 46w] #2, East / $51.2m 5. Flyers [105pts; 44w] #4, East / $55.7m 6. Canucks [104pts; 45w] #3, West / $35.3m 7. Avalanche [103pts; 41w] #4, West / $60.8m 8. Blues [99pts; 41w] #5, West / $61.8m 9. Maple Leafs [98pts; 44w] #5, East / $54.9m 10. Mighty Ducks [95pts; 40w] #6, West / $38.8m 11. Wild [93pts; 41w] #7, West / $21.2m 12. Lightning [93pts; 36w] #3, East / $28.9m 13. Oilers [92pts; 36w] #8, West / $31.5m 14. Capitals [90pts; 38w] #6, East / $50.4m 15. Bruins [85pts; 35w] #7, East / $36.9m 16. Islanders [81pts; 34w] #8, East / $41.5m 17. Rangers [78pts; 32w] #9, East / $69.2m 18. Coyotes [77pts; 31w] #9, West / $43.9m 19. Blackhawks [77pts; 29w] #10, West / $44.4m 20. Kings [76pts; 32w] #11, West / $41.8m 21. Canadiens [75pts; 29w] #10, East / $48.6m 22. Predators [74pts; 27w] #12, West / $23.3m 23. Flames [73pts; 28w] #13, West / $33.6m 24. Sharks [72pts; 28w] #14, West / $45.1m 25. Sabres [71pts; 27w] #11, East / $31.5m 26. Thrashers [70pts; 29w] #12, East / $27.0m 27. Panthers [70pts; 24w] #13, East / $31.2m 28. Blue Jackets [69pts; 29w] #15, West / $27.4m 29. Penguins [65pts; 27w] #14, East / $31.2m 30. Hurricanes [61pts; 22w] #15, East / $38.4m
I won't say I like it that Detroit won, but it's more because they were just too good. They're not dynasty material or anything, but I don't think it was merely the acquisitions of this past offseason that brought them the Cup. Sealed the deal? Sure.