Around the NHL: Is it too early to scoreboard watch?

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  1. hangman005

    hangman005 I Miss Leipsic Already

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    I thought it would be nice to have a place to discuss the going on's around the NHL...

    Todays bad news, LA beat the Flyers 4-1

    The sort of good, San Jose lost to Edmonton... I'm not willing to write off Edmonton.

    The actual good news, Anaheim lost to New Jersey, another team that is always a threat.
     
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    It's not too early. But if these guys keep playing like they have been, it won't be necessary
     
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    Sometimes we have been using GDTs to discuss recent results as they relate to VGK.

    That said, I think a permanent thread “sticky” would be nice to discuss events as they relate to intradivisional rivalries.
     
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    "Is it too early to scoreboard watch?"

    Whoops, caught me! I've been doing it for a couple weeks now. :D
     
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    So Toronto creamed Carolina, in Toronto's 100th anniversary game.

    I heard the Islanders are getting their in Belmont, official word supposed to come tomorrow from what I've heard, but it's leaked out anyway... which is good, I like the Islanders

    And the other Pacific Division game to keep an eye on is the Ducks @ Rangers.... Ducks on the back end of a back to back so hopefully they are tired.
     
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    Never thought I'd be rooting for the Rangers, but the Rags are punishing the ANA Rucks 3-0 at the end of two.
     
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    Good News Ducks lose 4-1, Now we just need to take care of business
     
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    Preds are also down at the 2nd intermission, if we're looking at conference standings as well as divisional stuff. :laugh:
     
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    Preds tie it early in the 3rd
     
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    Jets score a couple late and the Preds lose.
     
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    Light schedule today the NHL must have known we would all need time to recover from yesterdays game.

    Flames Vs Blues,

    It would be good if the flames lose just to keep serperation in the division, but a regulation lose for the Blues keeps us first in the West... so go Flames.
     
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    So let's hope they're still leading on Christmas. :laugh:
     
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    The Flames hang on, and beat St Louis 2-1.... so for another day we are still #1 in the West Wooooooo
     
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    Scores to watch tonight:

    Pacific:

    Mighty Ducks @ Isles
    StL @ Edm
    Avs @ LAK
    Van @ SJS

    Affecting our Western Conference Standing:

    StL @ Edm
    Avs @LAK
    Carolina @ Nsh
    WPG @ BOS


    I am honestly not rooting for sweeping failure in the top of the West tonight. If VGK succeeds, it still won't be sitting atop the Western Conference permanently with no standings drops -- They just need to keep winning and they'll be right back on top of whoever wins tonight. Leading by default is not the goal.
     
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    So at this point if I'm not mistaken only LA is left to unseat us, St Louis lost to Edmonton, Winnipeg failed to get the win to put them ahead of us, and Nashville lost to Carolina.

    While leading by default is not the goal... it certainly helps :)
     
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    And LA win... sad lol
     
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    Not sad at all. We have three games in hand and the third game we play from now is @lak. If we can't beat them, we don't deserve to be in 1st.
     
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    I was hoping they were going to give us an early Christmas Present, I mean 3 games in hand is nice and all but #1 in the West is #1 in the West :laugh::laugh::laugh::naughty::naughty::naughty::naughty::naughty::sarcasm:
     
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    Both the Mucks and the Kings were losing in the third period, but somehow managed to get a win (and two points) in OT. And the Oilers aren't dead, yet. Every game (especially intradivisional games) will become increasingly important.
     
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    Not alot happening today.

    Wild play the Cats, though this doesn't really effect us,

    Flames play Montreal, again doesn't really effect us, but a divisional lose would be a divisional lose

    And hopefully the Yotes wear down the Caps for us. :)
     
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    Yotes take the caps to OT and beat them hopefully they are nice and tired tomorrow

    Wild and Flames also both lose
     
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    With the way he's moving, the first part of this video looks like it comes from NHL18, doesn't it?

     
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    I was watching the Kings v Sharks in the third period. The Sharks were up 2-0. (The Sharks eventually won, by the way.)

    At first, I was unequivocally rooting for the Sharks. VGK tied for first place with the Kings (with a couple games to play) is nice. That said, if the Sharks win, they will be solidly in third place, only six points behind VGK. (The healthier Ducks are now only eight points behind VGK.)

    I am not sure how many wild card teams will come from the Pacific, however. So, I am not sure which team to root for. Only three (and probably at most four) teams will come from the Pacific. Maybe it's better to get a greater separation from the fourth place team than to win the division, if playoffs are a real goal.

    Who thought we would be having this dilemma in September? :popcorn:

    (Looking at the standings below, it's hard to believe that VGK and the Kings lead the entire Western Conference in points. VGK, however, have the fewest games played.)

    Western

    CentralGPWLOTPTSROWGFGADIFFHOMEAWAYS/OL10STRKLast GameNext Game
    Nashville352195471811699+1711-4-210-5-33-46-2-2OT1Dec 23: NSH 3 - DAL 4Dec 27 @ STL
    St. Louis3722132462011093+1712-7-010-6-22-05-5-0L3Dec 21: STL 2 - EDM 3LIVE @ VAN, 3-1
    Winnipeg37201164619121105+1612-3-18-8-51-13-5-2L1Dec 23: WPG 2 - NYI 5Dec 27 vs EDM
    PacificGPWLOTPTSROWGFGADIFFHOMEAWAYS/OL10STRKLast GameNext Game
    Vegas3423924821119100+1915-2-18-7-12-28-1-1W4Dec 23: VGK 3 - WSH 0Dec 27 @ ANA
    Los Angeles3722114482010985+2411-5-211-6-22-06-3-1L1Dec 23: LAK 0 - SJS 2Dec 28 vs VGK
    San Jose341911442189584+1111-6-28-5-21-15-3-2W2Dec 23: SJS 2 - LAK 0Dec 28 vs CGY
    Wild CardGPWLOTPTSROWGFGADIFFHOMEAWAYS/OL10STRKLast GameNext Game
    Dallas37201434317110106+412-4-18-10-23-14-4-2W2Dec 23: DAL 4 - NSH 3Dec 27 @ MIN
    Anaheim37161384014101108-78-7-38-6-52-45-2-3W2Dec 23: ANA 4 - PIT 0Dec 27 vs VGK
     
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    Well LA lost. so we lead the Division, and are tied in points for first in the West with St Louis with 4 games in hand and with LA 3 games in hand
     
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    The key is just root for a regulation win. This learned from watching a lot of these races. A two point game is the real win.

    I think in the end the Sharks will push in front of the Kings. Whether they go in front of VGK is up to how the team plays on the road. Sharks have been a bit unlucky so far in some ways while Kings numbers suggest they have been the opposite. I do give Kings credit for getting so many points on the road, but we'll see if that holds up in the second half.
     
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