The final day of the regular season is here. A six month, 82-game battle, comes down to a few games. For the San Jose Sharks, there’s still plenty to play for in Saturday’s season finale vs. the Minnesota Wild.
First things first. Anaheim’s win over Dallas on Friday have the standings look like this:
San Jose: 100 points, 40 ROW’s (Regulation & Overtime Wins)
Anaheim: 99 points, 39 ROW’s
Los Angeles: 98 points, 43 ROW’s
The games on Saturday include:
Ducks at Coyotes, 6 pm
Stars at Kings, 7:30 pm
Wild at Sharks, 7:30 pm
For San Jose, one of five playoff matchups in eight game scenarios to take place.
San Jose gets Vegas if:
ANA win + LA win + SJ regulation loss
San Jose gets #3 seed vs. #2 Los Angeles if:
SJ regulation loss + LA win + ANA loss of any kind
SJ regulation loss + LA OTL + ANA regulation loss
San Jose gets #3 seed vs. #2 Anaheim if:
SJ regulation loss + ANA win
SJ regulation loss + ANA OTL + LA loss of any kind
San Jose gets #2 seed vs. #3 Los Angeles if:
SJ win or OTL + LA win + ANA regulation loss
San Jose gets #2 seed vs. #3 Anaheim if:
SJ win or OTL + ANA win
SJ win or OTL + ANA OTL + LA regulation loss
To put it simply: San Jose gets a win or sends the game to OT, they get #2 seed, will have home ice for round one. A regulation loss and then, they will need help.
There is also one more catch for tonight’s Minnesota vs. San Jose matchup. The winner of this game will have home ice advantage if the Wild and Sharks play in the Western Conference Final.
So here’s to a great night of hockey, bobbleheads given out, Sharks Tweetup tonight and cheers to a great regular season!