I tried to calculate what needs to happen around the NHL for the Preds to get either the 5th seed. There might be a few errors, so let me know in the comments if you find one.
The Predators get the 5th overall position in the Western Conference if:
- Preds defeat both PHX and STL
Kings lose to either ANA, PHX, EDM, or COL in overtime or regulation
- Preds defeat either PHX or STL
Kings gain 5 or less points in 3 remaining games (ANA, PHX, EDM, COL)
Red Wings lose to either CBJ (2x) or CHI in regulation
- Preds lose both remaining games against PHX and STL
Kings gain 3 or less points in 3 remaining games (ANA, PHX, EDM, COL)
Red Wings gain 4 or less points in 3 remaining games (CBJ, CBJ, CHI)
Avalanche lose to either VAN, EDM, CHI, or LAK in either regulation or overtime
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