One game left – LA Kings 2013 Playoff Scenarios

Per Kings stats and PR guru Jeremy Zager…

There are a bunch of different scenarios for the Kings, Sharks and Blues for Saturday.
 
Note: the Kings own the tie-breaker over both St. Louis and San Jose
St. Louis owns the tie-breaker over San Jose
San Jose loses all tie-breakers
 
Readers Digest Version:
-If Blues win they clinch 4th (and then winner of LAK-SJ takes 5th)
-The Kings can get 4th the following way:
                Win (in any fashion) over San Jose AND St. Louis loss (in any fashion)
-If Kings lose in OT/SO the best they can finish is 5th (with a STL regulation loss)
-If Kings lose in regulation they will finish 6th
-The only way the Sharks can finish 4th is with a win (in any fashion) and STL regulation loss
 
Here is EVERY scenario that can happen Saturday:
If the Kings win in Regulation and the Blues Win (in any fashion)
STL: 4 (60 pts)
LAK: 5 (59 pts)
SJ: 6  or 7 (57 pts) – pending what Minnesota does
 
If the Kings win in Regulation and the Blues lose in OT/SO
LAK: 4 (59 pts)
STL: 5 (59 pts)
SJ: 6 or 7 (57 pts) – pending what Minnesota does
 
If the Kings win in Regulation and the Blues lose in regulation
LAK: 4 (59 pts)
STL: 5 (58 pts)
SJ: 6 or 7 (57 pts) – pending what Minnesota does
 
If the Kings win in OT/SO and the Blues Win (in any fashion)
STL: 4 (60 pts)
LAK: 5 (59 pts)
SJ: 6 (58 pts)
 
If the Kings win in OT/SO and the Blues lose in OT/SO
LAK: 4 (59 pts)
STL: 5 (59 pts)
SJ: 6 (58 pts)
 
If the Kings win in OT/SO and the Blues lose in regulation
LAK: 4 (59 pts)
STL: 5 (58 pts)
SJ: 6 (58 pts)
 
If the Kings lose in OT/SO and the Blues win (in any fashion)
STL: 4 (60 pts)
SJ: 5 (59 pts)
LAK: 6 (58 pts)
 
If the Kings lose in OT/SO and the Blues lose in OT/SO
STL: 4 (59 pts)
SJ: 5 (59 pts)
LAK: 6 (58 pts)
 
If the Kings lose in OT/SO and the Blues lose in regulation
SJ: 4 (59 pts)
LAK: 5 (58 pts)
STL: 6 (58 pts)
 
If the Kings lose in regulation and the Blues win (in any fashion)
STL: 4 (60 pts)
SJ: 5 (59 pts)
LAK: 6 (57 pts)
 
If the Kings lose in regulation and the Blues lose in OT/SO
STL: 4 (59 pts)
SJ: 5 (59 pts)
LAK: 6 (57 pts)
 
If the Kings lose in regulation and the Blues lose in regulation
SJ: 4 (59 pts)
STL: 5 (58 pts)
LAK: 6 (57 pts)
 
Got it? There will be a quiz at noon.

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Comments

  1. Lori says:

    I think my brain just imploded.

  2. britney says:

    That hurt my brain….but the upside is that there are plenty of ways to still get home ice. Final answer.

  3. Paul M says:

    I’m not sure which is worse Blues or ‘Nucks.. both will be looking to exact some revenge for last year. Kings will still beat either team! GKG

    • Sugar says:

      I would much rather face St. Louis than Vancouver or SJ. SJ is a very tough matchup for us, esp in their building. And Vancouver is too good a team to go out in 4-5 games again, it will be a much much more competitive series.

  4. Eva Marie Alonzo says:

    Jeremy Zager is so Cool B) …. and thank you Mr. Hoven for Outsourcing :)

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