Nashville Predators: Playoff Possibilites Heading into Season’s Final Game

April 7th, 2012 by Steven Cook Leave a reply »
Despite Saturday being the last game of the 2011-12 regular season, many playoff scenarios are still possible for the Predators in a tight Western Conference.

Nashville remains in a dead heat with Detroit and is just ahead of Chicago in the No. 4, 5, 6 spots. 

The No. 4 and No. 5 seeds will face off in the first round, with the No. 4 seed getting home-ice advantage. The Preds will be in the 4/5 matchup, but it's unclear if it will be Chicago or Detroit and who will have home ice.

The No. 6 seed will face the Pacific-Division-winner, which could be either of Phoenix, Los Angeles or San Jose.

Nashville will play at Colorado, and Detroit and Chicago face off at 1 p.m. ET. 

Here's a look at possible outcomes heading into Saturday's action.


Predators Playoff Scenarios (as of 12:30 p.m. ET 4/7)

- Nashville wins or loses in OT/SO, Detroit wins or loses in OT/SO: No. 4 seed, will play Detroit

- Nashville wins or loses in OT/SO, Chicago regulation win: No. 4 seed, will play Chicago

- Nashville regulation loss, Detroit win: No. 5 seed, will play Detroit

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