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Playoff Spot Still Within Reach

by Staff Writer / Colorado Avalanche
The Colorado Avalanche is three points behind the Calgary Flames for the eighth and final playoff spot in the Western Conference. Each team has two games left, as Colorado hosts Nashville tonight and Calgary tomorrow, while the Flames host Edmonton tonight and travel to
Colorado tomorrow.

Tomorrow's game against Calgary will determine a playoff spot ONLY if the following occurs tonight.....
- Colorado beats Nashville and the Flames either lose in regulation or overtime/shootout

                                        OR

- Colorado loses in overtime/shootout and the Flames lose in regulation.

** Either a Colorado regulation loss OR a Flames victory tonight would eliminate the Avalanche... Also, if both Calgary and Colorado lose in overtime/shootout tonight, then Calgary would clinch.

The Flames and Avalanche meet Sunday in Denver. Following is a look at how Saturday's results could determine the importance of Sunday's game:
Saturday Results Points Sunday's Game
CGY 2 pts, COL 2 pts CGY 98, COL 95 CGY already clinched
CGY 2 pts, COL 1 pt CGY 98, COL 94 CGY already clinched
CGY 2 pts, COL 0 pts CGY 98, COL 93 CGY already clinched
CGY 1 pt, COL 2 pts CGY 97, COL 95 COL must win in regulation
CGY 1 pt, COL 1 pt CGY 97, COL 94 CGY already clinched
CGY 1 pt, COL 0 pts CGY 97, COL 93 CGY already clinched
CGY 0 pts, COL 2 pts CGY 96, COL 95 Winner take all
CGY 0 pts, COL 1 pt CGY 96, COL 94 COL must win in regulation
CGY 0 pts, COL 0 pts CGY 96, COL 93 CGY already clinched
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