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Kings Playoff Scenarios

by Alex Kinkopf / Los Angeles Kings



If there’s one thing we know, it’s that the Kings have control of their destiny.

Thursday night’s 5-4 OT win in Calgary, coupled with Anaheim’s 2-1 OT loss to Winnipeg moments afterward has left one clear scenario on the board for the Kings as they divulge into their final two games of the season.

Win out, and the Pacific’s theirs.

Of course, though, finishing the season 2-0-0 is no guarantee. There is one guarantee though, and that is that there are only two possible teams the Kings could play in the first round, those being the San Jose Sharks and the Nashville Predators.

Here are the six different scenarios of who the Kings could play in the first round and where they can finish in the Pacific Division along with the probabilities that lie along with them depending on the teams’ record during the final two games.


If the Kings finish 0-2-0: (99 Total Pts)

First Round Opponent
San Jose Sharks – Guaranteed

Where They’ll Finish In Pacific
First – 0%
Second – 54%
Third – 46%


If the Kings finish 0-1-1: (100 Total Pts)

First Round Opponent
San Jose Sharks – Guaranteed

Where They’ll Finish In Pacific
First – 0%
Second – 100%
Third – 0%


If the Kings finish 0-0-2: (101 Total Pts)

First Round Opponent
San Jose Sharks – 84%
Nashville Predators – 16%

Where They’ll Finish In Pacific
First – 16%
Second – 84%
Third – 0%


If the Kings finish 1-1-0: (101 Total Pts)

First Round Opponent
San Jose Sharks – 67%
Nashville Predators – 33%

Where They’ll Finish In Pacific
First – 33%
Second – 67%
Third – 0%


If the Kings finish 1-0-1: (102 Total Pts)

First Round Opponent
San Jose Sharks – 53%
Nashville Predators – 47%

Where They’ll Finish In Pacific
First – 47%
Second – 53%
Third – 0%


If the Kings finish 2-0-0: (103 Total Pts)

First Round Opponent
Nashville Predators – 95%
San Jose Sharks – 5%

Where They’ll Finish In Pacific
First – 95%
Second – 5%
Third – 0%



*All statistics provided by Sports Club Stats

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