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Here are all the possible scenarios for the Oilers for the 2017 playoffs

by Marc Ciampa / EdmontonOilers.com

Here are all the possible playoff scenarios for the Oilers heading into the final weekend of the season: 

  • Oilers could finish first in the Pacific Division if:
    • They win BOTH Saturday and Sunday against Vancouver AND
    • Anaheim loses in regulation to Los Angeles on Sunday
  • Oilers guarantee home-ice advantage if:
    • They pick up a single point this weekend in one of the two games against Vancouver OR
    • San Jose loses to Calgary on Saturday in any fashion
  • Oilers would finish third in the Pacific Division if:
    • They lose in regulation BOTH Saturday and Sunday against Vancouver AND
    • San Jose wins Saturday against Calgary in any fashion

PLAYOFF OPPONENTS:

  • If Oilers finish first:
    • They would play the Flames IF Calgary earned an EQUAL or greater number of points in their game on Saturday in San Jose than Nashville had in their game Saturday in Winnipeg
    • They would play the Predators IF Nashville earned a greater number of points in their game on Saturday in Winnipeg than Calgary earned in their game Saturday in San Jose
  • If Oilers finish second:
    • They would play the San Jose Sharks (Oilers would have home-ice advantage)
  • If Oilers finish third:
    • They would play the San Jose Sharks (Sharks would have home-ice advantage)
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