Tonight's games decided the playoff field in the East; seeding not set yet (I think; like I said above, I don't really understand the NHL's tie break) so on points alone it looks to me like the 3, 7 and 8 seeds are yet TBD.
Regulation wins (ROW) in the first tiebreaker. "Regulation" is quite deceiving I might add, because a win in OT is considered a "regulation win." Games won in a shootout are excluded from the ROW tally. Thus, if Florida loses its final game and Washington wins, both will have 92 points, but the Caps will earn the division 37 ROW to 31 ROW. A similar situation applies to Ottawa and the Caps for the 7th seed.
None of which, of course, affects the Pens in any way. We will get the phlys at home in the first round. I sure hope "gutless" Bylsma will "take his skirt off" in time. Of course, the post-lockout Flyers have proven better yappers than playoff performers.
Can't fucking wait.
If the Pens do win the Stanley Cup, it will be one hell of a run. There are now two teams that think the Pens are a dirty- "one of the most classless organizations" in the NHL in fact:http://www.nhl.com/ice/news.htm?id=626165
One more regular season game though. Hopefully a lot of fights and no injuries.