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The Playoff Chase: Clinched

A week ago, the Calgary Flames were trying to punch their ticket to the postseason. They’ve now done so, and are trying to do what they can to capture their first division crown in over a decade.

Chasing a playoff spot

Team Pts W ROW Pct. Chances
FLAMES 99 46 46 .669 Clinched
Sharks 94 43 43 .635 Clinched
Jets 92 44 42 .622 100%
Predators 90 42 38 .600 100%
Golden Knights 89 42 39 .601 100%
Blues 86 39 38 .581 99.9%
Stars 82 38 38 .554 93.4%
Avalanche 78 33 32 .527 48.1%
Coyotes 78 36 32 .527 36.6%

(Playoff spot odds throughout these tables via Sports Club Stats.)

The Flames have officially clinched. They have a 21-point edge on the ninth place team. They cannot be caught by Dallas or Colorado, either. The lowest they can finish in the Western Conference is sixth.

Chasing home ice in the first round

Team Pts W ROW Pct. Chances
FLAMES 99 46 46 .669 100%
Sharks 94 43 43 .635 97%
Golden Knights 89 42 39 .601 3%

The Flames are 10 points up on Vegas with eight games remaining. Their magic number to lock down home ice in the first round is 3.5 Flames wins and/or Golden Knights losses.

Chasing a divisional title

Team Pts W ROW Pct. Chances
FLAMES 99 46 46 .669 90%
Sharks 94 43 43 .635 10%
Golden Knights 89 42 39 .601 0%

Due to the Flames going on a bit of a heater and the Sharks slumping, the Flames have a five-point edge with eight games remaining. The Flames’ magic number to clinch is any combination of six wins or Sharks losses.

Chasing top spot in the West

Team Pts W ROW Pct. Chances
FLAMES 99 46 46 .669 89%
Sharks 94 43 43 .635 10%
Jets 92 44 42 .622 1%
Predators 90 42 38 .600 0%
Golden Knights 89 42 39 .601 0%

As with the divisional race, the Flames are in surprisingly good shape here. Their magic number to clinch the conference is any combination of six wins or Sharks losses.