Friday, April 06, 2007

Heading Into the Final Weekend

How's this for exciting, eh?? Dieter is still managing to stay ahead, despite Don creeping up another two points this week. Dale has pulled another five points on Jeff to only be nine behind. Paul has put five more points on Caterina this week to pull ahead of her for the last money spot in the pool. That sixth place race is damn good. There's only 22 games left on the schedule and there's still a little bit of movement left.

Nominations for Player of the Week are in before the weekend and here they are... Jarome Iginla (Box 3) has 5 points despite the Flames not being able to win and clinch their playoff spot. He still has two games left on the weekend and one good game could clinch the award. He's up against Thomas Vanek (Box 19), who also has 5 points with two games left this week. Iginla's rival, Joe Sakic (Box 2) is creeping up along with six other players with 4 points as well.

Friday night is Southeast Division night in the league. The Thrashers and Lightning will play the Hurricanes and Panthers, respectively, to see who can claim the title. The Thrashers only hold a small one-point advantage on the Lightning, but do have their own destiny in their hands going into this evening. A Thrasher win and Lightning loss will sew it all up, but a Lightning win and Thrasher loss will have the teams swap in the standings. Third place is on the line tonight... should be a good night for the Eastern Conference.

In the only other game tonight, the Ducks will go to Dallas to take on their division rivals, the Stars. An Anaheim win will clinch the Pacific Division, while a Stars win will tighten up the race a little bit more. Both teams have clinched, it's just a matter of positioning now.

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