Saturday, April 20, 2013

Bears can clinch tonight!!

That went well.

The Bears pulled out a 2-1 win against the Phantoms and the Connecticut Whale and Norfolk Admirals lost. 

When the games started yesterday the Admirals were in 7th, the Whale were 8th, Manchester was 9th, and Hershey was 10th. 

When the games start today the Monarchs will be in 7th, the Bears in 8th, the Admirals in 9th, and the Whale in 10th.

And depending on what happens tonight you could be looking at any number of scenarios.  Including the possibility that Hershey locks up a playoff spot tonight in Binghamton.

For that to happen the Bears need a win and then a Norfolk regulation loss and Connecticut loss (in any form).  That would put the Bears ahead for good as they would then win any tiebreaker. 

If either Connecticut or Norfolk win, then it will all come down to Sunday. 

Good news for Hershey is that they just need to win.  If they win their last 2 they will make the playoffs as the 7th seed. 


No matter what though, tomorrow will mean something.  Even if Manchester and Hershey both clinch tonight the game will still have seeding implications. 

But if Hershey were to lose tonight, they would still be alive heading into tomorrow night no matter what.  At least by my math.  The Bears can NOT be eliminated from playoff contention tonight.

Although they can make it harder on themselves.

Win in Binghamton and things are looking damn good for playoff hockey at Giant Center this spring.


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