Originally posted on NorthWest Sports Beat  |  Last updated 4/7/12
Have you stopped by the NWSB Canucks forum tonight hoping for some clarification on who the Canucks might play starting next week in Round 1 of the NHL Playoffs? Not sure I can help.

I'll take a shot. If on Saturday night the Canucks grab one single solitary point they'll end up 1st in the West and play the loser of the Sharks vs. Kings matchup, which is also on Saturday. (Come to think of it ALL 30 NHL teams play)

If Van City loses, and the Blues win tomorrow Van city would be 2nd and could play the Sharks, the Kings, or even the Coyotes.

The Canucks play San Jose
The Coyotes win and the Sharks win.
The Coyotes lose in overtime or shootout and the Sharks win.

The Canucks play LA
The Coyotes win and the Kings win.
The Coyotes lose in overtime or shootout and the Kings win in shootout.

The Canucks play Phoenix
The Coyotes lose in regulation and the Kings win.
The Coyotes lose in regulation and the Sharks win.
The Coyotes lose in overtime or shootout and the Kings win in regulation or overtime.

Clear it up?
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