Monday, February 28, 2011

Wisconsin WCHA Playoff Scenarios

Despite the recent swoon over the past month Wisconsin still controls it's destiny in the fight for home ice in the first round of the WCHA playoffs. Currently the Badgers sit in 7th place in the WCHA (top 6 get home ice). Thankfully, the team sitting in 6th place, Colorado College rolls into Madison this weekend for the final regular season series of the season.

The Badgers can finish anywhere from fifth place in the league to ninth place. Two series to watch this weekend for the Badgers besides their own are the Minnesota/Bemidji series and the Denver/St. Cloud series. The more points from Denver and Bemidji the better.

Here are the scenario's for the Badgers to get home ice in the first round:

-Wisconsin can clinch the 5 seed and home ice with 4 points vs CC, AND Bemidji taking 3 points or more vs Minnesota. Wisconsin can also clinch the 5 seed with 3 points vs CC AND Bemidji taking 4 points vs Minnesota

-Wisconsin can clinch the 6 seed and last home ice spot with 4 points vs CC OR 3 points vs CC AND Denver taking 1 point or more vs SCSU

So there you have it. Win a pair of games this weekend and we've got playoff hockey in front of the best home fans in the country at the Kohl Center.

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