Our gracious donor has two more tickets available, for the March 1 game against Buffalo.
This time I guess I’m going to have to spell out the rules.
So here they are:
The game on which we will base the contest is tomorrow, 2 p.m., Rangers at Montreal. Everybody with me so far? Good.
DO NOT ENTER UNTIL MIDNIGHT (Eastern time) TONIGHT. Only entries posted between midnight tonight and 1:30 p.m. Saturday will count. So don’t post an entry before midnight, or after 1:30 tomorrow.
Anybody whose screen name I don’t recognize will be checked by IP address. Anybody who enters more than once will automatically be eliminated from the contest. Still with me? Excellent.
If two entries have the same score and all the same tiebreakers, the earlier entry will count, all the others will not count. So it’s up to you to not post the exact same score and tiebreakers. You can have the same score as a previous entry, but change at least one of the tiebreakers. Otherwise your entry will not count.
(I’m already getting a headache thinking about how complicated some of you guys made this last time … and if it doesn’t go a lot more smoothly this time, this will be the last contest.)
OK, here’s how you enter:
After midnight tonight (did I mention that?) post a comment with your predicted score. Then list your tiebreakers, which will be in order, game-winning goal (including shootout winners), Rangers shots on goal, Canadiens shots on goal.
So your entry should look like this:
Canadiens 3, Rangers 1, GWG-Gomez, Rangers 47 shots, Canadiens 6 shots.
The final score is the final score, whether it is achieved in regulation, OT or shootout.
If nobody nails the exact final score, I consider everybody to be tied and we go to the GWG tiebreaker. It is not a “closest to the final score” contest. If multiple people have the first tiebreaker correct, we go to the second tiebreaker. Then the third.
In the case of the shots on goal tiebreakers, we will go with the closest. If two or more entries are tied after the final tiebreaker, we will go with the closest without being over (example: If the Habs have 30 shots and one entry has 29 and the other has 31, the one with 29 wins).
To repeat, I’m getting a headache thinking about it. So if there’s an unforeseen situation, I might just give the tickets to Sally.
Hopefully this time we have a normal score. What caused all the problems last time was the 7-0 Rangers rout of the Maple Leaves, which nobody predicted. And then almost identical tiebreakers. And also people who posted multiple entries. Don’t do that.