Our gracious Bonehead donor has offered two more tickets, for the March 22 game against Florida. So we’ll do a pick-the-score contest on tomorrow’s game in San Jose.
Here are the rules:
DO NOT ENTER UNTIL SATURDAY MORNING, WHEN A NEW POST WILL GO UP AROUND 7 a.m. Only entries posted between Saturday morning’s post and tomorrow night’s “It’s Go Time!” post will count. So don’t make a prediction now or later today or tonight, OK?
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.
Sorry I have to be so specific on these rules, but the first time we did it, it turned out badly (mostly because nobody picked the correct score, but also because we had people entering more than once under fake screen names).
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 that someone else has posted. You can have the same score as a previous entry, but change at least one of the tiebreakers. Otherwise your entry will not count.
OK, here’s how you enter:
After the morning post goes up Saturday morning (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, Sharks shots on goal.
So your entry should look like this:
Rangers 15, Sharks 1, GWG-Prust, Rangers 47 shots, Sharks 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 Sharks have 30 shots and one entry has 29 and the other has 31, the one with 29 wins).
If there’s an unforeseen situation, I will give the tickets to Sally.
Games that matter tonight: Hurricanes at Caps; Devils at Thrashers.