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We have a winner … we think

Posted By On March 14, 2011 @ 7:05 am In Hockey,New York Rangers,NHL | 170 Comments

Looks to me like DCloutier39 is our contest winner on a tiebreaker over, among others, the runnerup from our first contest, Lev_Rangers.

Anyway, we said in the rules that if it got to a shots-on-goal tiebreaker we would go with the closest, and DCloutier39 had 26 Rangers shots (they actually had 22). I counted four others who nailed the 3-2 score and had Dubinsky with the game-winner, but weren’t as close on the Rangers shots.

So … just to double-check, if anybody believes they had the score and Dubinsky and the Rangers shots closer than DCloutier39, you must notify me immediately (or sooner) at rcarpini@lohud.com.

By this afternoon I will officially declare a winner.


You all know how the standings look, and you all know how I feel about the Bettman Bonus Point and “NHL .500.”

And while it might make no sense to some, and it proves nothing, I just want to point out that the Rangers are one of just seven teams in the Leastern race with an actual .500 record, not NHL .500 (if you count OT wins and skills competition wins as wins, you should count OT losses and skills competition losses as losses):

Flys 42-26
Caps 40-30
Bruins 38-30
Pens 40-30
Lightnings 38-31
Habs 38-31
Rangers 36-34
Bison Baby Buffalos 34-35
Carolina Whalers 31-38
Air Canada Leaves 30-39
Winnipeg-bound Thrashers 29-40
Devils 32-36

Just sayin’.

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