With a playoff spot, home ice and the Pacific Division title all wrapped up, what do the Reign have to play for in the next four games?
The Western Conference.
As it stands right now:
Ontario Reign – 0.680 Win Percentage, 4 games remaining
Milwaukee Admirals – 0.669 Win Percentage, 5 games remaining
Grand Rapids Griffins – 0.629 Win Percentage, 6 games remaining
Lake Erie Monsters – 0.629 Win Percentage, 6 games remaining
Rockford Ice Hogs – 0.620 Win Percentage, 5 games remaining.
If the Reign lose the rest of their games, they will have a win percentage of 0.640. All four of the teams currently below them in the standings can do better by winning the rest of their games.
Here are a few scenarios which will give the Reign first place in the Conference:
Admirals earn 10 points – Reign need 7 points
Admirals earn 8 points – Reign need 6 points
Admirals earn 6 points – Reign need 4 points
Admirals earn 5 points, Griffins earn 12 points, Monsters earn 12 points – Reign need 3 points
Beyond that, the scenarios get a bit messy, so we’ll leave those alone.
Winning the Western Conference does not change any of the playoff scenarios. Nor does it comes with a fancy banner. The only thing the Reign can get out of it is bragging rights and home-ice advantage.
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