Playoff Primer – April 12
Railers currently in fourth and final playoff spot with three games left
WORCESTER, Mass. – The Worcester Railers Hockey Club (@RailersHC ), proud ECHL (@ECHL) affiliate of the New York Islanders (@NYIslanders), currently have three games remaining on the 2021-22 regular season schedule and hold the fourth spot in the North Division with the top four teams advancing to the playoffs. The Railers will play all three of their final three games in Trois-Rivières beginning Wednesday night at 7 p.m.
NORTH DIVISION STANDINGS
- X – Reading Royals (3 GR, 43-16-7-2, 0.699)
- X – Newfoundland Growlers (3 GR, 41-20-3-0, 0.664)
- Trois-Rivières Lions (4 GR, 31-28-5-1, 0.523)
- Worcester Railers (3 GR, 31-31-2, 0.500)
- Maine Mariners (3 GR, 30-31-5-3, 0.493)
- Adirondack Thunder (4 GR, 27-37-3-0, 0.425)
THIS WEEK’S GAMES
LAST WEEK’S GAMES (2-2-0-0)
The Reading Royals can clinch the #1 seed in the North Division and the #1 seed in the Eastern Conference with two points across their last three games, OR a Newfoundland Growlers regulation loss over their last three games, OR an OT/SO loss over their last three games AND a Newfoundland Growlers OT/SO loss over their last three games.
Magic Number: 2
The Newfoundland Growlers can clinch the #1 seed in the North Division and the #1 seed in the Eastern Conference by recording six points in their last three games AND the Reading Royals record no more than one point, OR Newfoundland records five points AND Reading records no points.
Magic Number: 11
The Trois-Rivières Lions can clinch a spot in the Kelly Cup Playoffs with a three-point swing in the standings between them and Maine. The Trois-Rivières Lions can clinch the #3 seed in the North Division with by staying within two points of Worcester in the standings (guaranteed by a regulation win over Worcester OR a win over Adirondack AND two points across their last three games against Worcester.)
Magic Number: 3
The Worcester Railers can clinch a spot in the Kelly Cup Playoffs by finishing with the same number of points as the Maine Mariners, OR by being within one point of Maine if the Mariners finish the season with 72 points. The Worcester Railers can clinch the #3 seed in the North Division if they end the season with three points or more than Trois-Rivières in the standings.
Magic Number: 5
The Maine Mariners can clinch a spot in the Kelly Cup Playoffs by finishing with one more point than the Worcester Railers if the Railers end the season with 70 points or fewer, OR by finishing with two more points than Worcester if the Railers end the season with 71 points or more, OR by finishing the season with three points or more than Trois-Rivières if the Lions end the season with 68 points, OR by finishing the season with four points or more than Trois-Rivières if the Lions end the season with 69 points or more.
Magic Number: 8
3X – Trois-Rivières Lions (3 away)
Goals: Lavallee-Smotherman (28)
Assists: Hayhurst (32)
Points: Lavallee-Smotherman & Anthony Repaci (49)
Plus/Minus: McGurty (+11)
PIMs: Ordoobadi (68)
PPGs: Lavallee-Smotherman (7)
SHGs: Hayhurst (3)
GWGs: Repaci (6)
Shots: Lavallee-Smotherman (198)
Wins: Ellis (15)
GAA: Appleby (3.00)
SV%: Appleby (.913)
Full season memberships, mini-plans, and group tickets are on sale now by calling the Railers front office at 508-365-1750 or by visiting railershc.com. Listen to all Railers games live on 98.9 Nash ICON with coverage beginning 30 minutes before puck drop with Cam McGuire. Watch all games online for a small fee at FloHockey.tv.