The Green Bay Gamblers are for the first time since the new year out of the United States Hockey League’s playoff picture. If the season ended today, the Gamblers would finish as the Eastern Conference’s No. 5 team with 50 points — two points behind the Chicago Steel, who surpassed them last weekend for the first time this season.
With one point separating the two teams, let’s take look at a few key factors that could help decide who ends up with the final playoff spot.
Chicago’s remaining opponents — Indiana (2), Omaha, Dubuque (2), Sioux Falls (2), Cedar Rapids, Team USA (2), Des Moines, Youngstown, Muskegon.
- Combined opponent record: 215-152-41
Green Bay’s remaining opponents — Omaha (2), Cedar Rapids, Fargo (2), Indiana (3), Tri-City (2), Lincoln, Team USA, Waterloo, Muskegon.
- Combined opponent record: 204-165-38
Chicago owns a 12-13-4 record against its remaining opponents this season.
- The Steel have been outscored 3.38 to 2.90 on average in those games.
Green Bay has a 9-5-3 record against its remaining opponents this season.
- The Gamblers, meanwhile, have an identical average score of 3.24 to 3.24 in those games.