Originally posted by I Are Baboon
Well, it's not really
a four point game, but that's how I look at it. If the Red Wings win, that's two points they pick up, and it's two points the Blues are denied. Conversely, if the Blues win, they gain two points, and the Wings are denied two points. Check it out:
Let's say both teams have 102 points and Detroit wins. That puts them at 104 and St Louis stays at 102.
If St Louis wins, they jump to 104 and Detroit stays at 102. That's a four point swing in the other direction.