Boredom + Unabashed Nerdiness + Microsoft Office = the Sharks playoff opponent breakdown, in flowchart form:
A Nashville overtime loss and Calgary regulation loss creates an interesting scenario: tied in points, tied in wins, and tied in the head-to-head match-up, we proceed to the 4th tiebreaker, goal differential. Nashville has a +3 differential (229 goals scored - 226 goals allowed), amazingly/pathetically better than Calgary's -4 (222-226). I assumed that should this scenario occur, Calgary wouldn't make up a 7 goal difference during the course of a regulation loss.
For the curious, it looks like Calgary and Boston (currently -8) will be the only teams with negative goal differential to make the playoffs. Teams with positive differentials to NOT make the playoffs? Philadelphia (+10), Buffalo (+10), Vancouver (+4), and Chicago (+5). San Jose is 5th in the league at +31; Detroit's just a big show off with their +70.