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Big 10 Hockey - Week 20 of 22

Penn State Most Important Games

The Most Important Games for the Penn State Nittany Lions are those conference games in the upcoming week whose outcome most changes the Nittany Lions final standings. The Importance Factor provides a relative importance between games. Penn State Nittany Lions fans can use this table to identify the most interesting conference games in the upcoming week of play.

Penn State Most Important Series
Game Importance
Factor
(0‑∼100)
Remaining
Games Winner
Penn State Resultant Probabilities
Regular Season Finish
1*
First Round Bye
2**
First Round Home Field
Advantage
3**
First Round Home Field
Advantage
4**
First Round Home Field
Advantage
5 6 7
Notre Dame
(13‑14‑3)

vs
Ohio State
(17‑10‑1)

2 Games Remaining
10 Notre Dame Sweeps 2 Games X 7% 37% 30% 18% 7% ^
Current Probabilities X 4% 27% 35% 31% 3% ^
Ohio State Sweeps 2 Games X 2% 17% 40% 41% <1% ^
Michigan
(18‑9‑1)

vs
Michigan State
(15‑13‑2)

2 Games Remaining
8 Michigan Sweeps 2 Games X 2% 34% 42% 20% 3% ^
Current Probabilities X 4% 27% 35% 31% 3% ^
Michigan State Sweeps 2 Games X 6% 17% 37% 38% 3% ^
Wisconsin
(10‑18)

vs
Minnesota
(20‑7‑1)

2 Games Remaining
0 Wisconsin Sweeps 2 Games X 4% 27% 35% 31% 3% ^
Current Probabilities X 4% 27% 35% 31% 3% ^
Minnesota Sweeps 2 Games X 4% 27% 35% 31% 3% ^


Penn State Most Important Games
Game Importance
Factor
(0‑∼100)
Game
Winner
Penn State Resultant Probabilities
Regular Season Finish
1*
First Round Bye
2**
First Round Home Field
Advantage
3**
First Round Home Field
Advantage
4**
First Round Home Field
Advantage
5 6 7
Notre Dame
(13‑14‑3)

vs
Ohio State
(17‑10‑1)
5 Notre Dame Wins X 6% 32% 32% 26% 5% ^
Current Probabilities X 4% 27% 35% 31% 3% ^
Ohio State Wins X 3% 22% 37% 37% 1% ^
Michigan
(18‑9‑1)

vs
Michigan State
(15‑13‑2)
5 Michigan Wins X 3% 31% 36% 27% 3% ^
Current Probabilities X 4% 27% 35% 31% 3% ^
Michigan State Wins X 6% 21% 33% 38% 3% ^
Wisconsin
(10‑18)

vs
Minnesota
(20‑7‑1)
0 Wisconsin Wins X 4% 27% 35% 31% 3% ^
Current Probabilities X 4% 27% 35% 31% 3% ^
Minnesota Wins X 4% 27% 35% 31% 3% ^
  • Notes
  • ^ means the team will finish better than this playoff spot
  • X means the team cannot win this playoff spot
  • 50% - probability the team will win this playoff spot - green number indicates the team controls its destiny for this spot
  • 50% - probability the team will win this playoff spot - red number indicates the team does not control its destiny for this spot
  • *  denotes first round bye in the post season conference tournament
  • ** denotes first round bye home field advantage in the post season conference tournament