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Points
Chance Will Make Playoffs

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Chance will make playoffsPres TrophyChance will finish regular season at seed
PGW-WLTGD%Change%Change1234567891011Avg.ChangeRPIStrength
Rangers147-0301597.0%+2.319.0%+5.8372113965322102.9+0.558.543New York Rangers
Flyers1226-0201195.2-0.114.1-1.12821141086432213.3-0.091.531Philadelphia Flyers
Whalers1014-032080.9-0.02.7-0.271112121110998655.5-0.0510.500Hartford Whalers
Devils1115-031-179.5-0.32.6-0.2710111111111098755.7-0.074.497New Jersey Devils
Penguins723-041-172.1-0.31.6-0.2579101011111010986.3-0.0612.497Pittsburgh Penguins
Canadiens914-041-570.5-0.31.3-0.14791010111111101096.5-0.0611.485Montreal Canadiens
Bruins914-041-868.1-0.11.1-0.13689101011111111106.7-0.046.476Boston Bruins
Capitals814-050-264.5-0.31.0-0.1357891011111212126.9-0.0513.494Washington Capitals
Nordiques93-043-464.3-0.40.9-0.1357891011111212126.9-0.0614.488Quebec Nordiques
Sabres521-043-357.0-0.00.7-0.124678910111314167.4-0.0221.491Buffalo Sabres
Islanders432-050-550.7-0.40.5-0.023467810111316217.8-0.0420.484New York Islanders

Big Games

Who should we root for?   Explain

Monday
Rangers 5 Maple Leafs 1
100.0*Chance in playoffs100.0*Pres Trophy100.0*Average seed
Rangers+0.8
+1.5
+0.2
Flyers-0.2
Whalers-0.1
Devils*-0.1
-0.1
Penguins-0.1
Canadiens-0.1
Bruins-0.1
Capitals-0.1
Nordiques-0.1
Sabres-0.1
Islanders*-0.1
Tuesday
Islanders vs DevilsIf winner is:HomeAway
100.0*Chance in playoffs100.0*Pres Trophy100.0*Average seed
Rangers19.018.9
Flyers14.214.0
Whalers80.881.0
Devils76.783.5
2.03.3
5.95.3
Penguins71.972.3
Canadiens70.370.7
Bruins68.068.4
Capitals64.464.7
Nordiques64.264.6
Sabres56.957.3
Islanders54.645.2
0.60.3
7.68.2
Flyers vs CapitalsHomeAway
100.0*Chance in playoffs100.0*Pres Trophy100.0*Average seed
Rangers97.196.9
18.719.4
Flyers96.293.6
15.811.2
3.13.7
Whalers81.180.6
2.62.8
Devils79.779.1
2.52.6
Penguins72.371.7
1.51.6
Canadiens70.770.0
1.31.4
Bruins68.467.7
Capitals61.569.8
0.71.4
7.26.5
Nordiques64.663.8
Sabres57.356.5
Islanders51.050.2
Penguins vs CanadiensHomeAway
100.0*Chance in playoffs100.0*Pres Trophy100.0*Average seed
Penguins75.367.1
1.91.1
6.16.7
Canadiens67.375.4
1.01.8
6.76.1
Kings vs FlamesHomeAway
100.0*Chance in playoffs100.0*Pres Trophy100.0*Average seed
Rangers18.819.2
Flyers14.014.3
Red Wings vs CanucksHomeAway
100.0*Chance in playoffs100.0*Pres Trophy100.0*Average seed
Rangers19.118.8
Flyers14.214.0

* A starred outcome could have no effect or just a really small effect. The simulation did not run long enough to know.