Eastern Conference Playoff Chances

No up, no down
Points
Chance Will Make Playoffs

Explain

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Chance will make playoffsWin CupPres TrophyDivision seedConference seed (wildcard race)
SundayPGWL-OTGD%Change%Change%Change1a1b23WCbWCa910111213141516RPIStrength
WashingtonLFlorida 0-21185519-881In32.1%-1.0Yes1001.684Washington Capitals
Montreal1034726-926In4.0-0.1No1007.562Montreal Canadiens
PittsburghLNY Rangers 2-31115021-1148In6.1-0.2No1002.605Pittsburgh Penguins
OttawaLNY Islanders 2-4984428-10-2In0.8-0.1No10014.497Ottawa Senators
ColumbusWToronto 3-21085024-854In8.2+0.4No1003.623Columbus Blue Jackets
Boston954431-722In3.4+1.1No10013.556Boston Bruins
NY RangersWPittsburgh 3-21024828-636In5.7+0.1No1005.584New York Rangers
TorontoLColumbus 2-3954027-159In1.1-0.8No10018.539Toronto Maple Leafs
NY IslandersWOttawa 4-2944129-12-1OutNoNo10016.508New York Islanders
Tampa BayWBuffalo 4-2944230-107OutNoNo10015.519Tampa Bay Lightning
PhiladelphiaLCarolina 3-4 (so)883933-10-17OutNoNo10020.464Philadelphia Flyers
CarolinaWPhiladelphia 4-3 (so)873631-15-21OutNoNo10022.466Carolina Hurricanes
FloridaWWashington 2-0813536-11-27OutNoNo10023.448Florida Panthers
DetroitWNew Jersey 4-1793336-13-37OutNoNo10024.406Detroit Red Wings
BuffaloLTampa Bay 2-4783337-12-36OutNoNo10026.435Buffalo Sabres
New JerseyLDetroit 1-4702840-14-61OutNoNo10029.371New Jersey Devils

16 teams will qualify for the Stanley Cup Playoffs. The format is a set bracket that is largely division-based with wild cards. The top three teams in each division will make up the first 12 teams in the playoffs. The remaining four spots will be filled by the next two highest-placed finishers in each conference, based on regular-season record and regardless of division. It is possible for one division in each conference to send five teams to the postseason while the other sends just three.

Complete data dump is done daily to fix mistakes or games that have been rescheduled.
The percent after the team score is the chance of winning in regulation based on current second and
either home/away actual score or home/away goal differential.

Please let me know if you see anything wrong: DESMOND dot SMITH at SHAW dot CA.

Adam updates the scores (email errors to adamv at mad dot scientist dot com).

Big Games

Who should we root for?   Explain

Friday
Montreal 2 Tampa Bay 4
7:30 PM100.0*Chance in playoffs100.0*Win Stanley Cup
Washington+0.1
Toronto-6.8
-0.1
NY Islanders-0.4
Tampa Bay+7.2
Saturday
Toronto 5 Pittsburgh 3
7:00 PM100.0*Chance in playoffs100.0*Win Stanley Cup
Washington-0.5
Montreal+0.1
Columbus+0.1
Boston-0.4
NY Rangers+0.1
TorontoIn
+0.5
NY IslandersOut
No
Tampa BayOut
No
New Jersey 2 NY Islanders 4
6:00 PM100.0*Chance in playoffs100.0*Win Stanley Cup
Washington+0.1
Toronto-2.6
NY Islanders+6.4
Tampa Bay-3.8
Boston 1 Washington 3
3:00 PM100.0*Chance in playoffs100.0*Win Stanley Cup
Washington-0.2
Boston-0.3
NY Rangers+0.1
Toronto+0.2
Ottawa 3 NY Rangers 1
12:30 PM100.0*Chance in playoffs100.0*Win Stanley Cup
Washington-0.1
Sunday
Toronto 2 Columbus 3
6:00 PM100.0*Chance in playoffs100.0*Win Stanley Cup
Washington+0.4
Montreal-0.1
Pittsburgh-0.1
Columbus-0.1
Boston+1.0
NY Rangers-0.2
Toronto-0.8

First Round Opponents

Who is going to play who in the first round of the playoffs.   Explain

WashingtonMontrealPittsburghOttawaColumbusBostonNY RangersToronto
WashingtonNoNoYes
MontrealNoYes
PittsburghYes
OttawaYesNo
ColumbusYes
BostonNoNoYes
NY RangersNoYes
TorontoYesNo