Eastern Conference Playoff Chances

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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
Tampa Bay1135423-560In14.9%+2.6No1003.616Tampa Bay Lightning
Washington1054926-720In4.1+0.1No1006.543Washington Capitals
BostonLFlorida 2-41125020-1256In12.7-3.8No1005.622Boston Bruins
Pittsburgh1004729-622In4.1+0.1No1008.550Pittsburgh Penguins
Toronto1054926-745In5.4+0.1No1007.587Toronto Maple Leafs
Philadelphia984226-148In2.4+0.0No10019.533Philadelphia Flyers
Columbus974530-712In2.3+0.0No10013.527Columbus Blue Jackets
New Jersey974429-94In1.1+0.0No10016.512New Jersey Devils
FloridaWBoston 4-2964430-82OutNoNo10017.510Florida Panthers
Carolina833635-11-28OutNoNo10022.447Carolina Hurricanes
NY Islanders803537-10-32OutNoNo10023.444New York Islanders
NY Rangers773439-9-37OutNoNo10025.434New York Rangers
Detroit733039-13-38OutNoNo10028.417Detroit Red Wings
Montreal712940-13-55OutNoNo10029.398Montreal Canadiens
Ottawa672843-11-70OutNoNo10030.375Ottawa Senators
Buffalo622545-12-81OutNoNo10031.343Buffalo Sabres

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.

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 send any issues to cbosse86 at gmail dot com.

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

Big Games

Who should we root for?   Explain

Friday
Tampa Bay 7 Buffalo 5
7:30 PM100.0*Chance in playoffs100.0*Win Stanley Cup
Tampa Bay+0.4
Boston-0.4
Pittsburgh 4 Ottawa 0
7:00 PM100.0*Chance in playoffs100.0*Win Stanley Cup
Pittsburgh+0.1
Saturday
Philadelphia 5 NY Rangers 0
3:00 PM100.0*Chance in playoffs100.0*Win Stanley Cup
PhiladelphiaIn
+0.3
Columbus-0.1
New Jersey-0.1
FloridaOut
No
Carolina 3 Tampa Bay 2 (ot)
7:00 PM100.0*Chance in playoffs100.0*Win Stanley Cup
Tampa Bay-0.9
Boston+0.8
Washington 5 New Jersey 3
7:00 PM100.0*Chance in playoffs100.0*Win Stanley Cup
Tampa Bay+0.2
Washington-0.1
Boston+0.1
Pittsburgh-0.1
Columbus+0.3
New Jersey-0.3
Boston 5 Ottawa 2
7:00 PM100.0*Chance in playoffs100.0*Win Stanley Cup
Tampa Bay-0.2
Boston+0.3
Nashville 4 Columbus 2
8:00 PM100.0*Chance in playoffs100.0*Win Stanley Cup
Philadelphia-0.1
Columbus+0.1
Sunday
Boston 2 Florida 4
7:30 PM100.0*Chance in playoffs100.0*Win Stanley Cup
Tampa Bay+2.4
Boston-2.8

First Round Opponents

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

Tampa BayWashingtonBostonPittsburghTorontoPhiladelphiaColumbusNew Jersey
Tampa BayNoNoYes
WashingtonYesNo
BostonYesNoNo
PittsburghYes
TorontoNoYes
PhiladelphiaYes
ColumbusNoYesNo
New JerseyYesNoNo