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)
SaturdayPGWL-OTGD%Change%Change%Change1a1b23WCbWCa910111213141516RPIStrength
Tampa BayWBoston 6-31286216-4103In34.4%+1.3Yes1001.690Tampa Bay Lightning
WashingtonLNY Islanders 0-31044826-829In3.7-0.5No1004.557Washington Capitals
BostonLTampa Bay 3-61074924-944In6.2-0.8No1002.598Boston Bruins
NY IslandersWWashington 3-01034827-732In4.8+0.7No1005.578New York Islanders
TorontoLMontreal 5-6 (so)1004628-835In3.3+0.0No10010.578Toronto Maple Leafs
PittsburghLNY Rangers 3-4 (ot)1004426-1231In3.6-0.5No10014.570Pittsburgh Penguins
CarolinaWPhiladelphia 4-3994629-722In2.7+0.5No1009.552Carolina Hurricanes
ColumbusWOttawa 6-2984731-426In1.8+0.0No1006.557Columbus Blue Jackets
MontrealWToronto 6-5 (so)964430-814OutNoNo10013.528Montreal Canadiens
FloridaLNew Jersey 3-4 (ot)863632-14-13OutNoNo10021.488Florida Panthers
PhiladelphiaLCarolina 3-4823737-8-37OutNoNo10020.427Philadelphia Flyers
NY RangersWPittsburgh 4-3 (ot)783236-14-45OutNoNo10028.410New York Rangers
BuffaloWDetroit 7-1763339-10-45OutNoNo10026.409Buffalo Sabres
DetroitLBuffalo 1-7743240-10-50OutNoNo10027.407Detroit Red Wings
New JerseyWFlorida 4-3 (ot)723141-10-53OutNoNo10029.399New Jersey Devils
OttawaLColumbus 2-6642947-6-60OutNoNo10031.391Ottawa Senators

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

Thursday
Washington 2 Montreal 1
7:00 PM100.0*Chance in playoffs100.0*Win Stanley Cup
Tampa Bay-0.1
NY Islanders-0.1
PittsburghIn
Carolina+6.5
+0.2
Columbus+15.0
+0.3
Montreal-22.2
-0.3
Carolina 3 New Jersey 1
7:00 PM100.0*Chance in playoffs100.0*Win Stanley Cup
Pittsburgh-0.1
Carolina+8.3
+0.3
Columbus-2.3
-0.1
Montreal-5.9
-0.1
Pittsburgh 4 Detroit 1
7:00 PM100.0*Chance in playoffs100.0*Win Stanley Cup
NY Islanders-0.1
PittsburghIn
+0.1
Carolina-0.2
Columbus-0.1
Montreal-0.4
Florida 1 NY Islanders 2 (so)
7:00 PM100.0*Chance in playoffs100.0*Win Stanley Cup
NY Islanders+0.1
Pittsburgh-0.1
Friday
NY Rangers 2 Columbus 3 (so)
7:00 PM100.0*Chance in playoffs100.0*Win Stanley Cup
Tampa Bay-0.1
Carolina-0.1
ColumbusIn
+0.2
MontrealOut
No
Saturday
Philadelphia 3 Carolina 4
7:00 PM100.0*Chance in playoffs100.0*Win Stanley Cup
Carolina+0.3
Columbus-0.3
Pittsburgh 3 NY Rangers 4 (ot)
7:00 PM100.0*Chance in playoffs100.0*Win Stanley Cup
NY Islanders+0.2
Pittsburgh-0.2
Ottawa 2 Columbus 6
7:00 PM100.0*Chance in playoffs100.0*Win Stanley Cup
Carolina-0.1
Columbus+0.2
Washington 0 NY Islanders 3
7:00 PM100.0*Chance in playoffs100.0*Win Stanley Cup
NY Islanders+0.1
Pittsburgh-0.1
Boston 3 Tampa Bay 6
12:30 PM100.0*Chance in playoffs100.0*Win Stanley Cup
Boston-0.1
Calgary 1 Edmonton 3
10:00 PM100.0*Chance in playoffs100.0*Win Stanley Cup
Boston+0.1
Florida 3 New Jersey 4 (ot)
7:00 PM100.0*Chance in playoffs100.0*Win Stanley Cup
Washington-0.1

First Round Opponents

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

Tampa BayWashingtonBostonNY IslandersTorontoPittsburghCarolinaColumbus
Tampa BayNoYes
WashingtonNoYesNo
BostonYes
NY IslandersYesNo
TorontoYes
PittsburghNoYes
CarolinaNoYesNo
ColumbusYesNo