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
WashingtonLAnaheim 0-21205618-859In21.7%-1.5Yes1001.629Washington Capitals
Florida1034726-936In8.7+0.3No1008.576Florida Panthers
Pittsburgh1044826-842In10.2+0.3No1004.597Pittsburgh Penguins
Tampa Bay974631-527In6.9+0.2No1009.566Tampa Bay Lightning
NY Rangers1014627-919In2.7-0.4No1007.545New York Rangers
Detroit934130-11-13In0.8+0.0No10016.483Detroit Red Wings
NY IslandersLPhiladelphia 2-51004527-1016In3.3+0.1No10010.541New York Islanders
PhiladelphiaWNY Islanders 5-2964127-14-4In1.2+0.2No10013.508Philadelphia Flyers
Boston934231-910OutNoNo10015.523Boston Bruins
Carolina863531-16-29OutNoNo10023.447Carolina Hurricanes
Ottawa853835-9-11OutNoNo10020.482Ottawa Senators
New Jersey843836-8-24OutNoNo10019.458New Jersey Devils
Montreal823838-6-15OutNoNo10021.469Montreal Canadiens
Buffalo813536-11-21OutNoNo10024.471Buffalo Sabres
Columbus763440-8-33OutNoNo10025.431Columbus Blue Jackets
Toronto692942-11-48OutNoNo10030.400Toronto Maple Leafs

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
None
Saturday
Boston 1 Ottawa 6
12:30 PM100.0*Chance in playoffs100.0*Win Stanley Cup
Washington-0.1
Florida+0.1
Tampa Bay+0.5
DetroitIn
+0.2
Philadelphia+17.7
+0.2
Boston-43.6
-1.0
Philadelphia 3 Pittsburgh 1
3:00 PM100.0*Chance in playoffs100.0*Win Stanley Cup
Washington+0.4
PhiladelphiaIn
+0.3
BostonOut
No
NY Rangers 3 Detroit 2
12:30 PM100.0*Chance in playoffs100.0*Win Stanley Cup
Washington+0.4
Florida-0.1
Tampa Bay-0.3
NY Rangers-0.1
Detroit-22.8
-0.2
NY Islanders+0.1
Philadelphia+17.7
+0.2
Boston+5.1
+0.2
NY Islanders 3 Buffalo 4 (ot)
7:30 PM100.0*Chance in playoffs100.0*Win Stanley Cup
NY Rangers+0.1
NY Islanders-0.1
Los Angeles 3 Winnipeg 4 (so)
10:00 PM100.0*Chance in playoffs100.0*Win Stanley Cup
NY Rangers*-0.1
Columbus 5 Chicago 4 (ot)
7:00 PM100.0*Chance in playoffs100.0*Win Stanley Cup
NY Islanders+0.1
Sunday
NY Islanders 2 Philadelphia 5
7:00 PM100.0*Chance in playoffs100.0*Win Stanley Cup
Florida-0.1
Pittsburgh+0.1
NY Rangers-0.5
NY Islanders+0.5

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

First Round Opponents

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

WashingtonFloridaPittsburghTampa BayNY RangersDetroitNY IslandersPhiladelphia
WashingtonYes
FloridaNoYes
PittsburghYesNo
Tampa BayYes
NY RangersNoYes
DetroitYes
NY IslandersYesNo
PhiladelphiaYes