Eastern Conference Playoff Chances

Montreal +20.3, Columbus -19.6
Points  (Full Screen)
Chance Will Make Playoffs  (Full Screen)

Explain

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Chance will make playoffsWin CupPres TrophyDivision seedConference seed (wildcard race)
ThursdayPGWL-OTGD%Change%Change%Change1a1b23WCbWCa910111213141516RPIStrengthFriday
Tampa BayWCarolina 6-31205813-4100In37.7%+1.1Yes1001.695Tampa Bay Lightning
BostonWNew Jersey 5-19914520-940In+0.05.5+0.6No937003.599Boston Bruins
Toronto9314425-542100.0%+0.04.4-0.3No79200006.595Toronto Maple Leafs
Washington9414323-825100.0+0.03.1+0.0No65201040007.554Minnesota 0-0 (7:00 pm ET)Washington Capitals
PittsburghWNashville 2-1 (so)914024-112899.5+1.03.8+0.2No13353216300011.569Pittsburgh Penguins
NY IslandersLMontreal 0-49114225-72499.3-0.33.7-1.1No1731331541009.567New York Islanders
CarolinaLTampa Bay 3-68724026-71493.9-2.51.7-0.4No513233816610012.540Carolina Hurricanes
ColumbusLEdmonton 1-48414030-4554.4-19.60.4-0.3No003124039610013.518Columbus Blue Jackets
MontrealWNY Islanders 4-08513928-7750.9+20.30.4+0.2No00153543610015.519Montreal Canadiens
PhiladelphiaWChicago 3-18013630-8-191.6+0.90.0+0.0No0001960281018.465Philadelphia Flyers
FloridaWArizona 4-27813329-12-80.4+0.20.0+0.0No000327654022.497Florida Panthers
Buffalo7123133-9-350.0No-0.0No0005761810025.426Buffalo Sabres
NY Rangers6922832-13-40Out-0.0NoNo000187750027.416New York Rangers
New JerseyLBoston 1-5632739-9-52OutNoNo045835428.401New Jersey Devils
DetroitLSt. Louis 2-56212638-10-54OutNoNo023655729.395Detroit Red Wings
OttawaLCalgary 1-55612543-6-57OutNoNo0198931.393Ottawa 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 sends in the scores (email errors to adamv at mad dot scientist dot com), plus these:

Big Games

Who should we root for?   Explain

Thursday
Edmonton 4 Columbus 1
9:00 PM100.0*Chance in playoffs100.0*Win Stanley Cup
Tampa Bay+0.2
Pittsburgh+0.4
NY Islanders+0.1
Carolina+0.9
Columbus-10.6
-0.2
Montreal+8.5
+0.1
Philadelphia+0.4
Florida+0.2
Montreal 4 NY Islanders 0
7:30 PM100.0*Chance in playoffs100.0*Win Stanley Cup
Washington+0.1
Pittsburgh-0.6
NY Islanders-0.5
-0.2
Carolina-1.1
Columbus-6.1
-0.0
Montreal+8.6
+0.1
Philadelphia-0.2
Florida-0.1
Carolina 3 Tampa Bay 6
7:00 PM100.0*Chance in playoffs100.0*Win Stanley Cup
Pittsburgh+0.1
Carolina-1.9
-0.1
Columbus+0.6
Montreal+1.1
Philadelphia+0.1
Nashville 1 Pittsburgh 2 (so)
8:00 PM100.0*Chance in playoffs100.0*Win Stanley Cup
Tampa Bay+0.1
Pittsburgh+0.9
+0.1
NY Islanders-0.1
Carolina-0.1
Columbus-0.3
Montreal-0.5
Chicago 1 Philadelphia 3
8:30 PM100.0*Chance in playoffs100.0*Win Stanley Cup
Carolina-0.1
Columbus-0.3
Montreal-0.2
Philadelphia+0.6
Florida 4 Arizona 2
7:00 PM100.0*Chance in playoffs100.0*Win Stanley Cup
Columbus-0.1
Florida+0.1
New Jersey 1 Boston 5
7:00 PM100.0*Chance in playoffs100.0*Win Stanley Cup
Boston+0.0
Friday
Washington vs MinnesotaIf winner is:HomeHome OTHome SOAway SOAway OTAway
7:00 PM100.0*Chance in playoffs100.0*Win Stanley Cup
Washington100.0100.0100.0*100.0*100.099.9
3.23.2*3.2*3.1*3.13.0
Pittsburgh3.8*3.7*3.8*3.8*3.83.9

* 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

Tampa BayBostonTorontoWashingtonPittsburghNY IslandersCarolinaColumbusMontrealPhiladelphiaFloridaBuffaloNY Rangers
Tampa Bay0.00.10.43.33.716.039.635.11.40.40.0No
Boston0.099.60.00.00.00.0No0.40.0
Toronto0.199.60.10.00.00.00.00.0
Washington0.40.00.123.723.133.29.010.30.10.0
Pittsburgh3.30.00.023.745.721.72.92.20.00.0
NY Islanders3.70.00.023.145.722.02.32.60.00.0No
Carolina16.00.00.033.221.722.00.70.40.00.0
Columbus39.6No0.09.02.92.30.70.00.0No
Montreal35.10.40.010.32.22.60.40.0No
Philadelphia1.40.10.00.00.00.0No
Florida0.40.00.00.00.00.0No
Buffalo0.0No
NY RangersNo