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Eastern Conference Playoff Chances 50/50

Boston +6.5, Buffalo -6.9
Points  (Full Screen)
Chance Will Make Playoffs  (Full Screen)

Explain

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Chance will make playoffsWin CupPres TrophyDivision seedConference seed (wildcard race)
SundayPGWL-OTGD%Change%Change%Change1a1b23WCbWCa910111213141516RPIMonday
WashingtonLNY Rangers 1-28523912-769100.0%-0.06.2%-0.046.0%-4.966021940000000001Washington Capitals
PittsburghLDetroit 2-58023614-83999.9-0.16.2-0.08.1-1.81503329221000000003Pittsburgh Penguins
ColumbusLNashville 3-47923716-54499.7-0.16.2-0.07.0-1.61302732271000000002Columbus Blue Jackets
NY RangersWWashington 2-17723819-14499.3+0.56.2+0.03.5+1.5701929422000000005New York Rangers
Montreal7013120-81381.9-1.15.1-0.10.0+0.00352517046532110012Montreal Canadiens
OttawaLWinnipeg 2-36833120-6480.2-6.25.0-0.40.0-0.00352417046542110011Ottawa Senators
BostonWSan Jose 2-1 (ot)6613023-6350.0+6.53.1+0.40.0+0.009151807111197542110Boston Bruins
TorontoWCarolina 4-06522720-11849.1+6.33.1+0.40.0+0.009151807101097643119Toronto Maple Leafs
Florida6432720-10-1447.8-1.63.0-0.10.0+0.009141706101098643118St. Louis 0-0 (8:00 pm ET)Florida Panthers
NY IslandersWNew Jersey 6-46422721-10035.4+5.92.2+0.40.0+0.000003321512109754222New York Islanders
PhiladelphiaWVancouver 3-26312824-7-2516.0+3.11.0+0.20.000001151311121211109620Philadelphia Flyers
Tampa BayWColorado 3-2 (ot)6022624-8-612.8+2.50.8+0.20.00136036810121313131121Tampa Bay Lightning
BuffaloLChicago 1-5622624-10-2111.2-6.90.7-0.40.00125036911121314131125Buffalo Sabres
CarolinaLToronto 0-45652423-8-218.7-5.30.5-0.30.0-0.0000008889111213141517Carolina Hurricanes
New JerseyLNY Islanders 4-66012524-10-325.2-4.20.3-0.30.0000005679111315171624New Jersey Devils
DetroitWPittsburgh 5-25812425-10-262.7+0.60.2+0.00.000010123571014203426Detroit Red Wings

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

Sunday
Carolina 0 Toronto 4
7:30 PM100.0*Chance in playoffs100.0*Win Stanley Cup100.0*Pres Trophy
Montreal-0.5
Ottawa-0.6
Boston-0.9
Toronto+7.3
+0.5
Florida-0.9
NY Islanders+0.5
Philadelphia+0.3
Tampa Bay-0.3
Buffalo-0.4
Carolina-4.5
-0.3
No
San Jose 1 Boston 2 (ot)
8:30 PM100.0*Chance in playoffs100.0*Win Stanley Cup100.0*Pres Trophy
Montreal-0.8
-0.2
Ottawa-0.7
Boston+7.1
+0.4
*No
Toronto-1.4
Florida-1.2
NY Islanders-0.8
Philadelphia-0.3
Tampa Bay-0.4
Buffalo-0.6
Carolina-0.3
NY Islanders 6 New Jersey 4
6:00 PM100.0*Chance in playoffs100.0*Win Stanley Cup100.0*Pres Trophy
Ottawa-0.2
Boston-0.4
Toronto-0.3
Florida-0.4
NY Islanders+6.9
+0.4
Philadelphia-0.6
Tampa Bay*No
Buffalo-0.2
Carolina-0.4
New Jersey-4.1
-0.3
Buffalo 1 Chicago 5
6:00 PM100.0*Chance in playoffs100.0*Win Stanley Cup100.0*Pres Trophy
Montreal+0.6
Ottawa+0.6
Boston+0.9
Toronto+0.9
Florida+0.9
NY Islanders+0.5
Philadelphia+0.3
Tampa Bay+0.4
Buffalo-5.8
-0.4
Carolina+0.3
Ottawa 2 Winnipeg 3
5:00 PM100.0*Chance in playoffs100.0*Win Stanley Cup100.0*Pres Trophy
Montreal+0.4
Ottawa-4.7
-0.3
Boston+0.8
Toronto+0.7
Florida+0.8
NY Islanders+0.4
Tampa Bay+0.4
Buffalo+0.5
Vancouver 2 Philadelphia 3
10:00 PM100.0*Chance in playoffs100.0*Win Stanley Cup100.0*Pres Trophy
Montreal-0.2
Boston-0.4
Toronto-0.3
Florida-0.4
NY Islanders-1.0
Philadelphia+3.5
+0.2
Tampa Bay-0.2
Buffalo-0.2
*No
Carolina-0.3
Colorado 2 Tampa Bay 3 (ot)
8:00 PM100.0*Chance in playoffs100.0*Win Stanley Cup100.0*Pres Trophy
Montreal-0.3
Ottawa-0.5
Boston*-0.3
Toronto-0.5
Florida-0.5
NY Islanders*-0.2
Tampa Bay+3.1
+0.2
Buffalo-0.3
Pittsburgh 2 Detroit 5
3:00 PM100.0*Chance in playoffs100.0*Win Stanley Cup100.0*Pres Trophy
Washington+1.6
Pittsburgh-3.3
Columbus+0.4
Detroit+0.9
NY Rangers 2 Washington 1
12:30 PM100.0*Chance in playoffs100.0*Win Stanley Cup100.0*Pres Trophy
Washington-7.9
Pittsburgh+1.6
Columbus+1.3
NY Rangers+0.5
+1.1
Columbus 3 Nashville 4
6:00 PM100.0*Chance in playoffs100.0*Win Stanley Cup100.0*Pres Trophy
Washington+1.4
Pittsburgh+0.4
Columbus-3.4
Monday
St. Louis vs FloridaIf winner is:HomeHome OTHome SOAway SOAway OTAway
8:00 PM100.0*Chance in playoffs100.0*Win Stanley Cup100.0*Pres Trophy
Montreal82.982.182.181.281.281.2
5.25.15.15.15.15.1
Ottawa81.180.380.379.579.479.4
5.15.0*5.05.05.05.0
Boston51.650.250.248.848.848.8
3.23.13.13.13.13.1
Toronto50.649.349.348.047.947.9
3.23.13.13.03.03.0
Florida39.346.546.553.954.654.6
2.52.92.93.43.43.4
NY Islanders36.335.535.534.734.634.6
2.32.22.22.22.22.2
Philadelphia16.516.116.115.715.615.6
Tampa Bay13.512.912.912.312.212.2
Buffalo11.911.311.310.710.710.6
Carolina9.18.88.88.58.58.5

* 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

WashingtonPittsburghColumbusNY RangersMontrealOttawaBostonTorontoFloridaNY IslandersPhiladelphiaTampa BayBuffaloCarolinaNew JerseyDetroit
Washington10.611.911.44.04.04.84.74.521.39.71.81.95.53.30.5
Pittsburgh10.631.121.68.38.73.13.03.14.92.20.70.61.10.70.1
Columbus11.931.117.510.110.13.33.43.34.01.90.70.51.10.60.1
NY Rangers11.421.617.515.614.74.43.94.42.41.30.70.50.60.40.1
Montreal4.08.310.115.69.19.310.09.31.00.42.32.10.10.10.5
Ottawa4.08.710.114.79.19.79.28.60.90.32.21.90.10.10.4
Boston4.83.13.34.49.39.76.25.90.20.11.41.30.00.00.3
Toronto4.73.03.43.910.09.26.25.60.30.11.31.10.00.00.3
Florida4.53.13.34.49.38.65.95.60.30.11.41.00.00.00.3
NY Islanders21.34.94.02.41.00.90.20.30.30.00.00.00.00.00.0
Philadelphia9.72.21.91.30.40.30.10.10.10.00.00.00.00.00.0
Tampa Bay1.80.70.70.72.32.21.41.31.40.00.00.20.00.00.1
Buffalo1.90.60.50.52.11.91.31.11.00.00.00.20.00.00.1
Carolina5.51.11.10.60.10.10.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
New Jersey3.30.70.60.40.10.10.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Detroit0.50.10.10.10.50.40.30.30.30.00.00.10.10.00.0