Eastern Conference Playoff Chances 50/50

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Points
Chance Will Make Playoffs

Explain

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Chance will make playoffsWin CupPres TrophyDivision seedConference seed (wildcard race)
SaturdayPGWL-OTGD%Change%Change%Change1a1b23WCbWCa910111213141516RPI
Tampa BayWBoston 6-31286216-4103In6.3%+0.0Yes1001Tampa Bay Lightning
WashingtonLNY Islanders 0-31044826-829In6.3+0.0No1004Washington Capitals
BostonLTampa Bay 3-61074924-944In6.2-0.0No1002Boston Bruins
NY IslandersWWashington 3-01034827-732In6.3+0.0No1005New York Islanders
TorontoLMontreal 5-6 (so)1004628-835In6.3+0.0No10010Toronto Maple Leafs
PittsburghLNY Rangers 3-4 (ot)1004426-1231In6.3-0.0No10014Pittsburgh Penguins
CarolinaWPhiladelphia 4-3994629-722In6.2No1009Carolina Hurricanes
ColumbusWOttawa 6-2984731-426In6.2+0.0No1006Columbus Blue Jackets
MontrealWToronto 6-5 (so)964430-814OutNoNo10013Montreal Canadiens
FloridaLNew Jersey 3-4 (ot)863632-14-13OutNoNo10021Florida Panthers
PhiladelphiaLCarolina 3-4823737-8-37OutNoNo10020Philadelphia Flyers
NY RangersWPittsburgh 4-3 (ot)783236-14-45OutNoNo10028New York Rangers
BuffaloWDetroit 7-1763339-10-45OutNoNo10026Buffalo Sabres
DetroitLBuffalo 1-7743240-10-50OutNoNo10027Detroit Red Wings
New JerseyWFlorida 4-3 (ot)723141-10-53OutNoNo10029New Jersey Devils
OttawaLColumbus 2-6642947-6-60OutNoNo10031Ottawa 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
PittsburghIn
+0.1
Carolina+8.9
+0.6
Columbus+17.6
+1.1
Montreal-28.2
-1.8
Carolina 3 New Jersey 1
7:00 PM100.0*Chance in playoffs100.0*Win Stanley Cup
Pittsburgh-0.6
Carolina+14.7
+0.9
Columbus-5.1
-0.3
Montreal-8.9
-0.6
Pittsburgh 4 Detroit 1
7:00 PM100.0*Chance in playoffs100.0*Win Stanley Cup
PittsburghIn
+0.1
Carolina-0.7
Columbus-0.2
Montreal-0.8
-0.1
Friday
NY Rangers 2 Columbus 3 (so)
7:00 PM100.0*Chance in playoffs100.0*Win Stanley Cup
ColumbusIn
+0.8
MontrealOut
No
Saturday
None

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