Western 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
Chicago1095023-931In5.1%+0.0No1004.567Chicago Blackhawks
AnaheimWLos Angeles 4-3 (ot)1054623-1323In4.8+0.3No1009.558Anaheim Ducks
Minnesota1064925-858In14.0+0.0No1006.625Minnesota Wild
EdmontonWVancouver 5-21034726-935In6.6+0.4No1008.584Edmonton Oilers
St. LouisWColorado 3-2994629-717In1.9+0.1No10011.543St. Louis Blues
San Jose994629-720In2.6-0.1No10010.549San Jose Sharks
Calgary944533-45In1.3-0.0No10012.512Calgary Flames
Nashville944129-1216In2.3-0.0No10017.545Nashville Predators
Winnipeg874035-7-7OutNoNo10019.487Winnipeg Jets
Los AngelesLAnaheim 3-4 (ot)863935-8-4OutNoNo10021.501Los Angeles Kings
Dallas793437-11-39OutNoNo10025.427Dallas Stars
Arizona703042-10-63OutNoNo10028.364Arizona Coyotes
VancouverLEdmonton 2-5693043-9-61OutNoNo10027.367Vancouver Canucks
ColoradoLSt. Louis 2-3482256-4-112OutNoNo10030.279Colorado Avalanche

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
Winnipeg 2 Nashville 1
7:00 PM100.0*Win Stanley Cup
Chicago-0.2
Anaheim+0.1
Minnesota-0.1
Edmonton+0.1
Calgary+0.1
Nashville-0.1
Vancouver 2 Edmonton 3
10:00 PM100.0*Win Stanley Cup
Anaheim-0.1
Edmonton+0.1
Toronto 5 Pittsburgh 3
7:00 PM100.0*Win Stanley Cup
Minnesota+0.1
Sunday
Anaheim 4 Los Angeles 3 (ot)
8:30 PM100.0*Win Stanley Cup
Anaheim+0.2
Minnesota*+0.1
Edmonton-0.2
Toronto 2 Columbus 3
6:00 PM100.0*Win Stanley Cup
Minnesota-0.1

* 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

ChicagoAnaheimMinnesotaEdmontonSt. LouisSan JoseCalgaryNashville
ChicagoYes
AnaheimNoYes
MinnesotaYes
EdmontonYesNo
St. LouisYes
San JoseNoYes
CalgaryYesNo
NashvilleYes