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
Dallas1095023-937In10.2%+0.1No1002.582Dallas Stars
AnaheimWWashington 2-01034625-1126In7.2+1.4No10011.568Anaheim Ducks
St. Louis1074924-923In5.0+0.1No1003.555St. Louis Blues
Los Angeles1024828-630In7.0-0.8No1006.576Los Angeles Kings
Chicago1034726-926In5.3+0.1No1005.565Chicago Blackhawks
San Jose984630-631In5.3-0.0No10012.569San Jose Sharks
Nashville964127-1413In2.5+0.0No10014.530Nashville Predators
Minnesota873833-1110In2.2+0.0No10018.526Minnesota Wild
Colorado823939-4-24OutNoNo10017.445Colorado Avalanche
Arizona783539-8-36OutNoNo10026.428Arizona Coyotes
Winnipeg783539-8-24OutNoNo10022.453Winnipeg Jets
Calgary773540-7-29OutNoNo10027.447Calgary Flames
Vancouver753138-13-52OutNoNo10028.388Vancouver Canucks
Edmonton703143-8-42OutNoNo10029.412Edmonton Oilers

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
Dallas 3 Nashville 2
8:00 PM100.0*Win Stanley Cup
Dallas+0.4
St. Louis-0.3
St. Louis 1 Washington 5
8:00 PM100.0*Win Stanley Cup
Dallas+0.4
St. Louis-0.3
Los Angeles 3 Winnipeg 4 (so)
10:00 PM100.0*Win Stanley Cup
Anaheim+0.1
Los Angeles-0.1
Colorado 3 Anaheim 5
5:30 PM100.0*Win Stanley Cup
Anaheim+0.1
Los Angeles-0.1
NY Islanders 3 Buffalo 4 (ot)
7:30 PM100.0*Win Stanley Cup
Dallas-0.1
Columbus 5 Chicago 4 (ot)
7:00 PM100.0*Win Stanley Cup
Chicago-0.1
Sunday
Washington 0 Anaheim 2
7:30 PM100.0*Win Stanley Cup
Anaheim+0.8
Los Angeles-0.9
San Jose-0.1
Nashville+0.1

First Round Opponents

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

DallasAnaheimSt. LouisLos AngelesChicagoSan JoseNashvilleMinnesota
DallasYes
AnaheimNoYes
St. LouisYes
Los AngelesYesNo
ChicagoYes
San JoseNoYes
NashvilleYesNo
MinnesotaYes