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
Nashville1175318-1156In15.6%+0.1Yes1001.626Nashville Predators
Vegas1095124-744In8.4+0.1No1004.594Vegas Golden Knights
Winnipeg1145220-1059In13.2+0.3No1002.622Winnipeg Jets
Anaheim1014425-1319In3.4+0.0No10014.554Anaheim Ducks
Minnesota1014526-1121In2.2+0.0No1009.550Minnesota Wild
San Jose1004527-1023In2.8+0.0No10010.550San Jose Sharks
Los Angeles984529-836In5.5+0.1No10012.583Los Angeles Kings
Colorado954330-920In2.0+0.0No10015.545Colorado Avalanche
St. Louis944432-64OutNoNo10011.508St. Louis Blues
Dallas924232-810OutNoNo10018.525Dallas Stars
Calgary843735-10-30OutNoNo10020.448Calgary Flames
Edmonton783640-6-29OutNoNo10021.438Edmonton Oilers
Chicago763339-10-27OutNoNo10024.451Chicago Blackhawks
Vancouver733140-11-46OutNoNo10026.420Vancouver Canucks
Arizona702941-12-48OutNoNo10027.410Arizona Coyotes

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

Friday
Chicago 1 St. Louis 4
8:30 PM100.0*Chance in playoffs100.0*Win Stanley Cup
Nashville+0.1
Colorado-8.2
-0.1
St. Louis+8.2
+0.1
Anaheim 5 Dallas 3
10:00 PM100.0*Chance in playoffs100.0*Win Stanley Cup
Vegas-0.1
San Jose+0.1
Saturday
Colorado 5 St. Louis 2
9:00 PM100.0*Chance in playoffs100.0*Win Stanley Cup
Nashville-0.5
ColoradoIn
+0.9
St. LouisOut
No
San Jose 3 Minnesota 6
10:30 PM100.0*Chance in playoffs100.0*Win Stanley Cup
Vegas+0.2
Anaheim+0.1
San Jose-0.3
Los Angeles+0.1
Arizona 0 Anaheim 3
9:00 PM100.0*Chance in playoffs100.0*Win Stanley Cup
Vegas-0.2
Anaheim+0.1
San Jose+0.1
Los Angeles 2 Dallas 4
10:30 PM100.0*Chance in playoffs100.0*Win Stanley Cup
Vegas-0.1
Anaheim+0.1
Carolina 3 Tampa Bay 2 (ot)
7:00 PM100.0*Chance in playoffs100.0*Win Stanley Cup
Winnipeg*+0.1
Winnipeg 4 Chicago 1
7:00 PM100.0*Chance in playoffs100.0*Win Stanley Cup
Winnipeg+0.1
Sunday
Boston 2 Florida 4
7:30 PM100.0*Chance in playoffs100.0*Win Stanley Cup
Winnipeg+0.2

* 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

NashvilleVegasWinnipegAnaheimMinnesotaSan JoseLos AngelesColorado
NashvilleYes
VegasYes
WinnipegYes
AnaheimYes
MinnesotaYes
San JoseYes
Los AngelesYes
ColoradoYes