"...per the brilliant Sports Club Stats"
(thank you Mr. Dater)
Points
Chance Will Make Playoffs

Explain

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Chance will make playoffsPres TrophyChance will finish regular season at seed
2/12PGWL-OTGD%Change%Change123456789101112131415Avg.ChangeRPIStrengthMonday
Washington8133911-398100.0%52.9%-3.386011020000000001.31.762Washington Capitals
Columbus7633613-461100.03.5-0.390540370000000003.6+0.012.675NY Rangers 0-0 (7:00 pm ET)Columbus Blue Jackets
NY Rangers7433615-275100.0-0.01.5-0.250350590100000004.1-0.014.703Columbus 0-0 (7:00 pm ET)New York Rangers
MontrealLBoston 0-4693118-74095.8-2.00.0-0.0054025012232110003.6-0.5211.623Montreal Canadiens
BostonWMontreal 4-0663020-63881.7+7.80.0016027024598532105.8+0.7613.614Boston Bruins
Ottawa6442917-61880.3+0.10.0020024022598532105.8+0.0910.556Ottawa Senators
Carolina5862618-61768.8-0.60.0000010511711864218.2-0.017.568Carolina Hurricanes
Toronto6042517-102561.9-0.40.008015021612121075317.4+0.0220.593Toronto Maple Leafs
Tampa Bay5832520-81731.6+0.20.00205010410141514131039.5+0.0917.565Tampa Bay Lightning
NY IslandersWColorado 5-16222618-101430.4+6.30.0000000141615151513939.9+0.4623.560New York Islanders
Philadelphia6322819-7-320.7-1.20.00000008121416171713310.415.502Philadelphia Flyers
Florida5752317-11116.1-0.20.001020526912151821810.8+0.0624.521Florida Panthers
BuffaloLVancouver 2-45632320-10-812.1-9.40.0000104258121519231111.2-0.7819.508Buffalo Sabres
DetroitLMinnesota 3-65422222-10-90.5-0.5No000000001237177013.5-0.1625.471Detroit Red Wings
Pittsburgh35149-1-490OutNo10015.029.132Pittsburgh Penguins

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.

Big Games

Who should we root for?   Explain

Sunday
Buffalo 2 Vancouver 4
7:30 PM100.0*Chance in playoffs100.0*Pres Trophy100.0*Average seed
Montreal+0.1
Boston+1.0
+0.1
Ottawa+0.8
+0.1
Carolina+0.9
Toronto+1.2
+0.1
Tampa Bay+1.0
+0.1
NY Islanders+0.8
*No
+0.1
Philadelphia+0.8
+0.1
Florida+0.5
+0.1
Buffalo-7.2
-0.6
Detroit+0.1
Boston 4 Montreal 0
7:30 PM100.0*Chance in playoffs100.0*Pres Trophy100.0*Average seed
Montreal-1.2
-0.3
Boston+5.5
+0.5
Ottawa-0.4
Carolina-0.5
Toronto-0.6
-0.0
Tampa Bay-0.7
-0.0
NY Islanders-0.5
Philadelphia-0.5
Florida-0.4
Buffalo-0.6
NY Islanders 5 Colorado 1
6:00 PM100.0*Chance in playoffs100.0*Pres Trophy100.0*Average seed
Montreal-0.1
Boston-0.4
Ottawa-0.3
Carolina-0.5
-0.0
Toronto-0.4
-0.0
Tampa Bay-0.4
-0.0
NY Islanders+3.0
+0.2
Philadelphia-0.4
-0.0
Florida-0.3
-0.0
Buffalo-0.3
-0.0
Minnesota 6 Detroit 3
3:00 PM100.0*Chance in playoffs100.0*Pres Trophy100.0*Average seed
Washington-2.2
Columbus-0.3
NY Rangers-0.1
Boston+0.1
Carolina+0.1
Toronto*+0.1
NY Islanders*+0.1
*No
Florida+0.0
Detroit-0.4
-0.1
Nashville 5 Dallas 3
6:00 PM100.0*Chance in playoffs100.0*Pres Trophy100.0*Average seed
NY Islanders*No
Monday
Columbus vs NY RangersIf winner is:HomeHome OTHome SOAway SOAway OTAway
7:00 PM100.0*Chance in playoffs100.0*Pres Trophy100.0*Average seed
Washington52.752.552.552.952.853.3
Columbus4.74.64.52.92.91.9
3.33.43.43.73.73.9
NY Rangers0.81.31.32.12.22.3
4.44.34.34.03.93.8

* A starred outcome could have no effect or just a really small effect. The simulation did not run long enough to know.