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Chance Will Make Playoffs

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Chance will make playoffsPres TrophyChance will finish regular season at seed
2/12PGWL-OTGD%Change%Change123456789101112131415Avg.ChangeRPIStrengthMonday
MinnesotaWDetroit 6-37943711-574100.0%41.6%+3.9943200000000001.1+0.023.701Minnesota Wild
San Jose7323416-540100.0-0.00.3-0.1366101641000000002.6-0.015.623San Jose Sharks
Chicago7423314-817100.00.1-0.020662732000000003.4-0.016.559Chicago Blackhawks
Anaheim7123014-112999.8-0.00.0-0.01261737125210000003.6-0.019.595Anaheim Ducks
Edmonton6432818-82097.3-0.20.00441437211162100005.4-0.028.571Edmonton Oilers
St. Louis6132821-51089.0-0.20.00012213616138310006.5-0.0512.541St. Louis Blues
NashvilleWDallas 5-36132720-72279.8+5.10.000011225212013520007.1+0.2321.579Nashville Predators
Los Angeles5642623-41668.3-1.20.0000276282519831007.8-0.0416.567Los Angeles Kings
Calgary5832723-4-149.4-1.50.00001331824281462008.5-0.0414.511Arizona 0-0 (9:00 pm ET)Calgary Flames
VancouverWBuffalo 4-25532524-5-238.0+2.80.000000026132627215010.5+0.3718.442Vancouver Canucks
DallasLNashville 3-55512324-9-96.0-4.5No00000114122628236010.6-0.3926.492Dallas Stars
Winnipeg542427-6-202.4-0.2No00000002617273710011.2-0.0422.461Winnipeg Jets
Arizona4551926-7-170.1-0.0No000000000251475312.727.454Calgary 0-0 (9:00 pm ET)Arizona Coyotes
ColoradoLNY Islanders 1-53641633-4-520.0No00000000039714.0-0.0228.374Colorado 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.

Big Games

Who should we root for?   Explain

Sunday
Nashville 5 Dallas 3
6:00 PM100.0*Chance in playoffs100.0*Pres Trophy100.0*Average seed
St. Louis-0.1
-0.0
Nashville+4.7
+0.2
Los Angeles-0.2
Calgary-0.6
*No
Vancouver-0.1
+0.0
Dallas-3.7
-0.2
Winnipeg-0.1
+0.0
Buffalo 2 Vancouver 4
7:30 PM100.0*Chance in playoffs100.0*Pres Trophy100.0*Average seed
Edmonton-0.1
St. Louis-0.3
Nashville-0.4
Los Angeles-0.6
Calgary-0.6
Vancouver+2.4
+0.3
Dallas-0.2
-0.1
Winnipeg-0.1
-0.1
Minnesota 6 Detroit 3
3:00 PM100.0*Chance in playoffs100.0*Pres Trophy100.0*Average seed
Minnesota+2.7
+0.0
NY Islanders 5 Colorado 1
6:00 PM100.0*Chance in playoffs100.0*Pres Trophy100.0*Average seed
ColoradoOut
Monday
Calgary vs ArizonaIf winner is:HomeHome OTHome SOAway SOAway OTAway
9:00 PM100.0*Chance in playoffs100.0*Pres Trophy100.0*Average seed
Edmonton97.097.097.197.497.497.7
St. Louis88.288.288.489.489.490.3
Nashville78.678.679.080.580.582.0
Los Angeles66.766.767.169.269.271.3
7.87.87.87.87.87.7
Calgary54.354.253.246.646.640.1
0.0NoNoNoNoNo
8.38.38.38.68.68.8
Vancouver7.57.57.58.28.29.0
Dallas5.65.65.76.26.26.7
Winnipeg2.32.32.32.52.52.8
Arizona0.00.10.10.20.20.2
12.812.712.712.612.612.6
Columbus vs NY RangersHomeHome OTHome SOAway SOAway OTAway
7:00 PM100.0*Chance in playoffs100.0*Pres Trophy100.0*Average seed
Minnesota41.441.241.241.641.642.0

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