NHL playoff standings updated

Matchup of the Day between the Nashville PredatorsAnd the St. Louis Blues (6 ET, NHL NetworkThe final contest in the 2021-22 regular season is the ”, which will be played between the two teams as they prepare for the (likely) playoffs. St. Louis won two of the three games in this season series, with the latest bout ending in a 7-4 winNashville Blues Festival

Blues fans are in for a thrill 6-5 overtime winOver the Minnesota Wild(their most likely opponent in the first round) on Saturday, while Predators won a 4-3 victoryOver the Chicago Blackhawks. St. Louis currently has a one-point advantage over Minnesota when it comes to home-ice advantage. Minnesota, however, has a seven game lead in the regulation wins column. Nashville remains the No.1 West team. Nashville is holding strong to the West's No. Calgary Flames), with an equivalent 91 points to the Dallas StarsHowever, there is a six-game advantage in regulation wins.

The Preds need more points than the Blues in the playoff race. Five of the six remaining games for Nashville are against playoff-bound teams while only two of six for St. Louis can be classified as such (plus one matchup). Vegas Golden Knights). Nashville may be pushing harder for this one, or will that just mean Nashville?

As we reach the end of the 2021-22 season, it's the perfect time to look at all the playoff races.

Take note: Playoff possibilities are via FiveThirtyEight. Tragic statistics are courtesy of Damian EchevarrietaNHL

Jump ahead:
Current playoff matchups
Today's games
Last night's scores
Expanded standings
Race for No. 1 pick

NHL playoff standings updated

Current playoff matchups

Eastern Conference

A1 Florida Panthers vs. WC2 Washington Capitals
A2 Toronto Maple Leafs vs. A3 Tampa Bay Lightning
M1 Carolina Hurricanes vs. WC1 Boston Bruins
M2 New York Rangers vs. M3 Pittsburgh Penguins

Western Conference

C1 Colorado Avalanche vs. WC2 Dallas Stars
C2 St. Louis Blues vs. C3 Minnesota Wild
P1 Calgary Flames vs. WC1 Nashville Predators
P2 Edmonton Oilers vs. P3 Los Angeles Kings


Today's Games

Notice: All times Eastern. All games outside-of-market and non-NHL Network available to stream on ESPN+.

Florida PanthersAt Detroit Red Wings, 1 p.m. (ESPN)
Buffalo SabresAt Philadelphia Flyers, 5 p.m.
St. Louis BluesAt Nashville Predators, 6 p.m. (NHLN)
San Jose SharksAt Minnesota Wild, 6 p.m.
New York IslandersAt Toronto Maple Leafs, 7:30 p.m.
Columbus Blue JacketsAt Anaheim Ducks, 8:30 p.m.


Scoreboard for last night

Keep an eye out In the Crease on ESPN+Highlights of every game.

Boston Bruins 2, Pittsburgh Penguins 1
New York Rangers 4, Detroit Red Wings 0
Nashville Predators 4, Chicago Blackhawks 3
St. Louis Blues 6, Minnesota Wild 5 (OT)
Edmonton Oilers 4, Vegas Golden Knights 0
Buffalo Sabres 4, Philadelphia Flyers 3
Washington Capitals 8, Montreal Canadiens 4
Toronto Maple Leafs 5, Ottawa Senators 4 (OT)
Tampa Bay Lightning 7, Winnipeg Jets 4
Dallas Stars 2, San Jose Sharks 1
Colorado Avalanche 7, Carolina Hurricanes 4
Calgary Flames 9, Arizona Coyotes 1
Seattle Kraken 4, New Jersey Devils 3 (SO)
Los Angeles Kings 2, Columbus Blue Jackets 1


Increased standings

Atlantic Division

NHL playoff standings updated

Points: 112
Regulation wins 39
Playoff position A1
Games left: 8
Next game @ DET (Sunday)
Chances of winning the Playoffs 100%
Tragic number: N/A

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Points: 104
Regulation wins 41
Playoff position A2
Games left: 7
Next gamevs. NYI
Chances of winning the Playoffs 100%
Tragic number: N/A

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Points: 100
Regulation wins 34
Playoff position A3
Games left: 7
Next game vs. DET (Tuesday)
Chances for the playoffs: 100%
Tragic number: N/A

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Points: 97
Regulation wins 36
Playoff position WC1
Games left: 7
Next game@ STL (Tuesday).
Chances for the playoffs: 100%
Tragic number: N/A

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Points: 68
Regulation wins 18
Playoff position N/A
Games left: 7
Next gamevs. FLA
Chances for the playoffs: 0%
Tragic number:E

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Points: 67
Regulation wins 22
Playoff position N/A
Games left: 5
Next game@ PHI (Sunday).
Chances of winning the Playoffs 0%
Tragic number:E

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Points: 63
Regulation wins 24
Playoff position N/A
Games left: 7
Next game@ SEA Monday
Chances of winning the Playoffs 0%
Tragic number:E

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Points: 51
Regulation wins 14
Playoff position N/A
Games left: 6
Next gamevs. MIN
Chances of winning the Playoff: 0%
Tragic number:E


Metropolitan Division

NHL playoff standings updated

Points: 104
Regulation wins 42
Playoff position M1
Games left: 6
Next game@ ARI Monday
Chances of winning the Playoff: 100%
Tragic number: N/A

NHL playoff standings updated

Points: 104
Regulation wins 41
Playoff position M2
Games left: 6
Next gameWPG vs. WPG (Tuesday).
Chances of winning the Playoff: 100%
Tragic number: N/A

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Points: 97
Regulation wins 34
Playoff position M3
Games left: 5
Next game vs. BOS (Thursday)
Chances of winning the Playoffs 100%
Tragic number: N/A

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Points: 94
Regulation wins 33
Playoff position WC2
Games left: 7
Next game@ COL Monday
Chances of winning the Playoffs >99%
Tragic number: N/A

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Points: 79
Regulation wins 32
Playoff position N/A
Games left: 8
Next game@ TOR (Sunday).
Chances of winning the Playoffs
Tragic number: 1

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Points: 76
Regulation wins 24
Playoff position N/A
Games left: 7
Next game@ ANA
Chances of winning the Playoff: 0%
Tragic number:E

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Points: 59
Regulation wins 18
Playoff position N/A
Games left: 7
Next game@ VGK (Monday).
Chances of winning the Playoffs 0%
Tragic number:E

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Points: 57
Regulation wins 18
Playoff position N/A
Games left: 7
Next gameBUF (Sunday).
Chances of winning the Playoffs 0%
Tragic number:E


Central Division

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Points: 116
Regulation wins 45
Playoff position C1
Games left: 7
Next gameWSH (Monday).
Chances of winning the Playoffs 100%
Tragic number: N/A

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Points: 100
Regulation wins 40
Playoff position C3
Games left: 7
Next game@ NSH (Sunday).
Chances for the playoff: >99%
Tragic number: N/A

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Points: 99
Regulation wins 33
Playoff position C2
Games left: 8
Next gameSJ (Sunday), vs.
Chances of winning the Playoffs >99%
Tragic number: N/A

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Points: 91
Regulation wins 35
Playoff position WC1
Games left: 7
Next gameSTL (Sunday).
Chances of winning the Playoffs 90%
Tragic number: N/A

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Points: 91
Regulation wins 29
Playoff position WC2
Games left: 7
Next game@ VAN (Monday).
Chances of winning the Playoffs 89%
Tragic number: N/A

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Points: 81
Regulation wins 28
Playoff position N/A
Games left: 6
Next game@ NYR Tuesday
Chances for the playoffs:
Tragic number: 2

NHL playoff standings updated

Points: 61
Regulation wins 15
Playoff position N/A
Games left: 7
Next gamevs. CGY Monday
Chances of winning the Playoffs 0%
Tragic number:E

NHL playoff standings updated

Points: 49
Regulation wins 16
Playoff position N/A
Games left: 7
Next game vs. CAR (Monday).
Chances of winning the Playoffs 0%
Tragic number:E


Pacific Division

NHL playoff standings updated

Points: 101
Regulation wins 41
Playoff position P1
Games left: 7
Next game@ CHI Monday
Chances of winning the Playoff: >99%
Tragic number: N/A

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Points: 94
Regulation wins 35
Playoff position P2
Games left: 6
Next game vs. DAL (Wednesday)
Chances of winning the Playoffs 98%
Tragic number: N/A

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Points: 90
Regulation wins 31
Playoff position P3
Games left: 5
Next game@ ANA Tuesday
Chances of winning the Playoffs 50%
Tragic number: N/A

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Points: 87
Regulation wins 33
Playoff position N/A
Games left: 6
Next gameNJ vs. NJ (Monday).
Chances of winning the Playoffs 63%
Tragic number: 9

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Points: 84
Regulation wins 30
Playoff position N/A
Games left: 7
Next gamevs. DAL Monday
Chances of winning the Playoffs 10%
Tragic number: 8

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Points: 72
Regulation wins 20
Playoff position N/A
Games left: 6
Next gameCBJ (Sunday).
Chances of winning the Playoffs 0%
Tragic number:E

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Points: 69
Regulation wins 20
Playoff position N/A
Games left: 8
Next game@ MIN
Chances for the playoffs: 0%
Tragic number:E

NHL playoff standings updated

Points: 54
Regulation wins 20
Playoff position N/A
Games left: 8
Next gamevs. OTT Monday
Chances for the playoff: 0%
Tragic number:E


You can race for the No. Race for the No.

The NHL uses a draft lottery as a way to determine the order of play in the first round. Therefore, the No. 1 pick is not guaranteed for the team that finishes last. 1 selection. If a team wins the lottery in 2021, it can move up a maximum 10 spots. This means that only 11 teams will be eligible to participate in the draw for No. 1 pick. Full details on the process can be found here.

NHL playoff standings updated

Points: 49
Regulation wins 16

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Points: 51
Regulation wins 14

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Points: 54
Regulation wins 20

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Points: 57
Regulation wins 18

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Points: 59
Regulation wins 18

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Points: 61
Regulation wins 15

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Points: 63
Regulation wins 24

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Points: 67
Regulation wins 22

NHL playoff standings updated

Points: 68
Regulation wins 18

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Points: 69
Regulation wins 20

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Points: 72
Regulation wins 20

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Points: 76
Regulation wins 24

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Points: 79
Regulation wins 32

NHL playoff standings updated

Points: 81
Regulation wins 28

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Points: 84
Regulation wins 30

NHL playoff standings updated

Points: 87
Regulation wins 33

Notes on the impact of conditionally traded picks on the top 16

  • If Chicago doesn't win the two draft lottery draws for 2022, Columbus will be Chicago's first round pick. Otherwise, the pick is deferred to 2023.

  • If Buffalo isn't among the top 10 picks, Vegas will get Buffalo's first-round selection. The pick is deferred to 2023 if the pick falls outside of the top 10.


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