NHL playoff standings updated

After a single-game slate last night there are many more games for hockey fans tonight. There are actually 14 of them, plus a doubleheader on ESPN. Philadelphia Flyersat Washington Capitalsat 7 ETThen, follow by Tampa Bay LightningAt Dallas StarsAt 9:30 ET. We were also attracted to the game The Carolina HurricanesThe place is worth a visit New York Rangers (7 ET, streaming live for out-of-market ESPN+ subscribers).

For a time this season, the Canes' lead at the top of the Metropolitan Division seemed quite secure. The Metro crown, unlike the Central, Pacific, and Atlantic divisions seems to be in play within the next two weeks and a half. Both the Hurricanes' and Rangers have played 73 games. The Canes lead standings points by 102 to 100 and have a 41-39 advantage in regulation wins. MoneyPuck projections project that the Canes will win the division with a 79.8% probability, while the Rangers are projected to win it with a 19.9% likelihood, the highest among any second-place team.

They have split their games so far this season. The Canes will face the Canes again on April 26. Only one playoff-bound opponent will be the Canes in the Canes' other scheduled games (the Colorado AvalancheSaturday) and six games against five lottery teams (the Detroit Red Wings, Arizona Coyotes, Winnipeg Jets, New York IslandersAnd the New Jersey Devils twice). The Rangers have two playoff-bound teams (the Boston BruinsOn April 23, the Capitals will host, and on April 29, the Capitals will host, along with five games against potential lottery teams (the Flyers Red Wings Jets Jets Jets Islanders, Flyers, Red Wings, Capitals and Jets). Montreal Canadiens).

The winner of the race will likely face off against the first wildcard in their first round series (currently, the Bruins), while one will draw the No. Metro team, currently the #3 seed Pittsburgh Penguins).

As we reach the end of the 2021-22 season, it's time check in on the playoff races.

Notable: Playoff opportunities 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 Minnesota Wild vs. C3 St. Louis Blues
P1 Calgary Flames vs. WC1 Nashville Predators
P2 Edmonton Oilers vs. P3 Los Angeles Kings


Today's Games

Notice: All times Eastern. All out-of-market games available to stream on ESPN+.

St. Louis Bluesat Boston Bruins, 7 p.m.
Buffalo Sabresat Toronto Maple Leafs, 7 p.m.
Anaheim Ducksat Florida Panthers, 7 p.m.
Carolina Hurricanesat New York Rangers, 7 p.m.
Philadelphia FlyersAt Washington Capitals, 7 p.m. (ESPN)
Ottawa Senatorsat Detroit Red Wings, 7:30 p.m.
Pittsburgh Penguinsat New York Islanders, 7:30 p.m.
Edmonton Oilersat Minnesota Wild, 8 p.m.
San Jose Sharksat Nashville Predators, 8 p.m.
Los Angeles Kingsat Chicago Blackhawks, 8:30 p.m.
Seattle KrakenAt Calgary Flames, 9 p.m.
Tampa Bay LightningAt Dallas Stars, 9:30 p.m. (ESPN)
Vegas Golden Knightsat Vancouver Canucks, 10 p.m.
New Jersey Devilsat Arizona Coyotes, 10 p.m.


Scoreboard for last night

You can watch In the Crease on ESPN+Highlights of every game.

Winnipeg Jets 4, Montreal Canadiens 2


Increased standings

Atlantic Division

NHL playoff standings updated

Points: 108
Regulation wins 38
Playoff position A1
Games left: 10
Next gamevs. ANA
Chances of winning the Playoffs 100%
Tragic number N/A

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Points: 100
Regulation wins 40
Playoff position A2
Games left: 10
Next gameBUF vs. SV (Tuesday).
Chances of winning the Playoffs 100%
Tragic number N/A

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Points: 96
Regulation wins 33
Playoff position A3
Games left: 10
Next game@ DAL (Tuesday).
Chances of winning the Playoffs >99%
Tragic number N/A

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Points: 95
Regulation wins 35
Playoff position WC1
Games left: 10
Next gameSTL vs. STL (Tuesday).
Chances of winning the Playoffs >99%
Tragic number N/A

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Points: 66
Regulation wins 17
Playoff position N/A
Games left: 10
Next gamevs. OTT
Chances of winning the Playoffs 0%
Tragic numberE

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Points: 63
Regulation wins 20
Playoff position N/A
Games left: 8
Next game@ TOR (Tuesday).
Chances of winning the Playoffs 0%
Tragic numberE

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Points: 58
Regulation wins 22
Playoff position N/A
Games left: 10
Next game @ DET (Tuesday)
Chances of winning the Playoffs 0%
Tragic numberE

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Points: 51
Regulation wins 14
Playoff position N/A
Games left: 9
Next game @ CBJ (Wednesday)
Chances of winning the Playoffs 0%
Tragic numberE


Metropolitan Division

NHL playoff standings updated

Points: 102
Regulation wins 41
Playoff position M1
Games left: 9
Next game@ NYR (Tuesday).
Playoff possibilities: 100%
Tragic number N/A

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Points: 100
Regulation wins 39
Playoff position M2
Games left: 9
Next game vs. CAR (Tuesday).
Playoff possibilities: 100%
Tragic number N/A

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Points: 94
Regulation wins 33
Playoff position M3
Games left: 8
Next game@ NYI (Tuesday).
Playoff possibilities: >99%
Tragic number N/A

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Points: 90
Regulation wins 31
Playoff position WC2
Games left: 10
Next gamePHI (Tuesday).
Chances of winning the Playoffs >99%
Tragic number N/A

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Points: 75
Regulation wins 31
Playoff position N/A
Games left: 11
Next game vs. PIT (Tuesday).
Chances of winning the Playoffs
Tragic number 7

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Points: 74
Regulation wins 23
Playoff position N/A
Games left: 9
Next game vs. MTL (Wednesday)
Chances of winning the Playoffs
Tragic number 2

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Points: 57
Regulation wins 18
Playoff position N/A
Games left: 10
Next game@ WSH (Tuesday).
Chances of winning the Playoffs 0%
Tragic numberE

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Points: 56
Regulation wins 17
Playoff position N/A
Games left: 10
Next game@ ARI
Chances of winning the Playoffs 0%
Tragic numberE


Central Division

NHL playoff standings updated

Points: 110
Regulation wins 42
Playoff position C1
Games left: 10
Next gamevs. LA (Wednesday).
Chances of winning the Playoffs 100%
Tragic number N/A

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Points: 94
Regulation wins 32
Playoff position C2
Games left: 11
Next gameEDM (Tuesday).
Playoff possibilities: >99%
Tragic number N/A

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Points: 94
Regulation wins 38
Playoff position C3
Games left: 10
Next game @ BOS (Tuesday)
Chances of winning the Playoffs >99%
Tragic number N/A

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Points: 87
Regulation wins 34
Playoff position WC1
Games left: 10
Next gameSJ (Tuesday).
Chances of winning the Playoffs 95%
Tragic number N/A

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Points: 86
Regulation wins 27
Playoff position WC2
Games left: 10
Next gamevs. TTB (Tuesday).
Chances for the playoff: 85%
Tragic number N/A

NHL playoff standings updated

Points: 81
Regulation wins 28
Playoff position N/A
Games left: 8
Next game vs. SEA (Wednesday)
Playoff possibilities:
Tragic number 11

NHL playoff standings updated

Points: 59
Regulation wins 15
Playoff position N/A
Games left: 10
Next game vs. LA (Tuesday)
Chances of winning the Playoffs 0%
Tragic numberE

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Points: 49
Regulation wins 16
Playoff position N/A
Games left: 10
Next gameNJ vs. VT (Tuesday).
Playoff possibilities: 0%
Tragic numberE


Pacific Division

NHL playoff standings updated

Points: 97
Regulation wins 39
Playoff position P1
Games left: 10
Next gamevs. SEA, Tuesday
Chances of winning the Playoffs >99%
Tragic number N/A

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Points: 90
Regulation wins 33
Playoff position P2
Games left: 9
Next game@ MIN (Tuesday).
Chances of winning the Playoffs 98%
Tragic number N/A

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Points: 86
Regulation wins 29
Playoff position P3
Games left: 8
Next game@ CHI (Tuesday).
Chances of winning the Playoffs 58%
Tragic number N/A

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Points: 84
Regulation wins 32
Playoff position N/A
Games left: 9
Next game@ VAN Tuesday
Chances of winning the Playoffs 55%
Tragic number 16

NHL playoff standings updated

Points: 80
Regulation wins 29
Playoff position N/A
Games left: 9
Next gamevs. VGK Tuesday
Chances of winning the Playoffs 9%
Tragic number 12

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Points: 70
Regulation wins 20
Playoff position N/A
Games left: 8
Next gameFLA (Tuesday).
Playoff possibilities: 0%
Tragic numberE

NHL playoff standings updated

Points: 67
Regulation wins 20
Playoff position N/A
Games left: 11
Next game@ NSH Tuesday
Chances for the playoff:
Tragic number 3

NHL playoff standings updated

Points: 52
Regulation wins 20
Playoff position N/A
Games left: 10
Next game@ CGY Tuesday
Chances of winning the Playoff: 0%
Tragic numberE


The No. The No. 1 pick

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: 52
Regulation wins 20

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Points: 56
Regulation wins 17

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Points: 57
Regulation wins 18

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Points: 58
Regulation wins 22

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Points: 59
Regulation wins 15

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Points: 63
Regulation wins 20

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Points: 66
Regulation wins 17

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Points: 67
Regulation wins 20

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Points: 70
Regulation wins 20

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Points: 74
Regulation wins 23

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Points: 75
Regulation wins 31

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Points: 80
Regulation wins 29

NHL playoff standings updated

Points: 81
Regulation wins 28

NHL playoff standings updated

Points: 84
Regulation wins 32


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