NHL playoff watch standings updates

We're less than two weeks away to the end of the 2021-22 NHL regular seasons. Although every day clears up some mystery about the playoff fields — with eliminations and clinchings throughout the league — it also clarifies which clubs are legitimate Stanley Cup contenders. Today's schedule contains four thrilling matchups that feature teams who have either clinched a spot, or are fighting for it.

Next up is the Pittsburgh PenguinsThe vs. Boston Bruinsat 12:30 ET. The Penguins are poised to face the New York RangersIn the first round. The Bruins are closing in on clinching. As the East's first wildcard have a matchup. Carolina Hurricanes looming. Pittsburgh won the only matchup between these two clubs so far. 4-2 on Feb. 8They'll be meeting again on April 21.

Next on the agenda: St. Louis BluesHosting the Minnesota Wildat 3 ET (ABC, ESPN+). This is the current No. 2 vs. No. St. Louis has won the previous two games in this matchup in Central Division. We think this game may be more important than each team's schedules.

The puck drops one hour after Wild-Blues starts. Vegas Golden KnightsVisit the Edmonton Oilersat 4 ET. The Knights are currently two points behind in the playoff race and are out of the playoff mix. Nashville PredatorsAnd Dallas Stars(The two West wild card), and one point behind Los Angeles KingsFor the No. No. 3 position in the Pacific Division. They don’t need to win EverywhereThey can win the remaining game but not too many. Oilers currently sit one spot above the Kings in Pacific's No. If things go a certain direction, the second-round preview is possible.

And, oh yes, the two men taken in the 2015 draft at 1-2 will face-to-face here. Connor McDavidAnd Jack EichelAfter his trade from Buffalo, the Knights sweater was worn by the former to their first meeting.

The Metropolitan Division-leading Carolina HurricanesDenver is your destination to face the Central Division-leading Colorado Avalancheat 9 ET. Although we keep repeating the idea that some games are a “Stanley Cup Finals series preview”, given the unwavering approach each team takes to the sport, it is clear that we mean it. This one will help you to get to know two teams that should be playing well through June.

As we approach the end of the 2021-22 regular-season, it's time for us to review all the playoff races and the teams that are vying for positions in the 2022 NHL draft lottery.

Take note: Playoff possibilities are via FiveThirtyEight. Tragic statistics are the result Damian EchevarrietaNHL

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

NHL playoff watch standings updates

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 non-NHL Network out-of market games available to stream on ESPN+.

Pittsburgh Penguinsat Boston Bruins, 12:30 p.m. (NHLN)
Detroit Red WingsAt New York Rangers, 12:30 p.m.
Chicago Blackhawksat Nashville Predators, 12:30 p.m.
Minnesota Wildat St. Louis Blues, 3 p.m. (ABC, ESPN+)
Vegas Golden Knightsat Edmonton Oilers, 4 p.m.
Philadelphia Flyersat Buffalo Sabres, 7 p.m.
Washington CapitalsAt Montreal Canadiens, 7 p.m.
Toronto Maple Leafsat Ottawa Senators, 7 p.m. (NHLN)
Winnipeg Jetsat Tampa Bay Lightning, 7 p.m.
San Jose Sharksat Dallas Stars, 8 p.m.
Carolina HurricanesAt Colorado Avalanche, 9 p.m.
Arizona Coyotesat Calgary Flames, 10 p.m.
New Jersey Devilsat Seattle Kraken, 10 p.m.
Columbus Blue Jacketsat Los Angeles Kings, 10:30 p.m.


Scoreboard for last night

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

New York Islanders 3, Montreal Canadiens 0
Florida Panthers 6, Winnipeg Jets 1


Increased standings

Atlantic Division

NHL playoff watch standings updates

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

NHL playoff watch standings updates

Points: 102
Regulation wins 41
Playoff position A2
Games left: 8
Next game@ OTT Saturday
Chances of winning the Playoffs 100%
Tragic number N/A

NHL playoff watch standings updates

Points: 98
Regulation wins 33
Playoff position A3
Games left: 8
Next gameWPG vs. WPG
Chances of winning the Playoffs 100%
Tragic number N/A

NHL playoff watch standings updates

Points: 95
Regulation wins 35
Playoff position WC1
Games left: 8
Next game vs. PIT (Saturday).
Chances of winning the Playoffs >99%
Tragic number N/A

NHL playoff watch standings updates

Points: 68
Regulation wins 18
Playoff position N/A
Games left: 8
Next game@ NYR (Saturday).
Chances for the playoffs: 0%
Tragic numberE

NHL playoff watch standings updates

Points: 65
Regulation wins 21
Playoff position N/A
Games left: 6
Next gamevs. PHI
Chances of winning the Playoffs 0%
Tragic numberE

NHL playoff watch standings updates

Points: 62
Regulation wins 24
Playoff position N/A
Games left: 8
Next gamevs. TO (Saturday).
Chances of winning the Playoffs 0%
Tragic numberE

NHL playoff watch standings updates

Points: 51
Regulation wins 14
Playoff position N/A
Games left: 7
Next gameWSH (Saturday).
Chances of winning the Playoffs 0%
Tragic numberE


Metropolitan Division

NHL playoff watch standings updates

Points: 104
Regulation wins 42
Playoff position M1
Games left: 7
Next game@ COL (Saturday).
Chances of winning the Playoffs 100%
Tragic number N/A

NHL playoff watch standings updates

Points: 102
Regulation wins 40
Playoff position M2
Games left: 7
Next game vs. DET (Saturday)
Chances of winning the Playoff: 100%
Tragic number N/A

NHL playoff watch standings updates

Points: 97
Regulation wins 34
Playoff position M3
Games left: 6
Next game @ BOS (Saturday)
Chances of winning the Playoffs 100%
Tragic number N/A

NHL playoff watch standings updates

Points: 92
Regulation wins 32
Playoff position WC2
Games left: 8
Next game@ MTL (Saturday).
Chances of winning the Playoffs >99%
Tragic number N/A

NHL playoff watch standings updates

Points: 79
Regulation wins 32
Playoff position N/A
Games left: 8
Next game@ TOR
Chances of winning the Playoff:
Tragic number 3

NHL playoff watch standings updates

Points: 76
Regulation wins 24
Playoff position N/A
Games left: 8
Next gameLA (Saturday).
Chances of winning the Playoffs
Tragic number 1

NHL playoff watch standings updates

Points: 58
Regulation wins 18
Playoff position N/A
Games left: 8
Next game@ SEA Saturday
Chances of winning the Playoffs 0%
Tragic numberE

NHL playoff watch standings updates

Points: 57
Regulation wins 18
Playoff position N/A
Games left: 8
Next game@ BUF Saturday
Chances of winning the Playoff: 0%
Tragic numberE


Central Division

NHL playoff watch standings updates

Points: 114
Regulation wins 44
Playoff position C1
Games left: 8
Next game vs. CAR (Saturday).
Chances of winning the Playoffs 100%
Tragic number N/A

NHL playoff watch standings updates

Points: 98
Regulation wins 33
Playoff position C2
Games left: 9
Next game@ STL Saturday
Chances of winning the Playoff: >99%
Tragic number N/A

NHL playoff watch standings updates

Points: 98
Regulation wins 40
Playoff position C3
Games left: 8
Next gamevs. MIN
Chances of winning the Playoffs >99%
Tragic number N/A

NHL playoff watch standings updates

Points: 89
Regulation wins 34
Playoff position WC1
Games left: 8
Next gameCHI vs. CHI Saturday
Chances of winning the Playoff: 90%
Tragic number N/A

NHL playoff watch standings updates

Points: 89
Regulation wins 28
Playoff position WC2
Games left: 8
Next gameSJ (Saturday).
Chances of winning the Playoffs 89%
Tragic number N/A

NHL playoff watch standings updates

Points: 81
Regulation wins 28
Playoff position N/A
Games left: 7
Next game@ TB Saturday
Chances of winning the Playoff:
Tragic number 6

NHL playoff watch standings updates

Points: 61
Regulation wins 15
Playoff position N/A
Games left: 8
Next game@ NSH (Saturday).
Chances of winning the Playoffs 0%
Tragic numberE

NHL playoff watch standings updates

Points: 49
Regulation wins 16
Playoff position N/A
Games left: 8
Next game@ CGY (Saturday).
Chances of winning the Playoffs 0%
Tragic numberE


Pacific Division

NHL playoff watch standings updates

Points: 99
Regulation wins 40
Playoff position P1
Games left: 8
Next gamevs. ARI Saturday
Chances of winning the Playoffs >99%
Tragic number N/A

NHL playoff watch standings updates

Points: 92
Regulation wins 34
Playoff position P2
Games left: 7
Next gamevs. VGK Saturday
Chances of winning the Playoffs 98%
Tragic number N/A

NHL playoff watch standings updates

Points: 88
Regulation wins 30
Playoff position P3
Games left: 6
Next gameCBJ vs. SV (Saturday).
Chances of winning the Playoff: 50%
Tragic number N/A

NHL playoff watch standings updates

Points: 87
Regulation wins 33
Playoff position N/A
Games left: 7
Next game@ EDM Saturday
Chances of winning the Playoffs 63%
Tragic number 12

NHL playoff watch standings updates

Points: 84
Regulation wins 30
Playoff position N/A
Games left: 7
Next gamevs. DAL
Chances of winning the Playoffs 10%
Tragic number 9

NHL playoff watch standings updates

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

NHL playoff watch standings updates

Points: 69
Regulation wins 20
Playoff position N/A
Games left: 9
Next game@ DAL (Saturday).
Chances of winning the Playoffs 0%
Tragic numberE

NHL playoff watch standings updates

Points: 52
Regulation wins 20
Playoff position N/A
Games left: 9
Next gameNJ vs. VT (Saturday).
Chances of winning the Playoffs 0%
Tragic numberE


You can race for the No. The No. 1 pick

To determine the order in which the teams finish in the first round of the NHL draft lottery, the No. 1 selection is not guaranteed to the last-place team. 1 selection. A team can move up to a maximum of 10 places if it wins the lottery. Only 11 teams are eligible for the draw. 1 pick. Full details on the process can be found here.

NHL playoff watch standings updates

Points: 49
Regulation wins 16

NHL playoff watch standings updates

Points: 51
Regulation wins 14

NHL playoff watch standings updates

Points: 52
Regulation wins 20

NHL playoff watch standings updates

Points: 57
Regulation wins 18

NHL playoff watch standings updates

Points: 58
Regulation wins 18

NHL playoff watch standings updates

Points: 61
Regulation wins 15

NHL playoff watch standings updates

Points: 62
Regulation wins 24

NHL playoff watch standings updates

Points: 65
Regulation wins 21

NHL playoff watch standings updates

Points: 68
Regulation wins 18

NHL playoff watch standings updates

Points: 69
Regulation wins 20

NHL playoff watch standings updates

Points: 72
Regulation wins 20

NHL playoff watch standings updates

Points: 76
Regulation wins 24

NHL playoff watch standings updates

Points: 79
Regulation wins 32

NHL playoff watch standings updates

Points: 81
Regulation wins 28

NHL playoff watch standings updates

Points: 84
Regulation wins 30

NHL playoff watch standings updates

Points: 87
Regulation wins 33

Notes about conditionally traded picks that impact the top 16

  • Chicago will pick Columbus' first round pick if Chicago fails to win one of the two 2022 draft lottery draws. The pick will be deferred to 2023 if Chicago does not win either of the two draws in the 2022 draft lottery.

  • If Buffalo is not among the top 10, Vegas will pick Buffalo's first round pick. If it is not in the top 10, then the pick will be deferred to 2023.


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