NHL playoff watch standings updates

The scramble to win the two Western Conference wild card spots is one of the most exciting playoff races with 11 days remaining in the regular season 2021-22 NHL NHL. The following are the odds of tonight's games: Dallas Stars Nashville PredatorsHold a lead of four points over the Vegas Golden Knights(And the Stars have a tiebreaker on both the Knights and Stars). Look at the first tiebreaker, the regulation wins column. The Predators have 35 points, followed by the Knights (33) or Stars (29) respectively. The Knights may also surpass the Stars. Los Angeles KingsFor the No. For the No.

The Knights host the event in Dallas, while Vegas and Dallas return to the ice tonight. New Jersey DevilsAt 10 p.m. ETStars and the Stars travel to take on the Vancouver CanucksAt 10:30 p.m. ETThe Predators will hope to regroup following Sunday's game 8-3 lossTo the St. Louis BluesThey host the Pacific Division-leading Calgary FlamesTuesday

Beyond tonight, the Knights will host the Washington CapitalsThe Wednesday after the San Jose SharksSunday: The Stars Visit the Edmonton OilersWednesday, then the Flames, Thursday, before the host of the Seattle KrakenSaturday Tuesday, April 26. Tuesday, April 26th, Stars and Knights will be facing off in Dallas. This could be a crucial matchup. While the Predators will avoid these two teams in their final six games, which includes Tuesday's Flames match, five of their remaining six contests against playoff-bound teams are against them. This game will be worth your time over the next two weeks.

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 numbers are the result of 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 Nashville Predators
C2 St. Louis Blues vs. C3 Minnesota Wild
P1 Calgary Flames vs. WC1 Dallas Stars
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+.

Calgary FlamesAt Chicago Blackhawks, 8 p.m.
Washington CapitalsAt Colorado Avalanche, 9 p.m. (NHLN)
Carolina HurricanesAt Arizona Coyotes, 10 p.m.
New Jersey DevilsAt Vegas Golden Knights, 10 p.m.
Ottawa SenatorsAt Seattle Kraken, 10 p.m.
Dallas StarsAt Vancouver Canucks, 10:30 p.m.


Scoreboard from last night

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

Florida Panthers 6, Detroit Red Wings 1
Buffalo Sabres 5, Philadelphia Flyers 3
St. Louis Blues 8, Nashville Predators 3
Minnesota Wild 5, San Jose Sharks 4 (OT)
Toronto Maple Leafs 4, New York Islanders 2
Anaheim Ducks 6, Columbus Blue Jackets 4


Increased standings

Note: x = clinched playoff spot; z = clinched best Conference record; e = eliminated

Atlantic Division

NHL playoff watch standings updates

Points: 114
Regulation wins 40
Playoff position A1
Games left: 7
Next game:@ NYI (Tuesday).
Chances of winning the Playoff: 100%
Tragic number N/A

NHL playoff watch standings updates

Points: 106
Regulation wins 42
Playoff position A2
Games left: 6
Next game:PHI (Tuesday).
Playoff possibilities: 100%
Tragic number N/A

NHL playoff watch standings updates

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

NHL playoff watch standings updates

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

NHL playoff watch standings updates

Points: 69
Regulation wins 23
Playoff position N/A
Games left: 4
Next game:@ NJ (Thursday).
Playoff possibilities: 0%
Tragic numberE

NHL playoff watch standings updates

Points: 68
Regulation wins 18
Playoff position N/A
Games left: 6
Next game:@ TB (Tuesday).
Playoff possibilities: 0%
Tragic numberE

NHL playoff watch standings updates

Points: 63
Regulation wins 24
Playoff position N/A
Games left: 7
Next game:@ SEA (Monday).
Chances of winning the Playoff: 0%
Tragic numberE

NHL playoff watch standings updates

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


Metropolitan Division

NHL playoff watch standings updates

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

NHL playoff watch standings updates

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

NHL playoff watch standings updates

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

NHL playoff watch standings updates

Points: 94
Regulation wins 33
Playoff position WC2
Games left: 7
Next game:@ COL (Monday).
Chances of winning the Playoff: 100%
Tragic number N/A

NHL playoff watch standings updates

Points: 79
Regulation wins 32
Playoff position N/A
Games left: 7
Next game:vs. FLA
Chances of winning the Playoff: 0%
Tragic numberE

NHL playoff watch standings updates

Points: 76
Regulation wins 24
Playoff position N/A
Games left: 6
Next game:@ SJ (Tuesday).
Playoff possibilities: 0%
Tragic numberE

NHL playoff watch standings updates

Points: 59
Regulation wins 18
Playoff position N/A
Games left: 7
Next game:@ VGK (Monday).
Playoff possibilities: 0%
Tragic numberE

NHL playoff watch standings updates

Points: 57
Regulation wins 18
Playoff position N/A
Games left: 6
Next game:@ TOR
Playoff possibilities: 0%
Tragic numberE


Central Division

NHL playoff watch standings updates

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

NHL playoff watch standings updates

Points: 102
Regulation wins 41
Playoff position C2
Games left: 6
Next game: vs. BOS (Tuesday)
Chances of winning the Playoff: 100%
Tragic number N/A

NHL playoff watch standings updates

Points: 101
Regulation wins 33
Playoff position C3
Games left: 7
Next game:@ MTL Tuesday
Chances of winning the Playoffs 100%
Tragic number N/A

NHL playoff watch standings updates

Points: 91
Regulation wins 29
Playoff position WC1
Games left: 7
Next game:@ VAN (Monday).
Playoff possibilities: 94%
Tragic number N/A

NHL playoff watch standings updates

Points: 91
Regulation wins 35
Playoff position WC2
Games left: 6
Next game:vs. CGY, Tuesday
Playoff possibilities: 89%
Tragic number N/A

NHL playoff watch standings updates

Points: 81
Regulation wins 28
Playoff position N/A
Games left: 6
Next game:@ NYR (Tuesday).
Playoff possibilities:
Tragic number 3

NHL playoff watch standings updates

Points: 61
Regulation wins 15
Playoff position N/A
Games left: 7
Next game:vs. CGY Monday
Chances of winning the Playoff: 0%
Tragic numberE

NHL playoff watch standings updates

Points: 49
Regulation wins 16
Playoff position N/A
Games left: 7
Next game: vs. CAR (Monday).
Chances for the playoff: 0%
Tragic numberE


Pacific Division

NHL playoff watch standings updates

Points: 101
Regulation wins 41
Playoff position P1
Games left: 7
Next game:@ CHI Monday
Chances of winning the Playoff: 100%
Tragic number N/A

NHL playoff watch standings updates

Points: 94
Regulation wins 35
Playoff position P2
Games left: 6
Next game: vs. DAL (Wednesday)
Playoff possibilities: >99%
Tragic number N/A

NHL playoff watch standings updates

Points: 90
Regulation wins 31
Playoff position P3
Games left: 5
Next game:@ ANA (Tuesday).
Chances of winning the Playoff: 66%
Tragic number N/A

NHL playoff watch standings updates

Points: 87
Regulation wins 33
Playoff position N/A
Games left: 6
Next game:NJ vs. NJ (Monday).
Chances of winning the Playoff: 42%
Tragic number 9

NHL playoff watch standings updates

Points: 84
Regulation wins 30
Playoff position N/A
Games left: 7
Next game:vs. DAL Monday
Playoff possibilities: 10%
Tragic number 8

NHL playoff watch standings updates

Points: 74
Regulation wins 21
Playoff position N/A
Games left: 5
Next game: vs. LA (Tuesday)
Chances of winning the Playoff: 0%
Tragic numberE

NHL playoff watch standings updates

Points: 70
Regulation wins 20
Playoff position N/A
Games left: 7
Next game:CBJ vs. CBJ (Tuesday).
Chances of winning the Playoffs 0%
Tragic numberE

NHL playoff watch standings updates

Points: 54
Regulation wins 20
Playoff position N/A
Games left: 8
Next game:vs. OTT Monday
Playoff possibilities: 0%
Tragic numberE


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. A team can move up to a maximum of 10 places if it wins the lottery. Only 11 teams are eligible to participate in the draw for the No. 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: 54
Regulation wins 20

NHL playoff watch standings updates

Points: 57
Regulation wins 18

NHL playoff watch standings updates

Points: 59
Regulation wins 18

NHL playoff watch standings updates

Points: 61
Regulation wins 15

NHL playoff watch standings updates

Points: 63
Regulation wins 24

NHL playoff watch standings updates

Points: 68
Regulation wins 18

NHL playoff watch standings updates

Points: 69
Regulation wins 23

NHL playoff watch standings updates

Points: 70
Regulation wins 20

NHL playoff watch standings updates

Points: 74
Regulation wins 21

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 on the impact of conditionally traded picks on the top 16

  • Chicago will pick Columbus' first round pick if Chicago fails to win one of the two 2022 draft lottery draws. Otherwise, the pick is deferred to 2023.

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


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