NHL standings: Seeding eventualities, breakdown for remaining spots in 2021 playoffs

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The NHL’s 2021 season is winding down, though when the official finish date of the season will likely be continues to be undetermined. As of now, the final regular-season recreation is scheduled for Might 19 when the Flames internet hosting the Canucks. 

No matter when issues formally finish, and when the playoffs formally start, the playoffs races are heating up as quite a few groups stay within the hunt. With groups solely taking part in opponents in their very own division, every recreation creates a four-point swing and there is a good probability positioning will not be determined until the division wraps up video games.

Not like earlier years, this season will see 4 groups advance from every of the 4 divisions with the highest seed going through the fourth seed and No. 2 taking up No. 3. The winners will then face off earlier than the champs of every division meet within the semifinals.

This is how the 2021 Stanley Cup playoff bracket appears to be like at this very minute.

Final up to date: 1:30 a.m. ET on April 25

All possibilities from Sports activities Membership Stats.

NHL playoff standings 2021

East Division

1. Washington Capitals (66 factors, 25 RW)

Remaining video games: 8
Remaining opponents: NYI, PIT (2), NYR (2), PHI (2), BOS
Factors share: .688
Playoff likelihood: 99.6%

With out Alex Ovechkin (lower-body damage), the Capitals cashed in with a 6-3 win over the Islanders on Saturday evening in Zdeno Chara’s 1,600th NHL recreation.

2. Pittsburgh Penguins (65 factors, 24 RW)

Remaining video games: 8
Remaining opponents: BOS (2), WSH (2), PHI (2), BUF (2)
Factors share: .677
Playoff likelihood: 99.9%

Penguins beat the Devils in a matinee to maintain tempo with the Caps.

3. New York Islanders (63 factors, 21 RW)

Remaining video games: 8
Remaining opponents: WSH (1), NYR (2), BUF (2), NJD (2), BOS (1)
Factors share: .656
Playoff likelihood: 99.5%

The Islanders face the Capitals once more on Tuesday and a win will assist pull them nearer to that high spot.

4. Boston Bruins (60 factors, 20 RW)

Remaining video games: 10
Remaining opponents: PIT (2), BUF (2), NJD (2), NYR (2), NYI, WSH
Factors share: .652
Playoff likelihood: 96.4%

Boston has two video games in hand towards everybody else in competition within the division.

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5. New York Rangers (54 factors, 21 RW)

Remaining video games: 8
Remaining opponents: BUF (2), NYI (2), WSH (2), BOS (2)
Factors share: .563
Playoff likelihood: 4.6%

The Rangers have gone 6-3-1 of their final 10 video games.

0% playoff likelihood: Philadelphia Flyers

Formally eradicated from competition: New Jersey Devils, Buffalo Sabres

North Division

1. Toronto Maple Leafs (65 factors, 24 RW)

Remaining video games: 8
Remaining opponents: MTL (4), VAN (2), OTT, WPG
Factors share: .677
Playoff likelihood: 100%

With a win on Hockey Night time in Canada over the Jets, the Maple Leafs widen their hole for the North title.

2. Winnipeg Jets (57 factors, 21 RW)

Remaining video games:  9
Remaining opponents: EDM (2), MTL, OTT (2), CGY, OTT, VAN (2), TOR
Factors share: .606
Playoff likelihood: 100%

Enormous recreation on Monday at 9 p.m. ET towards the Oilers.

3. Edmonton Oilers (56 factors, 25 RW)

Remaining video games: 11
Remaining opponents: WPG (2), CGY (2), VAN (5), MTL (2)
Factors share: .622
Playoff likelihood: 99.9%

With three video games in hand on the Jets, the Oilers may snag the second spot — and home-ice — if the 2 groups meet within the playoffs.

4. Montreal Canadiens (49 factors, 18 RW)

Remaining video games:  10
Remaining opponents: CGY, TOR (4), WPG, OTT (2), EDM (2)
Factors share: .533
Playoff likelihood: 88.5

The Canadiens will likely be with out Carey Worth for the foreseeable future after he entered concussion protocols.

“I can not say there’s been a lot progress there,” head coach Dominic Ducharme advised reporters Saturday. He additionally mentioned that Worth returned to Montreal to bear additional testing.

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5. Calgary Flames (45 factors, 18 RW)

Remaining video games: 9
Remaining opponents: MTL, EDM (2), WPG, OTT, VAN (4)
Factors share: .479
Playoff likelihood: 6.1%

The Flames stored their playoff hopes alive with back-to-back wins over the Canadiens. The 2 groups meet once more on Monday evening at 6:30 p.m. ET.

6. Vancouver Canucks (41 factors, 13 RW)

Remaining video games: 15
Remaining opponents: OTT (2), TOR (2), EDM (5), WPG (2), CGY (4)
Factors share: .500
Playoff likelihood: 5.5%

The Canucks have a ton of motion left and will nonetheless sneak into the postseason.

0% playoff likelihood: Ottawa Senators

Central Division

1. Carolina Hurricanes (68 factors, 23 RW)

Remaining video games: 9
Remaining opponents: DAL (2), DET, CBJ, CHI (3), NSH (2)
Factors share: .723 
Playoff likelihood: 100%

With two video games in hand — and two video games towards the division’s basement — it is wanting doubtless the Canes take the highest spot.

2. Florida Panthers (67 factors, 22 RW)

Remaining video games: 7
Remaining opponents: NSH (2), CHI (2), DAL, TBL (2)
Factors share: .684
Playoff likelihood: 100%

With simply seven video games left, the Panthers’ spot within the No. 2 slot is precarious.

3. Tampa Bay Lightning (64 factors, 25 RW)

Remaining video games: 9
Remaining opponents: CBJ, CHI, DAL (3), DET (2), FLA (2)
Factors share: .681  
Playoff likelihood: 
100%

The division champs are wanting poised for a postseason spot and one other run at Lord Stanley’s Cup.

4. Nashville Predators (54 factors, 18 RW)

Remaining video games: 7
Remaining opponents: FLA (2), DAL, CBJ (2), CAR (2)
Factors share: .551  
Playoff likelihood:
56.9%

John Hynes’ standing was teetering at one level, however his membership went 6-3-1 within the final 10 and are within the postseason getting into Sunday’s motion.

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5. Dallas Stars (52 factors, 16 RW)

Remaining video games: 9
Remaining opponents: CAR (2), TBL (3), NSH, FLA, CHI (2)
Factors share: .553
Playoff likelihood: 39.6%

If issues are decided by factors share, as of Sunday morning, the Stars would leapfrog the Predators.

6. Chicago Blackhawks (49 factors, 14 RW)

Remaining video games: 8
Remaining opponents: TBL, FLA (2), CAR (3), DAL (2)
Factors share: .510
Playoff likelihood: 3.5%

Whereas the Blackhawks look out of the postseason, nobody anticipated them to be within the dialog.

0% playoff likelihood: Detroit Crimson Wings

Formally eradicated from competition: Columbus Blue Jackets

West Division

1. Vegas Golden Knights (70 factors, 27 RW)

Remaining video games: 9
Remaining opponents: COL (2), ARI (2), MIN (2), STL (2), SJS
Factors share: .745
Playoff likelihood: Clinched playoff berth

The Golden Knights face the Avalanche in a match-up that might widen the hole — or shorten it — on Wednesday.

2. Colorado Avalanche (66 factors, 28 RW)

Remaining video games: 11
Remaining opponents: STL, VGK (2), SJS (4), LAK (4)
Factors share: .733  
Playoff likelihood:
Clinched playoff berth

Earlier than taking part in Vegas on Wednesday, the Avs play the Blues and with a win, they may very well be simply two factors out of the highest spot. 

3. Minnesota Wild (65 factors, 26 RW)

Remaining video games: 9
Remaining opponents: STL (5), VGK (2), ANA (2)
Factors share: .691  
Playoff likelihood:
Clinched playoff berth

The Wild cannot end worse than third and are inside putting distance of the No. 1 seed.

4. Arizona Coyotes (47 factors, 17 RW)

Remaining video games: 8
Remaining opponents: SJS (4), VGK (2), LAK (2)
Factors share: .490
Playoff likelihood: 28.6%

With a shutout of the Kings on Saturday evening, the Yotes leapfrogged the Blues for the No. 4 spot.

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5. St. Louis Blues (46 factors, 14 RW)

Remaining video games: 11
Remaining opponents: COL, MIN (5), ANA (2), LAK, VGK (2)
Factors share: .511
Playoff likelihood: 43.9%

The Blues and Wild meet on Wednesday for the primary of three massive video games in a row.

6. San Jose Sharks (41 factors, 12 RW)

Remaining video games: 9
Remaining opponents: ARI (4), COL (4), VGK
Factors share: .436
Playoff likelihood: 2.2%

Contemplating they’ve gone 1-8-1 within the final 10, the Sharks are now not swimming to a playoff spot.

7. Los Angeles Kings (40 factors, 15 RW)

Remaining video games: 11
Remaining opponents: ANA (4), ARI (2), COL (4), STL
Factors share: .444
Playoff likelihood: 25.2%

LA has a greater postseason probability than the Sharks thanks to 2 video games in hand and 4 towards the basement-dwelling Geese.

0% playoff likelihood: Anaheim Geese





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