April 16, 2024

NHL playoff standings: Canucks-Ducks the top game on Sunday


It’s a slower than ordinary Sunday on the NHL schedule, with only one game on the docket. But, there are implications from the consequence of the conflict between the Anaheim Ducks and Vancouver Canucks (3:30 p.m. ET, TNT).

For the Canucks, it is a chance to make up floor in the Western Conference and Presidents’ Trophy races. Vancouver was just a little wobbly in February (going 5-6-2), recovered for many of March with a 7-3-1 report, however their most up-to-date two video games account for 2 of these losses.

Sitting atop the Pacific Division by a four-point margin, the Canucks are presently 5 factors behind the Dallas Stars for the West’s No. 1 seed, however have three further regulation wins. As for the NHL’s total factors race, the Canucks are six factors behind the New York Rangers, and tied in regulation wins.

As for the Ducks, they’re on the reverse finish of the league standings, presently in the No. 3 spot in the draft lottery order. With 52 factors, they’re three factors and two regulation wins forward of the Chicago Blackhawks, whereas they’re 10 factors and 5 regulation wins forward of the San Jose Sharks. The group in the No. 4 spot, the Columbus Blue Jackets, sits at 60 factors and an equal variety of regulation wins to the Ducks.

As we traverse the last stretch of the common season, it is time to test in on all the playoff races — together with the groups jockeying for place in the 2024 NHL draft lottery.

Note: Playoff likelihood is through Stathletes.

Jump forward:
Current playoff matchups
Sunday’s schedule
Saturday’s scores
Expanded standings
Race for No. 1 pick

Current playoff matchups

Eastern Conference

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

Western Conference

C1 Dallas Stars vs. WC2 Los Angeles Kings
C2 Colorado Avalanche vs. C3 Winnipeg Jets
P1 Vancouver Canucks vs. WC1 Nashville Predators
P2 Edmonton Oilers vs. P3 Vegas Golden Knights


Sunday’s game

Note: All occasions ET. All video games not on TNT or NHL Network can be found through NHL Power Play, which is included in an ESPN+ subscription (native blackout restrictions apply).

Anaheim Ducks at Vancouver Canucks, 3:30 p.m. (TNT)


Saturday’s scoreboard

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


Expanded standings

Atlantic Division

Points: 101
Regulation wins: 33
Playoff place: A1
Games left: 7
Points tempo: 110
Next game: @ NSH (Tuesday)
Playoff probabilities: 100%
Tragic quantity: N/A

Points: 99
Regulation wins: 38
Playoff place: A2
Games left: 8
Points tempo: 110
Next game: @ TOR (Monday)
Playoff probabilities: 100%
Tragic quantity: N/A

Points: 93
Regulation wins: 30
Playoff place: A3
Games left: 9
Points tempo: 105
Next game: vs. FLA (Monday)
Playoff probabilities: 99.9%
Tragic quantity: N/A

Points: 89
Regulation wins: 33
Playoff place: WC1
Games left: 9
Points tempo: 100
Next game: vs. DET (Monday)
Playoff probabilities: 99.9%
Tragic quantity: N/A

Points: 80
Regulation wins: 25
Playoff place: N/A
Games left: 8
Points tempo: 889
Next game: @ TB (Monday)
Playoff probabilities: 22.8%
Tragic quantity: 14

Points: 75
Regulation wins: 29
Playoff place: N/A
Games left: 7
Points tempo: 82
Next game: vs. WSH (Tuesday)
Playoff probabilities: 0.8%
Tragic quantity: 7

Points: 70
Regulation wins: 24
Playoff place: N/A
Games left: 9
Points tempo: 79
Next game: @ MIN (Tuesday)
Playoff probabilities: ~0%
Tragic quantity: 6

Points: 68
Regulation wins: 18
Playoff place: N/A
Games left: 9
Points tempo: 76
Next game: vs. FLA (Tuesday)
Playoff probabilities: ~0%
Tragic quantity: 4


Metropolitan Division

Points: 104
Regulation wins: 39
Playoff place: M1
Games left: 8
Points tempo: 115
Next game: vs. PIT (Monday)
Playoff probabilities: 100%
Tragic quantity: N/A

Points: 101
Regulation wins: 39
Playoff place: M2
Games left: 7
Points tempo: 110
Next game: vs. BOS (Thursday)
Playoff probabilities: 100%
Tragic quantity: N/A

Points: 82
Regulation wins: 28
Playoff place: M3
Games left: 9
Points tempo: 92
Next game: @ BUF (Tuesday)
Playoff probabilities: 59.8%
Tragic quantity: N/A

Points: 82
Regulation wins: 28
Playoff place: WC2
Games left: 7
Points tempo: 90
Next game: vs. NYI (Monday)
Playoff probabilities: 80.7%
Tragic quantity: N/A

Points: 77
Regulation wins: 23
Playoff place: N/A
Games left: 9
Points tempo: 87
Next game: @ PHI (Monday)
Playoff probabilities: 27.2%
Tragic quantity: 13

Points: 76
Regulation wins: 31
Playoff place: N/A
Games left: 8
Points tempo: 84
Next game: vs. PIT (Tuesday)
Playoff probabilities: 6.4%
Tragic quantity: 10

Points: 75
Regulation wins: 27
Playoff place: N/A
Games left: 9
Points tempo: 84
Next game: @ NYR (Monday)
Playoff probabilities: 2.5%
Tragic quantity: 11

Points: 60
Regulation wins: 18
Playoff place: N/A
Games left: 8
Points tempo: 67
Next game: vs. COL (Monday)
Playoff probabilities: 0%
Tragic quantity: E


Central Division

Points: 103
Regulation wins: 36
Playoff place: C1
Games left: 7
Points tempo: 113
Next game: vs. EDM (Wednesday)
Playoff probabilities: 100%
Tragic quantity: N/A

Points: 100
Regulation wins: 39
Playoff place: C2
Games left: 8
Points tempo: 111
Next game: @ CBJ (Monday)
Playoff probabilities: 100%
Tragic quantity: N/A

Points: 94
Regulation wins: 39
Playoff place: C3
Games left: 8
Points tempo: 104
Next game: vs. LA (Monday)
Playoff probabilities: 99.9%
Tragic quantity: N/A

Points: 90
Regulation wins: 35
Playoff place: WC1
Games left: 8
Points tempo: 100
Next game: vs. BOS (Tuesday)
Playoff probabilities: 99.2%
Tragic quantity: N/A

Points: 82
Regulation wins: 29
Playoff place: N/A
Games left: 8
Points tempo: 91
Next game: vs. EDM (Monday)
Playoff probabilities: 5.1%
Tragic quantity: 11

Points: 79
Regulation wins: 28
Playoff place: N/A
Games left: 9
Points tempo: 89
Next game: vs. OTT (Tuesday)
Playoff probabilities: 2.1%
Tragic quantity: 10

Points: 67
Regulation wins: 25
Playoff place: N/A
Games left: 8
Points tempo: 74
Next game: vs. VAN (Wednesday)
Playoff probabilities: ~0%
Tragic quantity: E

Points: 49
Regulation wins: 16
Playoff place: N/A
Games left: 8
Points tempo: 54
Next game: @ NYI (Tuesday)
Playoff probabilities: ~0%
Tragic quantity: E


Pacific Division

Points: 98
Regulation wins: 39
Playoff place: P1
Games left: 9
Points tempo: 110
Next game: vs. ANA (Sunday)
Playoff probabilities: 100%
Tragic quantity: N/A

Points: 94
Regulation wins: 35
Playoff place: P2
Games left: 10
Points tempo: 107
Next game: @ STL (Monday)
Playoff probabilities: 99.9%
Tragic quantity: N/A

Points: 90
Regulation wins: 31
Playoff place: P3
Games left: 8
Points tempo: 100
Next game: vs. VAN (Tuesday)
Playoff probabilities: 95.5%
Tragic quantity: N/A

Points: 87
Regulation wins: 32
Playoff place: WC2
Games left: 9
Points tempo: 98
Next game: @ WPG (Monday)
Playoff probabilities: 98.1%
Tragic quantity: N/A

Points: 73
Regulation wins: 29
Playoff place: N/A
Games left: 9
Points tempo: 82
Next game: vs. ANA (Tuesday)
Playoff probabilities: ~0%
Tragic quantity: 4

Points: 73
Regulation wins: 24
Playoff place: N/A
Games left: 9
Points tempo: 82
Next game: @ SJ (Monday)
Playoff probabilities: ~0%
Tragic quantity: 4

Points: 52
Regulation wins: 18
Playoff place: N/A
Games left: 8
Points tempo: 58
Next game: @ VAN (Sunday)
Playoff probabilities: 0%
Tragic quantity: E

Points: 42
Regulation wins: 13
Playoff place: N/A
Games left: 9
Points tempo: 47
Next game: vs. SEA (Monday)
Playoff probabilities: 0%
Tragic quantity: E

p — clinched Presidents’ Trophy
y — clinched division
x — clinched playoff berth
e — eradicated from playoff rivalry


Race for the No. 1 choose

The NHL makes use of a draft lottery to find out the order of the first spherical, so the group that finishes in final place will not be assured the No. 1 choice. As of 2021, a group can transfer up a most of 10 spots if it wins the lottery, so solely 11 groups are eligible for the draw for the No. 1 choose. Full details on the process can be found here. Sitting No. 1 on the draft board for this summer time is Macklin Celebrini, a freshman at Boston University.

Points: 42
Regulation wins: 13

Points: 49
Regulation wins: 16

Points: 52
Regulation wins: 18

Points: 60
Regulation wins: 18

Points: 67
Regulation wins: 25

Points: 68
Regulation wins: 18

Points: 70
Regulation wins: 24

Points: 73
Regulation wins: 24

Points: 73
Regulation wins: 29

Points: 75
Regulation wins: 27

Points: 75
Regulation wins: 29

Points: 76
Regulation wins: 31

Points: 77
Regulation wins: 23

Points: 79
Regulation wins: 28

Points: 80
Regulation wins: 25

Points: 82
Regulation wins: 29

* The Penguins’ first-round choose was traded to the Sharks as a part of the Erik Karlsson commerce. However, it’s top-10 protected.



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