April 23, 2024

NHL playoff standings: Who will win the Presidents’ Trophy?


As famous in the March 23 episode of the playoff watch this season, successful the Presidents’ Trophy would not assure a group will win the Stanley Cup (although it is not a curse, as some nonetheless declare). One factor it does assure: home-ice benefit for so long as the winner continues enjoying, which isn’t any small factor.

So the place does the race stand heading into Wednesday’s motion?

The New York Rangers are atop the league, with 104 factors and 39 regulation wins. They have a recreation forthcoming towards the rival New Jersey Devils (7 p.m. ET, TNT), a continuation of a sequence of video games which were feisty affairs for the previous few a long time. The Rangers face only one extra group at present in playoff place the remainder of the manner, however they’ve two extra video games towards their different huge rival, the New York Islanders, who’re battling laborious in an try to get again right into a wild-card spot. Stathletes initiatives the Rangers to complete with 113.9 standings factors, which is the most in the league.

Somewhat below the radar, the Dallas Stars are only a level behind the Rangers, however with three fewer regulation wins. The Stars have a theoretically harder opponent on Wednesday in the Edmonton Oilers (9:30 p.m. ET, NHL Power Play on ESPN+), and in addition face the Colorado Avalanche and Winnipeg Jets down the stretch. The projection for the Stars is 112.3 factors, which is second most.

The Pacific Division-leading Vancouver Canucks are on the Arizona State campus Wednesday for a matchup towards the Arizona Coyotes (10 p.m. ET, NHL Power Play on ESPN+). The Canucks sit at 100 factors, however they’ve 40 regulation wins, an vital edge if there is a tie atop the factors column at season’s finish. The Canucks have the most difficult remaining schedule of those three golf equipment, with showdowns towards the Los Angeles Kings, Vegas Golden Knights, Oilers and Jets coming in the season’s remaining weeks. Stathletes initiatives Vancouver to complete with 109.9 factors, which is fifth most (additionally behind the Avs and the Carolina Hurricanes).

But what about the Atlantic leaders? The idle Boston Bruins (103 factors, 34 regulation wins) and Florida Panthers (99, 38) are clearly nonetheless a menace to make a remaining push for the regular-season factors title. But the Stathletes mannequin would not like their probabilities fairly as a lot, with Florida projected for 109.7 factors and Boston 109.4.

As we traverse the remaining 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 by way of Stathletes.

Jump forward:
Current playoff matchups
Wednesday’s schedule
Tuesday’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 Washington Capitals
M2 Carolina Hurricanes vs. M3 Philadelphia Flyers

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


Wednesday’s video games

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

Tampa Bay Lightning at Toronto Maple Leafs, 7 p.m.
New Jersey Devils at New York Rangers, 7 p.m. (TNT)
Edmonton Oilers at Dallas Stars, 9:30 p.m.
Seattle Kraken at Los Angeles Kings, 9:30 p.m (TNT)
Vancouver Canucks at Arizona Coyotes, 10 p.m.


Tuesday’s scoreboard

Buffalo Sabres 6, Washington Capitals 2
Montreal Canadiens 5, Florida Panthers 3
Pittsburgh Penguins 6, New Jersey Devils 3
New York Islanders 2, Chicago Blackhawks 1
Boston Bruins 3, Nashville Predators 0
Minnesota Wild 3, Ottawa Senators 2
Anaheim Ducks 5, Calgary Flames 3
Vegas Golden Knights 6, Vancouver Canucks 3


Expanded standings

Atlantic Division

Points: 103
Regulation wins: 34
Playoff place: A1
Games left: 6
Points tempo: 111
Next recreation: @ CAR (Thursday)
Playoff probabilities: 100%
Tragic quantity: N/A

Points: 99
Regulation wins: 38
Playoff place: A2
Games left: 6
Points tempo: 107
Next recreation: @ OTT (Thursday)
Playoff probabilities: 100%
Tragic quantity: N/A

Points: 95
Regulation wins: 31
Playoff place: A3
Games left: 8
Points tempo: 105
Next recreation: vs. TB (Wednesday)
Playoff probabilities: 99.9%
Tragic quantity: N/A

Points: 89
Regulation wins: 33
Playoff place: WC1
Games left: 8
Points tempo: 99
Next recreation: @ TOR (Wednesday)
Playoff probabilities: 99.9%
Tragic quantity: N/A

Points: 82
Regulation wins: 26
Playoff place: N/A
Games left: 7
Points tempo: 90
Next recreation: vs. NYR (Friday)
Playoff probabilities: 42.9%
Tragic quantity: 14

Points: 77
Regulation wins: 30
Playoff place: N/A
Games left: 6
Points tempo: 83
Next recreation: vs. PHI (Friday)
Playoff probabilities: 0.1%
Tragic quantity: 7

Points: 70
Regulation wins: 24
Playoff place: N/A
Games left: 8
Points tempo: 78
Next recreation: vs. FLA (Thursday)
Playoff probabilities: ~0%
Tragic quantity: 4

Points: 70
Regulation wins: 19
Playoff place: N/A
Games left: 8
Points tempo: 78
Next recreation: vs. TB (Thursday)
Playoff probabilities: ~0%
Tragic quantity: 4


Metropolitan Division

Points: 104
Regulation wins: 39
Playoff place: M1
Games left: 7
Points tempo: 114
Next recreation: vs. NJ (Wednesday)
Playoff probabilities: 100%
Tragic quantity: N/A

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

Points: 83
Regulation wins: 28
Playoff place: M3
Games left: 6
Points tempo: 90
Next recreation: @ BUF (Friday)
Playoff probabilities: 50.5%
Tragic quantity: N/A

Points: 82
Regulation wins: 28
Playoff place: WC2
Games left: 8
Points tempo: 91
Next recreation: vs. PIT (Thursday)
Playoff probabilities: 71%
Tragic quantity: N/A

Points: 81
Regulation wins: 24
Playoff place: N/A
Games left: 7
Points tempo: 89
Next recreation: @ CBJ (Thursday)
Playoff probabilities: 25%
Tragic quantity: 13

Points: 79
Regulation wins: 29
Playoff place: N/A
Games left: 7
Points tempo: 86
Next recreation: @ WSH (Thursday)
Playoff probabilities: 4%
Tragic quantity: 11

Points: 76
Regulation wins: 31
Playoff place: N/A
Games left: 7
Points tempo: 83
Next recreation: @ NYR (Wednesday)
Playoff probabilities: 6.4%
Tragic quantity: 8

Points: 62
Regulation wins: 19
Playoff place: N/A
Games left: 7
Points tempo: 68
Next recreation: vs. NYI (Thursday)
Playoff probabilities: 0%
Tragic quantity: E


Central Division

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

Points: 100
Regulation wins: 39
Playoff place: C2
Games left: 7
Points tempo: 109
Next recreation: @ MIN (Thursday)
Playoff probabilities: 100%
Tragic quantity: N/A

Points: 96
Regulation wins: 40
Playoff place: C3
Games left: 7
Points tempo: 105
Next recreation: vs. CGY (Thursday)
Playoff probabilities: 99.9%
Tragic quantity: N/A

Points: 90
Regulation wins: 35
Playoff place: WC1
Games left: 7
Points tempo: 98
Next recreation: vs. STL (Thursday)
Playoff probabilities: 99.2%
Tragic quantity: N/A

Points: 84
Regulation wins: 29
Playoff place: N/A
Games left: 7
Points tempo: 92
Next recreation: @ NSH (Thursday)
Playoff probabilities: 6.7%
Tragic quantity: 11

Points: 81
Regulation wins: 29
Playoff place: N/A
Games left: 8
Points tempo: 90
Next recreation: vs. COL (Thursday)
Playoff probabilities: 3.6%
Tragic quantity: 10

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

Points: 49
Regulation wins: 16
Playoff place: N/A
Games left: 7
Points tempo: 54
Next recreation: vs. DAL (Saturday)
Playoff probabilities: 0%
Tragic quantity: E


Pacific Division

Points: 100
Regulation wins: 40
Playoff place: P1
Games left: 7
Points tempo: 109
Next recreation: @ ARI (Wednesday)
Playoff probabilities: 100%
Tragic quantity: N/A

Points: 95
Regulation wins: 35
Playoff place: P2
Games left: 9
Points tempo: 107
Next recreation: @ DAL (Wednesday)
Playoff probabilities: 99.9%
Tragic quantity: N/A

Points: 92
Regulation wins: 32
Playoff place: P3
Games left: 7
Points tempo: 101
Next recreation: @ ARI (Friday)
Playoff probabilities: 98.6%
Tragic quantity: N/A

Points: 87
Regulation wins: 32
Playoff place: WC2
Games left: 8
Points tempo: 96
Next recreation: vs. SEA (Wednesday)
Playoff probabilities: 91.9%
Tragic quantity: N/A

Points: 75
Regulation wins: 25
Playoff place: N/A
Games left: 8
Points tempo: 83
Next recreation: @ LA (Wednesday)
Playoff probabilities: ~0%
Tragic quantity: 4

Points: 73
Regulation wins: 29
Playoff place: N/A
Games left: 8
Points tempo: 81
Next recreation: @ WPG (Thursday)
Playoff probabilities: ~0%
Tragic quantity: 2

Points: 54
Regulation wins: 19
Playoff place: N/A
Games left: 6
Points tempo: 58
Next recreation: vs. SEA (Friday)
Playoff probabilities: 0%
Tragic quantity: E

Points: 42
Regulation wins: 13
Playoff place: N/A
Games left: 8
Points tempo: 47
Next recreation: vs. LA (Thursday)
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 isn’t 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 season is Macklin Celebrini, a freshman at Boston University.

Points: 42
Regulation wins: 13

Points: 49
Regulation wins: 16

Points: 54
Regulation wins: 19

Points: 62
Regulation wins: 19

Points: 67
Regulation wins: 25

Points: 70
Regulation wins: 19

Points: 70
Regulation wins: 24

Points: 73
Regulation wins: 29

Points: 75
Regulation wins: 25

Points: 76
Regulation wins: 31

Points: 77
Regulation wins: 30

Points: 79
Regulation wins: 29

Points: 81
Regulation wins: 24

Points: 81
Regulation wins: 29

Points: 82
Regulation wins: 26

Points: 84
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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