Metropolitan Division Playoff Standings - Thursday, April 10
Eastern Conference Wild Card Standings - Thursday, April 10
Jackets' Magic Numbers
The Blue Jackets don't control their own destiny for anything other than the 1st Wild Card spot. Their Magic Number to stay above the Red Wings is 4 (DET max points: 95; CBJ own ROW tie-breaker).
Rather than try to bang out magic numbers for the Metro Spots (since the Jackets don't technically have them), we'll lay out the scenarios:
NYR max points: 97; Rangers lead the Flyers in ROW but do not own the tie-breaker, and own the ROW tie-breaker against the Jackets.
PHI max points: 97; Flyers trail Rangers in ROW and lead the Jackets in ROW, but do not have any tie-breakers yet clinched.
CBJ max points: 95; Jackets can't catch Rangers in ROW, but can tie Flyers in ROW with some help. Jackets own the second tie-breaker (head-to-head) with Philly.
Conference Playoff Seeding Odds
Courtesy of Sports Club Stats: here are the most likely seeds based on percentages (so, this is the highest percentage finish for each team, meaning they finish in that spot that percentage of the simulations). Seeds are displayed as they would play in the playoffs (think like a bracket):
EC1 (A1) - Boston - IN
WC2 (A4) - Detroit - 58.8%
EC2 (M1) - Pittsburgh - IN
WC1 (M4) - Columbus - 42.2%
EC3 (A2) - Montreal - 86.1%
EC5 (A3) - Tampa Bay - 86.0%
EC4 (M2) - NY Rangers - 84.1%
EC6 (M3) - Philadelphia - 58.8%
Who We're Rooting For Tonight
NY Rangers vs. Buffalo
Tampa Bay vs. Philadelphia