Playoff Update - 4/8/14

Bruce Bennett

Thank you, dear, sweet Calgary Flames!

Metropolitan Division Standings - Tuesday, April 8

Team GP PTS W L OTL ROW GD L10 Streak
Pittsburgh 79 105 50 24 5 44 +43 5-5-0 W1
NY Rangers 79 91 43 31 5 39 +22 7-2-1 L1
Philadelphia 78 89 40 29 9 37 E 4-4-2 W1
Columbus 78 87 40 31 7 35 +12 5-4-1 W1
New Jersey 79 84 34 29 16 34 -10 5-2-3 L1
Washington 78 83 35 30 13 25 -14 4-3-3 W1
Carolina 78 79 34 33 11 33 -19 5-3-2 L1
NY Islanders 78 73 31 36 11 24 -43 6-2-2 L1

Eastern Conference Wild Card Standings - Tuesday, April 8

Team GP PTS W L OTL ROW GD L10 Streak
Detroit 78 88 37 27 14 32 -11 6-3-1 L1
Columbus 78 87 40 31 7 35 +12 5-4-1 W1
New Jersey 79 84 34 29 16 34 -10 5-2-3 L1
Toronto 79 84 38 33 8 29 -19 2-8-0 L1
Washington 78 83 35 30 13 25 -14 4-3-3 W1
Ottawa 78 80 33 31 14 28 -35 5-4-1 W1
Carolina 78 79 34 33 11 33 -19 5-3-2 L1

Jackets' Magic Numbers

Combined number of CBJ points and opponent's lost-points needed for Jackets to eliminate each team. Applicable tie-breakers are shown as well.

New Jersey - 4 (NJD max points: 90; Blue Jackets lead in ROW but have not clinched the ROW tie-breaker, but do own head-to-head tie-breaker)
Washington - 4 (WSH max points: 91; Blue Jackets own ROW tie-breaker)
Toronto - 3 (TOR max points: 90; Blue Jackets own ROW tie-breaker)
Ottawa - 1 (OTT max points: 88; Blue Jackets own ROW tie-breaker)
Carolina - 1 (CAR max points: 87; Blue Jackets lead in ROW but have not clinched the ROW tie-breaker, but do own head-to-head tie-breaker)

Conference Playoff Odds

Courtesy of Sports Club Stats:

Boston - IN
Pittsburgh - IN
Montreal - IN
Tampa Bay - IN
NY Rangers - IN
Philadelphia - 99.5% (up)
Detroit - 95.7% (up)
Columbus - 93.8% (up)
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New Jersey - 6.7% (down)
Washington - 2.2% (up)
Toronto - 2.1% (up)
Ottawa - 0.0% (even)
Carolina - 0.0% (even)
NY Islanders - OUT
Florida - OUT
Buffalo - OUT

If The Season Ended Today...

Round 1 Matchups

Road Home
Columbus (WC2) Boston (A1)
Philadelphia (M3) NY Rangers (M2)
Detroit (WC1) Pittsburgh (M1)
Tampa Bay (A3) Montreal (A2)

Who Helps Us Tonight

Columbus vs Phoenix (+4.5)
Tampa Bay vs Toronto (+1.0)
St. Louis vs Washington (+0.9)
Buffalo vs Detroit (+0.6)

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