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Playoff Update - 4/9/14

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In which we say fare-thee-well to Carolina, Ottawa, and Toronto... oh, also, win tonight and the Jackets are IN.

Mike Carlson

Metropolitan Division Standings - Wednesday, April 9

Team GP PTS W L OTL ROW GD L10 Streak
Pittsburgh 79 105 50 24 5 44 +43 5-5-0 W1
NY Rangers 80 93 44 31 5 40 +25 7-2-1 W1
Philadelphia 79 91 41 29 9 38 3 4-4-2 W2
Columbus 79 89 41 31 7 36 +13 5-4-1 W2
Washington 79 85 36 30 13 26 -11 4-3-3 W2
New Jersey 79 84 34 29 16 34 -10 5-2-3 L1
Carolina 79 79 34 34 11 33 -22 4-4-2 L2
NY Islanders 79 73 31 37 11 24 -46 5-3-2 L2

Eastern Conference Wild Card Standings - Wednesday, April 9

Team GP PTS W L OTL ROW GD L10 Streak
Detroit 79 90 38 27 14 34 -9 6-3-1 W1
Columbus 79 89 41 31 7 36 +13 5-4-1 W2
Washington 79 85 36 30 13 26 -11 4-3-3 W2
New Jersey 79 84 34 29 16 34 -10 5-2-3 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.

Washington - 2 (WSH max points: 91; Blue Jackets own ROW tie-breaker)
New Jersey - 2 (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)

Conference Playoff Odds

Courtesy of Sports Club Stats:

Boston - IN
Pittsburgh - IN
Montreal - IN
Tampa Bay - IN
NY Rangers - IN
Philadelphia - IN
Detroit - 98.5% (up)
Columbus - 97.7% (up)
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Washington - 2.0% (down)
New Jersey - 1.8% (down)
Toronto - OUT
Ottawa - OUT
Carolina - OUT
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

Dallas vs Columbus (IN)
Pittsburgh vs Detroit (+0.1)