This week,the playoff picture starts taking shape. Teams have clinched, others have been eliminated, and others are close. Biggest winners are San Jose and Nashville.
|This Week||Last Week||
|1||1||The Bruins have clinched and are 70% likely to end in 3rd place.
|2||2||Philadelphia is now 84% likely to win the East after beating Pittsburgh on Tuesday.
|3||3||The Capitals are 63% likely to finish in 2nd place.
||Pittsburgh clinched a playoff spot and are hoping Sidney Crosby can return for the playoffs.
||The Sabres move up a spot here despite remaining in 8th place. However, they are 74% likely to make the playoffs.
||New York is in 7th right now, but they are more likely to finish 6th due to their game in hand and tie-breaker advantage.
||The Canadiens are slipping, in jeopardy of falling into 7th place.
||Tampa Bay is only 2 points away from clinching a playoff spot, but they still have a negative goal differential.
||The Hurricanes are now 3 points out with only 6 games to play, leaving them only 28% likely to make the playoffs.
||Toronto is 5 points out with 5 games left, leaving them with only a 1% chance of making the playoffs.
||The Thrashers are clinging to a less than 1% chance of the playoffs even though they are .500
||Florida has already been eliminated, despite playing well through half the year.
||The Devils still have yet to be eliminated, but they will be very soon.
|14||12||New York is eliminated.
|15||15||The Senators are eliminated.