Stanley Cup Playoffs 2018: Standings, playoff matchups, bubble teams, lottery odds

The NHL regular season has yet to wrap up, but the Stanley Cup playoff picture is starting to come into focus. The contenders have separated themselves from the pretenders and there will be plenty of jostling for position over the final few weeks of the season.

Below you can find the league’s conference standings — including which teams find themselves on the right and wrong side of the playoff bubble — as well as the current playoff matchups if the season were to end today.

Standings

Eastern Conference

Eastern Conference
1

Bruins

76 GP, 48-17-11 (107 pts)
2

Lightning

77 GP, 51-22-4 (106 pts)
3

Capitals

77 GP, 46-24-7 (99 pts)
4

Maple Leafs

77 GP, 46-24-7 (99 pts)
5

Penguins

78 GP, 44-28-6 (94 pts)
6

Blue Jackets

78 GP, 44-29-5 (93 pts)
7

Flyers

78 GP, 39-25-14 (92 pts)
8

Devils

77 GP, 40-28-9 (87 pts)
9

Panthers

76 GP, 39-29-8 (86 pts)
10

Hurricanes

77 GP, 34-32-11 (79 pts)
11

Rangers

77 GP, 33-35-9 (75 pts)
12

Islanders

77 GP, 32-35-10 (74 pts)
13

Red Wings

78 GP, 29-38-11 (69 pts)
14

Canadiens

77 GP, 28-37-12 (68 pts)
15

Senators

77 GP, 27-39-11 (65 pts)
16

Sabres

77 GP, 24-41-12 (60 pts)

Western Conference

1

Predators

77 GP, 50-16-11 (111 pts)
2

Jets

77 GP, 47-20-10 (104 pts)
3

Golden Knights

77 GP, 48-22-7 (103 pts)
4

Sharks

78 GP, 44-24-10 (98 pts)
5

Wild

77 GP, 43-24-10 (96 pts)
6

Kings

78 GP, 43-28-7 (93 pts)
7

Blues

76 GP, 43-28-5 (91 pts)
8

Ducks

77 GP, 39-25-13 (91 pts)
9

Avalanche

77 GP, 41-28-8 (90 pts)
10

Stars

78 GP, 39-31-8 (86 pts)
11

Flames

78 GP, 35-33-10 (80 pts)
12

Blackhawks

78 GP, 32-36-10 (74 pts)
13

Oilers

78 GP, 34-38-6 (74 pts)
14

Canucks

78 GP, 29-40-9 (67 pts)
15

Coyotes

78 GP, 27-40-11 (65 pts)

Eastern Conference playoff seeding

Atlantic Division

  1. Boston Bruins
  2. Tampa Bay Lightning
  3. Toronto Maple Leafs

Metropolitan Division

  1. Washington Capitals
  2. Pittsburgh Penguins
  3. Columbus Blue Jackets

Eastern Conference Wild Cards

  1. Philadelphia Flyers
  2. New Jersey Devils

Western Conference playoff seeding

Central Division

  1. Nashville Predators
  2. Winnipeg Jets
  3. Minnesota Wild

Pacific Division

  1. Vegas Golden Knights
  2. San Jose Sharks
  3. Los Angeles Kings

Western Conference Wild Cards

  1. St. Louis Blues
  2. Anaheim Ducks

Current playoff matchups

Eastern Conference

Boston Bruins (Atlantic No. 1) vs. New Jersey Devils (WC No. 2)

Washington Capitals (Metro No. 1) vs. Philadelphia Flyers (WC No. 1)

Tampa Bay Lightning (Atlantic No. 2) vs. Toronto Maple Leafs (Atlantic No. 3)

Pittsburgh Penguins (Metro No. 2) vs. Columbus Blue Jackets (Metro No. 3)

Western Conference

Nashville Predators (Central No.1) vs. Anaheim Ducks (WC No. 2)

Vegas Golden Knights (Pacific No. 1) vs. St. Louis Blues (WC No. 1)

Winnipeg Jets (Central No. 2) vs. Minnesota Wild (Central No. 3)

San Jose Sharks (Pacific No. 2) vs. Los Angeles Kings (Pacific No. 3)

NHL Draft Lottery odds

  1. Buffalo Sabres (18%)
  2. Arizona Coyotes (12.5%)
  3. Ottawa Senators (10.5%)
  4. Vancouver Canucks (9.5%)
  5. Montreal Canadiens (8.5%)

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