Playoff race, draft lottery watch: April 4

The Dallas Stars are in still in the playoff race and they are in the mix for the draft lottery as well, so I’ll keep tabs on both as this final month of the NHL regular season moves along.

Playoff race

The Stars lost another point in the playoff race last night. They are in 13th place in the Western Conference, four points out of 8th spot, which is currently held by the Edmonton Oilers.

The Stars’ chances of making the playoffs are 2.9 percent, according to sportsclubstats.com.

Rank Team GP W L OT Pts ROW Diff Yesterday Today
7 Detroit 36 18 13 5 41 16 E @ PHX
8 Edmonton 36 16 13 7 39 14 +1 @CGY, W 8-2 @ VAN
9 St. Louis 34 18 14 2 38 16 +4 @ CHI
10 Nashville 37 15 14 8 38 13 -8 vs. CBJ
11 Columbus 36 15 14 7 37 11 -10 @ NSH
12 Phoenix 36 15 15 6 36 12 -5 vs. DET
13 Dallas 36 16 17 3 35 15 -16 @ ANA, L 5-2

Draft lottery watch

The Stars currently sit seventh in the draft lottery standings. If the draft lottery were held today, they would have a 4.7 percent chance of winning it and getting the first overall pick in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft.

There are new rules for the draft lottery this year, and you can read about the changes here.

Rank Team GP W L OT Pts ROW Diff Draft Lottery Odds
1 Colorado 36 12 20 4 28 11 -27 25.0%
2 Florida 37 12 19 6 30 9 -36 18.8%
3 Calgary 35 13 18 4 30 13 -30 14.2%
4 Tampa Bay 35 15 18 2 32 14 +6 10.7%
5 Buffalo 37 14 17 6 34 10 -16 8.1%
6 Carolina 35 16 17 2 34 16 -10 6.2%
7 Dallas 36 16 17 3 35 15 -16 4.7%
8 Philadelphia 36 16 17 3 35 15 -11 3.6%
9 Phoenix 36 15 15 6 36 12 -5 2.7%
10 Washington 36 17 17 2 36 15 +3 2.1%
11 Columbus 36 15 14 7 37 11 -10 1.5%
12 Nashville 37 15 14 8 38 13 -8 1.1%
13 St. Louis 34 18 14 2 38 16 +4 0.8%
14 New York Islanders 37 18 16 3 39 15 -7 0.5%

Comments are closed.

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 5,650 other followers