NHL playoff standings: Can the Blues nonetheless build the playoffs?

Following the St. Louis Blues’ Stanley Cup championship run in 2019, the group saved their lovers in demand with playoff returns refer to 3 seasons. An 81-point marketing campaign in 2022-23 landed them 6th within the Central Section and outdoor the playoff image, and they’re recently outdoor the playoff combine heading into Monday’s two-game NHL time table.

In reality, Stathletes tasks their probabilities of a postseason berth at 4.6%. So can they rush off a light dissatisfied and qualify?

That procedure starts Monday night time because the Blues host the group they’re at once chasing for a wild-card spot, the Vegas Yellowish Knights (8 p.m. ET, NHL Community). The Knights have a four-point edge within the issues column (83-79), and are two video games forward in law wins. Vegas additionally has a contest in hand on St. Louis.

The wicked information: following Monday’s matchup, the Blues have the Edmonton Oilers, Nashville Predators, Carolina Hurricanes and Dallas Stars at the residue time table. The excellent news: they’ve the San Jose Sharks (two times!), Anaheim Geese and Chicago Blackhawks (plus a contest apiece in opposition to the non-playoff-bound Calgary Flames and Seattle Kraken).

What in regards to the Yellowish Knights? The protecting Cup champs have some tricky matchups at the manner as smartly, together with two in opposition to the Vancouver Canucks, and one apiece in opposition to the Oilers, Preds, Winnipeg Jets and Colorado Avalanche; as well as, they’ve two contests in opposition to the Minnesota Wild, some other membership seeking to chase them i’m sick. However, they even have a contest in opposition to the Arizona Coyotes to fracture up that hard slate, and after akin out with video games in opposition to the Blackhawks and Geese (simply in case they want 4 extra issues to seal the offer).

So it’s a tricky process, however now not an not possible one, for the Blues to increase their season past 82 video games. A law win on Monday night time would build it only a tiny more straightforward.

As we traverse the general stretch of the ordinary season, it’s date to test in on the entire playoff races — along side the groups jockeying for place within the 2024 NHL draft lottery.

Be aware: Playoff likelihood is that by way of Stathletes.

Leap forward:
Wave playoff matchups
Monday’s time table
Sunday’s rankings
Expanded standings
Race for Deny. 1 pick out

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Wave playoff matchups

Japanese Convention

A1 Florida Panthers vs. WC1 Tampa Bay Lightning
A2 Boston Bruins vs. A3 Toronto Maple Leafs
M1 Brandnew York Rangers vs. WC2 Washington Capitals
M2 Carolina Hurricanes vs. M3 Philadelphia Flyers

Western Convention

C1 Colorado Avalanche vs. WC1 Nashville Predators
C2 Dallas Stars vs. C3 Winnipeg Jets
P1 Vancouver Canucks vs. WC2 Vegas Yellowish Knights
P2 Edmonton Oilers vs. P3 Los Angeles Kings


Monday’s video games

Be aware: All occasions ET. All video games now not on TNT or NHL Community are to be had by way of NHL Energy Play games, which is integrated in an ESPN+ subscription (native power failure restrictions observe).

Vegas Yellowish Knights at St. Louis Blues, 8 p.m. (NHLN)
Los Angeles Kings at Vancouver Canucks, 9 p.m.


Sunday’s scoreboard

Washington Capitals 3, Winnipeg Jets 0
Colorado Avalanche 5, Pittsburgh Penguins 4 (OT)
Brandnew Jersey Devils 4, Brandnew York Islanders 0
Ottawa Senators 5, Edmonton Oilers 3
Florida Panthers 4, Philadelphia Flyers 1
Carolina Hurricanes, Toronto Maple Leafs 1
Dallas Stars 4, Arizona Coyotes 2
Tampa Bay Lightning 3, Anaheim Geese 2 (OT)
Buffalo Sabres 4, Calgary Flames 1
Montreal Canadiens 5, Seattle Kraken 1


Expanded standings

Atlantic Section

fla

Issues: 97
Law wins: 38
Playoff place: A1
Video games left: 11
Issues hour: 112
After contest: vs. BOS (Tuesday)
Playoff possibilities: 99.9%
Awful quantity: N/A

bos

Issues: 97
Law wins: 32
Playoff place: A2
Video games left: 10
Issues hour: 111
After contest: @ FLA (Tuesday)
Playoff possibilities: 99.9%
Awful quantity: N/A

tor

Issues: 89
Law wins: 28
Playoff place: A3
Video games left: 12
Issues hour: 104
After contest: vs. NJ (Tuesday)
Playoff possibilities: 99.9%
Awful quantity: N/A

tb

Issues: 85
Law wins: 31
Playoff place: WC1
Video games left: 11
Issues hour: 98
After contest: vs. BOS (Wednesday)
Playoff possibilities: 99.1%
Awful quantity: N/A

det

Issues: 78
Law wins: 25
Playoff place: N/A
Video games left: 11
Issues hour: 90
After contest: @ WSH (Tuesday)
Playoff possibilities: 35.8%
Awful quantity: 21

buf

Issues: 73
Law wins: 28
Playoff place: N/A
Video games left: 10
Issues hour: 83
After contest: vs. OTT (Wednesday)
Playoff possibilities: 1.1%
Awful quantity: 14

ott

Issues: 64
Law wins: 21
Playoff place: N/A
Video games left: 12
Issues hour: 75
After contest: @ BUF (Wednesday)
Playoff possibilities: ~0%
Awful quantity: 9

mtl

Issues: 64
Law wins: 16
Playoff place: N/A
Video games left: 12
Issues hour: 75
After contest: @ COL (Tuesday)
Playoff possibilities: ~0%
Awful quantity: 9


Metropolitan Section

nyr

Issues: 98
Law wins: 38
Playoff place: M1
Video games left: 11
Issues hour: 113
After contest: vs. PHI (Tuesday)
Playoff possibilities: 99.9%
Awful quantity: N/A

car

Issues: 97
Law wins: 37
Playoff place: M2
Video games left: 10
Issues hour: 111
After contest: @ PIT (Tuesday)
Playoff possibilities: 99.9%
Awful quantity: N/A

phi

Issues: 81
Law wins: 28
Playoff place: M3
Video games left: 10
Issues hour: 92
After contest: @ NYR (Tuesday)
Playoff possibilities: 77.1%
Awful quantity: N/A

wsh

Issues: 79
Law wins: 28
Playoff place: WC2
Video games left: 12
Issues hour: 93
After contest: vs. DET (Tuesday)
Playoff possibilities: 55%
Awful quantity: N/A

nyi

Issues: 75
Law wins: 22
Playoff place: N/A
Video games left: 11
Issues hour: 87
After contest: @ FLA (Thursday)
Playoff possibilities: 12.1%
Awful quantity: 18

nj

Issues: 74
Law wins: 30
Playoff place: N/A
Video games left: 10
Issues hour: 84
After contest: @ TOR (Tuesday)
Playoff possibilities: 19.3%
Awful quantity: 15

pit

Issues: 70
Law wins: 25
Playoff place: N/A
Video games left: 12
Issues hour: 82
After contest: vs. CAR (Tuesday)
Playoff possibilities: 0.5%
Awful quantity: 15

cbj

Issues: 58
Law wins: 18
Playoff place: N/A
Video games left: 11
Issues hour: 67
After contest: @ ARI (Tuesday)
Playoff possibilities: 0%
Awful quantity: E


Central Section

col

Issues: 97
Law wins: 38
Playoff place: C1
Video games left: 11
Issues hour: 112
After contest: vs. MTL (Tuesday)
Playoff possibilities: 99.9%
Awful quantity: N/A

dal

Issues: 97
Law wins: 33
Playoff place: C2
Video games left: 10
Issues hour: 111
After contest: @ SJ (Tuesday)
Playoff possibilities: 99.9%
Awful quantity: N/A

wpg

Issues: 93
Law wins: 39
Playoff place: C3
Video games left: 11
Issues hour: 107
After contest: vs. EDM (Tuesday)
Playoff possibilities: 99.9%
Awful quantity: N/A

nsh

Issues: 88
Law wins: 35
Playoff place: WC1
Video games left: 11
Issues hour: 102
After contest: vs. VGK (Tuesday)
Playoff possibilities: 99.5%
Awful quantity: N/A

stl

Issues: 79
Law wins: 28
Playoff place: N/A
Video games left: 11
Issues hour: 91
After contest: vs. VGK (Monday)
Playoff possibilities: 4.6%
Awful quantity: 18

min

Issues: 77
Law wins: 27
Playoff place: N/A
Video games left: 11
Issues hour: 89
After contest: vs. SJ (Thursday)
Playoff possibilities: 8.2%
Awful quantity: 16

ari

Issues: 63
Law wins: 23
Playoff place: N/A
Video games left: 11
Issues hour: 73
After contest: vs. CBJ (Tuesday)
Playoff possibilities: ~0%
Awful quantity: 2

chi

Issues: 45
Law wins: 14
Playoff place: N/A
Video games left: 11
Issues hour: 52
After contest: vs. CGY (Tuesday)
Playoff possibilities: 0%
Awful quantity: E


Pacific Section

van

Issues: 98
Law wins: 39
Playoff place: P1
Video games left: 11
Issues hour: 113
After contest: vs. LA (Monday)
Playoff possibilities: 99.9%
Awful quantity: N/A

edm

Issues: 88
Law wins: 33
Playoff place: P2
Video games left: 13
Issues hour: 105
After contest: @ WPG (Tuesday)
Playoff possibilities: 99.9%
Awful quantity: N/A

la

Issues: 85
Law wins: 31
Playoff place: P3
Video games left: 12
Issues hour: 100
After contest: @ VAN (Monday)
Playoff possibilities: 95.9%
Awful quantity: N/A

vgk

Issues: 83
Law wins: 30
Playoff place: WC2
Video games left: 12
Issues hour: 97
After contest: @ STL (Monday)
Playoff possibilities: 88.9%
Awful quantity: N/A

cgy

Issues: 71
Law wins: 28
Playoff place: N/A
Video games left: 12
Issues hour: 83
After contest: @ CHI (Tuesday)
Playoff possibilities: 2.8%
Awful quantity: 12

sea

Issues: 69
Law wins: 22
Playoff place: N/A
Video games left: 12
Issues hour: 81
After contest: vs. ANA (Tuesday)
Playoff possibilities: 0.1%
Awful quantity: 10

ana

Issues: 52
Law wins: 18
Playoff place: N/A
Video games left: 11
Issues hour: 60
After contest: @ SEA (Tuesday)
Playoff possibilities: 0%
Awful quantity: E

sj

Issues: 40
Law wins: 12
Playoff place: N/A
Video games left: 12
Issues hour: 47
After contest: vs. DAL (Tuesday)
Playoff possibilities: 0%
Awful quantity: E

p — clinched Presidents’ Trophy
y — clinched category
x — clinched playoff berth
e — eradicated from playoff rivalry


Race for the Deny. 1 pick out

The NHL makes use of a draft lottery to decide the series of the primary around, so the group that finishes in terminating park isn’t assured the Deny. 1 variety. As of 2021, a group can exit up a most of 10 spots if it wins game of chance, so simplest 11 groups are eligible for the draw for the Deny. 1 pick out. Full details on the process can be found here. Sitting Deny. 1 at the draft board for this summer time is Macklin Celebrini, a freshman at Boston College.

sj

Issues: 40
Law wins: 12

chi

Issues: 45
Law wins: 14

ana

Issues: 52
Law wins: 18

cbj

Issues: 58
Law wins: 18

ari

Issues: 63
Law wins: 23

mtl

Issues: 64
Law wins: 16

ott

Issues: 64
Law wins: 21

sea

Issues: 69
Law wins: 22

pit

Issues: 70
Law wins: 25

cgy

Issues: 71
Law wins: 28

buf

Issues: 73
Law wins: 28

nj

Issues: 74
Law wins: 30

nyi

Issues: 75
Law wins: 22

min

Issues: 77
Law wins: 27

det

Issues: 78
Law wins: 25

stl

Issues: 79
Law wins: 28

* The Penguins’ first-round pick out used to be traded to the Sharks as a part of the Erik Karlsson industry. Alternatively, it’s top-10 safe.

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