NHL playoff standings: Who’s profitable the Presidents’ Trophy?

Saturday’s NHL agenda options quite a lot of tantalizing matchups, whether or not it’s for playoff positioning — equivalent to Edmonton Oilers-Toronto Maple Leafs (7 p.m. ET, NHL Energy Play games on ESPN+) — or higher odds within the draft lottery, as is the case with Chicago Blackhawks-San Jose Sharks (10:30 p.m. ET, NHL Energy Play games on ESPN+).

However the recreation we’ve were given turned around as Saturday night time’s primary tournament is the Florida Panthers’ discuss with to Madison Sq. Farmland to remove at the Unused York Rangers (8 p.m. ET, ABC and ESPN+). For the reason that those are two of the league’s peak 4 groups within the standings — and the alternative two, the Boston Bruins and Vancouver Canucks, are in motion as smartly — it’s age to check out the race for the Presidents’ Trophy.

The observable caveat right here: The Presidents’ Trophy, awarded to the crew with essentially the most issues within the standings within the steady season, isn’t essentially a good-luck appeal on the subject of profitable the Stanley Cup that season (a minimum of just lately). Because the trophy used to be first awarded in 1985-86, best 8 groups have gained the regular-season issues race and the Cup in the similar marketing campaign, the newest being the Chicago Blackhawks within the lockout-shortened 2012-13 season. A contemporary pattern is for a crew to form its obese run to the Cup one future next profitable the Presidents’ Trophy:

  • The Washington Capitals led the league in issues in 2015-16 and 2016-17, nearest gained the Cup in 2018.

  • The Tampa Bay Lightning ruled to the track of 128 issues in 2018-19, nearest gained two Cups in a row (2020, 2021).

  • The Colorado Avalanche earned the Presidents’ Trophy within the wonky 2020-21 season, nearest gained the Cup in 2022.

  • The Panthers raced out to 122 issues in profitable the regular-season issues race in 2021-22, nearest made the Cup Ultimate in 2023.

So is that this the Bruins’ future next their first-round flameout endmost spring? The B’s come into Saturday’s motion with the perfect flow level general (97), despite the fact that their law wins general (32) lags in the back of the alternative peak contenders. Recently projected for 112.6 issues by way of Stathletes, their exit continues with a recreation towards the Philadelphia Flyers on Saturday (1 p.m. ET, NHL Community). Seven of the B’s ultimate 11 video games are towards groups lately in playoff place, and two of the others are towards the Capitals, who’re combating for a wild-card spot.

The Panthers are Stathletes’ flow projected select for the Presidents’ Trophy, at 112.7 issues; they’re at 94 issues heading into the showdown with the Rangers however have a law wins edge on Boston (37) and two video games in hand. They’ve one recreation in hand at the Rangers and Canucks however are one law win in the back of the ones groups. Together with Saturday’s recreation, seven of the Panthers’ ultimate 13 video games are towards groups in flow playoff place, however additionally they have two left towards the Ottawa Senators and one apiece towards the Montreal Canadiens and Columbus Blue Jackets. (Now that projection is sensible, doesn’t it?)

Unused York had a observation victory towards Boston on Thursday night time, 5-2 at TD Farmland, and it’ll hope to get a related outcome towards the Atlantic’s alternative energy on Saturday. The Rangers are some degree in the back of the Bruins (96) however have an edge in law wins (38). Simply 5 of the Rangers’ 12 extra video games are towards groups in playoff place, and two of the ones are towards the just lately wobbly Flyers. Stathletes’ style doesn’t like them rather up to the alternative groups, alternatively, as they’re projected for 108.9 issues.

The Canucks, who host the Calgary Flames in one in every of Saturday’s past due video games (10 p.m. ET, NHL Energy Play games on ESPN+), are proper in the back of Florida and Boston within the projections, at 111. Their flow totals are in a impasse with the Rangers’ — 96 issues and 38 law wins. Of the Canucks’ ultimate quantity video games, seven are towards groups lately in playoff place, however they do have a couple towards the Arizona Coyotes and one towards the Anaheim Geese.

What’s that tone I pay attention overhead? Ah sure, it’s the Winnipeg Jets, lately proper in the back of the projected leaders, at 110.4. Upcoming their unexpected loss to the Unused Jersey Devils on Thursday, the Jets head to UBS Area to sq. off with the Unused York Islanders (1 p.m. ET, NHL Energy Play games on ESPN+). Regardless that they’re 4 issues in the back of the B’s within the issues column, the Jets have essentially the most law wins within the league (39), with seven in their ultimate 13 video games towards groups lately in a playoff spot.

In the end, even though the Carolina Hurricanes don’t seem to be in motion on Saturday, they’re nonetheless very a lot in play games for the Presidents’ Trophy, projected for 110.4 issues as smartly; lately, they’ve 95 issues and 36 law wins. The Canes will host the Maple Leafs on Sunday (6 p.m. ET, ESPN+ and Hulu), and next that may play games simply 3 groups in playoff spots over their ultimate 10 contests.

Keep tuned to determine which crew wins — and probably promises itself a long term within the 2025 postseason.

As we traverse the overall stretch of the steady season, it’s age to test in on all of the playoff races — at the side of the groups jockeying for place within the 2024 NHL draft lottery.

Word: Playoff chances are high that by means of Stathletes.

Soar forward:
Flow playoff matchups
Saturday’s agenda
Friday’s rankings
Expanded standings
Race for Refuse. 1 select

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Flow playoff matchups

Jap Convention

A1 Boston Bruins vs. WC2 Detroit Crimson Wings
A2 Florida Panthers vs. A3 Toronto Maple Leafs
M1 Unused York Rangers vs. WC1 Tampa Bay Lightning
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 Blonde Knights
P2 Edmonton Oilers vs. P3 Los Angeles Kings


Saturday’s video games

Word: All instances ET. All video games no longer on TNT or NHL Community are to be had by means of NHL Energy Play games, which is integrated in an ESPN+ subscription (native power failure restrictions follow).

Winnipeg Jets at Unused York Islanders, 1 p.m.
Boston Bruins at Philadelphia Flyers, 1 p.m. (NHLN)
St. Louis Blues at Minnesota Wild, 2 p.m.
Detroit Crimson Wings at Nashville Predators, 5 p.m.
Edmonton Oilers at Toronto Maple Leafs, 7 p.m.
Ottawa Senators at Unused Jersey Devils, 7 p.m.
Florida Panthers at Unused York Rangers, 8 p.m. (ABC/ESPN+)
Calgary Flames at Vancouver Canucks, 10 p.m.
Columbus Blue Jackets at Vegas Blonde Knights, 10:30 p.m.
Tampa Bay Lightning at Los Angeles Kings, 10:30 p.m.
Chicago Blackhawks at San Jose Sharks, 10:30 p.m.


Friday’s scoreboard

Washington Capitals 7, Carolina Hurricanes 6 (SO)
Dallas Stars 4, Pittsburgh Penguins 2
Colorado Avalanche 6, Columbus Blue Jackets 1
Arizona Coyotes 2, Seattle Kraken 2 (OT)


Expanded standings

Atlantic Category

bos

Issues: 97
Law wins: 32
Playoff place: A1
Video games left: 11
Issues life: 112
After recreation: @ PHI (Saturday)
Playoff probabilities: 99.9%
Calamitous quantity: N/A

fla

Issues: 94
Law wins: 37
Playoff place: A2
Video games left: 13
Issues life: 112
After recreation: @ NYR (Saturday)
Playoff probabilities: 99.9%
Calamitous quantity: N/A

tor

Issues: 87
Law wins: 27
Playoff place: A3
Video games left: 14
Issues life: 105
After recreation: vs. EDM (Saturday)
Playoff probabilities: 99.9%
Calamitous quantity: N/A

tb

Issues: 82
Law wins: 31
Playoff place: WC1
Video games left: 13
Issues life: 98
After recreation: @ LA (Saturday)
Playoff probabilities: 98.9%
Calamitous quantity: N/A

det

Issues: 78
Law wins: 25
Playoff place: WC2
Video games left: 12
Issues life: 91
After recreation: @ NSH (Saturday)
Playoff probabilities: 28.8%
Calamitous quantity: N/A

buf

Issues: 71
Law wins: 27
Playoff place: N/A
Video games left: 11
Issues life: 82
After recreation: @ CGY (Sunday)
Playoff probabilities: 5.4%
Calamitous quantity: 15

mtl

Issues: 62
Law wins: 15
Playoff place: N/A
Video games left: 13
Issues life: 74
After recreation: @ SEA (Sunday)
Playoff probabilities: ~0%
Calamitous quantity: 10

ott

Issues: 60
Law wins: 19
Playoff place: N/A
Video games left: 14
Issues life: 72
After recreation: @ NJ (Saturday)
Playoff probabilities: ~0%
Calamitous quantity: 10


Metropolitan Category

nyr

Issues: 96
Law wins: 38
Playoff place: M1
Video games left: 12
Issues life: 113
After recreation: vs. FLA (Saturday)
Playoff probabilities: 99.9%
Calamitous quantity: N/A

car

Issues: 95
Law wins: 36
Playoff place: M2
Video games left: 11
Issues life: 110
After recreation: vs. TOR (Sunday)
Playoff probabilities: 99.9%
Calamitous quantity: N/A

phi

Issues: 79
Law wins: 27
Playoff place: M3
Video games left: 12
Issues life: 93
After recreation: vs. BOS (Saturday)
Playoff probabilities: 72.3%
Calamitous quantity: N/A

wsh

Issues: 77
Law wins: 27
Playoff place: N/A
Video games left: 13
Issues life: 92
After recreation: vs. WPG (Sunday)
Playoff probabilities: 48.4%
Calamitous quantity: 25

nyi

Issues: 73
Law wins: 21
Playoff place: N/A
Video games left: 13
Issues life: 87
After recreation: vs. WPG (Saturday)
Playoff probabilities: 29.9%
Calamitous quantity: 21

nj

Issues: 72
Law wins: 29
Playoff place: N/A
Video games left: 12
Issues life: 84
After recreation: vs. OTT (Saturday)
Playoff probabilities: 14%
Calamitous quantity: 18

pit

Issues: 69
Law wins: 25
Playoff place: N/A
Video games left: 13
Issues life: 82
After recreation: @ COL (Sunday)
Playoff probabilities: 2.4%
Calamitous quantity: 17

cbj

Issues: 58
Law wins: 18
Playoff place: N/A
Video games left: 12
Issues life: 68
After recreation: @ VGK (Saturday)
Playoff probabilities: ~0%
Calamitous quantity: 4


Central Category

col

Issues: 95
Law wins: 38
Playoff place: C1
Video games left: 12
Issues life: 111
After recreation: vs. PIT (Sunday)
Playoff probabilities: 99.9%
Calamitous quantity: N/A

dal

Issues: 95
Law wins: 32
Playoff place: C2
Video games left: 11
Issues life: 110
After recreation: @ ARI (Sunday)
Playoff probabilities: 99.9%
Calamitous quantity: N/A

wpg

Issues: 93
Law wins: 39
Playoff place: C3
Video games left: 13
Issues life: 111
After recreation: @ NYI (Saturday)
Playoff probabilities: 99.9%
Calamitous quantity: N/A

nsh

Issues: 86
Law wins: 34
Playoff place: WC1
Video games left: 12
Issues life: 101
After recreation: vs. DET (Saturday)
Playoff probabilities: 98.5%
Calamitous quantity: N/A

stl

Issues: 77
Law wins: 28
Playoff place: N/A
Video games left: 12
Issues life: 90
After recreation: @ MIN (Saturday)
Playoff probabilities: 3.8%
Calamitous quantity: 20

min

Issues: 76
Law wins: 27
Playoff place: N/A
Video games left: 12
Issues life: 89
After recreation: vs. STL (Saturday)
Playoff probabilities: 13.1%
Calamitous quantity: 19

ari

Issues: 63
Law wins: 23
Playoff place: N/A
Video games left: 12
Issues life: 74
After recreation: vs. DAL (Sunday)
Playoff probabilities: ~0%
Calamitous quantity: 6

chi

Issues: 43
Law wins: 14
Playoff place: N/A
Video games left: 12
Issues life: 50
After recreation: @ SJ (Saturday)
Playoff probabilities: 0%
Calamitous quantity: E


Pacific Category

van

Issues: 96
Law wins: 38
Playoff place: P1
Video games left: 12
Issues life: 113
After recreation: vs. CGY (Saturday)
Playoff probabilities: 99.9%
Calamitous quantity: N/A

edm

Issues: 88
Law wins: 33
Playoff place: P2
Video games left: 15
Issues life: 108
After recreation: @ TOR (Saturday)
Playoff probabilities: 99.9%
Calamitous quantity: N/A

la

Issues: 83
Law wins: 31
Playoff place: P3
Video games left: 13
Issues life: 99
After recreation: vs. TB (Saturday)
Playoff probabilities: 96.7%
Calamitous quantity: N/A

vgk

Issues: 81
Law wins: 29
Playoff place: WC2
Video games left: 13
Issues life: 96
After recreation: vs. CBJ (Saturday)
Playoff probabilities: 83.6%
Calamitous quantity: N/A

cgy

Issues: 71
Law wins: 28
Playoff place: N/A
Video games left: 14
Issues life: 86
After recreation: @ VAN (Saturday)
Playoff probabilities: 3.8%
Calamitous quantity: 18

sea

Issues: 69
Law wins: 22
Playoff place: N/A
Video games left: 13
Issues life: 82
After recreation: vs. MTL (Sunday)
Playoff probabilities: 0.5%
Calamitous quantity: 14

ana

Issues: 51
Law wins: 18
Playoff place: N/A
Video games left: 12
Issues life: 60
After recreation: vs. TB (Sunday)
Playoff probabilities: 0%
Calamitous quantity: E

sj

Issues: 39
Law wins: 12
Playoff place: N/A
Video games left: 13
Issues life: 46
After recreation: vs. CHI (Saturday)
Playoff probabilities: 0%
Calamitous quantity: E

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


Race for the Refuse. 1 select

The NHL makes use of a draft lottery to resolve the layout of the primary around, so the crew that finishes in endmost park isn’t assured the Refuse. 1 variety. As of 2021, a crew can advance up a most of 10 spots if it wins wheel of fortune, so best 11 groups are eligible for the draw for the Refuse. 1 select. Full details on the process can be found here. Sitting Refuse. 1 at the draft board for this summer season is Macklin Celebrini, a freshman at Boston College.

sj

Issues: 39
Law wins: 12

chi

Issues: 43
Law wins: 14

ana

Issues: 51
Law wins: 18

cbj

Issues: 58
Law wins: 18

ott

Issues: 60
Law wins: 19

mtl

Issues: 62
Law wins: 15

ari

Issues: 63
Law wins: 23

sea

Issues: 69
Law wins: 22

pit

Issues: 69
Law wins: 25

buf

Issues: 71
Law wins: 27

cgy

Issues: 71
Law wins: 28

nj

Issues: 72
Law wins: 29

nyi

Issues: 73
Law wins: 21

min

Issues: 76
Law wins: 27

wsh

Issues: 77
Law wins: 27

stl

Issues: 77
Law wins: 28

* The Penguins’ first-round select used to be traded to the Sharks as a part of the Erik Karlsson business. Then again, it’s top-10 secure.

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