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NHL playoff bracket update: Can the Oilers win the Pacific?

The Edmonton Oilers have won five Stanley Cups in franchise history, though the last one was in 1990, when only six members of the current active roster were alive. Are they Canada’s best hope to win it all this spring? In a wide-open West — and led by the elite prowess of Leon Draisaitl and Connor McDavid — they’re certainly leading that discussion. Saturday’s 3-2 win over the Winnipeg Jets vaults them back into the No. 2 seed in the Pacific, four points back of the Vegas Golden Knights with one game in hand.

Here’s where things stand throughout the league heading into Sunday’s six-game slate, including Calgary FlamesFlorida Panthers and Vancouver CanucksColumbus Blue Jackets streaming live on ESPN+.

Note: Playoff chances are courtesy of Money Puck, while tragic numbers are per the NHL’s Damian Echevarrieta.

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Eastern standings | Western standings
Race for No. 1 pick | Current playoff matchups

Eastern Conference

Points: 94
Regulation wins: 36
Playoff position: Atlantic 1
Games left: 16 (7 home, 9 away)
Next game: March 3: @ TB
Playoff chances: 100%
Tragic number: N/A

Points: 87
Regulation wins: 33
Playoff position: Atlantic 2
Games left: 17 (9 home, 8 away)
Next game: March 3: vs. BOS
Playoff chances: 100%
Tragic number: N/A

Points: 78
Regulation wins: 27
Playoff position: Atlantic 3
Games left: 16 (8 home, 8 away)
Next game: March 3: @ SJ
Playoff chances: 86.1%
Tragic number: N/A

Points: 84
Regulation wins: 29
Playoff position: Metro 1
Games left: 18 (9 home, 9 away)
Next game: March 1: @ MIN
Playoff chances: 99.0%
Tragic number: N/A

Points: 81
Regulation wins: 27
Playoff position: Metro 2
Games left: 18 (9 home, 9 away)
Next game: March 1: @ NYR
Playoff chances: 96.2%
Tragic number: N/A

Points: 80
Regulation wins: 26
Playoff position: Metro 3
Games left: 18 (9 home, 9 away)
Next game: March 3: vs. OTT
Playoff chances: 79.5%
Tragic number: N/A

Points: 78
Regulation wins: 24
Playoff position: Wild card 1
Games left: 18 (8 home, 10 away)
Next game: March 3: vs. MTL
Playoff chances: 68.3%
Tragic number: N/A

Points: 76
Regulation wins: 23
Playoff position: Wild card 2
Games left: 16 (6 home, 10 away)
Next game: March 1: vs. VAN
Playoff chances: 35.1%
Tragic number: N/A

Points: 75
Regulation wins: 25
Playoff position: N/A
Games left: 18 (8 home, 10 away)
Next game: March 5: @ PHI
Playoff chances: 67.3%
Tragic number: 36

Points: 74
Regulation wins: 30
Playoff position: N/A
Games left: 18 (9 home, 9 away)
Next game: March 1: vs. PHI
Playoff chances: 38.5%
Tragic number: 35

Points: 73
Regulation wins: 28
Playoff position: N/A
Games left: 17 (9 home, 8 away)
Next game: March 1: vs. CGY
Playoff chances: 27.2%
Tragic number: 32

Points: 69
Regulation wins: 18
Playoff position: N/A
Games left: 15 (5 home, 10 away)
Next game: March 3: @ NYI
Playoff chances: 2.5%
Tragic number: 24

Points: 66
Regulation wins: 22
Playoff position: N/A
Games left: 17 (8 home, 9 away)
Next game: March 3: @ WPG
Playoff chances: 0.3%
Tragic number: 25

Points: 62
Regulation wins: 19
Playoff position: N/A
Games left: 18 (9 home, 9 away)
Next game: March 3: @ VGS
Playoff chances: 0.1%
Tragic number: 23

Points: 58
Regulation wins: 17
Playoff position: N/A
Games left: 16 (5 home, 11 away)
Next game: March 3: @ PIT
Playoff chances: 0%
Tragic number: 15

Points: 35
Regulation wins: 12
Playoff position: N/A
Games left: 15 (8 home, 7 away)
Next game: March 2: vs. COL
Playoff chances: 0%
Tragic number: Eliminated


Western Conference

Points: 88
Regulation wins: 30
Playoff position: Central 1
Games left: 16 (7 home, 9 away)
Next game: March 3: @ NYR
Playoff chances: 100%
Tragic number: N/A

Points: 85
Regulation wins: 35
Playoff position: Central 2
Games left: 18 (10 home, 8 away)
Next game: March 2: @ DET
Playoff chances: 100%
Tragic number: N/A

Points: 81
Regulation wins: 26
Playoff position: Central 3
Games left: 17 (10 home, 7 away)
Next game: March 3: vs. EDM
Playoff chances: 98.8%
Tragic number: N/A

Points: 80
Regulation wins: 28
Playoff position: Pacific 1
Games left: 16 (6 home, 10 away)
Next game: March 1: vs. LA
Playoff chances: 98.7%
Tragic number: N/A

Points: 76
Regulation wins: 29
Playoff position: Pacific 2
Games left: 17 (10 home, 7 away)
Next game: March 2: @ NSH
Playoff chances: 86.5%
Tragic number: N/A

Points: 74
Regulation wins: 26
Playoff position: Pacific 3
Games left: 18 (10 home, 8 away)
Next game: March 1: @ CBJ
Playoff chances: 63.1%
Tragic number: N/A

Points: 73
Regulation wins: 23
Playoff position: Wild card 1
Games left: 16 (11 home, 5 away)
Next game: March 4: vs. CBJ
Playoff chances: 68.9%
Tragic number: N/A

Points: 72
Regulation wins: 25
Playoff position: Wild card 2
Games left: 18 (8 home, 10 away)
Next game: March 2: vs. EDM
Playoff chances: 51.4%
Tragic number: N/A

Points: 72
Regulation wins: 26
Playoff position: N/A
Games left: 15 (7 home, 8 away)
Next game: March 3: vs. BUF
Playoff chances: 17.5%
Tragic number: 31

Points: 72
Regulation wins: 25
Playoff position: N/A
Games left: 15 (8 home, 7 away)
Next game: March 4: @ VAN
Playoff chances: 33.1%
Tragic number: 31

Points: 71
Regulation wins: 28
Playoff position: N/A
Games left: 18 (8 home, 10 away)
Next game: March 1: vs. WSH
Playoff chances: 72.1%
Tragic number: 36

Points: 66
Regulation wins: 20
Playoff position: N/A
Games left: 17 (11 home, 6 away)
Next game: March 3: vs. ANA
Playoff chances: 9.5%
Tragic number: 29

Points: 60
Regulation wins: 18
Playoff position: N/A
Games left: 18 (10 home, 8 away)
Next game: March 1: vs. NJ
Playoff chances: 0.3%
Tragic number: 25

Points: 60
Regulation wins: 21
Playoff position: N/A
Games left: 17 (9 home, 8 away)
Next game: March 3: vs. TOR
Playoff chances: 0.1%
Tragic number: 23

Points: 54
Regulation wins: 17
Playoff position: N/A
Games left: 17 (11 home, 6 away)
Next game: March 1: @ VGS
Playoff chances: 0%
Tragic number: 17


Race for the No. 1 pick

The NHL uses a draft lottery to determine the order at the top of the first round, so the team that finishes in last place is not guaranteed the No. 1 selection. However, whoever does win the draft lottery has a chance to select Alexis Lafreniere.

Find out more about Lafreniere here, read up on the rest of the top draft prospects here, and check out all of our 2020 NHL draft coverage.

Points: 35
Regulation wins: 12
Chance of No. 1 pick: 18.5%

Points: 54
Regulation wins: 17
Chance of No. 1 pick: 13.5%

Points: 58
Regulation wins: 17
Chance of No. 1 pick: 11.5%

Note: Pick belongs to Ottawa

Points: 60
Regulation wins: 21
Chance of No. 1 pick: 9.5%

Points: 60
Regulation wins: 18
Chance of No. 1 pick: 8.5%

Points: 62
Regulation wins: 19
Chance of No. 1 pick: 7.5%

Points: 66
Regulation wins: 20
Chance of No. 1 pick: 6.5%

Points: 66
Regulation wins: 22
Chance of No. 1 pick: 6%

Points: 69
Regulation wins: 18
Chance of No. 1 pick: 5%

Points: 71
Regulation wins: 28
Chance of No. 1 pick: 3.5%

Points: 72
Regulation wins: 25
Chance of No. 1 pick: 3%

Points: 73
Regulation wins: 28
Chance of No. 1 pick: 2.5%

Points: 72
Regulation wins: 26
Chance of No. 1 pick: 2%

Points: 74
Regulation wins: 30
Chance of No. 1 pick: 1.5%

Points: 75
Regulation wins: 25
Chance of No. 1 pick: 1%


Current playoff matchups

(A1) Bruins vs. (WC2) Blue Jackets
(A2) Lightning vs. (A3) Maple Leafs
(M1) Capitals vs. (WC1) Islanders
(M2) Flyers vs. (M3) Penguins
(P1) Golden Knights vs. (WC1) Flames
(P2) Oilers vs. (P3) Canucks
(C1) Blues vs. (WC2) Predators
(C2) Avalanche vs. (C3) Stars

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