Playoff: Penguins-Wild highlights Thursday slate

Playoff: Penguins-Wild highlights Thursday slate

Over the course of the season, gamers who’ve been traded or signed elsewhere in a free company will skate in opposition to their former teammates, and the method performs lots of of occasions. Tonight’s recreation on the Xcel Power Heart might be a bit completely different – it was Marc-Andre Fleury’s final recreation with the Pittsburgh Penguins almost 5 years in the past. Nonetheless, for one of many latest members of the Minnesota Wild, there might be loads of acquainted faces sporting flightless birds on their jackets tonight.

No matter any acquaintance between Florey, Sidney Crosby, Evgeny Malkin and others, this match is a real gem among the many 9 within the desk. Coming into the sport, host Wilde is the second group within the Central Division and is at present set to have a house ice benefit within the first-round sequence in opposition to the St. Louis Blues. As for the Penguins, they compete on the ice at house with the New York Rangers in Recreation 2 versus No. 3 within the DC Division. And sure, in sure potential future worlds, tonight’s recreation in June could possibly be repeated within the Stanley Cup Remaining as effectively. However let’s not get too forward of ourselves.

These two groups skated to a 5-4 penalty shootout win by Wild once more on November 6 in Pittsburgh, a recreation that featured a complete of 79 pictures on the right track. Are we going to see that a lot humiliation tonight?

As we head previous the 2021-22 common season deadline, it is time to take a look at all the playoff races – together with the groups vying for a spot within the 2022 NHL Draft Lottery.

Notice: Remaining chances are high by way of FiveThirtyEight. Tragic numbers courtesy of Damien Echivarreta from the NHL.

bounce ahead:
Present play-off matches
Immediately’s Video games
scores final evening
Expanded association
The race to choose no 1

Present play-off matches

Jap Convention

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

Western Convention

C1 Colorado Avalanche vs WC2 Vegas Golden Nights
C2 Minnesota Wild vs C3 St. Louis Blues
P1 Calgary Flames vs WC1 Nashville Predators
P2 Los Angeles Kings vs. P3 Edmonton Oilers


Immediately’s Video games

Notice: All occasions are EST. All out-of-market video games can be found on ESPN+

New Jersey Devils at Boston Bruins, 7 p.m.
Winnipeg Jets at Toronto Maple Leafs, 7 p.m.
Chicago Blackhawks at Florida Panthers, 7 p.m.
Columbus Blue Jackets at New York Islanders, 7 p.m. (ESPN + Nationwide)
Montreal Canadiens in Carolina Hurricanes, 7 p.m.
Pittsburgh Penguins at Minnesota Wild, 8 p.m.
San Jose Sharks at Colorado Avalanche, 9 p.m.
Los Angeles Kings at Calgary Flames, 9 p.m.
Dallas Stars at Anaheim Geese, 10 p.m.


Scoreboard final evening

Watch “In The Crease” on ESPN+ to study in regards to the highlights from every match.

Winnipeg Jets 3, Buffalo Sabers 2 (SO)
New York Rangers 5, Detroit Pink Wings 4 (OT)
Edmonton Oilers 4, Los Angeles Kings, 3 (SO)
St. Louis Blues 4, Vancouver Canucks 3
Arizona Coyotes 5, San Jose Sharks 2
Vegas Golden Nights 3, Seattle Kraken 0


Expanded association

Atlantic Division

factors: 96
Organizing wins: 34
separator heart: A 1
Remaining matches: 16
Subsequent match: in opposition to CHI (Thursday)
Playoff Possibilities: > 99%
Tragic quantity: Unavailable

factors: 90
Organizing wins: 31
separator heart: A2
Remaining matches: 16
Subsequent match: reverse chi (Friday)
Playoff Possibilities: > 99%
Tragic quantity: Unavailable

factors: 89
Organizing wins: 36
separator heart: A3
Remaining matches: 16
Subsequent match: vs WPG (Thursday)
Playoff Possibilities: > 99%
Tragic quantity: Unavailable

factors: 87
Organizing wins: 33
separator heart: WC1
Remaining matches: 16
Subsequent match: vs New Jersey (Thursday)
Playoff Possibilities: > 99%
Tragic quantity: Unavailable

factors: 61
Organizing wins: fifteenth
separator heart: Unavailable
Remaining matches: fifteenth
Subsequent match: in opposition to. OTT (Friday)
Playoff Possibilities:
Tragic quantity: 7

factors: 59
Organizing wins: 18
separator heart: Unavailable
Remaining matches: 14
Subsequent match: in opposition to NSH (Friday)
Playoff Possibilities:
Tragic quantity: 4

factors: 52
Organizing wins: 19
separator heart: Unavailable
Remaining matches: 16
Subsequent match: @ DET (Friday)
Playoff Possibilities:
Tragic quantity: 1

factors: 47
Organizing wins: 13
separator heart: Unavailable
Remaining matches: fifteenth
Subsequent match: @ CAR (Thursday)
Playoff Possibilities: 0%
Tragic quantity: e


Metropolitan Division

factors: 96
Organizing wins: 38
separator heart: m 1
Remaining matches: fifteenth
Subsequent match: vs. MTL (Thursday)
Playoff Possibilities: > 99%
Tragic quantity: Unavailable

factors: 93
Organizing wins: 36
separator heart: m 2
Remaining matches: 14
Subsequent match: vs NYI (Friday)
Playoff Possibilities: > 99%
Tragic quantity: Unavailable

factors: 90
Organizing wins: 33
separator heart: M3
Remaining matches: 14
Subsequent match: @MIN (Thursday)
Playoff Possibilities: > 99%
Tragic quantity: Unavailable

factors: 84
Organizing wins: 28
separator heart: WC2
Remaining matches: 14
Subsequent match: vs. MIN (Sunday)
Playoff Possibilities: > 99%
Tragic quantity: Unavailable

factors: 69
Organizing wins: 22
separator heart: Unavailable
Remaining matches: fifteenth
Subsequent match: @NYI (Thursday)
Playoff Possibilities:
Tragic quantity: fifteenth

factors: 67
Organizing wins: 27
separator heart: Unavailable
Remaining matches: 17
Subsequent match: Reverse the Central Financial institution of Jordan (Thursday)
Playoff Possibilities:
Tragic quantity: 17

factors: 53
Organizing wins: 17
separator heart: Unavailable
Remaining matches: fifteenth
Subsequent match: vs TOR (Saturday)
Playoff Possibilities: 0%
Tragic quantity: e

factors: 53
Organizing wins: 16
separator heart: Unavailable
Remaining matches: 16
Subsequent match: @ BOS (Thursday)
Playoff Possibilities:
Tragic quantity: 2


Central Division

factors: 100
Organizing wins: 39
separator heart: C1
Remaining matches: fifteenth
Subsequent match: in opposition to SJ (Thursday)
Playoff Possibilities: > 99%
Tragic quantity: Unavailable

factors: 86
Organizing wins: 29
separator heart: C2
Remaining matches: 17
Subsequent match: reverse PIT (Thursday)
Playoff Possibilities: > 99%
Tragic quantity: Unavailable

factors: 83
Organizing wins: 34
separator heart: C3
Remaining matches: 16
Subsequent match: @EDM (Friday)
Playoff Possibilities: 98%
Tragic quantity: Unavailable

factors: 82
Organizing wins: 32
separator heart: WC1
Remaining matches: fifteenth
Subsequent match: @BUF (Friday)
Playoff Possibilities: 94%
Tragic quantity: Unavailable

factors: 77
Organizing wins: 24
separator heart: Unavailable
Remaining matches: 17
Subsequent match: @ANA (Thursday)
Playoff Possibilities: 82%
Tragic quantity: Unavailable

factors: 76
Organizing wins: 26
separator heart: Unavailable
Remaining matches: 14
Subsequent match: @TOR (Thursday)
Playoff Possibilities: 12%
Tragic quantity: 27

factors: 58
Organizing wins: fifteenth
separator heart: Unavailable
Remaining matches: fifteenth
Subsequent match: @ FLA (Thursday)
Playoff Possibilities:
Tragic quantity: 11

factors: 47
Organizing wins: 16
separator heart: Unavailable
Remaining matches: fifteenth
Subsequent match: In opposition to ANA (Friday)
Playoff Possibilities: 0%
Tragic quantity: e


Pacific Division

factors: 88
Organizing wins: 35
separator heart: P1
Remaining matches: 16
Subsequent match: vs LA (Thursday)
Playoff Possibilities: > 99%
Tragic quantity: Unavailable

factors: 82
Organizing wins: 28
separator heart: P2
Remaining matches: 13
Subsequent match: @CGY (Thursday)
Playoff Possibilities: 77%
Tragic quantity: Unavailable

factors: 81
Organizing wins: 31
separator heart: p 3
Remaining matches: 14
Subsequent match: in opposition to STL (Friday)
Playoff Possibilities: 83%
Tragic quantity: Unavailable

factors: 78
Organizing wins: 29
separator heart: WC2
Remaining matches: 13
Subsequent match: @SEA (Friday)
Playoff Possibilities: 54%
Tragic quantity: 27

factors: 73
Organizing wins: 26
separator heart: Unavailable
Remaining matches: 13
Subsequent match: vs VGK (Sunday)
Playoff Possibilities: 5%
Tragic quantity: 24

factors: 66
Organizing wins: 20
separator heart: Unavailable
Remaining matches: 16
Subsequent match: @ COL (Thursday)
Playoff Possibilities:
Tragic quantity: 23

factors: 65
Organizing wins: 18
separator heart: Unavailable
Remaining matches: 14
Subsequent match: Reverse DAL (Thursday)
Playoff Possibilities:
Tragic quantity: 16

factors: 48
Organizing wins: 18
separator heart: Unavailable
Remaining matches: fifteenth
Subsequent match: VGK (Friday)
Playoff Possibilities: 0%
Tragic quantity: e


The race to choose #1

The NHL makes use of draft lotteries to find out the rating on the prime of the primary spherical, so a group that finishes final doesn’t assure a #1 choice. As of 2021, a group might go up a most of 10 factors if it wins the lottery, so solely 11 groups qualify. To tug the primary examine. Full particulars in regards to the course of may be discovered right here.

factors: 47
Organizing wins: 13

factors: 47
Organizing wins: 16

factors: 48
Organizing wins: 18

factors: 52
Organizing wins: 19

factors: 53
Organizing wins: 16

factors: 53
Organizing wins: 17

factors: 58
Organizing wins: fifteenth

factors: 59
Organizing wins: 18

factors: 61
Organizing wins: fifteenth

factors: 65
Organizing wins: 18

factors: 66
Organizing wins: 20

factors: 67
Organizing wins: 27

factors: 69
Organizing wins: 22

factors: 73
Organizing wins: 26

factors: 76
Organizing wins: 26

factors: 77
Organizing wins: 24