Stanley Cup Playoffs Watch Daily: Playoff chances, tragic numbers and more

The Ducks' win over the Flames put them into the No. 3 spot in the Pacific Division, and eliminated the Oilers from playoff contention. Gerry Thomas/NHLI via Getty Images

Which teams have the best shot at locking up a spot in the Stanley Cup playoffs? Who's earning a better shot at the No. 1 overall pick?

Here are the latest projections for both, along with critical matchups to watch today.

Last update: March 22.

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Playoff picture

Playoff chance projections are from Money Puck, Sports Club Stats and Hockey Viz. Click through to the sites to learn more about their methodology.

Playoff teams in action today

Note: All times ET.

Tampa Bay Lightning at New York Islanders, 7:00 p.m.
Philadelphia Flyers vs. New York Rangers, 7:00 p.m.
Columbus Blue Jackets vs. Florida Panthers, 7:00 p.m.
Washington Capitals at Detroit Red Wings, 7:30 p.m.
Toronto Maple Leafs at Nashville Predators, 8:00 p.m.
Los Angeles Kings at Colorado Avalanche, 9:00 p.m.
Vegas Golden Knights at San Jose Sharks, 10:00 p.m.

Current playoff matchups

Eastern Conference

Tampa Bay Lightning (Atlantic No. 1) vs. New Jersey Devils (WC No. 2)
Boston Bruins (Atlantic No. 2) vs. Toronto Maple Leafs (Atlantic No. 3)
Washington Capitals (Metro No. 1) vs. Philadelphia Flyers (WC No. 1)
Pittsburgh Penguins (Metro No. 2) vs. Columbus Blue Jackets (Metro No. 3)

Western Conference

Nashville Predators (Central No. 1) vs. Los Angeles Kings (WC No. 2)
Winnipeg Jets (Central No. 2) vs. Minnesota Wild (Central No. 3)
Vegas Golden Knights (Pacific No. 1) vs. Colorado Avalanche (WC No. 1)
San Jose Sharks (Pacific No. 2) vs. Los Angeles Kings (Pacific No. 3)

Best record in past 10 games

9-0-1: Predators
9-1-0: Blue Jackets
8-2-0: Sharks
7-2-1: Lightning, Panthers, Jets
7-3-0: Capitals, Ducks

Tragic numbers

Teams currently in position for a wild card are denoted as such. Tragic numbers are courtesy of Damian Echevarrieta. Teams are eliminated when their tragic number hits zero, and are denoted with an "E" in the table.

Lottery teams in action today

Note: All times ET.

New York Islanders vs. Tampa Bay Lightning, 7:00 p.m.
New York Rangers at Philadelphia Flyers, 7:00 p.m.
Arizona Coyotes at Carolina Hurricanes, 7:00 p.m.
Florida Panthers at Columbus Blue Jackets, 7:00 p.m.
Edmonton Oilers at Ottawa Senators, 7:30 p.m.
Detroit Red Wings vs. Washington Capitals, 7:30 p.m.
Vancouver Canucks at Chicago Blackhawks, 8:30 p.m.

Worst record in past 10 games

1-8-1: Red Wings
1-7-2: Canadiens, Canucks
2-5-3: Islanders, Stars
3-6-1: Blackhawks, Flames
3-5-2: Flyers