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

The Panthers and Bruins face off in the final game of the 2017-18 regular season on Sunday night, with a division title on the line for Boston if they can win. AP Photo/Lynne Sladky

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: April 8.

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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.

Boston Bruins vs. Florida Panthers, 7:30 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. Columbus Blue Jackets (WC No. 1)
Pittsburgh Penguins (Metro No. 2) vs. Philadelphia Flyers (Metro No. 3)

Western Conference

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

Best record in past 10 games

9-1-0: Jets
8-1-1: Ducks
8-2-0: Capitals
7-2-1: Devils

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.

Florida Panthers at Boston Bruins, 7:30 p.m.

Worst record in past 10 games

2-8-0: Senators, Sabres, Flames
2-7-1: Rangers
3-6-1: Canadiens
3-5-2: Blackhawks