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Eastern Conference Winning Magic Numbers

How close is your team to clinching a certain playoff spot? A Winning Magic Number is the number of consecutive upcoming games a team must win to guarantee winning a given playoff spot. Click a team name to proceed to the team playoff picture page.

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Eastern Conference Winning Magic Numbers

  Record  Metropolitan Divisional Winners Atlantic Divisional Winners Wildcard No Playoffs
Team Division W L OTL Pts 1* 2* 3 1* 2* 3 7 8 9
Rangers Metropolitan 53 22 7 113 0 ^ ^ - - - ^ ^ ^
Capitals Metropolitan 45 26 11 101 X 0 ^ - - - ^ ^ ^
Islanders Metropolitan 47 28 7 101 X X 0 - - - ^ ^ ^
Canadiens Atlantic 50 22 10 110 - - - 0 ^ ^ ^ ^ ^
Lightning Atlantic 50 24 8 108 - - - X 0 ^ ^ ^ ^
Red Wings Atlantic 43 25 14 100 - - - X X 0 ^ ^ ^
Senators Atlantic 43 26 13 99 - - - X X X 0 ^ ^
Penguins Metropolitan 43 27 12 98 X X X - - - X 0 ^
 
Bruins Atlantic 41 27 14 96 - - - X X X X X 0
Panthers Atlantic 38 29 15 91 - - - X X X X X 0
Blue Jackets Metropolitan 42 35 5 89 X X X - - - X X 0
Flyers Metropolitan 33 31 18 84 X X X - - - X X 0
Devils Metropolitan 32 36 14 78 X X X - - - X X 0
Hurricanes Metropolitan 30 41 11 71 X X X - - - X X 0
Maple Leafs Atlantic 30 44 8 68 - - - X X X X X 0
Sabres Atlantic 23 51 8 54 - - - X X X X X 0
  • Notes
  • ^ means the team will finish better than this playoff spot
  • X means the team cannot win this playoff spot
  • numeric indicates the number of consecutive upcoming games that must be won to guarantee winning this spot
  • "DNCD" indicates the team Does Not Control its Destiny for this playoff spot and thus, even after winning all remaining games, needs help from other teams to win
  • * denotes home field advantage in the first round of the playoffs