NHL Playoffs 2018: Final standings, postseason matchups, odds for Stanley Cup

The NHL regular season has yet to wrap up, but the Stanley Cup playoff picture is starting to come into focus. The contenders have separated themselves from the pretenders and there will be plenty of jostling for position over the final week of the season. 

Below you can find the league's conference standings -- including which teams find themselves on the right and wrong side of the playoff bubble -- as well as the current playoff matchups if the season were to end today. We'll keep tabs on important matchups involving Stanley Cup contenders and the odds each team is given as they head into the postseason.

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Standings

Eastern Conference

Eastern Conference
1
82 GP, 54-23-5 (113 pts)
2
82 GP, 50-20-12 (112 pts)
3
82 GP, 49-26-7 (105 pts)
4
82 GP, 49-26-7 (105 pts)
5
82 GP, 47-29-6 (100 pts)
6
82 GP, 42-26-14 (98 pts)
7
82 GP, 45-30-7 (97 pts)
8
82 GP, 44-29-9 (97 pts)
9
82 GP, 44-30-8 (96 pts)
10
82 GP, 36-35-11 (83 pts)
11
82 GP, 35-37-10 (80 pts)
12
82 GP, 34-39-9 (77 pts)
13
82 GP, 30-39-13 (73 pts)
14
82 GP, 29-40-13 (71 pts)
15
82 GP, 28-43-11 (67 pts)
16
82 GP, 25-45-12 (62 pts)

Western Conference

Western Conference
1
82 GP, 53-18-11 (117 pts)
2
82 GP, 52-20-10 (114 pts)
3
82 GP, 51-24-7 (109 pts)
4
82 GP, 44-25-13 (101 pts)
5
82 GP, 44-26-11 (101 pts)
6
82 GP, 45-27-10 (100 pts)
7
82 GP, 45-29-8 (98 pts)
8
82 GP, 43-30-9 (95 pts)
9
82 GP, 44-32-6 (94 pts)
10
82 GP, 42-32-8 (92 pts)
11
82 GP, 37-35-10 (84 pts)
12
82 GP, 36-40-6 (78 pts)
13
82 GP, 33-39-10 (76 pts)
14
82 GP, 31-40-11 (73 pts)
15
82 GP, 29-41-12 (70 pts)


Eastern Conference playoff seeding

(y = clinched division, x = clinched playoff berth)

Atlantic Division

  1. Tampa Bay Lightning - x
  2. Boston Bruins - x
  3. Toronto Maple Leafs - x

Metropolitan Division

  1. Washington Capitals - y
  2. Pittsburgh Penguins - x
  3. Philadelphia Flyers - x

Eastern Conference Wild Cards

  1. Columbus Blue Jackets - x
  2. New Jersey Devils - x

Western Conference playoff seeding

Central Division

  1. Nashville Predators - y
  2. Winnipeg Jets - x
  3. Minnesota Wild - x

Pacific Division

  1. Vegas Golden Knights - y
  2. Anaheim Ducks - x
  3. San Jose Sharks - x

Western Conference Wild Cards

  1. Los Angeles Kings - x
  2. Colorado Avalanche - x

Current playoff matchups

Eastern Conference

Tampa Bay Lightning (Atlantic No. 1) vs. New Jersey Devils (WC No. 2)

Washington Capitals (Metro No. 1) vs. Columbus Blue Jackets (WC No. 1)

Boston Bruins (Atlantic No. 2) vs. Toronto Maple Leafs (Atlantic No. 3)

Pittsburgh Penguins (Metro No. 2) vs. Philadelphia Flyers (Metro No. 3)

Western Conference

Nashville Predators (Central No.1) vs. Colorado Avalanche (WC No. 2)

Vegas Golden Knights (Pacific No. 1) vs. Los Angeles Kings (WC No. 1)

Winnipeg Jets (Central No. 2) vs. Minnesota Wild (Central No. 3)

Anaheim Ducks (Pacific No. 2) vs. San Jose Sharks (Pacific No. 3) 

Current playoff odds

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NHL Draft Lottery odds

  1. Buffalo Sabres (18%)
  2. Ottawa Senators (12.5%)
  3. Arizona Coyotes (10.5%)
  4. Montreal Canadiens (9.5%)
  5. Detroit Red Wings (8.5%)

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