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Leafs Lottery Guide (Mar. 13): Jackets beat Detroit, Hurricanes lose to Dallas

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The Blue Jackets added another 2 points to the gap between them and Toronto, but Carolina didn't help us much.

Connor McDavid #97 of Team Orr is chased by Daniel Sprong #11 of Team Cherry during the 2015 BMO CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game at the Meridian Centre on January 22, 2015 in St Catharines, Ontario, Canada
Connor McDavid #97 of Team Orr is chased by Daniel Sprong #11 of Team Cherry during the 2015 BMO CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game at the Meridian Centre on January 22, 2015 in St Catharines, Ontario, Canada
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Last night we wanted both Carolina and Columbus to win and 1/2 is ok I guess. Let's look at our standings as we head into Maple Leafs game night:

Team Points Odds at #1
Buffalo 44 20%
Edmonton 47 13.5%
Arizona 50 11.5%
Carolina 58 9.5%
Toronto 60 8.5%
Columbus 62 7.5%
New Jersey 67 6.5%
Philadelphia 70 6.0%
Dallas 72 5.0%
Colorado 73 3.5%
Ottawa 73 3.0%
Florida 74 2.5%
San Jose 76 2.0%
Winnipeg + 78

1.0%

Welcome to the lottery Winnipeg! All the bottom teams gained points, and that gap between us and Columbus is bigger and that's great. Carolina needs to pick up its socks and start winning some games.

Dallas Stars at Washington Capitals
Best Result: Dallas wins

Nothing too applicable here, but in case the Leafs decide to go on a win streak to end the season, we want these lower lottery teams to pick up points.

Edmonton Oilers at Columbus Blue Jackets
Best Result: Edmonton over Columbus in OT
This is one we need to be a 3 pointer. Edmonton wins, gets closer to dropping out of 2nd place, and Columbus makes that gap 1 point bigger.

Ottawa Senators at New York Islanders
Best Result: Ottawa wins
Same as the Dallas/DC game. Keep that line between 5th and 6th as wide as possible.

Anaheim Ducks at Minnesota Wild
Best Result: Anaheim wins

It's all about keeping Nashvilles 1st rounder down

Toronto Maple Leafs at Calgary Flames
Best Result: Calgary in Regulation
We can't lose anymore ground to Carolina for 4th. Someone slash Phil's tires so he misses the team plane.

Another important night. Go Oilers, Flames, and Blue Jackets!