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Leafs Lottery Guide (Mar. 16): Hurray for Hurricanes!

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The Hurricanes won last night, giving the Leafs the 4th spot (for now) in the lottery.

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What a night last night, probably the best one the Leafs have had since I started this series. The Anaheim Ducks and St. Louis Blues all won their games to bump down Nashvilles pick, and the Carolina Hurricanes won their game for them to rise above the Leafs in the standings and below them in the lottery standings.

Here are the lottery games for tonight:

Washington Capitals at Buffalo Sabres
Best Result: Washington over Buffalo in regulation

Buffalo just needs to lose them all, so Edmonton can't gain any ground on them. We don't need Katz wasting another 1st overall pick.

Toronto Maple Leafs at Edmonton Oilers
Best Result: Edmonton over Toronto in regulation

See above. An Edmonton win and a Buffalo loss makes that gap grow.

Arizona Coyotes at Los Angeles Kings
Best Result: Los Angeles in regulation

Leafs are 10 points behind Arizona, so they can't catch them for 3rd. Best thing is for Arizona to take 2nd in the lottery to deny Edmonton McDavid and Eichel so they can take Crouse 3rd.

Here's the chart!

Team Point

Games
Remaining

Odds at #1
Buffalo 44 14 20%
Edmonton 48 13 13.5%
Arizona 50 13 11.5%
Toronto /\ 60 12 9.5%
Carolina \/ 60 14 8.5%
Columbus 64 13 7.5%
New Jersey 69 13 6.5%
Philadelphia 73 11 6.0%
Dallas 74 12 5.0%
Colorado 75 13 3.5%
Florida /\ 76 13 3.0%
San Jose /\ 76 13 2.5%
Ottawa \/ 77 13 2.0%
Los Angeles 79 14 1.0%