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Leafs Lottery Guide (Mar. 20): Holding steady on a slow night

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Leafs lost to the Sharks, hold onto fourth & Columbus wins and stays back in sixth.

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The Leafs are holding onto the fourth place spot in the draft lottery. The Hurricanes lost last night, so they didn't move a bit farther back from the Leafs, but Columbus won, so thats good news.

Here are your lottery teams for games:

New Jersey Devils at Buffalo Sabres
Best Result: Buffalo victory

Alright, I'm doing a 180. Go Sabres! Let's let Arizona fall to last.

It's a slow Friday so that's about it.  Also on tap tonight:

Detroit Red Wings at Tampa Bay Lightning
Best Result: Detroit over Tampa in OT

I'd take a three point  game here in Detroit's favour here, I want Boston/Montreal in the first round if Boston makes the playoffs so need those two to hold onto 2nd/3rd in the Atlantic.

Colorado Avalanche at Anaheim Ducks
Best Result: Anaheim over Colorado

Anaheim has a 3 point lead in the West over the Predators, who have fallen back of the Blues for the division lead. Need to pad that to protect our second first rounder.

Here's that handy chart:

Team Point

Games
Remaining

Odds at #1
Buffalo 47 12 20%
Arizona 50 11 13.5%
Edmonton 51 11 11.5%
Toronto 60 10 9.5%
Carolina 61 12 8.5%
Columbus 68 11 7.5%
New Jersey 71 12 6.5%
Philadelphia 73 9 6.0%
Dallas 76 11 5.0%
Colorado 77 12 3.5%
Florida 78 11 3.0%
San Jose 78 11 2.5%
Ottawa 81 12 2.0%
Los Angeles + 82 12 1.0%