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Leafs Lottery Guide - March 6, 2015

Last nights games went 2-6 in the Maple Leafs favour.

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Okay, this is getting a little more difficult if things don't start going in the direction with more games that have good results for the Leafs lottery standings. Here's you lottery chart for today.

Team Points Odds at #1
Buffalo 43 20%
Edmonton 46 13.5%
Arizona 49 11.5%
Carolina 55 9.5%
Columbus 56 8.5%
Toronto 57 7.5%
New Jersey 64 6.5%
Colorado /\ 67 6.0%
Ottawa /\ 67 5.0%
Philadelphia \/ 68 3.5%
Dallas 68 3.0%
Florida 69 2.5%
San Jose 72 2.0%
Los Angeles 72


Here are tonight's games:

Columbus Blue Jackets at New Jersey Devils
Best Result: Blue Jackets over Devils in overtime
New Jersey is basically too far back to catch up to the Leafs, but giving them a point is still good since they area lottery team. Columbus getting 2 points will move the Leafs up to 5th in the lottery standings, adding an extra 1% to their odds of winning.

Minnesota Wild at Carolina Hurricanes
Best Result: Carolina over Minnesota in regulation
Carolina getting 2 points ties them with the Leafs for 5th but they'll get the tie breaker having games in hand, but the Leafs have more Non-Shootout wins so if it comes down to it, the Leafs would beat Carolina. Minnesota not getting a point just keeps the Western WC race interesting

Those two games are really important, if they both happen as described it will help the Leafs odds immensely.

Buffalo Sabres at Ottawa Senators
Best Result: Ottawa over Buffalo in regulation
There is no way Toronto catches Buffalo for last. Not going to happen. Best result here is Ottawa gets 2 points, and stays at the low end of the lottery list. Buffalo not getting a point keeps a gap between them and Edmonton, and odds that Edmonton misses both McDavid and Eichel higher.

Calgary Flames at Detroit Red Wings
No impact
Two playoff teams fighting each other, I'll say the Red Wings winning helps get them closer to the top of the league and knocking Nashville's pick down.

Edmonton Oilers at Chicago Blackhawks
Best Result: Edmonton over Chicago
Chicago is in the playoffs, and Edmonton getting two points edges them closer to 28th overall.

Pittsburgh Penguins at Anaheim Ducks
Best Result: Anaheim over Pittsburgh
Anaheim is two points up on the Predators so giving them another 2 points keeps Nashville from winning the league and hopefully bumping down their pick a spot.

Hopefully we can see this in the morning

Team Points Odds at #1
Buffalo 43 20%
Edmonton 48 13.5%
Arizona 49 11.5%
Carolina 57 9.5%
Toronto /\ 57 8.5%
Columbus \/ 58 7.5%
New Jersey 65 6.5%
Colorado 67 6.0%
Philadelphia /\ 68 5.0%
Dallas /\ 68 3.5%
Ottawa \/ 69 3.0%
Florida 69 2.5%
San Jose 72 2.0%
Los Angeles 72