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Eastern Conference Winning Magic Numbers

How close is your team to clinching a certain playoff spot? A Winning Magic Number is the number of consecutive upcoming games a team must win to guarantee winning a given playoff spot. Click a team name to proceed to the team playoff picture page.

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Eastern Conference Winning Magic Numbers

  Record  Metropolitan Divisional Winners Atlantic Divisional Winners Wildcard No Playoffs
Team Division W L OTL Pts 1* 2* 3 1* 2* 3 7 8 9
Penguins Metropolitan 14 4 2 30 60 56 55 - - - 54 53 0
Islanders Metropolitan 15 6 0 30 61 55 54 - - - 54 53 0
Rangers Metropolitan 9 7 4 22 DNCD 61 59 - - - 58 57 0
Canadiens Atlantic 16 6 1 33 - - - 58 56 55 54 52 0
Lightning Atlantic 14 6 2 30 - - - 57 56 55 55 54 0
Red Wings Atlantic 11 5 5 27 - - - 60 59 58 56 55 0
Bruins Atlantic 13 9 1 27 - - - DNCD 59 58 57 55 0
Maple Leafs Atlantic 11 8 2 24 - - - 61 61 59 58 57 0
 
Senators Atlantic 10 7 4 24 - - - 61 60 59 58 56 0
Capitals Metropolitan 9 8 3 21 DNCD 62 60 - - - 58 58 0
Devils Metropolitan 9 10 3 21 DNCD DNCD 60 - - - 58 57 0
Panthers Atlantic 7 6 6 20 - - - 63 61 60 59 58 0
Flyers Metropolitan 8 9 3 19 DNCD DNCD 61 - - - 60 59 0
Hurricanes Metropolitan 6 11 3 15 DNCD DNCD 62 - - - 61 60 0
Blue Jackets Metropolitan 6 13 2 14 DNCD DNCD DNCD - - - DNCD 61 0
Sabres Atlantic 6 13 2 14 - - - DNCD DNCD DNCD DNCD 61 0
  • Notes
  • ^ means the team will finish better than this playoff spot
  • X means the team cannot win this playoff spot
  • numeric indicates the number of consecutive upcoming games that must be won to guarantee winning this spot
  • "DNCD" indicates the team Does Not Control its Destiny for this playoff spot and thus, even after winning all remaining games, needs help from other teams to win
  • * denotes home field advantage in the first round of the playoffs