Stanley Cup Playoffs Watch Daily: Playoff chances, tragic numbers and more

The Jets are the newest members of the 100-point club after an overtime win against the Ducks on Friday night. Darcy Finley/NHLI via Getty Images

Which teams have the best shot at locking up a spot in the Stanley Cup playoffs? Who's earning a better shot at the No. 1 overall pick?

Here are the latest projections for both, along with critical matchups to watch today.

Last update: March 24.

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Playoff picture

Playoff chance projections are from Money Puck, Sports Club Stats and Hockey Viz. Click through to the sites to learn more about their methodology.

Playoff teams in action today

Note: All times ET.

Vegas Golden Knights at Colorado Avalanche, 3:00 p.m.
San Jose Sharks vs. Calgary Flames, 4:00 p.m.
Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Detroit Red Wings, 7:00 p.m.
Washington Capitals at Montreal Canadiens, 7:00 p.m.
Tampa Bay Lightning at New Jersey Devils, 7:00 p.m.
Columbus Blue Jackets vs. St. Louis Blues, 7:00 p.m.
Nashville Predators at Minnesota Wild, 8:00 p.m.
Los Angeles Kings at Edmonton Oilers, 10:00 p.m.

Current playoff matchups

Eastern Conference

Tampa Bay Lightning (Atlantic No. 1) vs. New Jersey Devils (WC No. 2)
Boston Bruins (Atlantic No. 2) vs. Toronto Maple Leafs (Atlantic No. 3)
Washington Capitals (Metro No. 1) vs. Philadelphia Flyers (WC No. 1)
Pittsburgh Penguins (Metro No. 2) vs. Columbus Blue Jackets (Metro No. 3)

Western Conference

Nashville Predators (Central No. 1) vs. Colorado Avalanche (WC No. 2)
Winnipeg Jets (Central No. 2) vs. Minnesota Wild (Central No. 3)
Vegas Golden Knights (Pacific No. 1) vs. Anaheim Ducks (WC No. 1)
San Jose Sharks (Pacific No. 2) vs. Los Angeles Kings (Pacific No. 3)

Best record in past 10 games

10-0-0: Blue Jackets
8-1-1: Predators
8-2-0: Lightning, Sharks
7-2-1: Jets, Blues
7-3-0: Capitals

Tragic numbers

Teams currently in position for a wild card are denoted as such. Tragic numbers are courtesy of Damian Echevarrieta. Teams are eliminated when their tragic number hits zero, and are denoted with an "E" in the table.

Lottery teams in action today

Note: All times ET.

Calgary Flames at San Jose Sharks, 4:00 p.m.
Detroit Red Wings at Toronto Maple Leafs, 7:00 p.m.
Montreal Canadiens vs. Washington Capitals, 7:00 p.m.
Carolina Hurricanes at Ottawa Senators, 7:00 p.m.
Arizona Coyotes at Florida Panthers, 7:00 p.m.
Chicago Blackhawks at New York Islanders, 7:00 p.m.
Buffalo Sabres at New York Rangers, 7:00 p.m.
St. Louis Blues at Columbus Blue Jackets, 7:00 p.m.
Edmonton Oilers vs. Los Angeles Kings, 10:00 p.m.

Worst record in past 10 games

1-8-1: Red Wings
1-6-3: Stars
2-8-0: Canucks
2-7-1: Canadiens, Blackhawks
2-5-3: Islanders
3-6-1: Sabres, Flames