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2019 NHL Playoff Magic Number Update: Sun. March 17

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2019 NHL Playoff Magic Number Update: Sun. March 17! What Are the Clinching Scenarios for Sharks and Flames? When Will the Lightning Clinch the Division?


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2019 NHL Playoff Magic Number Update: Sun. March 17

Here is the 2019 NHL Playoff Magic Number Update: Sun. March 17:

Records and Information Entering Sun. March 17’s Slate of Games.

Eastern Conference

Atlantic Division

2019 NHL Playoff Magic Number Update: Sun. March 17

#Tampa Bay Lightning (55-13-4, 114 Points)

  • Clinched Playoff Berth on Friday, March 8
  • Currently Leading the Atlantic Division by 19 Points over Bruins (95 Points)
  • Leading the Eastern Conference by 19 Points over Bruins (95 Points)
  • Currently Leading the President’s Trophy Race-NHL’s Best Record by 19 Points over Bruins and Flames (95 Points)
  • Magic Number to Clinch Atlantic Division: 1
  • Earliest Clinch Date: Monday, March 18
  • Magic Number to Clinch President’s Trophy: 1
  • Earliest Clinch Date: Monday, March 18
  • Can Clinch Atlantic Division and President’s Trophy on Monday with a Win vs. Coyotes

Boston Bruins (43-20-9, 95 Points)

  • Currently Trailing the Atlantic Division by 19 Points to Lightning (114 Points)
  • Trailing the Eastern Conference by 19 Points to Lightning (114 Points)
  • Currently Trailing the President’s Trophy Race by 19 Points to Lightning (114 Points)
  • Magic Number to Clinch Playoff Berth: 4
  • Earliest Clinch Date: Thursday, March 21
  • Magic Number to Clinch #2 Seed in Eastern Conference: 9
  • Projected Clinch Range: Late March to Early April

Toronto Maple Leafs (43-24-5, 91 Points)

  • Currently Trailing the Atlantic Division by 23 Points to Lightning (114 Points)
  • Magic Number to Clinch Playoff Berth: 5
  • Earliest Clinch Date: Saturday, March 23
  • Magic Number to Clinch #3 Seed in Eastern Conference: 5
  • Earliest Clinch Date: Saturday, March 23

Metropolitan Division

2019 NHL Playoff Magic Number Update: Sun. March 17

Washington Capitals (42-23-7, 91 Points)

  • Currently Leading the Metropolitan Division by 2 Points over Islanders (89 Points)
  • Magic Number to Clinch Playoff Berth: 6
  • Projected Clinch Range: Late March to Early April
  • Magic Number to Clinch Metropolitan Division: 10
  • Projected Clinch Range: Late March to Early April

New York Islanders (41-23-7, 89 Points)

  • Currently Trailing the Metropolitan Division by 2 Points to Capitals (91 Points)
  • Magic Number to Clinch Playoff Berth: 6
  • Projected Clinch Range: Late March to Early April
  • Magic Number to Clinch #2 Seed in Metropolitan Division: 10
  • Projected Clinch Range: Late March to Early April

Pittsburgh Penguins (39-24-9, 87 Points)

  • Currently Trailing the Metropolitan Division by 4 Points to Capitals (91 Points)
  • Magic Number to Clinch Playoff Berth: 8
  • Projected Clinch Range: Late March to Early April
  • Magic Number to Clinch Spot in Division vs. Division Series: 9
  • Projected Clinch Range: Late March to Early April

Wild Card-Eastern Conference

2019 NHL Playoff Magic Number Update: Sun. March 17

Carolina Hurricanes (39-25-7, 85 Points)

  • Currently Leading 1st Wild Card Spot by 1 Point over Blue Jackets (84 Points)
  • Currently Trailing the #3 Seed in Metropolitan Division by 2 Points to Penguins (87 Points)
  • Magic Number to Clinch Playoff Berth: 7
  • Projected Clinch Range: Late March to Early April

Columbus Blue Jackets (40-28-4, 84 Points)

  • Currently Leading 2nd Wild Card Spot by 2 Points over Canadiens (37-28-7, 81 Points)
  • Trailing 1st Wild Card Spot by 2 Points to Hurricanes (81 Points)
  • Currently Trailing the #3 Seed in Metropolitan Division by 3 Points to Penguins (87 Points)
  • Magic Number to Clinch Playoff Berth: 8
  • Projected Clinch Range: Late March to Early April

Western Conference

Pacific Division

2019 NHL Playoff Magic Number Update: Sun. March 17

Calgary Flames (44-21-7, 95 Points)

  • Currently Leading the Pacific Division by 1 Point over Sharks (94 Points)
  • Leading the Western Conference by 1 Point over Sharks (94 Points)
  • Currently Trailing the NHL’s President’s Trophy Race by 19 Points to Lightning (114 Points)
  • Magic Number to Clinch Playoff Berth: 1
  • Earliest Clinch Date: Friday, March 15
  • Magic Number to Clinch Division: 10
  • Projected Clinch Range: Late March to Early April
  • Can Clinch Playoff Berth on Tuesday with a Win vs. Blue Jackets

San Jose Sharks (43-21-8, 94 Points)

  • Currently Trailing the Pacific Division by 1 Point to Flames (95 Points)
  • Magic Number to Clinch Playoff Berth: 1
  • Earliest Clinch Date: Friday, March 15
  • Magic Number to Clinch #2 Seed in West: 5
  • Projected Clinch Range: Mid March to Early April
  • Can Clinch Playoff Berth on Monday with a Win vs. Golden Knights

Vegas Golden Knights (39-27-5, 81 Points)

  • Currently Trailing the Pacific Division by 14 Points to Flames(95 Points)
  • Magic Number to Clinch Playoff Berth: 7
  • Projected Clinch Range: Late March to Early April
  • Magic Number to Clinch #3 Seed in West: 8
  • Projected Clinch Range: Late March to Early April

Central Division

2019 NHL Playoff Magic Number Update: Sun. March 17

Winnipeg Jets (42-25-4, 88 Points)

  • Currently Leading the Central Division by 1 Point over Predators (87 Points)
  • Magic Number to Clinch Playoff Berth: 4
  • Projected Clinch Range: Mid March to Early April
  • Magic Number to Clinch Metropolitan Division: 8
  • Projected Clinch Range: Mid March to Early April

Nashville Predators (41-27-5, 87 Points)

  • Currently Trailing the Central Division by 1 Point to Jets (88 Points)
  • Magic Number to Clinch Playoff Berth: 6
  • Projected Clinch Range: Mid March to Early April
  • Magic Number to Clinch #2 Seed in West: 10
  • Projected Clinch Range: Late March to Early April

St. Louis Blues (37-27-7, 81 Points)

  • Currently Trailing the Central Division by 7 Points to Jets (88 Points)
  • Magic Number to Clinch Playoff Berth: 8
  • Projected Clinch Range: Mid March to Early April
  • Magic Number to Clinch Spot in Division vs. Division Series: 11
  • Projected Clinch Range: Late March to Early April

Wild Card-Western Conference

2019 NHL Playoff Magic Number Update: Sun. March 17

Dallas Stars (37-29-5, 79 Points)

  • Currently Leading 1st Wild Card Spot by 1 Point over Coyotes (78 Points)
  • Currently Trailing the #3 Seed in Central Division by 2 Points to Blues (81 Points)
  • Magic Number to Clinch Playoff Berth: 9
  • Projected Clinch Range: Late March to Early April

Arizona Coyotes (36-30-6, 78 Points)

  • Currently Leading 2nd Wild Card Spot by 2 Points over Wild (34-30-8, 76 Points)
  • Trailing 1st Wild Card Spot by 1 Point to Stars (79 Points)
  • Currently Trailing the #3 Seed in Pacific Division by 3 Points to Golden Knights (81 Points)
  • Magic Number to Clinch Playoff Berth: 9
  • Projected Clinch Range: Late March to Early April
# Clinched Playoff Berth
#* Clinched Playoff Berth and Division
#*^ Clinched Playoff Berth, Division, and Home Ice Advantage
#@ Clinched Playoff Berth, Division, Home Ice Advantage & President’s Trophy

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