Lottery Footrace

Today, the NHL announced that its Draft Lottery will be held at high noon on April 10th at the league offices in New York. The results will be announced immediately afterward.
Teams that did not make the playoffs (or those that acquired the first-round picks of those non-playoff teams) will participate in the lottery. However, only the worst 5 teams in the league will be eligible for the top pick, as a team may not move up more than four positions in the draft order.

The current percentage chance of being selected in the Draft Drawing is as follows, based on team finish:
30th………..25.0%
29th………..18.8%
28th………..14.2%
27th………..10.7%
26th………….8.1%
25th………….6.2%
24th………….4.7%
23rd………….3.6%
22nd…………2.7%
21st………….2.1%
20th………….1.5%
19th………….1.1%
18th………….0.8%
17th………….0.5%

Currently it is a foot race for the second best chance at the top pick as Philly looks like a lock for the worst this year. Here’s the standings before tonight’s games.

League Standings
Rank Team GP W L OT PTS
24 EDMONTON 74 30 37 7 67
24 COLUMBUS 74 30 37 7 67
26 WASHINGTON 75 26 36 13 65
27 LOS ANGELES 74 25 35 14 64
28 CHICAGO 73 27 37 9 63
29 PHOENIX 74 29 41 4 62
30 PHILADELPHIA 74 20 43 11 51

Thanks to Paul Kukla for the primary assist.

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