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2018 NHL Draft Lottery rankings: March 23

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How the lottery odds were affected by the results of last night’s games.

2008 NHL Draft Drawing Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images for the NHL

The draft lottery positioning is changing on a daily basis, with teams dropping in and out of playoff spots, and the league’s bottom teams jockeying for position over the final few weeks. Here are the the odds for the teams in contention for the first overall pick after last night’s action.

Today’s draft lottery odds

Pos Team Record Last night's result Points Yesterday's odds* Today's odds* Change
Pos Team Record Last night's result Points Yesterday's odds* Today's odds* Change
1 Buffalo Sabres 23-38-12 - 58 18.0% 18.0% -
2↑ Arizona Coyotes 25-38-11 L 61 10.5% 12.5% +2.0%
3↓ Vancouver Canucks 26-39-9 W 61 12.5% 10.5% -2.0%
4 Ottawa Senators 26-36-11 L 63 9.5% 9.5% -
5 Montreal Canadiens 26-36-12 - 64 8.5% 8.5% -
6 Detroit Red Wings 27-36-11 L 65 7.6% 7.6% -
7 Chicago Blackhawks 30-36-9 L 69 6.7% 6.7% -
8 Edmonton Oilers 33-36-5 W 71 5.8% 5.8% -
9 New York Islanders 31-33-10 L 72 5.4% 5.4% -
10 New York Rangers 32-34-8 L 72 4.5% 4.5% -
11 Carolina Hurricanes 32-31-11 W 75 3.3% 3.3% -
12 Calgary Flames 35-30-10 - 80 2.7% 2.7% -
13 Florida Panthers 37-28-7 L 81 2.2% 2.2% -
14 Dallas Stars 38-28-8 - 84 1.8% 1.8% -
15 St. Louis Blues 40-28-5 - 85 1.0% 1.0% -

* Lottery odds are unofficial

Seven of the 10 lottery teams in action lost last night, and none of those got even a single point. Impressive tanking all around.

The Arizona Coyotes score five goals. And lost.

The New York Islanders scored six goals. And also lost.

The Vancouver Canucks won for the second time in 12 games.

The Edmonton Oilers are the hottest bottom-10 team. They’re playing loose, perhaps because there’s no pressure to make the playoffs, but probably because they know they’re going to win the draft lottery anyway.

Lowlight of the night

It’s a light schedule on Friday, with only five games, but there are five lottery teams involved. With two all-lottery matchups. two of those teams have to win, even if they don’t want to.