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2018 NHL Draft Lottery rankings: March 24

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

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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 GR Points Yesterday's odds* Today's odds* Change
Pos Team Record Last night's result GR Points Yesterday's odds* Today's odds* Change
1 Buffalo Sabres 23-39-12 L 8 58 18.5% 18.5% -
2↑ Vancouver Canucks 26-40-9 L 7 61 11.5% 14.0% +2.5%
3↓ Arizona Coyotes 25-38-11 - 8 61 14.0% 11.5% -2.5%
4 Ottawa Senators 26-36-11 - 9 63 10.0% 10.0% -
5↑ Detroit Red Wings 27-36-11 - 8 65 7.5% 8.5% +1.0%
6↓ Montreal Canadiens 27-36-12 W 7 66 8.5% 7.5% -1.0%
7 Chicago Blackhawks 30-36-9 - 7 69 6.5% 6.5% -
8 Edmonton Oilers 33-36-5 - 8 71 5.5% 5.5% -
9 New York Islanders 31-33-10 - 8 72 4.5% 4.5% -
10 New York Rangers 32-34-8 - 8 72 3.5% 3.5% -
11 Carolina Hurricanes 32-31-11 - 8 75 3.0% 3.0% -
12 Calgary Flames (NYI) 35-30-10 - 7 80 2.5% 2.5% -
13 Florida Panthers 37-28-7 - 10 81 2.0% 2.0% -
14 Dallas Stars 38-29-8 L 7 84 1.5% 1.5% -
15 St. Louis Blues 41-28-5 W 8 87 1.0% 1.0% -

* Lottery odds are unofficial

The Montreal Canadiens managed to score one goal before the final minutes of the third period, and that proved to be too much of a hill to climb for the NHL’s worst offensive team. The shutout further cemented the Buffalo Sabres into the top lottery spot.

The Vancouver Canucks had moved to 29th with a win on Thursday night, pipping the Arizona Coyotes in the regulation and overtime wins (ROW) column. After their loss last night, the Canucks have played more games to reach their 61 points, so they move back to the second-best odds on points percentage.

The Dallas Stars needed to hang on for 11 seconds to get to overtime and claim a critical point. However...

Lowlight of the night

Today’s schedule: 13 lottery teams in action, four all-lottery matchups, and several chances to shake up the current board.