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2018 NHL Draft Lottery rankings: March 25

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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 23-40-12 L 7 58 18.5% 18.5% -
2↑ Arizona Coyotes 25-39-11 L 7 61 11.5% 14.0% +2.5%
3↓ Vancouver Canucks 26-40-9 - 7 61 14.0% 11.5% -2.5%
4 Ottawa Senators 26-37-11 L 8 63 10.0% 10.0% -
5 Detroit Red Wings 27-37-11 L 7 65 8.5% 8.5% -
6 Montreal Canadiens 27-37-12 L 6 66 7.5% 7.5% -
7 Chicago Blackhawks 31-36-9 W 6 71 6.5% 6.5% -
8↑ New York Islanders 31-34-10 L 7 72 4.5% 5.5% +1.0%
9↓ Edmonton Oilers 34-36-5 W 7 73 5.5% 4.5% -1.0%
10 New York Rangers 33-34-8 W 7 74 3.5% 3.5% -
11 Carolina Hurricanes 33-31-11 W 7 77 3.0% 3.0% -
12 Calgary Flames (NYI) 35-31-10 L 6 80 2.5% 2.5% -
13 Florida Panthers 38-28-7 W 9 83 2.0% 2.0% -
14 Dallas Stars 38-29-8 - 7 84 1.5% 1.5% -
15↑ Los Angeles Kings 41-28-7 L 6 89 - 1.0% +1.0%

* Lottery odds are unofficial

The Buffalo Sabres managed to score their second goal in four games. It came in the final five minutes of a 5-1 loss.

The Arizona Coyotes had a 2-0 lead. They lost 4-2.

Connor McDavid is the new leader in the Art Ross race. The cost was one position in the lottery rankings for the Edmonton Oilers.

Edmonton was overtaken by the New York Islanders, thanks to plays such as the following:

Lowlight of the night

Today’s schedule: The Vancouver Canucks and Dallas Stars have a combined three wins in 20 games. That number will increase to four in 22 when one of those teams wins the matchup tonight. Edmonton can introduce the Anaheim Ducks to the lottery rankings by earning a third consecutive victory.