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2018 NHL Draft Lottery rankings: March 26

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

NHL: Vancouver Canucks at Dallas Stars Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

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 - 7 58 18.5% 18.5% -
2 Arizona Coyotes 25-39-11 - 7 61 14.0% 14.0% -
3 Vancouver Canucks 27-40-9 W 6 63 11.5% 11.5% -
4 Ottawa Senators 26-37-11 - 8 63 10.0% 10.0% -
5 Detroit Red Wings 27-37-11 - 7 65 8.5% 8.5% -
6 Montreal Canadiens 27-37-12 - 6 66 7.5% 7.5% -
7 Chicago Blackhawks 31-36-9 - 6 71 6.5% 6.5% -
8 New York Islanders 31-34-10 - 7 72 5.5% 5.5% -
9 Edmonton Oilers 34-36-6 OTL 6 74 4.5% 4.5% -
10 New York Rangers 33-34-8 - 7 74 3.5% 3.5% -
11 Carolina Hurricanes 33-31-11 - 7 77 3.0% 3.0% -
12 Calgary Flames (NYI) 35-31-10 - 6 80 2.5% 2.5% -
13 Florida Panthers 38-28-7 - 9 83 2.0% 2.0% -
14 Dallas Stars 38-30-8 L 6 84 1.5% 1.5% -
15 Los Angeles Kings 41-28-7 - 6 89 1.0% 1.0% -

* Lottery odds are unofficial

The Anaheim Ducks avoided entering the lottery rankings with a third-period comeback to get the game to overtime. It still allowed the Edmonton Oilers to claim another point.

The Vancouver Canucks have won two of their last three games, last night essentially sealing the fate of the plummeting Dallas Stars.

Lowlights of the night

Today’s schedule: It’s a busy Monday night with nine games on tap. While the rankings didn’t change yesterday, there are plenty of opportunities for shakeups today. The Los Angeles Kings escape the ranks with a win. The Florida Panthers can move a single point back of the second wild-card spot. The Detroit Red Wings could be tied for fourth or as low as sixth, depending on how they, the Ottawa Senators, and Montreal Canadiens fare. A regulation loss moves the New York Rangers above the Oilers. And the New York Islanders get two good results if the Calgary Flames lose and the Chicago Blackhawks win.