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2018 NHL Draft Lottery rankings: March 30

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

NHL: Detroit Red Wings at Buffalo Sabres Timothy T. Ludwig-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 24-41-12 L 5 60 18.5% 18.5% -
2↑ Arizona Coyotes 27-40-11 L 4 65 11.5% 13.5% +2.0%
3↓ Ottawa Senators 27-39-11 OTW 5 65 13.5% 11.5% -2.0%
4 Vancouver Canucks 29-40-9 W 4 67 9.5% 9.5% -
5↑ Montreal Canadiens 28-37-12 - 5 68 7.5% 8.5% +1.0%
6↓ Detroit Red Wings 29-38-11 W 4 69 8.5% 7.5% -1.0%
7↑↑ Edmonton Oilers 34-38-6 L 4 74 5.0% 6.5% +1.5%
8↓ Chicago Blackhawks 32-36-10 W 4 74 6.5% 6.0% -0.5%
9↓ New York Islanders 32-35-10 - 5 74 6.0% 5.0% -1.0%
10 New York Rangers 33-35-9 - 5 75 3.5% 3.5% -
11 Carolina Hurricanes 34-32-11 - 5 79 3.0% 3.0% -
12 Calgary Flames (NYI) 35-33-10 L 4 80 2.5% 2.5% -
13↑ Dallas Stars 39-31-8 L 4 86 1.5% 2.0% +0.5%
14↓ Florida Panthers 39-29-8 OTL 6 86 2.0% 1.5% -0.5%
15 Colorado Avalanche 41-28-8 - 5 90 1.0% 1.0% -

The Detroit Red Wings fell below the Montreal Canadiens with a win over the Buffalo Sabres. Buffalo became the first team to reach 41 regulation losses, not getting a single point in half a season’s worth of games.

It’s a three-game winning streak for the Vancouver Canucks. Connor McDavid was the only one who objected to the victory. The Edmonton Oilers moved up two spots with the loss.

A rare win for the Ottawa Senators came when the other team wasn’t allowed to put any skaters on the ice in overtime.

The Arizona Coyotes were tied with the Los Angeles Kings with five minutes remaining, but couldn’t hang on for the win. They move back above the Senators based on games played.

Playoff hopes for the Dallas Stars are all but dashed after yet another loss.

The Calgary Flames now have a seven-game losing streak.

The Chicago Blackhawks stunned the Winnipeg Jets with a 6-2 win, cocky enough to let some random person from the stands man the net for the majority of the third period.

Limelight of the night

Today’s schedule: The Blackhawks, New York Islanders, and New York Rangers can mix up the midfield with a variety of results tonight. Chicago probably won’t go into its game versus the Colorado Avalanche with one goaltender, though the Avs wouldn’t mind a beer-addled netminder in their quest to regain a playoff spot. And the Carolina Hurricanes can do the Isles a favour with a win over the Calgary Flames.