Stanley Cup Playoffs Watch Daily: Playoff chances, tragic numbers and more

The Blue Jackets notched their 10th straight win, 4-0 against the Panthers, moving them closer to clinching a playoff spot and dampening Florida's chances in the process. Jamie Sabau/NHLI via Getty Images

Which teams have the best shot at locking up a spot in the Stanley Cup playoffs? Who's earning a better shot at the No. 1 overall pick?

Here are the latest projections for both, along with critical matchups to watch today.

Last update: March 23.

Current playoff matchups | Draft picks | Top 50 draft prospectsInsider

Playoff picture

Playoff chance projections are from Money Puck, Sports Club Stats and Hockey Viz. Click through to the sites to learn more about their methodology.

Playoff teams in action today

Note: All times ET.

New Jersey Devils at Pittsburgh Penguins, 7:00 p.m.
Anaheim Ducks at Winnipeg Jets, 8:00 p.m.
Boston Bruins at Dallas Stars, 8:30 p.m.

Current playoff matchups

Eastern Conference

Tampa Bay Lightning (Atlantic No. 1) vs. New Jersey Devils (WC No. 2)
Boston Bruins (Atlantic No. 2) vs. Toronto Maple Leafs (Atlantic No. 3)
Washington Capitals (Metro No. 1) vs. Philadelphia Flyers (WC No. 1)
Pittsburgh Penguins (Metro No. 2) vs. Columbus Blue Jackets (Metro No. 3)

Western Conference

Nashville Predators (Central No. 1) vs. Anaheim Ducks (WC No. 2)
Winnipeg Jets (Central No. 2) vs. Minnesota Wild (Central No. 3)
Vegas Golden Knights (Pacific No. 1) vs. Colorado Avalanche (WC No. 1)
San Jose Sharks (Pacific No. 2) vs. Los Angeles Kings (Pacific No. 3)

Best record in past 10 games

10-0-0: Blue Jackets
8-1-1: Predators
8-2-0: Lightning, Sharks
7-2-1: Jets
7-3-0: Capitals, Ducks

Tragic numbers

Teams currently in position for a wild card are denoted as such. Tragic numbers are courtesy of Damian Echevarrieta. Teams are eliminated when their tragic number hits zero, and are denoted with an "E" in the table.

Lottery teams in action today

Note: All times ET.

Montreal Canadiens at Buffalo Sabres, 7:00 p.m.
Vancouver Canucks at St. Louis Blues, 8:00 p.m.
Dallas Stars vs. Boston Bruins, 8:30 p.m.

Worst record in past 10 games

1-8-1: Red Wings
1-7-2: Canadiens
2-7-1: Blackhawks, Canucks
2-5-3: Islanders, Stars
3-6-1: Flames