NHL teams that are most-likely to win the Stanley Cup in 2017: The Washington Capitals, Boston Bruins, Winnipeg Jets, Edmonton Oilers, Philadelphia Flyers, New York Rangers, Florida Panthers, Chicago Blackhawks, Nashville Predators, Los Angeles Kings.
NHL teams with the least-likely Stanley Cup chance: Chicago Blackhawks (7.6%), Philadelphia Flyers (7%), Boston Bruins (7%) Pittsburgh Penguins (7%).
The New York Islanders, who were the first team to win back-to-back Cups in 2009-10, have a chance to do it again this year.
It’s a very close race between the Boston Bruins and the Chicago Blackhawks for the final playoff spot in the East.
The Boston Bruins currently lead the East by a single point and could win it all if they don’t lose another game.
Boston’s playoff chances are pretty good at the moment, with a 53-42-6 record.
The Philadelphia Flyers are a strong team with some young talent on the roster.
They are tied for the second-best record in the league with a 19-7-1 record, and have a realistic shot at a playoff spot.
They could win the East again with a win against the Columbus Blue Jackets.
Dallas Stars have the worst record in hockey right now, with just four wins in 11 games.
They have lost five of their last six games.
But they are a team that could be in the hunt for the playoffs this season.
They lost to the Florida Panthers on Monday night in overtime, and could get another shot at the East’s final playoff berth if they beat the Winnipeg Jets on Thursday night.
The Tampa Bay Lightning are the team that is currently riding a seven-game winning streak.
They currently have a 21-3-1 mark.
They’re looking to end their seven-match losing streak against the New York Red Bulls, but could be looking to get a win over the Chicago Lightning this week if they lose to the Carolina Hurricanes.