NHL Playoff Picture: Standings, when do the playoffs start, which teams have clinched postseason berths

Jean J. Sanders
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The 2021-22 NHL regular season is coming down the home stretch with just a month left to play. It marks the first full 82-game slate for the league since the COVID-19 pandemic began back in 2020.

As the regular season winds down, the NHL playoff picture is beginning to come into focus. The postseason will begin on May 2 and end on or before June 30. As all of the action unfolds in these final weeks of the regular season, we’ll keep you updated with which teams have clinched and how the postseason race is shaping up:

Here’s a look at the current Divisional and Wild Card standings as Monday, April 4. If the regular season ended today, these teams would make the playoffs:

(* means team has already clinched playoff berth)

Atlantic Division

  1. Florida Panthers – 49-15-6 (104 points)*
  2. Toronto Maple Leafs – 46-19-6 (98 points)
  3. Boston Bruins – 44-21-5 (93 points)

Metropolitan Division

  1. Carolina Hurricanes – 46-17-8 record (100 points)*
  2. New York Rangers – 46-20-6 (98 points)
  3. Pittsburgh Penguins – 41-21-10 (92 points)

Eastern Conference Wild Card

  1. Tampa Bay Lightning – 43-20-7 (93 points)
  2. Washington Capitals – 38-22-10 (86 points)

Central Division

  1. Colorado Avalanche – 50-14-6 (106 points)*
  2. Minnesota Wild – 43-21-5 (91 points)
  3. St. Louis Blues – 40-20-10 (90 points)

Pacific Division

  1. Calgary Flames – 43-19-9 (95 points)
  2. Edmonton Oilers – 42-25-5 (89 points)
  3. Los Angeles Kings – 38-25-10 (86 points

Western Conference Wild Card

  1. Nashville Predators – 41-25-4 (86 points)
  2. Dallas Stars – 40-26-4 (84 points)
  3. Vegas Golden Knights – 39-29-4 (82 points)

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