NHL Playoff Picture 2022: Current standings, teams that have clinched postseason berths as playoffs near

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The 2021-22 NHL regular season is coming down the home stretch with just a few days 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 becoming clearer. 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 Friday, April 22. If the regular season ended today, these teams would make the playoffs:

(* means team has already clinched playoff berth)

Atlantic Division

  1. Florida Panthers – 57-16-6 (120 points)*
  2. Toronto Maple Leafs – 52-21-7 (111 points)*
  3. Tampa Bay Lightning – 49-22-8 (106 points)*

Metropolitan Division

  1. Carolina Hurricanes – 52-21-8 record (112 points)*
  2. New York Rangers – 51-22-6 (108 points)*
  3. Pittsburgh Penguins – 45-24-11 (101 points)*

Eastern Conference Wild Card

  1. Boston Bruins – 49-25-5 (103 points)*
  2. Washington Capitals – 44-23-12 (100 points)*

Central Division

  1. Colorado Avalanche – 55-18-6 (116 points)*
  2. Minnesota Wild – 51-21-7 (109 points)*
  3. St. Louis Blues – 49-20-11 (109 points)*

Pacific Division

  1. Calgary Flames – 49-20-10 (108 points)*
  2. Edmonton Oilers – 46-27-6 (98 points)*
  3. Los Angeles Kings – 43-27-10 (96 points)

Western Conference Wild Card

  1. Nashville Predators – 44-29-6 (94 points)*
  2. Dallas Stars – 44-30-5 (93 points)
  3. Vegas Golden Knights – 42-31-6 (90 points)

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