Sunday notes: Stars 13th in draft lottery

April, 8, 2012
4/08/12
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The Dallas Stars finished the season 10th in the Western Conference and 18th overall in the league. That 18th ranking in the league puts them in the 13th spot for the NHL's draft lottery, which will be Tuesday.

The Stars have a 0.8 percent chance of winning the lottery and moving up four spots in the draft.

Here is the current draft order and the odds of each team winning it.

1. Columbus Blue Jackets - 25.0%
2. Edmonton Oilers - 18.8%
3. Montreal Canadiens - 14.2%
4. New York Islanders - 10.7%
5.Toronto Maple Leafs - 8.1%
6. Anaheim Ducks - 6.2%
7. Minnesota Wild - 4.7%
8. Carolina Hurricanes - 3.6%
9. Winnipeg Jets - 2.7%
10. Tampa Bay Lightning - 2.1%
11. Washington Capitals (from Colorado) - 1.5%
12. Buffalo Sabres - 1.1%
13. Dallas Stars - 0.8%
14. Calgary Flames - 0.5%

Playoff matchups

Here are the matchups for this year's Stanley Cup Playoffs. The schedules will be announced later today.

Western Conference:

(1) Vancouver vs. (8) Los Angeles
(2) St. Louis vs. (7) San Jose
(3) Phoenix vs. (6) Chicago
(4) Nashville vs. (5) Detroit

Eastern Conference:

(1) NY Rangers vs. (8) Ottawa
(2) Boston vs. (7) Washington
(3) Florida vs. (6) New Jersey
(4) Pittsburgh vs. (5) Philadelphia

Mark Stepneski

ESPNDallas.com
Mark Stepneski joined ESPNDallas.com in July 2010. A former news/special projects producer for KXAS-TV, he has run the Andrew's Dallas Stars Page website since 1997.

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