Draft Lottery Tuesday

April, 9, 2012
4/09/12
10:36
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After missing the playoffs for the fifth straight season, the Islanders will clean out their stalls today, meet with coaches for their final exit interviews and reflect on a disappointing 2011-12 campaign.

But as the top teams in the league prepare for post-season action, there remains one glimmer of hope for the Islanders this week:

The 2012 Scotiabank NHL Draft Lottery:

On Tuesday, the five teams that finished last in the league will find out their position for the 2012 draft this June. By virtue of their 27th place finish, the Islanders have a 10.7% chance of nabbing the first overall pick. Here are the other breakdowns:

Columbus Blue Jackets - 25.0%
Edmonton Oilers - 18.8%
Montreal Canadiens - 14.2%
New York Islanders - 10.7%
Toronto Maple Leafs - 8.1%

The lottery show will be televised on NBC Sports Network at 8 p.m.
Katie Strang covers the Rangers, Islanders and Devils for ESPNNewYork.com. She is a graduate of Michigan State University and the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.
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