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Draft Lottery Tuesday

4/9/2012

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.