Connor McDavid, left, and Jack Eichel are expected to be the top two picks in this year’s NHL draft. (Harry Scull Jr. and James P. McCoy/Buffalo News)
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The Sabres clinched 30th place with a 4-2 loss at Columbus Friday night.

The two teams 

                   Gms    W      L      OT       Pts

Buffalo         81     23     50      8           54

Arizona         81    24      49      8           56

Remaining Schedules

Buffalo (1): April 11 vs. Pittsburgh (7 p.m.)

Arizona (1): April 11 vs. Anaheim (9 p.m.)

Lottery Odds

The team finishing last overall has a 20% chance of receiving the No. 1 overall pick but will draft no worse than second. The team finishing next-to-last overall has a 13.5%  chance of drafting first. The odds of drafting first continue to diminish moving upward in the standings as such: 11.5%,  9.5%, 8.5%, 7.5%, 6.5%, 6%, 5%, 3.5%, 3%, 2.5%, 2%, 1%.


If two teams are tied for a position, the tiebreaker is total regulation and overtime wins. If there is a tie for last place, Buffalo (15 regulation/overtime wins to Arizona's 19) would be 30th.


The Players (see photo gallery)

Connor McDavid, Erie Otters

Gms      G        A      Pts        +/-     Next Up

 54        54      84    138        +70    Sunday at London in OHL playoffs.

Jack Eichel, Boston University

Gms         G     A     Pts     +/-        Next Up

 39           26     44     70    + 51     Saturday in Frozen Four final (NCAA Championship game) vs. Providence in Boston.

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