Playoff Percentages: Kings in distress

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Candice Ward-USA TODAY Sports

Through the remainder of the regular season, we'll take a look at how the night's action impacts the playoff race, highlighting which teams' postseason odds went up or down significantly.

The Los Angeles Kings are in serious jeopardy of missing the playoffs for the second time in three years.

Darryl Sutter and company's postseason aspirations took a huge hit Sunday, while the Kings' 5-2 loss was a welcome result for the Nashville Predators - the team L.A. is chasing.

Here's a look at the playoff races' most significant swings after Sunday's action:

Western Conference

Team Result Playoff Chances Change
Kings L 5-2 vs. Flames 9.9% -8.3%
Predators Off 93.1% +3.5%
Flames W 5-2 vs. Kings 98.9% +3.1%

Eastern Conference

Team Result Playoff Chances Change
Senators L 4-1 vs. Canadiens 96.9% -1.3%
Panthers L 0-4 vs. Penguins 0.5% -0.8%
Islanders Off 26.2% +1.0%
Maple Leafs Off 63.4% +0.7%

To see percentages for the entire NHL, visit Sports Club Stats.