The NHL wild-card races are in constant flux because of how tight the margins are in the Eastern and Western Conferences.
In the East. Carolina and Columbus are barely hanging on to the wild-card positions with Montreal coming up quickly behind them.
Over in the West, five franchises are separated by six points, with Dallas and Arizona currently in the playoff positions.
Although the complexion of both wild-card races will change during the final weeks of the regular season, we have a decent idea of which teams will end up in the wild-card spots once the playoff field is finalized.