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Who can clinch tonight?

Tuesday, 04.07.2009 / 11:32 AM / News

NHL.com

Here is a look at how the Stanley Cup Playoff picture could clarify Tuesday night.


EASTERN CONFERENCE


No. 3 New Jersey Devils can clinch the Atlantic Division:

* If they get at least one point against the Toronto Maple Leafs.

OR

* If the Philadelphia Flyers get one or no points against the Florida Panthers.



No. 4 Philadelphia Flyers can clinch an Eastern Conference playoff berth:


* If they get at least one point against the Florida Panthers.

OR

* If the New York Rangers get one or no points against the Montreal Canadiens.



No. 6 Pittsburgh Penguins can clinch an Eastern Conference playoff berth:


* If they beat the Tampa Bay Lightning.

OR

* If they get one point against Tampa Bay and either the Florida Panthers or New York Rangers get one or no points in games against Philadelphia and Montreal, respectively.

OR

* If they get no points against Tampa Bay and either the Florida Panthers or New York Rangers get no points in games against Philadelphia and Montreal, respectively.



No. 7 Montreal Canadiens can clinch an Eastern Conference playoff berth:

* If they beat the New York Rangers.

OR

* If they get one point against the New York Rangers and the Florida Panthers get no points against the Philadelphia Flyers.



WESTERN CONFERENCE

No. 3 Calgary Flames can clinch the Northwest Division:

* If they beat the Vancouver Canucks in regulation.


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I've never seen anything like that. The great thing is I don't know how many times guys bailed me out where they had to score to keep it alive and they did every time. It was amazing. It's not the way we draw it up, to go 20 rounds here, but obviously it's a big win.

— Florida goalie Roberto Luongo after the Panthers defeated the Capitals in the longest shootout in NHL history on Tuesday
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