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Saturday's playoff clinching scenarios

Saturday, 04.10.2010 / 7:10 PM / Drive to the Playoffs

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EASTERN CONFERENCE

#2 New Jersey Devils would clinch the Atlantic Division...

* if they defeat the New York Islanders AND the Pittsburgh Penguins lose in regulation to the Atlanta Thrashers

#6 Boston Bruins would clinch a playoff berth...

* if they get at least one point against the Carolina Hurricanes

The Bruins have clinched a playoff berth with a 4-2 victory over Carolina.

#6 Boston Bruins would clinch the #6 playoff seed...

* if they defeat the Carolina Hurricanes AND the Montreal Canadiens lose (in regulation or overtime/shootout) to the Toronto Maple Leafs

#7 Montreal Canadiens would clinch a playoff berth...

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

WESTERN CONFERENCE

#1 Chicago Blackhawks (idle) would clinch the #1 playoff seed...

* if the San Jose Sharks lose in regulation to the Phoenix Coyotes

Quote of the Day

You get the right the whistles at the right times, you can leave him out there. He's a beast when it comes to being on the ice. I thought [Saturday] he was a big man. That first period, he did that lateral cut and it was like three bowling pins bounced off him. There's not too many guys that can do that.

— Capitals coach Barry Trotz on Alex Ovechkin, who enters February tied for the NHL lead in goals