With just seven days remaining in the season, six playoff berths are still up for grabs. Four division titles, both conference titles and the Presidents' Trophy also are still to be decided.
While the Western Conference gets a day off as far as playoff implications are concerned, the East is rife with seeding possibilities for two of its top teams and the last Canadian team with postseason hopes in the East can punch its ticket with a win today.
Here are Sunday's playoff scenarios:
No. 1 New York Rangers
would clinch the Atlantic Division and the No. 1 conference playoff seed if they defeat Boston in any fashion and
Pittsburgh loses to Philadelphia in any fashion OR
if they get one point against Boston and Pittsburgh loses to Philadelphia in regulation.
No. 2 Boston Bruins
would clinch the Northeast Division if they defeat the NY Rangers in any fashion OR
if they get one point against the Rangers and
Ottawa loses to the NY Islanders in any fashion OR
if Ottawa loses to the Islanders in regulation.
No. 7 Ottawa Senators
would clinch a playoff berth if they defeat the NY Islanders in regulation or overtime.