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Stanley Cup Playoffs clinching scenarios for April 8

Maple Leafs can earn second wild card in East by defeating Penguins

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Here are the Stanley Cup Playoffs clinching scenarios for April 8:

 
EASTERN CONFERENCE

The Toronto Maple Leafs will clinch a playoff berth if they defeat the Pittsburgh Penguins in any fashion.

 

The Ottawa Senators clinched the No. 2 seed in the Atlantic Division by defeating the New York Rangers 3-1.

 

The New York Islanders are out:

* If they lose to the New Jersey Devils in any fashion

* If Toronto wins in any fashion

* If Toronto gets one point AND the Islanders fail to win in regulation or overtime

 

The Tampa Bay Lightning (idle) are out:

* If Toronto wins in any fashion

 

WESTERN CONFERENCE

The Anaheim Ducks (idle) will clinch the Pacific Division title:

* If the Edmonton Oilers lose to the Vancouver Canucks in any fashion

 

The St. Louis Blues will clinch the No. 3 seed in the Central Division:

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

OR

* If the Nashville Predators lose to the Winnipeg Jets in any fashion

 

The Calgary Flames will clinch the No. 1 wild card in the Western Conference:

* If they defeat the San Jose Sharks in any fashion

OR

* If they get one point against the Sharks AND the Predators lose to the Jets in any fashion

OR

* If the Predators lose to the Jets in regulation

 

The Nashville Predators will clinch the No. 1 wild card in the Western Conference:

* If they defeat the Jets in any fashion AND the Flames lose to the Sharks in any fashion

OR

* If they get one point against the Jets AND the Flames lose to the Sharks in regulation

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