Here are the Stanley Cup Playoff clinching scenarios for April 16:


The Washington Capitals clinched a playoff berth with a 2-1 win against the Philadelphia Flyers.

The Florida Panthers clinched the Atlantic Division with their 5-2 win against the Toronto Maple Leafs and the Boston Bruins' 3-1 loss to the Ottawa Senators.


The Winnipeg Jets clinched the No. 2 seed in the Central Division with their 4-3 win against the Seattle Kraken.

The Dallas Stars (idle) will clinch the West if:

The Vancouver Canucks lose to the Calgary Flames in any fashion (10 p.m. ET; SNW, SNP, ESPN+, HULU)

The Canucks will clinch the Pacific Division:

If they get at least one point against the Flames

First-round matchups locked today:

New York Rangers (M1) vs. Washington Capitals (WC2)

Florida Panthers (A1) vs. Tampa Bay Lightning (WC1) and Boston Bruins (A2) vs. Toronto Maple Leafs (A3)

Vancouver Canucks (P1) vs. Nashville Predators (WC1) – Locked if the Canucks get one point.

See the First Round Stanley Cup Playoff matchups