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Playoff clinching scenarios for Saturday, April 4

by NHL Public Relations / NHL.com

With eight days remaining in the regular season, there are nine berths up for grabs in the 2015 Stanley Cup Playoffs.

These are the clinching scenarios for games Saturday:

* The Washington Capitals would clinch a playoff berth if they defeat the Ottawa Senators in regulation.

* The New York Islanders would clinch a playoff berth if they defeat the Buffalo Sabres in any fashion AND the Senators lose in regulation.

* The Minnesota Wild would clinch a playoff berth if they defeat the Detroit Red Wings in regulation or overtime AND any of the following occurs:

- the Calgary Flames lose in regulation

- the Flames lose in overtime or shootout AND either the Winnipeg Jets or Los Angeles Kings lose in regulation

- both the Jets and Kings lose in regulation

The Wild would clinch a playoff berth if they defeat the Red Wings in a shootout AND any of the following occurs:

- the Flames lose in any fashion AND either the Jets or Kings lose in regulation

- both the Jets and Kings lose in regulation

The Wild cannot clinch a playoff berth Saturday if they lose in any fashion.

* The Vancouver Canucks would clinch a playoff berth if they defeat the Jets in regulation, AND either the Flames lose in any fashion or the Kings lose in regulation

The Canucks would clinch a playoff berth if they defeat the Jets in overtime, AND the Flames lose in any fashion AND the Kings lose in regulation

The Canucks would clinch a playoff berth if they defeat the Jets in a shootout, AND both the Flames and Kings lose in regulation.

The Canucks cannot clinch a playoff berth Saturday if they lose in any fashion.

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