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Playoff clinching scenarios for Thursday, April 9

by NHL Public Relations / NHL.com

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

These are the clinching scenarios for games Thursday:

EASTERN CONFERENCE

* The Montreal Canadiens would clinch the Atlantic Division title if they defeat the Detroit Red Wings in any fashion AND the Tampa Bay Lightning lose in any fashion OR if they get one point against the Red Wings AND the Lightning lose in regulation.

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STANLEY CUP PLAYOFF RACE
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Playoff race chart
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* The New York Islanders (idle) would clinch a playoff berth if the Ottawa Senators or Boston Bruins lose in any fashion.

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* The Detroit Red Wings would clinch a playoff berth if they defeat the Canadiens in any fashion OR if they get one point against the Canadiens AND either the Senators lose in any fashion or the Bruins lose in regulation OR if the Senators lose in regulation.

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* The Bruins would clinch a playoff berth if they defeat the Florida Panthers in any fashion AND the Senators lose in regulation.

WESTERN CONFERENCE

* The Anaheim Ducks (idle) would clinch the top seed in the Western Conference if the St. Louis Blues lose in regulation AND the Nashville Predators lose in any fashion.

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* The Blues would clinch the Central Division title if they defeat the Chicago Blackhawks in any fashion AND the Predators lose in regulation.

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* The Winnipeg Jets would clinch a playoff berth if they defeat the Colorado Avalanche in any fashion OR if they get one point against the Avalanche AND the Los Angeles Kings lose to the Calgary Flames in any fashion OR if the Kings lose to the Flames in regulation.

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* The Flames would clinch a playoff berth if they defeat the Kings in any fashion.

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