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Saturday's playoff clinching scenarios

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EASTERN CONFERENCE

#2 New Jersey Devils would clinch the Atlantic Division...

* if they defeat the New York Islanders AND the Pittsburgh Penguins lose in regulation to the Atlanta Thrashers

#6 Boston Bruins would clinch a playoff berth...

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

The Bruins have clinched a playoff berth with a 4-2 victory over Carolina.

#6 Boston Bruins would clinch the #6 playoff seed...

* if they defeat the Carolina Hurricanes AND the Montreal Canadiens lose (in regulation or overtime/shootout) to the Toronto Maple Leafs

#7 Montreal Canadiens would clinch a playoff berth...

* if they get at least one point against the Toronto Maple Leafs

WESTERN CONFERENCE

#1 Chicago Blackhawks (idle) would clinch the #1 playoff seed...

* if the San Jose Sharks lose in regulation to the Phoenix Coyotes

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