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Stanley Cup Playoff clinching scenarios

Penguins, Hurricanes, Avalanche can each earn berth

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Here are the Stanley Cup Playoff clinching scenarios for April 4:

 

EASTERN CONFERENCE

The Washington Capitals will clinch the Metropolitan Division:

* If they defeat the Montreal Canadiens (7 p.m. ET; NBCSN, NBCSWA, TSN2, RDS, NHL.TV) in any fashion

OR

* If they get one point against Montreal and the New York Islanders lose to the Florida Panthers (7 p.m. ET; MSG+, FS-F, NHL.TV) in any fashion

OR

* If the Islanders lose to the Panthers in regulation

 

The Pittsburgh Penguins will clinch a playoff berth:

* If they defeat the Detroit Red Wings (7 p.m. ET; ATTSN-PT, FS-D, NHL.TV) in any fashion

OR

* If they get one point against Detroit and either of the following occurs:

-- The Canadiens lose to the Capitals in any fashion

-- The Carolina Hurricanes lose to the New Jersey Devils (7 p.m. ET; TVAS, MSG, FS-CR, NHL.TV) in regulation

OR

* If the Canadiens lose to the Capitals in regulation

 

The Carolina Hurricanes will clinch a playoff berth:

* If they defeat the Devils in regulation or overtime and the Canadiens lose to the Capitals in any fashion

OR

* If they defeat the Devils in a shootout and the Canadiens lose to the Capitals in regulation

 

WESTERN CONFERENCE

The Winnipeg Jets will clinch the Central Division:

* If they defeat the Colorado Avalanche (9 p.m. ET; ALT, TSN3, NHL.TV) in any fashion and both of the following occur:

-- The Nashville Predators lose to the Vancouver Canucks (8 p.m. ET; FS-TN, SNP, NHL.TV) in regulation

-- The St. Louis Blues lose to the Philadelphia Flyers (8 p.m. ET: FS-MW+, NBCSP+, NHL.TV) in any fashion

 

The Colorado Avalanche will clinch a playoff berth

* If they get at least one point against Winnipeg

OR

* If the Arizona Coyotes lose to the Vegas Golden Knights (ATTSN-RM, FS-A, NHL.TV) in any fashion

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