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Stanley Cup Playoff clinching scenarios

Blue Jackets can claim East's final berth; Stars can cement position in West

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Here are the Stanley Cup Playoff clinching scenarios for April 5:

 

EASTERN CONFERENCE

The Columbus Blue Jackets will clinch a playoff berth:

* if they defeat the New York Rangers (7 p.m. ET; TVAS, MSG+, FS-O, NHL.TV) in any fashion

 

WESTERN CONFERENCE

The Dallas Stars will clinch the first wild card from the Western Conference and the Colorado Avalanche will clinch the second wild card from the Western Conference

* if Dallas earns at least one point against the Chicago Blackhawks (8:30 p.m. ET; NBCSCH, FS-SW+, NHL.TV)

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