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Stanley Cup Playoffs clinching scenarios for April 4

Maple Leafs, Bruins can earn postseason berths

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Here are the Stanley Cup Playoffs clinching scenarios for April 4

The Washington Capitals will clinch the Metropolitan Division title, Eastern Conference and Presidents' Trophy:

* If they defeat the Toronto Maple Leafs (7:30 p.m. ET; TSN4, CSN-DC, NHL.TV) in regulation or overtime AND the Columbus Blue Jackets defeat the Pittsburgh Penguins (7 p.m. ET; ROOT, FS-O) in any fashion

OR

* If they defeat the Maple Leafs via shootout AND the Blue Jackets defeat the Penguins via shootout

 

The Toronto Maple Leafs will clinch a playoff berth:

* If they defeat the Capitals in regulation or overtime AND the Tampa Bay Lightning lose to the Boston Bruins (7 p.m. ET;  NBCSN, SN, TVA Sports, NESN, NHL.TV) in any fashion

OR

* If they defeat the Capitals via shootout AND the Lightning lose to the Bruins in regulation

 

The Boston Bruins will clinch a playoff berth:

* If they defeat the Lightning in regulation.

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