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Saturday: Today's clinching scenarios

4/9/2011

Eastern Conference

Philadelphia can clinch the Atlantic Division title if ...

• It beats the New York Islanders in regulation, overtime or shootout.

Montreal can clinch the No. 6 seed in the Eastern Conference if ...

• It beats Toronto in regulation, overtime or shootout.

• Or it earns one point against Toronto AND Buffalo loses to Columbus in regulation, overtime or shootout.

• Or Buffalo loses to Columbus in regulation.

Buffalo can clinch the No. 6 seed in the Eastern Conference if ...

• It beats Columbus in regulation, overtime or shootout AND Montreal loses to Toronto in regulation, overtime or shootout.

• Or it earns one point against Columbus AND Montreal loses to Toronto in regulation.

Carolina can clinch the No. 8 seed in the Eastern Conference if ...

• It beats Tampa Bay in regulation, overtime or shootout.

• Or it earns one point against Tampa Bay AND the New York Rangers lose

to New Jersey in regulation, overtime or shootout.

• Or the New York Rangers lose to New Jersey in regulation.

The New York Rangers can clinch the No. 8 seed in the East if ...

• They beat New Jersey in regulation, overtime or shootout AND Carolina loses to Tampa Bay in regulation, overtime or shootout.

• Or if they earn one point against New Jersey AND Carolina loses to Tampa Bay in regulation.

Western Conference

San Jose can clinch the No. 2 seed in the Western Conference if ...

• It beats Phoenix in regulation, overtime or shootout.

Nashville can clinch the No. 4 seed in the Western Conference if ...

• It beats St. Louis in regulation or overtime.

• Or if it beats St. Louis in a shootout AND Phoenix loses to San Jose in regulation, overtime or shootout or wins in a shootout.

• Or if it earns one point against St. Louis AND Phoenix loses to San Jose in regulation, overtime or shootout.

Phoenix can clinch the No. 4 seed in the Western Conference if ...

• If it beats San Jose in regulation or overtime AND Nashville loses to St. Louis in regulation, overtime or shootout or wins in a shootout.

• Or if it beats San Jose in a shootout AND Nashville loses to St. Louis in regulation, overtime or shootout.

• Or if it earns one point against San Jose AND Nashville loses to St. Louis in regulation.

Los Angeles can clinch the No. 4 seed in the Western Conference if ...

• It beats Anaheim in regulation, overtime or shootout AND Nashville loses to St. Louis in regulation AND Phoenix loses to San Jose in regulation.

Anaheim can clinch No. 4 seed in the Western Conference if ...

• If it beats Los Angeles in regulation, overtime or shootout AND Nashville loses to St. Louis in regulation AND Phoenix loses to San Jose in regulation.