2010 NHL Playoff Race: Clinching Scenarios For Tuesday, April 6

Two teams can clinch a playoff berth on Tuesday night, while a few teams can also see their runs end. Here's a full list of the clinching scenarios for Tuesday, April 6th in the NHL.

East

Montreal will clinch a playoff spot if several things happen tonight. They essentially need to get one more point than both Philadelphia and the New York Rangers, but they can clinch that spot if they get two more points than just one of those teams tonight. Montreal is in if...

  • they beat NYI tonight and one of Philadelphia or NYR loses in regulation.
  • they beat NYI tonight and both Philadelphia and NYR lose in regulation or a shootout.
  • they lose to NYI in OT/SO and both Philadelphia and NYR lose in regulation.

Buffalo can clinch the Northeast Division with a win over the Rangers, if Ottawa loses to Florida, or if they get one point and Ottawa gets zero tonight.

The Islanders were eliminated on Monday night.

West

The Western Conference playoffs can be wrapped up tonight, except for final seeding.

Colorado can clinch the final playoff spot and eliminate the Calgary Flames with a win over Vancouver and a Calgary loss in regulation to San Jose.

A Colorado win tonight would eliminate the slim chances St. Louis and Anaheim both have.

San Jose will clinch the Pacific with a win.

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