Only one team can clinch a playoff spot tonight, but several others are looking to solidify seeding or home-ice advantage. Here's a list of the clinching scenarios for Thursday, April 8.
- Montreal clinches a playoff spot if they get one point in their game against Carolina.
- New Jersey clinches the Atlantic Division with two points against Florida if the Pittsburgh Penguins also fail to get a point in their game against the Islanders.
- Pittsburgh clinches home-ice advantage and likely the fourth seed with at least one point in their game tonight.