Both teams can accomplish this. Boston will get in with a single point against the New York Islanders or a Winnipeg Jets loss to the Florida Panthers. Montreal will get in with a win against the Buffalo Sabres or with an overtime loss and Panthers win.
2. Will the Ottawa Senators end their five-game losing streak?
They will have a chance against the Philadelphia Flyers. Ottawa lost the previous meeting on March 2, 2-1.
Pittsburgh has been battling injury issues but will at least get Letang back. What kind of role will he play on Thursday?
4. Can the Los Angeles Kings hold onto the fourth seed in the Western Conference?
5. Will the Washington Capitals continue their five-game winning streak?
The Capitals have been on fire. Can they continue their impressive run against the struggling Carolina Hurricanes?