Boston can do so with a loss by the Winnipeg Jets. The Maple Leafs will end their playoff drought with a victory and a regulation loss by Winnipeg.
2. Can the Washington Capitals extend their seven-game winning streak?
The Capitals have been on fire and will look to delay the Maple Leafs' playoff plans by recording their eighth consecutive win.
3. How will the Edmonton Oilers respond to Steve Tambellini's firing?
The Oilers decided to fire their general manager on Monday. Will the shift in leadership inspire the Oilers to end their five-game losing streak?
4. Will the Eastern Conference's playoff picture look any different on Wednesday morning?
5. Who will control the fourth seed in the West?
If the playoffs started on Tuesday, the Los Angeles Kings would be hosting the San Jose Sharks in the first round. Luckily for ticket promoters and event coordinators, the playoffs are not starting on Tuesday night. Regardless, the Kings are still playing the Sharks. The two teams are separated by a single point. Who will control the fourth seed by the end of the night?