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Sorting Saturday scenarios for seeds, matchups

Saturday, 04.11.2009 / 12:55 PM ET / News
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Sorting Saturday scenarios for seeds, matchups
Friday decided the remaining spots for who's in the NHL postseason. Saturday's games should go a long way to deciding which teams play each when the playoffs begin Wednesday night.

Or maybe not. Here are the Saturday scenarios to look for by conference.

EASTERN CONFERENCE

#4 Philadelphia Flyers can clinch the #4 seed in the Eastern Conference:

* If they get more points from their game against the New York Islanders than both the Carolina Hurricanes and the Pittsburgh Penguins get from their games against New Jersey and Montreal, respectively.

#5 Carolina Hurricanes can clinch the #4 seed in the Eastern Conference:

* If they beat the New Jersey Devils and the Philadelphia Flyers get no points against the New York Islanders.

#6 Pittsburgh Penguins can clinch the #4 seed in the Eastern Conference:

* If they beat the Montreal Canadiens and the Philadelphia Flyers get no points against the New York Islanders and the Carolina Hurricanes get one or no points against the New Jersey Devils.

#7 New York Rangers (idle) can clinch the #7 seed in the Eastern Conference:

* If the Montreal Canadiens get no points against the Pittsburgh Penguins.

WESTERN CONFERENCE

#1 San Jose Sharks can clinch the Presidents' Trophy:

* If they beat the Los Angeles Kings.

or

* If they get one point against Los Angeles and the Boston Bruins get one point against the Buffalo Sabres.

or

* If the Boston Bruins get no points against the Buffalo Sabres.

#3 Vancouver Canucks can clinch the Northwest Division:

* If they get at least one point against the Colorado Avalanche.

or

* If the Calgary Flames get one or no points against the Edmonton Oilers.

#5 Calgary Flames can clinch the Northwest Division:

* If they beat the Edmonton Oilers and the Vancouver Canucks get no points against the Colorado Avalanche.

#6 Columbus Blue Jackets can clinch the #6 seed in the Western Conference:

* If they get at least one point against the Minnesota Wild.

#7 Anaheim Ducks can clinch the #6 seed in the Western Conference:

* If they beat the Phoenix Coyotes and the Columbus Blue Jackets get no points against the Minnesota Wild.


WHERE COULD THEY FINISH?

Eastern Conference

1. BOSTON BRUINS
2. WASHINGTON CAPITALS
3. NEW JERSEY DEVILS
4. Philadelphia, Carolina or Pittsburgh
5. Philadelphia, Carolina or Pittsburgh
6. Philadelphia, Carolina or Pittsburgh
7. NY Rangers or Montreal
8. NY Rangers or Montreal

Western Conference

1. SAN JOSE SHARKS
2. DETROIT RED WINGS
3. Vancouver or Calgary
4. CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS
5. Vancouver or Calgary
6. Columbus, Anaheim or St. Louis
7. Columbus, Anaheim or St. Louis
8. Columbus, Anaheim or St. Louis

BOLD CAPS indicate clinched playoff seed



Eastern Conference matchup possibilities (regardless of home ice)

Series A (East 1 vs. East 8)

Boston vs. Montreal
Boston vs. NY Rangers

Series B (East 2 vs. East 7)

Washington vs. NY Rangers
Washington vs. Montreal

Series C (East 3 vs. East 6)

New Jersey vs. Philadelphia
New Jersey vs. Carolina
New Jersey vs. Pittsburgh

Series D (East 4 vs. East 5)

Philadelphia vs. Carolina
Philadelphia vs. Pittsburgh
Carolina vs. Pittsburgh


Western Conference matchup possibilities (regardless of home ice)

Series E (West 1 vs. West 8)

San Jose vs. Columbus
San Jose vs. Anaheim
San Jose vs. St. Louis

Series F (West 2 vs. West 7)

Detroit vs. Columbus
Detroit vs. Anaheim
Detroit vs. St. Louis

Series G (West 3 vs. West 6)

Vancouver vs. Columbus
Vancouver vs. Anaheim
Vancouver vs. St. Louis
Calgary vs. Columbus
Calgary vs. Anaheim
Calgary vs. St. Louis

Series H (West 4 vs. West 5)

Chicago vs. Vancouver
Chicago vs. Calgary

Author: NHL.com Staff

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EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - WSH 82 56 18 8 252 193 120
2 x - PIT 82 48 26 8 245 203 104
3 y - FLA 82 47 26 9 239 203 103
4 x - NYR 82 46 27 9 236 217 101
5 x - NYI 82 45 27 10 232 216 100
6 x - TBL 82 46 31 5 227 201 97
7 x - PHI 82 41 27 14 214 218 96
8 x - DET 82 41 30 11 211 224 93
9 BOS 82 42 31 9 240 230 93
10 CAR 82 35 31 16 198 226 86
11 OTT 82 38 35 9 236 247 85
12 NJD 82 38 36 8 184 208 84
13 MTL 82 38 38 6 221 236 82
14 BUF 82 35 36 11 201 222 81
15 CBJ 82 34 40 8 219 252 76
16 TOR 82 29 42 11 198 246 69

STATS

2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
K. Palmieri 82 30 27 3 57
A. Henrique 80 30 20 10 50
T. Zajac 74 14 28 3 42
M. Cammalleri 42 14 24 15 38
D. Severson 72 1 20 -8 21
R. Boucher 39 8 11 -13 19
D. Schlemko 67 6 13 -22 19
J. Moore 73 4 15 -12 19
A. Larsson 82 3 15 15 18
J. Blandisi 41 5 12 -14 17
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Schneider 27 25 6 .924 2.15
K. Kinkaid 9 9 1 .904 2.81
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