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Scenarios for the Stanley Cup Playoffs qualification for April 29

Here are the scenarios for the close of the Stanley Cup Playoffs on April 29:

Eastern Conference

The tampa bay lightning will secure the No. 3 seed in the Atlantic Division and a first-round matchup against the Toronto Maple Leafs and the boston bruinss will secure the first wild card and a first-round matchup against the Carolina Hurricanes if:

The Lightning defeat the New York Islander either way (7:30 p.m. ET; MSG+ 2, BSSUN, ESPN+, NHL LIVE)

EITHER

If the Lightning get a point against the Islanders AND the Maple Leafs beat the Bruins either way

EITHER

If the Maple Leafs beat the Bruins in regulation.

The Bruins will secure the No. 3 seed in the Atlantic Division and a first-round matchup against the Maple Leafs and the Flash of lightning will secure the first wild card and a first-round matchup against the Hurricanes:

If the Bruins defeat the Maple Leafs in any way AND the Islanders defeat the Lightnings in any way

EITHER

If the Bruins get a point against the Maple Leafs AND the Islanders beat the Lightning in regulation.

The pittsburgh penguins will secure the No. 3 seed in the Metropolitan Division and a first-round matchup against the New York Rangers, and the Washington Capitals will secure the second wild and a first-round matchup against the Florida Panthers:

If the Penguins get at least one point against the Columbus Blue Jackets (7 pm ET; ATTSN-PT, BSOH, ESPN+, NHL LIVE)

EITHER

If the Rangers somehow defeat the Washington Capitals (7 p.m. ET; MSG, NBCSWA, ESPN+, NHL LIVE).

The capitals will secure the No. 3 seed in the Metropolitan Division and a first-round matchup against the Rangers, and the penguins will secure the second wild card and a first-round matchup against the Panthers:

If the Capitals beat the Rangers somehow AND the Blue Jackets beat the Penguins in regulation.

Western Conference

The wild minnesota will secure the No. 2 seed in the Central Division and home-field advantage in their first-round matchup against the St. Louis Blues:

If Wild gets at least one point against Colorado Avalanche (8 p.m. ET; BSN, BSWIX, ALT, ESPN+, NHL LIVE)

EITHER

If the Vegas Golden Knight somehow defeats the Blues (8 p.m. ET; NHLN, BSMW, ATTSN-RM, NHL LIVE).

The Blues will secure the No. 2 seed in the Central Division and home-court advantage in their first-round matchup against The Wild:

If the Blues beat the Golden Knights either way AND Avalanche beats Wild in regulation.

The Nashville Predators will secure the first wild card and a first-round matchup against the Calgary Flames and the dallas stars will secure the second wild card and a first-round matchup against the Avalanche:

If the Predators get at least one point against the Arizona Coyotes (10:30 p.m. ET; BSAZX, BSSO, ESPN+, NHL LIVE)

EITHER

If the Anaheim Ducks somehow defeat the Stars (8:30 p.m. ET; BSSWX, BSSC, ESPN+, NHL LIVE).

The stars will secure the first wild card and a first-round matchup against the Flames and the predators will secure the second wild card and a first-round matchup against the Avalanche:

If the Stars beat the Ducks somehow AND the Coyotes beat the Predators in regulation.