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Playoff Picture April 8, 2015: Oh, what a night...

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Oh boy, last night. Detroit beat Carolina (of course), but Ottawa scored in the last two minutes to force OT and then won in OT over Pittsburgh.

The Table

All three other teams played a game last night. Of course, between the three, they got the maximum amount of points. So, here's the table. Remember, it's sorted by maximum possible points left:

Place Team GP W L OTL PTS ROW Pot Max Det Bos Pit Ott
EC3 Detroit Red Wings 80 42 25 13 97 38 4 101 -- 4 3 2
WC2 Boston Bruins 79 41 25 13 95 37 6 101 6 -- 5 4
WC1 Pittsburgh Penguins 80 42 26 12 96 38 4 100 5 5 -- 3
Out Ottawa Senators 80 41 26 13 95 35 4 99 6 6 5 --

Games Remaining:

Tonight's games:

Only the Bruins play tonight, of the group.

Date Time Team Opponent
4/8/2015 8:00:00 PM Boston Bruins @ Washington Capitals
Future Games
Date Time Team Opponent
4/9/2015 7:00:00 PM Ottawa Senators @ New York Rangers
4/9/2015 7:30:00 PM Detroit Red Wings @ Montreal Canadiens
4/9/2015 7:30:00 PM Boston Bruins @ Florida Panthers
4/10/2015 7:00:00 PM Pittsburgh Penguins New York Islanders
4/11/2015 12:30:00 PM Ottawa Senators @ Philadelphia Flyers
4/11/2015 7:00:00 PM Detroit Red Wings @ Carolina Hurricanes
4/11/2015 7:00:00 PM Pittsburgh Penguins @ Buffalo Sabres
4/11/2015 7:30:00 PM Boston Bruins @ Tampa Bay Lightning

Clinching Scenarios

The Bruins can still get in a bunch of different ways. 2 wins in the next three games guarantees them 99 points and a spot.

  • 3-0-0: In
  • 2-0-1: In
  • 2-1-0: In
  • 1-0-2: In (If Bruins get ROW for that 1 win. If Senators get 2 more ROW wins and Bruins win in SO, Senators will get in on goal differential.)
  • 1-1-1: In if Senators fail to win out.

Actually, let's just look at every possible scenario to finish out the season, shall we? Go crazy:

Bottom Line

Winning tonight goes a loooooong way towards making the playoffs. Through 2 games so far, Washington is the only team to not allow a goal against the Bruins. I'd say we're due.