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4/3/09: Recap and tomorrow's games that matter

Tomorrow's games (involving Eastern Conference teams):

  1. Sabres 5 - Caps 4 (OT): Caps get a point, win the SE Division.  The Sabres keep hope alive.  Given the Devils OTW, the Caps MN for the 2nd seed is 7.
  2. NJD 5 - 'Ning 4 (OT): Terrible line change by the 'Ning in OT gives the Devils 2 points.  Devils are 5 points away from the division clinch (Flyers).
  3. Flyers 8 - Leafs 5:  Given the Penguins 4-2-0 record against the Flyers this year, the Flyers have a MN of 9 for the 4 seed.
  4. Thrashers 2 - Panthers 1: Panthers now trail the Rangers by 2 points for the 8 seed.

Tomorrow's games (involving Eastern Conference teams):

  1. Rangers @ Bruins: Bruins clinch the conference with a single point.  Rangers are battling for their playoff lives (as well as the 7 seed). Rangers MN for the playoffs is 7 (Florida).
  2. Devils @ Sabres:  We're all Vanek/Connolly/Pomminville fans tonight.  Caps magic number for the 2 seed is 7, Devils MN for the division is 5.
  3. Canadiens @ Leafs: Leafs have been eliminated.  The Canadiens control the 7 seed right now.
  4. Flyers @ Senators: Sens have been eliminated, but the Flyers are in a dog fight for the 4 seed.
  5. Penguins @ Hurricanes: Canes have an opportunity to control their destiny for the 5 seed with a win.  A loss puts the Pens in control.  Canes are currently 1 point up, but the Pens have 1 Game in Hand.
  6. Lightning @ Islanders: Uh...who cares.  Both teams have been eliminated.  Enjoy losing percentage points for Tavares, fellas.

You can also see the updated Playoff Tracker here.  Note that in the tracker, I don't account for tiebreakers.

 

Best case Scenario for tonight:

Sabres beat the Devils in regulation, and then a bunch of jockeying for the 7 seed depending on who you want.

If this FanPost is written by someone other than one of the blog's editors, the opinions expressed in it do not necessarily reflect those of this blog or SB Nation.

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