Per the NHL Public Relations Department here are your potential clinching scenarios:


Boston Bruins:

The B’s can clinch the President’s Trophy if they defeat the Sabers or get at least one point. If they only get one point then they would need the Ducks to lose in any fashion.

Anaheim Ducks

The Ducks could clinch the top seed in the Western Conference and a first round matchup against the Dallas Stars if they get at least one point.

Tampa Bay Lightning

The Bolts would clinch the no.2 seed and home ice advantage if the Montreal Canadians lose against the New York Rangers in regulation

Philadelphia Flyers

The Flyers would clinch the no. 3 seed in the Metro Division and a first round matchup against the New York Rangers if they beat the Pittsburgh Penguins in regulation or overtime OR if the Columbus Blue Jackets lose to the Florida Panthers in any fashion or beat the Panther in a shootout.

* The Ducks could move within one point of the Bruins in the race for the Presidents’ Trophy.

* The Canadiens could leapfrog the Lightning for the No. 2 seed in the Atlantic Division.

* The Blue Jackets could leapfrog the Flyers for the No. 3 seed in the Metropolitan Division.

* By virtue of their win, the Stars clinched the second Wild Card spot in the Western Conference and the final berth for the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs. They will face either Avalanche, Blues or Ducks in the first round of the postseason.

Teams in bold are locked into their positions:

Eastern Conference:
Atlantic 1: Boston
Atlantic 2: Montreal or Tampa Bay
Atlantic 3: Montreal or Tampa Bay
Metropolitan 1: Pittsburgh
Metropolitan 2: NY Rangers
Metropolitan 3: Philadelphia or Columbus
Wild Card 1: Detroit, Columbus or Philadelphia
Wild Card 2: Detroit, Columbus or Philadelphia

Western Conference:
Central 1: St. Louis or Colorado
Central 2: St. Louis or Colorado
Central 3: Chicago
Pacific 1: Anaheim
Pacific 2: San Jose
Pacific 3: Los Angeles
Wild Card 1: Minnesota
Wild Card 2: Dallas

Thomas Fernandez is the managing editor for Sports Talk Florida and News Talk Florida. He started his career in media by covering the NHL and the Tampa Bay Lightning. After covering the NHL for two years, he hopped on board the news cycle and has been covering both sports and news for the last year. He has covered major sporting events as well as politics which affects the Florida audience. Thomas is a Tampa native and graduate of the University of South Florida with a bachelor of arts in Public Relations.