Apr 25, 2013; Winnipeg, Manitoba, CAN; Montreal Canadiens players celebrate with Canadiens goalie Carey Price (31) after the third period. Montreal wins 4-2. Mandatory Credit: Bruce Fedyck-USA TODAY Sports

Playoff Picture Much Clearer After Last Night


After the New York Rangers and Ottawa Senators both won last night, the Winnipeg Jets were eliminated from playoff contention. That also meant that the 8 teams making the playoffs in the east are determined. The only thing we don’t know as of yet is where each team will be seeded.

The Canadiens will either be seed 2nd or 4th depending on how the final few days of the season go down.  They are currently sitting in 4th in the east, but tied with the Bruins for the Northeast division lead.

Here is how things will go down depending who wins and who loses their final games of the season:

If Boston loses their final two games of the season, Habs will be seeded 2nd. If the Bruins win both their games, Toronto or Ottawa will be the Habs first round opponents.

If the Bruins loses one of their final games, win their other game and Montrel beats Toronto on Saturday, Habs will take 2nd place in the East and Division title.

If the season ended today:

If the 2013 NHL Regular Season Ended today, these would be the Eastern Conference 1st round match-ups.

#1 Penguins vs #8 Islanders

#2 Bruins vs #7 Rangers

#3 Capitals vs #6 Senators

#4 Canadiens vs #5 Maple Leafs

 

Check back tomorrow for our pre-game post and our recap after the game. We will also have plenty of playoff coverage starting as soon as the regular season is finished and the match-ups are determined… Stay tuned!

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