Wow, can anyone believe the regular season is coming to an end? Almost everything is set in stone; only a few things are left to be decided. Every one of the top eight in the East have clinched a spot, but Boston and Montreal are still battling for the division title. It looks like Boston will grab it, though, as they only need one win, either tonight or tomorrow, to clinch the second seed. The sixth, seventh, and eigth spots are still to be decided between Ottawa, NYR, and NYI.
In the west, every team up to the sixth seed has clinched a spot. The fourth, fifth, and sixth spots aren’t guaranteed yet, but it will be by the end of the night. If Columbus wins tonight, and either Minnesota or Detroit loses, they make the playoffs.