The Colorado Avalanche have clinched the final playoff spot with a win over the Vancouver Cancuks while the Calgary Flames flamed out with a slim 2-1 loss to the San Jose Sharks. So your 8 playoff teams in the NHL Western Conference will be the San Jose Sharks, Chicago Blackhawks, Vancouver Cancuks, Phoenix Coyotes, Nashville Predators, Los Angeles Kings, Detroit Red Wings and Colorado Avalanche as the teams that will play for the Stanley Cup in the Western Conference.
Washington has clinched the Presidents Trophy as the league's best record and home ice overall including the Stanley Cup Final as well. Buffalo has clinched the Northeast Division and a top 3 seed and are in a battle with Pittsburgh for the Atlantic Division Title, while Ottawa holds down the 5th spot. The final 3 spots in the East are being held down by the Montreal Canadiens, Philadelphia Flyers and Boston Bruins. 2 teams are barely still alive as the NY Rangers are hanging on by a thread right now.
The AHL is closing in as just 3 playoff spots are left on the line as the Milwaukee Admirals clinched the 4th and final playoff spot in the West Division with a big win over Peoria while the Texas Stars keep the pressure on Chicago to win tonight against Milwaukee. A Wolves loss would have the Stars just 2 points back with 2 games left for the top spot in the West Division.
National Hockey League
NY Rangers 2 Buffalo Sabres 5 (2-2, 0-2, 0-1)
The Buffalo Sabres clinch the Northest Division Title.
Philadelphia Flyers 2 Toronto Maple Leafs 0 (1-0, 0-0, 1-0)
Montreal Canadiens 3 NY Islanders 4 (SO) (0-1, 2-0, 1-2, 0-0, 0-1)
New Jersey Devils 3 Atlanta Thrashers 0 (1-0, 1-0, 1-0)
Ottawa Senators 5 Florida Panthers 2 (1-0, 2-1, 2-1)
Washington Capitals 6 Pittsburgh Penguins 3 (1-0, 3-2, 2-1)
Carolina Hurricanes 8 Tampa Bay Lighting 5 (5-1, 2-2, 1-2)
Chicago Blackhawks 5 Dallas Stars 2 (2-0, 1-1, 2-1)
San Jose Sharks 2 Calgary Flames 1 (1-0, 1-0, 0-1)
Colorado Avalanche 4 Vancouver Canucks 3 (SO) (2-1, 1-1, 0-1, 0-0, 1-0)
The Colorado Avalanche have clinched the Final Playoff Spot in the Western Conference
Los Angeles Kings 5 Anaheim Ducks 4 (SO) (0-2, 2-2, 2-0, 0-0, 1-0)
Current NHL Playoff Matchups
#1 Washington Capitals VS. #8 Boston Bruins
#2 New Jersey Devils VS. #7 Philadelphia Flyers
#3 Buffalo Sabres VS. #6 Montreal Canadiens
#4 Pittsburgh Penguins VS. #5 Ottawa Senators
#1 San Jose Sharks VS. #8 Colorado Avalanche
#2 Chicago Blackhawks VS. #7 Detroit Red Wings
#3 Vancouver Canucks VS. #6 Los Angeles Kings
#4 Phoenix Coyotes VS. #5 Nashville Predators
American Hockey League
Peoria Rivermen 1 Milwaukee Admirals 4 (0-0, 0-1, 1-3)
Milwaukee Clinches the Final Playoff Spot in the West Division.
Hershey Bears 1 Syracuse Crunch 3 (0-1, 0-1, 1-1)
Manitoba Moose 2 Hamilton Bulldogs 1 (0-1, 0-0, 2-0)
Rockford Icehogs 3 Houston Aeros 1 (2-0, 0-1, 1-0)
Houston Game Story: www.aeros.com/news/news/index.html?article_id=2576
San Antonio Rampage 1 Texas Stars 3 (0-1, 1-0, 0-2)
The Texas Stars are just 2 points back of Chicago for 1st Place in the West Division.
San Antonio Game Story: www.sarampage.com/news/team/index.html?article_id=886
Texas Game Story: www.texasstarshockey.com/news/news/index.html?article_id=257
AHL Tuesday Wrap Up: http://theahl.com/tue-roundup-milwaukee-heads-to-playoffs-p141915
Wednesday's Clinching Secnarios: http://theahl.com/wednesday-s-clinching-scenarios-p141351
Current AHL Playoff Matchups
#1 Worcester Sharks VS. #4 Lowell Devils
#2 Portland Pirates VS. #3 Manchester Monarchs
#1 Hershey Bears VS. #4 Bridgeport Sound Tigers
#2 Albany River Rats VS. #3 W-B/Scranton Penguins
#1 Hamilton Bulldogs VS. #4 Manitoba Moose
#2 Rochester Americans VS. #3 Abbotsford Heat
#1 Chicago Wolves VS. #4 Milwaukee Admirals
#2 Texas Stars VS. #3 Rockford Icehogs
Central Hockey League Playoffs
Look for the Allen Americans VS. Laredo Bucks Game Story.
Major Junior Playoffs
Western Hockey League
Calgary Hitmen 3 Medicine Hat Tigers 4 (OT) (1-0, 1-0, 1-3, 0-1)
Calgary Leads Series 2-1
Tri-City Americans 2 Kelowna Rockets 0 (1-0, 1-0, 0-0)
Tri-City Leads Series 2-1
WHL Tuesday Wrap Up: http://whl.ca/tuesday-s-whl-playoff-round-up-p141925
Ontario Hockey League
Ottawa 67s 0 Mississauga St. Micheal's Majors 2 (0-0, 0-1, 0-1)
Series Tied at 2-2
OHL Tuesday Wrap Up: www.ontariohockeyleague.com/ohl-playoff-roundup-tuesday-p141920
Quebec Major Junior Hockey League
Drummondville Voltigeurs 2 Rimouski Oceanic 5 (1-1, 0-1, 1-3)
Drummondville Leads Series 2-1
Rouyn-Nornda Huskies 2 Moncton Wildcats 7 (2-4, 0-2, 0-1)
Moncton Leads Series 3-0
St. John Seadogs 6 Gatineau Olympiques 0 (2-0, 1-0, 3-0)
St. John Leads Series 3-0
U.S.A. Junior Playoffs
United States Hockey League
The USHL Playoffs Begin tonight, here's a look at the Divisional Semifinals.
#1 Green Bay Gamblers VS. #4 Waterloo Blackhawks
#2 Cedar Rapids Roughriders VS. #3 Indiana Ice
#1 Omaha Lancers VS. #4 Tri-City Storm
#2 Fargo Force VS. #3 Sioux Falls Stampede
North American Hockey League
No Games on Tuesday Night.
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