Here are the Stanley Cup Playoffs clinching scenarios for April 26:
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The Carolina Hurricanes will clinch a playoff berth if:
– They get one point against the Dallas Stars (7:30 p.m. ET; NBCSN, KTXA, NHL.TV) OR the Florida Panthers defeat the Nashville Predators in any fashion.
The Panthers will clinch a playoff berth if:
– They defeat the Predators in any fashion (8 p.m. ET; BSSO, BSFL+, NHL.TV) OR they get one point against the Predators AND the Hurricanes defeat the Stars in regulation.
The Tampa Bay Lightning (idle) will clinch a playoff berth if:
– The Panthers defeat the Predators in regulation.