Stanley Cup Playoff Decisive Scenarios for April 29

Here are the deciding Stanley Cup Playoffs scenarios for April 29:

Eastern Conference

The Tampa Bay Lightning will claim third place in the Atlantic Division and a first-round matchup against the Toronto Maple Leafs and the Boston Bruins will win the first wildcard and a first-round match against the Carolina Hurricanes if:

Lightning defeats New York Islander anyway (19:30 ET; MSG+ 2, BSSUN, ESPN+, NHL LIVE)

OR

If Lightning gets a point against the Islanders AND the Maple Leafs beat the Bruins anyway

OR

If the Maple Leafs beat the Bruins in regulation.

The Bruins will earn a third-place finish in the Atlantic Division and a first-round matchup against the Maple Leafs and Ray will win the first wild card and a first-round matchup against the Hurricanes:

If the Bruins defeat the Maple Leafs anyway AND the Islanders defeat the Lightning anyway

OR

If the Bruins get a point against the Maple Leafs AND the Islanders beat Lightning in regulation.

The Pittsburgh Penguins will earn a third-place finish in the Metropolitan Division and a first-round matchup against the New York Rangers, and the Washington capitals will clinch the second wild and a first-round matchup against the Florida Panthers:

If the Penguins score at least one point against the Columbus Blue Jackets (19:00 ET; ATTSN-PT, BSOH, ESPN+, NHL LIVE)

OR

If the Rangers somehow defeat the Washington Capitals (19:00 ET; MSG, NBCSWA, ESPN+, NHL LIVE).

The Capital letters will take third place in the Metropolitan Division and a first-round clash against Rangers, and the penguins will win the second wild and a first round matchup against the Panthers:

If the Capitals somehow defeat the Rangers AND the Blue Jackets defeat the Penguins in regulation.

Western Conference

The Minnesota Wild will earn second place in the Central Division and home advantage in their first-round clash against St. Louis Blues:

If Wild gets at least one point against Colorado Avalanche (20:00 ET; BSN, BSWIX, ALT, ESPN+, NHL LIVE)

OR

If the Vegas Golden Knight somehow defeats the Blues (20:00 ET; NHLN, BSMW, ATTSN-RM, NHL LIVE).

The Blues will earn second place in the Central Division and home advantage in the first round clash against Wild:

If the Blues somehow defeat the Golden Knights AND the Avalanche defeats the Savage in regulation.

The Nashville Predators will win the first wildcard and a first-round matchup against the Calgary Flames and the Dallas stars will win the second wild and a first round matchup against Avalanche:

If the Predators score at least one point against the Arizona Coyotes (22:30 ET; BSAZX, BSSO, ESPN+, NHL LIVE)

OR

If the Anaheim Ducks somehow defeat the Stars (20:30 ET; BSSWX, BSSC, ESPN+, NHL LIVE).

The stars will win the first wildcard and a first-round matchup against Flames and predators will win the second wildcard and a first-round matchup against Avalanche:

If the Stars somehow defeat the Ducks AND the Coyotes defeat the Predators in regulation.

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