The Pittsburgh Penguins and Carolyn Hurricanes won their respective games on Thursday evening fixing the playoffs in the 2019 match.
There are three more teams with which the capitals could face in the first round. And fix, one of them – penguins.
Tom Gulitti (NHL.com) broke it on Twitter. Capitals may face Carolina Hurricanes, Pittsburgh Penguins, or Columbus Blue Jackets.
Thus, the capital can still face hurricanes, blue jackets or penguins. https://t.co/AyXTQDqU88
– Tom Gulitti (@TomGulittiNHL) April 5, 2019
With the capitals of the capital, which have no chance to catch the winner of the Atlantic Division of Tampa Bay, the capital will play the first group Tips for the Eastern Conference and will take advantage of home ice. This is known.
If the playoff starts today, the team will be Carolina Hurricane, who will return to the playoffs for the first time since 2009 after beating New Jersey 3: 1.
Waiting is over !! pic.twitter.com/VDajOkASZh
– x – Carolina Hurricanes (@NHLCanes) April 5, 2019
– x – Carolina hurricanes (@NHLCanes) April 5, 2019
But …! If Hurricanes defeat Philadelphia on Saturday, and penguins lose in regulation by the New York Rangers (who will play in the second game back to back), Caroline bounces in the tournament table and will face the second. – local islands.
Columbus could also make his way to the first place if they win against the Rangers, and the Ottawa and Hurricane senators will lose their final game in regulation.
Other scenarios too, but I want to sleep until 4 am today, so I'll let you understand this in the comments.
Although the game of the capitals on the island against the islands is meaningless, blue jackets, hurricanes and penguins of the game over the next two days will be worth a look at the scoreboard for.
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