Today is April 1st, 2019, and these are your news and notes.
There were six contests in NHL action yesterday.
Yesterday’s Results (Home team is in CAPS):
The New York Rangers would take on the Philadelphia Flyers yesterday afternoon and would take down the Philadelphia Flyers with a 3-0 win yesterday in downtown Philadelphia.
The Arizona Coyotes would shutout the Minnesota Wild yesterday afternoon with a 4-0 win.
Arizona is still in postseason contention with three games left to play.,
The Pittsburgh Penguins would take down the Carolina Hurricanes with a 3-1 win and would not let the Carolina Hurricanes climb in the standings.
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The Columbus Blue Jackets would defeat the Buffalo Sabres yesterday with a 4-0 shutout performance.
Blue Jackets goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky would have a 38 save performance, earning his 36th win on the season.
The Detroit Red Wings would take down the Boston Bruins with a 6-3 win, thanks to a three goal performance by Anthony Mantha.
Despite the loss by the Bruins, they still are holding on strong to the second seed in the Atlantic Division playoff spot.
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With the 5-3 win over the San Jose Sharks, the Calgary Flames clinched the Pacific Division, their first division crown since the 2005-06 season when they won the Northwest Division, and the top seed in the Western Conference, which last happened in the 1989-90 season.
Today’s schedule of contests:
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Today’s playoff clinching scenarios:
-The Washington Capitals can clinch the Metropolitan Division if they defeat the Florida Panthers AND the New York Islanders lose to the Toronto Maple Leafs in regulation
-The Toronto Maple Leafs will clinch a postseason spot if they get at least one point against the Islanders
With the win by the Calgary Flames, we now know one confirmed first round match-up in the postseason.
The San Jose Sharks will take on the Vegas Golden Knights in the first round of the Western Conference playoffs.