The Canes or the Caps will be in the playoffs as the third seed, but not both. The remaining seeds are the Rangers, Devils, Flyers, Senators and Bruins.
Here are the simplified scenarios for the Pens:
- The easiest one is that if the Pens win on Sunday, they'll be guaranteed a first round matchup with the Flyers and the top seed in the East.
- If the Pens lose, they'll play either Boston, Ottawa or Philly, depending on how Boston does tomorrow against Buffalo and how the Canadiens do tomorrow against Toronto.
Personally, I'm hoping for the win over the Flyers on Sunday so the Pens can have the chance to bounce them from the playoffs in the first round. That would be just about perfect.