NHL Playoff Standings 2015: Bracket Picture Before Final Regular-Season Games

April 11th, 2015 by Brian Mazique Leave a reply »

The easiest way for the Pittsburgh Penguins to make the postseason is to simply beat a bad Buffalo Sabres team Saturday in the regular-season finale. Unfortunately, for the Penguins, winning is something they have had a hard time doing over the last month.

The team has lost five games in a row and is clinging to the final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference. If it loses Saturday, Pittsburgh will need the Boston Bruins to lose to the Tampa Bay Lightning in regulation to make the playoffs.

The Bruins own the head-to-head tiebreaker over the Penguins and would make it over them, if both teams finish the season tied.

Here's a look at the standings after the games Friday:

With one game remaining, here are the playoff matchups if the season ended today:


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