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Three playoff scenarios await Bruins

Posted by Fluto Shinzawa, Globe Staff  April 27, 2013 10:44 PM

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With a regulation win over Ottawa at TD Garden, the Bruins will finish with 64 points and clinch the No. 2 seed. That would set up a postseason meeting between the Bruins and the Islanders, arguably the most desired of the three possible opponents. The Islanders last appeared in the playoffs in 2006-07.

If the Bruins win in overtime or a shootout, the Bruins would claim the second seed and play Ottawa in the first round. The Bruins are 4-0-0 against the Senators this season.

If the Bruins lose in any fashion (regulation, overtime, shootout), they will finish in fourth place and play the Maple Leafs. A fourth-place finish would set up a second-round showdown against Pittsburgh, assuming no upsets take place. Like all teams, the Bruins want no part of the Penguins.

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