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NHL playoff picture after Friday: Last but not least

For the final week of the 2018-19 NHL regular season we will take an updated look at the Stanley Cup Playoff picture — what the standings look like, the potential matchups, who clinched, and set the stage for Saturday’s biggest games. The only game that mattered in the playoff race on Friday was the game the Columbus Blue Jackets played in. Win and they were in, and that’s exactly what they did.  For some big numbers and highlights, check The Buzzer. z – clinched conference x – clinched playoff berth (via NHL.com)Friday’s East playoff clinchers Just one: Columbus, as aforementioned. They make the playoffs for the fifth time in team history and for the third straight year. They’ve never won a playoff series. z – clinch ...