Updated Look at Stanley Cup Playoff Race in Final Week of 2013 NHL Season

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Updated Look at Stanley Cup Playoff Race in Final Week of 2013 NHL Season
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There is one more game remaining in the 2013 NHL regular season, and it will have a huge impact on the playoff matchups in the Eastern Conference.

The Boston Bruins and Ottawa Senators will play at TD Garden on Sunday, and the outcome of this game will determine who gets the second, fourth, seventh and eighth seeds in the East. The only teams whose positions in the East standings won't change are the Pittsburgh Penguins (No. 1), Washington Capitals (No. 3) and New York Rangers (No. 6).

Everything has been finalized in the Western Conference, and there are some fantastic first-round matchups for hockey fans to be excited about, including a rematch of a second-round series from last season.

Let's look at an updated view of the playoff race in both conferences, along with final records and a list of projected and official first-round playoff matchups.

This article will be updated at the conclusion of each day's games.

 

Nicholas Goss is an NHL Lead Writer at Bleacher Report. Follow him on Twitter. He was a credentialed reporter at the 2011 Stanley Cup Final and 2012 NHL playoffs in Boston.

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