What Each NHL Team on the Playoff Bubble Must Do to Reach the Postseason

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What Each NHL Team on the Playoff Bubble Must Do to Reach the Postseason
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The Minnesota Wild is on the verge of clinching a playoff spot.

It's changing everyday.

When it comes to playoff eligibility, each day's results bring changes.

The San Jose Sharks and St. Louis Blues went from playoff possibles playoff eligibles with wins Tuesday night and the New York Islanders did the same with a shootout loss to the Carolina Hurricanes.

The Washington Capitals clinched a playoff appearance and the Southeast Division with a huge home win over the challenging Winnipeg Jets.

Here's a look at the playoff bubble teams and what they must do to earn a spot in the postseason. We include a look at the Phoenix Coyotes even though they have been eliminated.

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