1). Philly beats Sens in regulation (the Devils will not catch the Flyers for 5th)
2). Both Washington and Buffalo lose (preferably in regulation)
3). Boston beat Isles
4). Devils need to win.
Assume all of The above happens, the Devils will need only a single point (3 games left) to solidify their 6th spot while Boston could be one win/two points away from clinching the 2nd/NW Division. Thus, the last two games could be meaningless for the Devils.
PS: the Devils can clinch as the 6th and watch Fla/Wash battling out each other as fast as Sunday if Boston beats Rags on Sunday and Isles beat Sens tomorrow as well. Therefore, the Devils can push the cruise control after Sunday depends how things unfold.
Edited by Devil Fan, 31 March 2012 - 10:36 AM.