The final day of the 2018 NHL regular season is here.
The Capitals are all set, having clinched the No. 1 seed in the Metro Division. They also know they will be playing the Columbus Blue Jackets in the first round.
With only the Panthers and Bruins left to take the ice, the official 2018 NHL Stanley Cup Playoff Bracket is almost here.
Here is the final playoff bracket projection and the remaining playoff seeding and clinching scenarios heading into the final day of the season.
NHL Playoff 2018 Scenarios heading into final day:
— If Boston wins in any fashion they will win the Atlantic Division and play the New Jersey Devils while the Tampa Bay Lightning will play the Toronto Maple Leafs in the first round.
— If Boston loses in any fashion, Tampa will win the Atlantic Division and play New Jersey while the Bruins will play Toronto.
NHL Playoffs 2018 Final bracket projection
Eastern Conference Playoff Bracket:
-- Washington Capitals (M1) vs. Columbus Blue Jackets (WC1)
-- Pittsburgh Penguins (M2) vs. Philadelphia Flyers (M3)
-- Tampa Bay Lightning (A1) vs. New Jersey Devils (WC2)
-- Boston Bruins (A2) vs. Toronto Maple Leafs (A3)
Western Conference Playoff Bracket
-- Nashville Predators (C1) vs. Colorado Avalanche (WC2)
-- Winnipeg Jets (C2) vs. Minnesota Wild (C3)
-- Vegas Golden Knights (P1) vs. Los Angeles Kings (WC1)
-- Anaheim Ducks (P2) vs. San Jose Sharks (P3)