These scenarios are courtesy the Kings’ crack media relations staff.
The Kings can clinch fourth place in the Western Conference on Tuesday night:
If the Kings defeat the Minnesota Wild in regulation, overtime or a shootout and the St. Louis Blues lose in any fashion to the Colorado Avalanche and the San Jose Sharks lose in regulation against the Dallas Stars.
The Kings can clinch fifth place in the conference:
If the Kings beat the Wild in regulation, overtime or shootout, and the Blues lose to the Avalanche in any fashion. Or the Kings get one point against the Wild and the Blues lose in regulation to the Avalanche. Or the Kings beat the Wild (in any fashion) and the Sharks lose in regulation against the Stars.