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Hockey East playoff picture entering final night of regular season

02.28.14 at 11:29 pm ET
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Here is what happened Friday night:

-UMass-Lowell clinched second place with its 1-0 overtime win at Vermont.

-Despite losing to Boston University, 4-1, Northeastern clinched a first-round bye by virtue of Vermont losing.

-Vermont was eliminated from bye contention after losing to Lowell.

-Thanks to BU’s win over Northeastern, the order of the bottom three teams is set. BU is ninth, UMass is 10th, and Merrimack is 11th.

-Providence beat Maine, 4-2, but both can still finish anywhere from third to sixth.

-New Hampshire suffered a surprise 4-2 loss to Merrimack and now sits alone in sixth, meaning it needs to help to get home ice and/or a bye.

So here is where things stand entering the final night of the regular season:

-Northeastern, Providence, Maine and New Hampshire are battling for the final two home ice spots. One of the latter three will miss a bye and host a first-round single elimination game.

-Northeastern can clinch home ice with a win or tie against BU, or with a UNH loss or tie.

-Providence can clinch home ice with a win or tie against Maine. Even if it loses, it can still get a bye if UNH loses or ties.

-Maine needs to win to get home ice. Without a win, it can clinch a bye with a tie and a UNH tie or loss, or with a UNH loss.

-UNH can clinch home ice with a win and a Northeastern loss. It can clinch a bye with a win, or with a tie and a Maine loss.

-Vermont finishes sixth a win and a UNH loss, eighth with a loss and a Notre Dame win or tie, seventh with anything else.

-Notre Dame finishes seventh with a win and a Vermont tie or loss, or with a tie and a Vermont loss. It finishes eighth with anything else.

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