1) Everett beats Seattle in regulation.
If this happens, the Tips don't clinch a playoff spot, but do clinch at least a one-game playoff to determine the conference's final postseason berth. Everett would have a two-point edge on Seattle, meaning the T-birds would have to beat Portland on Sunday to force that one-game playoff.
2) Everett beats Seattle in overtime or a shootout.
In this scenario, Everett would take over eighth place, but would clinch nothing. Seattle could still take eighth by beating Portland on Sunday, or force a one-game playoff by losing in OT or a shootout. A Seattle regulation loss to Portland would mean the Tips are in.
3) Everett loses to Seattle in any way.
Any loss and Everett's season is over.
It doesn't get any more intense than this. The Tips have lost three straight and also their last three games in Kent, and the T-birds have won three straight that were essentially must-win. So Everett will have to find something that's been missing recently to keep its season alive.
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