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Bruins can clinch playoff spot in game vs. Avalanche

DENVER –The Bruins face the Colorado Avalanche Friday in the first game of a back-to-back against Western Conference opponents. The Bruins head to Phoenix to play the Coyotoes Saturday to conclude their three-game road trip.

The big question for the Bruins Friday is whether they will be the first team in the NHL to clinch a spot in the playoffs. They can clinch if they beat the Avalanche, or if they get one point against Colorado and the Rangers lose to the Blue Jackets in regulation.

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