|Playoffs clinched. Fist bump. (Credit: Christina Shapiro/Texas Stars)|
Charlotte was the last team of the bottom seven that could catch Texas' 90 point mark. With the loss, the Checkers maximum point total sits at 89.
If Grand Rapids defeats Chicago today in any form, they will also reach 90 points and clinch their spot in the playoffs just behind Texas. The Stars have the current tie breaker advantage on the Griffins with 39 regulation and overtime wins compared to Grand Rapids' 37.