NHL ROUNDUP
April 28, 2013 3:40 AM

RED WINGS 3, STARS 0: Detroit is headed to the playoffs for the 22nd straight season after Henrik Zetterberg had two goals and an assist in a victory over Dallas.

Jimmy Howard made 17 saves to post his fifth shutout of the season as the Red Wings secured the seventh spot in the Western Conference. It’s the lowest playoff seed for the Red Wings since the NHL moved to the 1 vs. 8 conference format in 1993.

WILD 3, AVALANCHE 1: Devin Setoguchi broke a second-period tie and Niklas Backstrom stopped 29 shots, helping Minnesota secure its first playoff spot in five years with a win over Colorado.

Zach Parise scored and Pierre-Marc Bouchard added a late empty-net goal for the Wild, who earned the No. 8 seed and will face top-seeded Chicago in the first round of the postseason.

BLUE JACKETS 3, PREDATORS 1: Jack Johnson scored the go-ahead goal with 4:48 left and Columbus capped a remarkable turnaround with a victory over Nashville.

But despite that win, Columbus was eliminated from the playoff race when the Minnesota Wild beat the Colorado Avalanche later on Saturday to earn the final postseason spot in the Western Conference.

RANGERS 4, DEVILS 0: The New York Rangers started the day eighth in the Eastern Conference. They finished it two spots higher and locked into a first-round playoff matchup with the Washington Capitals.

In their final regular-season game, the Rangers beat New Jersey and jumped over the Ottawa Senators and the New York Islanders into sixth place.

When Ottawa was beaten by Philadelphia on Saturday night, the Rangers knew they were there to stay.

CAPITALS 3, BRUINS 2, OT: Eric Fehr scored on a power play 3:23 into overtime, and Washington came back for a victory over Boston, which is trying to win the Northeast Division.

Boston entered the day tied with the Montreal Canadiens, who beat Toronto 4-1 to grab the division lead. The Bruins need to beat Ottawa on tonight to take the title.

BLUES 3, BLACKHAWKS 1: Brian Elliott made 22 saves and Jaden Schwartz had his first two-goal game and St. Louis earned home-ice advantage for the first round of the playoffs by defeating Chicago.

The Blues won 12 of their last 15 games to capture fourth place in the Western Conference.

PANTHERS 5, LIGHTNING 3: Martin St. Louis had a goal and an assist for the Lightning to win the league scoring title in Tampa Bay’s loss to Florida in the season finale for two non-playoff teams.

The 37-year old St. Louis finished the year with 60 points, making him the oldest player in league history to win the Art Ross Trophy.

FLYERS 2, SENATORS 1: Jakub Voracek scored the winner, Steve Mason made 43 saves and Philadelphia closed out the season with a win over Ottawa.

Jason Akeson also scored for the Flyers, who failed to advance to the postseason for just the ninth time in franchise history.

CANADIENS 4, MAPLE LEAFS 1: Lars Eller had a goal and two assists and Montreal sent Toronto a pre-playoff message, defeating the sluggish Maple Leafs.

Toronto and Montreal could meet in the playoffs depending on the outcome of the makeup game today between the Senators and Bruins in Boston.

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