saturDAY'S HIGHLIGHTS

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 host Dallas. Jimmy Howard made 17 saves to post his fifth shutout of the season as Detroit secured the seventh spot in the Western Conference.

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 host Colorado. Zach Parise scored and Pierre-Marc Bouchard added a late empty-net goal for the Wild, which earned the No. 8 seed and will face top-seeded Chicago in the first round of the postseason. Ryan O'Reilly had the lone goal for Colorado, which finished in last place in the Western Conference.

Blues 3, Blackhawks 1: Brian Elliott made 22 saves and Jaden Schwartz had his first two-goal game as host St. Louis earned home-ice advantage for the first round of the playoffs by defeating Chicago. Elliott and the Blues were helped by facing a Chicago lineup that was devoid of almost every regular.

Blue Jackets 3, Predators 1: Jack Johnson scored the go-ahead goal with 4:48 left and host Columbus capped a remarkable turnaround with a victory over Nashville. But despite that win, Columbus was eliminated from the playoff race when the Wild beat the Avalanche.

Penguins 8, Hurricanes 3: James Neal scored three goals in his first game back from a concussion and host Pittsburgh snapped a two-game skid with a victory over Jordan Staal and Carolina.

Rangers 4, Devils 0: Henrik Lundqvist made 20 saves in coasting to his second shutout of the season, and Rick Nash scored twice for playoff-bound New York in a victory over visiting New Jersey in the regular-season finale for both teams.

Canadiens 4, Maple Leafs 1: Lars Eller had a goal and two assists and Montreal sent host Toronto a pre-playoff message.

Panthers 5, Lightning 3: NHL points leader Martin St. Louis had a goal and an assist in Tampa Bay's loss to host Florida in the season finale for two non-playoff teams.

Capitals: Washington has signed goaltender Michal Neuvirth to a two-year, $5 million contract extension.

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