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Ottawa Senators right wing Chris Neil (25) and Boston Bruins left wing Milan Lucic (17) fight in the first period of an NHL hockey game in Boston, Sunday, April 28, 2013. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
Ottawa Senators right wing Chris Neil (25) and Boston Bruins left wing Milan Lucic (17) fight in the first period of an NHL hockey game in Boston, Sunday, April 28, 2013. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
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BOSTON — Jean-Gabriel Pageau scored the tiebreaking goal with 3:34 to play and the Ottawa Senators beat Boston 4-2 on Sunday night in the NHL’s rescheduled regular-season finale.


The victory gave the Senators the seventh seed for the Eastern Conference playoffs and a matchup with Montreal and dropped the New York Islanders into eighth and a first-round series against the Pittsburgh Penguins.


The Bruins, who could have won the Northeast Division and earned a No. 2 seed with a win, finish fourth; they will play Toronto in the first round.


The game was originally scheduled for April 15, the day of the Boston Marathon bombings.


Saturday


Penguins 8, Hurricanes 3


PITTSBURGH — James Neal scored three goals in his first game back from a concussion and Pittsburgh snapped a two-game skid with a victory over Jordan Staal and Carolina.


Flyers 2, Senators 1


OTTAWA — Jakub Voracek scored the winner, Steve Mason made 43 saves and Philadelphia closed out the season with a win.


Red Wings 3, Stars 0


DALLAS — The Detroit Red Wings are headed to the playoffs for the 22nd straight season.


Detroit secured the seventh spot in the Western Conference. It will face second-seeded Anaheim in the first round of the playoffs.


The Stars fired general manager Joe Nieuwendyk on Sunday.


Wild 3, Avalanche 1


DENVER — Devin Setoguchi broke a second-period tie and Niklas Backstrom stopped 29 shots, helping Minnesota secure its first playoff spot in five years.


The Wild earned the No. 8 seed and will face top-seeded Chicago in the first round.


Blue Jackets 3, Predators 1


COLUMBUS, Ohio — Jack Johnson scored the go-ahead goal with 4:48 left.


Capitals 3, Bruins 2, OT


WASHINGTON — Eric Fehr scored on a power play 3:23 into overtime.


Blues 3, Blackhawks 1


ST. LOUIS — Brian Elliott made 22 saves and St. Louis earned home-ice advantage for the first round of the playoffs.


Kings 3, Sharks 2


LOS ANGELES — Justin Williams scored in the third period and Los Angeles finished fifth in the Western Conference.


Oilers 7, Canucks 2


EDMONTON, Alberta — Nail Yakupov scored his first career hat trick for Edmonton.


Panthers 5, Lightning 3


TAMPA, Fla. — Martin St. Louis had a goal and an assist for the Lightning to win the league scoring title.


Canadiens 4, Maple Leafs 1


TORONTO — Lars Eller had a goal and two assists for Montreal.


Coyotes 5, Ducks 3


ANAHEIM, Calif. — Radim Vrbata had three goals, capping his hat trick with a short-handed score for Phoenix.


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