James van Riemsdyk scored twice and James Reimer made 49 saves as the Toronto Maple Leafs downed the Ottawa Senators 4-1 for their first playoff berth in nine years.
SPIN: The Leafs look ready for the playoffs on the night they made the playoffs. Reimer played wonderfully in this one. Nazem Kadri and Joffrey Lupul lit the lamp for Toronto.
Pittsburgh knocked off Boston 3-2 to clinch home-ice advantage throughout the Eastern playoffs.
SPIN: Jussi Jokinen had a goal and two assists to power Pittsburgh. Zdeno Chara had a pair of assists in the loss for Boston.
Phoenix beat Chicago 3-2 in the shootout to keep the Coyotes’ faint playoff hopes alive.
SPIN: Brent Seabrook scored twice for Chicago while Nick Leddy and Patrick Kane had the assists on both goals. Phoenix likely won’t make the playoffs and shouldn’t be trusted to do too much here in the final days.
The Devils poked the Panthers 6-2 with Patrick Elias scoring twice in the win.
SPIN: David Clarkson and Stephen Gionta each added ...