The Tampa Bay Lightning hurt a Southeast Division rival's playoff chances in their last game.
They won't be playing spoiler when they visit Montreal.
Tampa Bay opens a season-ending road trip Wednesday night when the Eastern Conference-worst Canadiens try to snap a four-game losing streak.
Eliminated from postseason contention Saturday after coming within one win of the 2011 Stanley Cup finals, the Lightning (37-35-7) closed their home schedule Monday with a 4-2 victory over a Washington team which is battling Buffalo for the East's eighth and final playoff spot.
Steven Stamkos added to his franchise record and league lead with his 57th and 58th goals in the final 63 seconds. He's matched a career high with 95 points, four shy of tying Martin St. Louis (2010-11) for the third-highest total in club history.
"When you're in the position we are, you just play spoiler," said Stamkos, who has eight goals and three assists during a six-game point streak. "You try to win every game. I...