BOSTON (AP) " Kevin Shattenkirk scored the winning goal 56 seconds after the Bruins tied it in the second period, and the NHL-leading Washington Capitals sent Boston to a season-ending 3-1 loss on Saturday that set up a potential first-round playoff matchup between the teams.
Backup Philipp Grubauer made 21 saves for the Capitals. Marcus Johansson and Justin Williams also scored to help Washington win for the 10th time in its last 11 games.
Bruins No. 2 goalie Anton Khudobin stopped 21 of 24 shots he faced in the first two periods before he was replaced by starter Tuukka Rask. The team said Khudobin wasn't feeling well. Rask stopped all eight shots he faced in the third period.
Earlier, Ottawa beat the New York Rangers to reach 98 points with one game remaining and eliminate the possibility Boston could finish second in the Atlantic Division. That means the Bruins will start on the road, but they still have a chance to avoid Washington in the first round if they can stay ahead of Toronto. The Maple Leafs were to host Pittsburgh on Saturday night and Columbus on Sunday. If they get three points out of their last two games, they would pass Boston and finish third in the Atlantic.
Washington has already clinched home ice throughout the playoffs.
SENATORS 3, RANGERS 1
OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) " Ottawa beat New York to wrap up second place in the Atlantic Division and home-ice advantage in the first round of the playoffs.
The Senators' postseason opponent remains unknown at this point, but they have the luxury of resting players for Sunday's final regular-season game against the New York Islanders.
Mike Hoffman, Derick Brassard and Jean-Gabriel Pageau scored, and Craig Anderson made 18 saves.
Mike Zibanejad scored for New York, and Henrik Lundqvist stopped 30 shots. The Rangers have lost back-to-back games. They have earn3ed the top wild-card spot and will face Montreal in the playoffs.
ISLANDERS 4, DEVILS 2
NEWARK, New Jersey (AP) " Jaroslav Halak made 37 saves, Anders Lee scored twice and New York kept its playoff hopes alive.
Adam Pelech and Jason Chimera also scored as the Islanders won their fifth straight game " all with Halak in goal.
Beau Bennett scored twice for the Devils, who have three wins in their last 23 games. Keith Kinkaid had 16 saves.
FLYERS 4, BLUE JACKETS 2
PHILADELPHIA (AP) " Steve Mason made 20 saves to help Philadelphia beat reeling Columbus.
Pierre-Edouard Bellemare, Jakub Voracek, Michael Del Zotto and Ivan Provorov scored for Philadelphia. The Flyers will miss the playoffs for the third time in five years.
Seth Jones and Boone Jenner scored for Columbus. They have lost six straight.
KINGS 3, BLACKHAWKS 2, OT
LOS ANGELES (AP) " Drew Doughty scored 27 seconds into overtime, leading Los Angeles over Chicago.
Dustin Brown scored with 55 seconds remaining to send it to overtime and Tyler Toffoli added a power-play goal for the Kings. Jonathan Quick made 25 saves.
Artemi Panarin and Jonathan Toews scored and Corey Crawford made 23 saves for the Blackhawks, who will head into the playoffs on a four-game losing streak. However, Chicago had already locked up home-ice advantage throughout the Western Conference playoffs.
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