The postseason just got a little Wild


Wild 4, Bruins 3 (SO)

* Wild: 5-0-1 in last six games, clinch playoff berth with win.

* Jason Pominville (MIN): Two goals (third multi-goal game this season); no goals in previous seven games.

* Bruins: 114 points (most in NHL).

Stars 3, Predators 2 (SO)

* Tyler Seguin: Game-deciding goal in fourth round of SO; second SO goal this season (2-7).

* Stars: 89 points, hold second Western Conference Wild Card (two points ahead of Coyotes).

* Jamie Benn (DAL): Goal (34); third straight game with a goal.

* Predators: Rliminated from playoffs with loss.

Blue Jackets 4, Coyotes 3 (OT)

* Ryan Johansen (CBJ): Second GW OT goal this season (Mar. 29 vs CAR).

* Blue Jackets: 89 points, hold second Eastern Conference Wild Card; 4-1-1 in last 6 games.

* Coyotes: 0-2-3 in last five games.

Red Wings 4, Sabres 2

* Red Wings: 90 points, hold first of two Eastern Conference Wild Card spots.

* Red Wings: 4-0 vs Sabres this season.

* Red Wings: Three goals in third period.

* Mike Babcock (DET): 414th win with team; most in franchise history.

Flyers 5, Panthers 2

* Flyers: Clinch playoff berth with win (17th appearance in last 19 seasons).

* Flyers: Outscored FLA 4-0 in second period (entered with minus-12 goal differential in second period this season).

* Claude Giroux (PHI): Two goals (had two in previous 15 games).

* Vincent Lecavalier (PHI): Goal, assist; reaches 20-goal mark for 13th time in 15-year career.

Rangers 4, Hurricanes 1

* Rangers: Won 11 of last 12 games versus Hurricanes.

* Rangers: 8-2-1 in last 11 games overall.

* Brad Richards (NYR): Two PPG; reaches 20-goal mark for 10th time in 13 NHL seasons.

* Martin St. Louis (NYR): Three assists; first three-point game as member of Rangers.

Capitals 4, Blues 1

* Capitals: First win in regulation since March 18.

* Alex Ovechkin (WSH): Goal, two assists; fifth season with 50+ goals (most among active players, t-6th all-time)

* Nicklas Backstrom (WSH): Two goals, second multi-goal game this season and first since Nov. 1.

* Blues: Lost 3 straight for first time all season

Most 50-Goal Seasons in First 9 Seasons - NHL History

Mike Bossy 9

Wayne Gretzky 8

Guy Lafleur 6

Alex Ovechkin 5

Brett Hull 5