TORONTO — James van Riemsdyk scored twice Sunday night, but the Toronto Maple Leafs dropped their regular-season finale 3-2 to the Columbus Blue Jackets and will face the Washington Capitals in the opening round of their first postseason since 2013.
If Toronto had gotten the game to overtime, the Boston Bruins would be facing the top-seeded Capitals in the first round. Instead, Boston will meet Ottawa.
Curtis McElhinney made 29 saves, but Toronto let a 2-0 lead melt away in a porous second period.
Matt Calvert, Josh Anderson and Cam Atkinson scored in the comeback for Columbus. Joonas Korpisalo stopped 30 shots for the Jackets, set for a first-round series with Pittsburgh.
ISLANDERS 4, SENATORS 2: Anders Lee and Brock Nelson scored in the second period, and New York won at home.
Ottawa, which had clinched second place in the Atlantic Division and home-ice advantage in the first round of the playoffs, left 10 players home to rest for its first-round series against the Boston Bruins.
HURRICANES 4, FLYERS 3: Bryan Bickell scored in the shootout of his final game before retiring because of multiple sclerosis, and Carolina won at Philadelphia.
RANGERS 3, PENGUINS 2: Jimmy Vesey scored a tiebreaking goal in the third period and New York won at home.
BLUES 3, AVALANCHE 2: Vladimir Tarasenko got a go-ahead goal 19 seconds after Vladimir Sobotka scored in his first NHL game in three years, lifting St. Louis at home.
The Blues have won 15 of their last 19 games. They’ll open the postseason with a best-of-seven series against Minnesota.
RED WINGS 4, DEVILS 1: Riley Sheahan had two goals and Henrik Zetterberg scored in his 1,000th NHL game, helping Detroit win at home in a party-like atmosphere for the final game at Joe Louis Arena.
Zetterberg put Detroit up 3-0 midway through the second period following Sheahan’s and Tomas Tatar’s goals in the first. Sheahan didn’t have a goal in his first 79 games this year.
LIGHTNING 4, SABRES 2: Brayden Point scored a pair of goals, including the winner with 1:24 left, as Tampa won at home.
PANTHERS 2, CAPITALS 0: With several regulars resting, Washington lost at home to Florida.