THURSDAY'S HIGHLIGHTS

Blues 4, Flames 1: Ryan Reaves scored twice and Brian Elliott earned his NHL-leading 10th win in April for host St. Louis. The Blues, who have won five of six, moved past the Sharks and Los Angeles Kings into fourth place in the Western Conference. The Blues can clinch the No. 4 seed and home ice in the opening round of the playoffs with a victory over Chicago on Saturday. The Sharks and Kings meet Saturday in the final regular-season game for both teams.

Senators 2, Capitals 1: Sergei Gonchar scored 47 seconds into overtime, Erik Karlsson set up Ottawa's first goal in his sooner-than-anticipated return from a torn Achilles tendon, and the visiting Senators clinched a playoff berth.

Rangers 4, Hurricanes 3: Rangers captain Ryan Callahan scored 2:55 into overtime, and visiting New York rallied to clinch a third straight Eastern Conference playoff berth.

Red Wings 5, Predators 2: Pavel Datsyuk had a goal and two assists, and host Detroit moved a step closer to its 22nd straight playoff appearance. The Red Wings, who moved into seventh place in the Western Conference, need one more point to secure their spot in the postseason. They own the longest current playoff streak in North American professional sports.

Bruins 2, Lightning 0: Tuukka Rask stopped 30 shots for his second shutout in two starts, and host Boston beat Tampa Bay, keeping the Bruins in control of the tight race for the Northeast Division title.


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Canadiens 4, Jets 2: David Desharnais scored two goals for Montreal against host Winnipeg, which saw its playoff hopes end with earlier victories by the Rangers and Senators.

Blue Jackets 3, Stars 1: Cam Atkinson scored two goals, Sergei Bobrovsky made 31 saves, and visiting Columbus stayed alive in the Western Conference playoff race. Before the game ended, Dallas was eliminated from playoff contention when Detroit won.

Ducks 3, Canucks 1: Matt Beleskey and Brad Staubitz scored second-period goals to carry Anaheim over Vancouver. Jason Garrison scored for the Canucks, whose home win streak ended at nine games.

-- ASSOCIATED PRESS