for this weekend's final matches in the NHL in the regular season it remained a place in the playoffs to fight for. It took Columbus care of via the 3-2 away against the New York Rangers.
for runny nose Montreal on slutspelschansen, and when the scoreboard showed 2-2 after regular time, the matter was finished. For safety's sake put Artemi Panarin also the decisive penalty behind Alexander Georgiev, who for the evening guarding the Rangers cage.
" It's a relief to know that you can give yourself the chance to continue to play for the Stanley Cup. It is therefore we begin to play each season, to get a new chance, " says team captain Nick Foligno to the media after the game.
Columbus has now won six of the last seven matches, and hence show fine form ahead of the playoffs. There waiting probably Washington or Tampa Bay, all of the NHL's best team in the regular season.
" It doesn't matter who we meet, they are both good teams, and so are we. If we can get to our game, which team at any time difficult against us, " says Foligno.
this year's last home game in Madison Square Garden with a loss, despite the fact that Pavel Butjnevitj scored with just seven seconds left to play. The team was then a time of already out of the slutspelskampen, but still had a part to play too.
– To try to destroy their season was obviously a big motivation. We tried to destroy it, but couldn't quite get to it. I get to wish them good luck in the playoffs, " says Swedish star Mika Zibanejad, who took the opportunity to both Rangers goals, according to nhl.com.
to secure the first wild card spot in the Western Conference. A point away against the already severed Chicago had enough.
But John Klingberg, Mattias Janmark, and the other went on a real belly flop. When Joel L'esperance in the middle of the third period made the team's first – and last – goal had the home team has already done five, and would even get to a sixth goal. The match ended 6-1.
Chicago star Patrick Kane scored two of the goals, and could in the last home match of the season to celebrate the fact that he reached a personal record in the NHL with 109 points.
Dallas still has the first wild card spot, but there will be loss, also against Minnesota in the night, can Colorado go past. Both teams are slutspelsklara, but the fight to avoid meeting in Calgary.
In the last grundserieomgångens face Colorado, San Jose and Dallas to Minnesota the night of Sunday, Swedish time.