Despite losing to the Rangers 3-2, the Red Wings reached the playoffs for a 25th consecutive season when the Ottawa Senatorsbeat the Boston Bruins. Detroit clinched third place in the Atlantic Division and will play the Tampa Bay Lightning in the first round. The streak is the longest active in the Big 4 American sports leagues (MLB, NBA, NFL, NHL). Boston collapsed under pressure losing 6-1 to the Senators. They now must wait for the result of the Penguins-Flyers tilt to see if they'll make the playoffs. Philadelphia must win to take the final spot.