The 16 teams that will take part in this year's Stanley Cup Playoffs had been settled, but it took until late in the third period of the regular-season finale to determine all of the first-round pairings.
The Ottawa Senators defeated the Boston Bruins 4-2 on Sunday night to settle the Eastern Conference. Jean-Gabriel Pageau scored with 3:34 to go to give the Senators a 3-2 lead, and an empty-net goal assured Ottawa of the No. 7 seed, gave the Montreal Canadiens the Northeast Division title and the No. 2 seed, and pushed the Bruins to No. 4.