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Canadiens clinch playoff spot, but fall 5-4 in overtime to Bruins

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BOSTON - Minutes after Montreal clinched a playoff spot by forcing overtime, Mark Recchi scored his second goal of the game to give the Boston Bruins a 5-4 victory over the Canadiens on Thursday night.

Montreal, now fighting the New York Rangers for the seventh seed in the Eastern Conference, will finish the regular season Saturday night against Pittsburgh. The Rangers, tied with Montreal with 93 points, will finish Sunday at Philadelphia.

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