WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) — The Winnipeg Jets saw their playoff hopes end Thursday night on two scoreboards they didn't control, even before they bowed 4-2 to the Montreal Canadiens.
The Jets were ahead 2-1 as they started the third but already knew whatever they did wouldn't be enough.
Both the New York Rangers and Ottawa Senators moved out of reach with overtime wins that kept them in the last playoff spots in the Eastern Conference.
David Desharnais scored two for Montreal. Rene Bourque and Brendan Gallagher had the others as the Canadiens broke out of a slump that had seen them lose five of their previous six games.
James Wright and Blake Wheeler scored for the Jets, who finished the season 24-21-3.