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NHL Report / Scores & fast facts

Thursday's games

Carolina 2, Montreal 1 (SO): Cam Ward made 30 saves before stopping the Canadiens cold in the tiebreaker to give the Hurricanes their second straight victory.

Toronto 3, Tampa Bay 2 (OT): Steven Stamkos scored his 59th goal of the season, but Dion Phaneuf scored the game-winner in overtime.

N.Y. Islanders 5, Winnipeg 4: Michael Grabner scored his second go-ahead goal of the third period with just 46.8 seconds left, while John Tavares helped set up two others to reach 50 assists this season.

Pittsburgh 5, N.Y. Rangers 2: The Penguins clinched home-ice advantage in the first round of the playoffs by beating the Rangers.

Boston 3, Ottawa 1: Anton Khudobin stopped 44 shots in his Bruins debut. These two teams will likely end up as first-round playoff opponents.

New Jersey 2, Detroit 1: Petr Sykora broke a tie with 8:40 left, Alexei Ponikarovsky also had a goal and Martin Brodeur made 23 saves for the Devils.

Nashville 2, Dallas 0: The loss eliminated the Stars from the playoff race.

Minnesota 2, Chicago 1 (SO): Cal Clutterbuck's tying tip-in with 3:12 left in regulation and Devin Setoguchi's shootout goal lifted the Wild to a win.

Columbus 5, Colorado 2: The Blue Jackets put an end to Colorado's postseason aspirations -- and put San Jose in the playoffs.

Calgary 3, Vancouver 2: The Canucks missed a chance to take a two-point lead over the New York Rangers for the top spot in the overall standings.

Compiled from News and wire service reports.