Rangers seal divisional title

After Thomas Vanek’s goal for Minnesota made it 2-2, Miller’s tip-in came 55 seconds later for Rangers who improved to 26-11-2 on the road – setting a franchise record for away wins – and stayed in first place in the Eastern Conference with five games to go.

Roberto Luongo earned his 400th career win, and Jaromir Jagr had a goal and an assist to tie Ron Francis for fourth place on the NHL’s career points list, as Florida Panthers overcame Carolina Hurricanes 6-1.

Luongo made 31 saves to become the 11th NHL goalie to record 400 wins as the Panthers recorded their largest margin of victory this season.

Troy Brouwer scored the winner in the fourth round of the shootout, leading Washington Capitals to a 5-4 victory over Montreal Canadiens.

With his first goal of a double, the 473rd goal of his career and fourth in his last three games, Alex Ovechkin became the Capitals’ career leading scorer, passing Peter Bondra.

Ryan Johansen scored late in regulation time to level the match and then added the clinching goal in the shootout to guide the Columbus Blue Jackets to a 4-3 win over the New York Islanders, extending their streak to eight-straight wins.

Patrick Wiercioch scored 4:43 into overtime as Ottawa Senators beat Tampa Bay Lightning 2-1.

Zach Trotman scored his first career NHL goal with 2:08 remaining to ensure Boston Bruins secured a 3-2 victory over Detroit Red Wings.

Jaden Schwartz claimed a goal and an assist for St Louis Blues who ended a three-game home losing streak and clinched a play-off spot with a 4-1 win over Calgary Flames.

Jonathan Toews and Marcus Kruger scored in the third period as Chicago Blackhawks also clinched a play-off spot with a 3-1 victory over Vancouver Canucks.

Marian Gaborik and Jeff Carter scored two goals apiece as Los Angeles Kings moved up in the play-off chase with a 8-2 thrashing of Edmonton Oilers.

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