KINGS 3, SHARKS 2
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Justin Williams scored in the third period, Jonathan Quick made 23 saves, and Los Angeles finished in fifth place in the Western Conference with a victory over San Jose.
Slava Voynov and Kyle Clifford also scored for the reigning Stanley Cup champions, who entered the regular-season finale in a fifth-place tie with the Sharks.
The Kings will begin their title defense at fourth-seeded St. Louis, which sneaked past Los Angeles and San Jose in the last week.
T.J. Galiardi and Logan Couture scored for the Sharks, who will begin their ninth consecutive playoff appearance at third-seeded Vancouver after losing three of their final four.
Brad Richardson had two assists for the Kings, who played without suspended captain Dustin Brown.
Antti Niemi stopped 24 shots for the Sharks, who kept it close on Galiardi's goal with 2:26 to play.
OILERS 7, CANUCKS 2
EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Nail Yakupov scored his first career hat trick and Edmonton closed out its season with a win over Vancouver.
The Russian rookie scored all three of his goals in a high-flying third period for Edmonton, which scored five goals in a span of 3:35.
Justin Schultz had a goal and three assists, Jordan Eberle two goals and Jerred Smithson got the another goal for the Oilers, who won their last two games of the season but only three of their last 12.
Derek Roy and Tom Sestito scored for the Canucks, who rested several of their key players in advance of the playoffs. The Canucks will play the San Jose Sharks in the first of the playoffs.
The Canucks lost two in a row to finish the regular season and four of their last six.
PANTHERS 5, LIGHTNING 3
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Martin St. Louis had a goal and an assist for the Lightning to win the league scoring title in Tampa Bay's loss to Florida in the season finale for two non-playoff teams.
The 37-year old St. Louis finished the year with 60 points, making him the oldest player in league history to win the Art Ross Trophy.
Tomas Fleischmann scored his second goal of the game to give Florida a 4-3 lead at 13:53 of the third. Rookie Jonathan Huberdeau had three assists, while Marcel Goc added an empty net goal in the final minute of play.
St. Louis assisted on Matt Carle's goal 5 minutes into the first period that made it 1-0, and scored from in-close to put Tampa Bay up 3-2 at 5:47 of the second. The right wing, with 912 points, moved past Gary Roberts in 95th place on the career list. Bobby Orr is 94th with 915 points.
Steven Stamkos got the second assist on St. Louis' goal, giving him 57 points. Tampa Bay also got a goal from Ryan Malone.
PENGUINS 8, HURRICANES 3
PITTSBURGH (AP) — James Neal scored three goals in his first game back from a concussion and Pittsburgh snapped a two-game skid with a victory over Jordan Staal and Carolina.
Evgeni Malkin had a goal and two assists for the Penguins, who had three third-period goals in 5:24 to turn a tie game into a rout. Brenden Morrow and former Hurricane Jussi Jokinen — both acquired at the trade deadline — also scored.
Kevin Westgarth scored his first two goals of the season, and Tuomo Ruutu also scored for the Hurricanes, who will miss the playoffs for the fourth straight time.
FLYERS 2, SENATORS 1
OTTAWA (AP) — Jakub Voracek scored the winner, Steve Mason made 43 saves and Philadelphia closed out the season with a win over Ottawa.
Jason Akeson also scored for the Flyers, who failed to advance to the postseason for just the ninth time in franchise history.
Kyle Turris scored for the Senators and Craig Anderson stopped 23 shots.
The loss leaves the Senators sitting eighth in the Eastern Conference. They can finish seventh if they pick up a point against the Boston Bruins in the season finale Sunday.
CANADIENS 4, MAPLE LEAFS 1
TORONTO (AP) — Lars Eller had a goal and two assists and Montreal sent Toronto a pre-playoff message, defeating the sluggish Maple Leafs.
The Canadiens did it without No. 1 goalie Carey Price, who was given the night off in favor of Peter Budaj. Rubbing salt into the wound, Montreal chased Toronto starter James Reimer early in the third period.
Toronto and Montreal could meet in the playoffs depending on the outcome of the makeup game Sunday between the Senators and Bruins in Boston.
COYOTES 5, DUCKS 3
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Radim Vrbata had three goals, capping his hat trick with a short-handed score, and Jason LaBarbera made 22 of his 43 saves in the third period to lead Phoenix over playoff-bound Anaheim.
The Coyotes finished 21-18-9, four points out of a playoff spot after winning their first division title in franchise history and going to the Western conference finals last season.
Teemu Selanne, Bobby Ryan and defensemen Francois Beauchemin scored for the Ducks.
As the second seed in the West, Anaheim will meet seventh-seeded Detroit in the opening round of the playoffs.