OTTAWA (AP) — James Reimer put in a monstrous effort with 49 saves and the Toronto Maple Leafs clinched a playoff berth for the first time since 2004 with a 4-1 win over the Ottawa Senators on Saturday night.
James van Riemsdyk scored twice, and Nazem Kadri and Joffrey Lupul also had goals for the Maple Leafs, who needed to earn a point and get a little help from the New York Islanders to make the playoffs.
New York briefly pulled into a tie with Toronto for fifth place in the Eastern Conference with a 5-4 shootout win over Winnipeg before the Leafs (55) moved back ahead by two points.
Jakob Silfverberg scored and Craig Anderson stopped 18 shots for the Senators, who trail the Islanders by a point.
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