Thursday, August 28, 2014
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Blue Jackets top Stars

Artem Anisimov and Mark Letestu added goals to the one Columbus already had when the makeup game started, and the Blue Jackets clinched the second playoff berth in franchise history with a 3-1 victory over the Stars in Dallas on Wednesday night.

The Blue Jackets had a 1-0 lead when the puck dropped because that was the score March 10, the night the original game was postponed after Dallas forward Rich Peverley collapsed on the bench because of an irregular heartbeat.

The win lifted the Blue Jackets into a tie with the Flyers, who have a game in hand.

Penguins 4, Red Wings 3 - Jussi Jokinen scored in regulation and then got the game-winner in the shootout, lifting host Pittsburgh over playoff-bound Detroit.

James Neal scored two power-play goals in regulation - his 25th and 26th of the season - for Pittsburgh, which got defenseman Kris Letang back for the first time since he suffered a stroke 10 weeks ago.

Blackhawks 3, Canadiens 2 - Patrick Sharp set up Marian Hossa's tying goal in the final minute of regulation and then scored the game-winner 43 seconds into overtime to lift host Chicago over Montreal.

Jeremy Morin also scored in the Blackhawks' fourth straight win overall, and their first in overtime this season after seven losses.

Linden takes over

Former Canucks captain Trevor Linden has been hired as Vancouver's president of hockey operations.

The announcement came a day after the Canucks fired president and general manager Mike Gillis.

- Associated Press

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