The NHL roundup …
ST. PAUL, Minn. ó Antti Miettinenís goal early in the third period against his former team gave Minnesota the lead and kept Dallas out of the playoffs, with a 5-3 season-ending win by the Wild over the Stars on Sunday.
Red Wings 4, Blackhawks 3
CHICAGO ó Jimmy Howard made 33 saves and Detroit temporarily kept defending Stanley Cup champion Chicago from clinching the final playoff berth in the Western Conference.
But the Blackhawks secured the eighth and final spot in the West later in the day when Dallas lost at Minnesota.
Devils 3, Bruins 2
NEWARK, N.J. ó Vladimir Zharkov and Alexander Urbom scored third-period goals and New Jersey topped playoff-bound Boston in what was Jacques Lemaireís final game as Devils coach.
Avalanche 4, Oilers 3
DENVER ó David Jones knocked in a rebound during a power play 3:57 into overtime and Colorado finished the season on a winning note by beating Edmonton.Penguins 5, Thrashers 2
ATLANTA ó Tyler Kennedy scored the first of Pittsburghís four second-period goals, reserve goalie Brent Johnson won his fourth straight decision, and the Penguins closed the regular season with a victory over already-eliminated Atlanta.
Pascal Dupuis, Michael Rupp and rookie Mark Letestu scored as the Penguins broke it open.