The defeat changes nothing with nobody leaving due to injury and Tim Thomas even getting a much deserved day off.
The standings are as follows in the East:
1) New York - 109 points
2) Boston - 98 points
3) Florida - 92 points
4) Pittsburgh - 104 points
5) Philadelphia - 101 points
6) New Jersey - 98 points
7) Ottawa - 92 points
8) Washington - 88 points
Boston is locked in as the second seed, allowing them to watch the mad scramble for position from a comfortable spot.
Below them, a few spots remain up for grabs. Florida could still potentially miss the playoffs if it lost both remaining games and both Buffalo and Washington won theirs.
All of the other teams have already clinched playoff berths, with New York and Boston the only two completely locked into their current seed.
The potential playoff opponents in the opening round are Ottawa and Washington for the Bruins.