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Jets eliminated, fall to Canadiens 4-2

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WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) - The Winnipeg Jets saw their playoff hopes end Thursday night on two scoreboards they didn't control, even before they bowed 4-2 to the Montreal Canadiens.

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The Jets were ahead 2-1 as they started the third but already knew whatever they did wouldn't be enough.

Both the New York Rangers and Ottawa Senators moved out of reach with overtime wins that kept them in the last playoff spots in the Eastern Conference.

David Desharnais scored two for Montreal. Rene Bourque and Brendan Gallagher had the others as the Canadiens broke out of a slump that had seen them lose five of their previous six games.

James Wright and Blake Wheeler scored for the Jets, who finished the season 24-21-3.

Chris Thorburn and Wright teamed up for Wright's second goal of the season midway through the first period to put the Jets ahead 1-0. Wright's wrist shot from the slot found the upper corner of the Montreal net.

The Jets were outshot 8-4 in the first and had managed only two more midway through the second when Bourque evened things up.

His shot from the faceoff circle found its way through a mad scramble in front of the Winnipeg net.

But Wheeler put the Jets ahead again about five minutes later when he dug a puck out of a scrambling Carey Price in front of the Montreal net and slipped it in.

The third was only about two minutes old when Winnipeg netminder Ondrej Pavelec intercepted Gallagher's shot, only to see it rise high in the air and bounce behind him, dribbling over the line before he could grab it.

Desharnais then scored on a 5-on-3 in the third to put the Canadians ahead for the first time.

A few minutes later he tipped in Max Pacioretty's shot from the point for a little insurance.

The Jets looked like a good bet to make the postseason until a five-game slide that started in late March.

Their only chance was to win Thursday and have both New York and Ottawa lose all their remaining games.

NOTES: Jets captain and scoring leader Andrew Ladd finished the season with the best points-per-game average by a Jets (Thrashers) player since Ilya Kovalchuk in 2008-09.

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