The Montreal Canadiens clinched the final playoff spot in the North Division after earning one point against the Edmonton Oilers during Monday's 4-3 overtime loss.
Montreal is the NHL's last team to clinch a postseason berth, joining the Toronto Maple Leafs, Winnipeg Jets, and Oilers in its division. The Calgary Flames and Vancouver Canucks are now officially eliminated, but the two teams will still square off four times.
The Canadiens lost in the first round last year, falling in six games to the Philadelphia Flyers after defeating the Pittsburgh Penguins in the qualifying round.
Montreal is in fourth place in the North Division with a 24-21-9 record with one game remaining.