Wings clinch 24th straight playoff berth despite loss

 MONTREAL (AP) — Lars Eller scored 1:21 into overtime to lift the Montreal Canadiens to a 4-3 victory over the Detroit Red Wings on Thursday night, giving Carey Price a team record with his 43rd win of the season.

   Andrei Markov, Jeff Petry and Tomas Plekanec also scored for Montreal (49-22-10), which played its final home game. The Canadiens play their final regular-season game Saturday night in Toronto.

   Tomas Tatar, Pavel Datsyuk and Darren Helm scored in regulation for the Red Wings (42-25-14), who reached the postseason for a 24th consecutive season despite the defeat. Detroit qualified by earning a point while Boston lost to Florida.

   Eller scored on a shot from the left side that dribbled through goalie Jimmy Howard.