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Rangers wrap up regular season with win over Devils; avoid 8th place and matchup with Penguins

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    New York Rangers' Rick Nash (61) scores a goal during the second period of anhe NHL hockey game against the New Jersey Devils, Saturday, April 27, 2013 at Madison Square Garden in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer) (The Associated Press)

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    New York Rangers' Derek Stepan (21) celebrates with his teammates after scoring a goal during the first period of the NHL hockey game against the New Jersey Devils, Saturday, April 27, 2013 at Madison Square Garden in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer) (The Associated Press)

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    New York Rangers' Ryan Callahan, right, celebrates with Derek Stepan (21) after scoring a goal during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the New Jersey Devils, Saturday, April 27, 2013 at Madison Square Garden in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer) (The Associated Press)

Henrik Lundqvist made 20 saves in coasting to his second shutout of the season, and Rick Nash scored twice for the playoff-bound New York Rangers in a 4-0 victory over the New Jersey Devils on Saturday in the regular-season finale for both teams.

The Rangers still had to wait to find out who they will face in the first round of the playoffs, but they know it won't be the top-seeded Pittsburgh Penguins. The Rangers avoided finishing eighth in the Eastern Conference and will be either the No. 6 or 7 seed.

Derek Stepan and Ryan Callahan both had a goal and assist in the first period against backup goalie Johan Hedberg, who gave Martin Brodeur a rare game off. One year after reaching the Stanley Cup finals, the Devils will head home early after failing to make the playoffs.