NHL

Blue Jackets score 2 on penalty shots, clinch playoff spot

  • Columbus Blue Jackets center Brandon Dubinsky (17) scores on a penalty shot past New Jersey Devils goalie Cory Schneider (35) during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Sunday, March 19, 2017, in Newark, N.J. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)

    Columbus Blue Jackets center Brandon Dubinsky (17) scores on a penalty shot past New Jersey Devils goalie Cory Schneider (35) during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Sunday, March 19, 2017, in Newark, N.J. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)  (The Associated Press)

  • Columbus Blue Jackets center Lukas Sedlak (45) reacts after scoring a penalty shot goal against the New Jersey Devils during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Sunday, March 19, 2017, in Newark, N.J. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)

    Columbus Blue Jackets center Lukas Sedlak (45) reacts after scoring a penalty shot goal against the New Jersey Devils during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Sunday, March 19, 2017, in Newark, N.J. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)  (The Associated Press)

  • Columbus Blue Jackets center Brandon Dubinsky celebrates after scoring a goal on a penalty shot against the New Jersey Devils during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Sunday, March 19, 2017, in Newark, N.J. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)

    Columbus Blue Jackets center Brandon Dubinsky celebrates after scoring a goal on a penalty shot against the New Jersey Devils during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Sunday, March 19, 2017, in Newark, N.J. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)  (The Associated Press)

Lukas Sedlak and Brandon Dubinsky scored on penalty shots and the Columbus Blue Jackets clinched their third playoff berth in franchise history with a 4-1 victory over the New Jersey Devils on Sunday.

This was only the third time in NHL history that a team scored twice in a game on penalty shots. Thomas Gradin and Ivan Hlinka of Vancouver did it against Detroit in 1982, and Ryane Clowe and Joe Thornton of San Jose converted against Washington in 2009.

The win was the fourth straight for the Blue Jackets, gave them their first 100-point season and moved them into a tie with Washington for the NHL's best record with 11 games left. Columbus, which joined the league in 2000, last made the playoffs in 2014.

Boone Jenner added two goals, one short-handed and the other into an empty net. Sergei Bobrovsky made 35 saves for Columbus, which is 12-3-1 in its last 16 games.

Adam Henrique scored for the Devils, whose season is all but over after falling to 1-10-2 in its last 13.