NHL

Sens clinch 2nd place in Atlantic with 3-1 win over Rangers

  • Ottawa Senators' Mike Hoffman (68) celebrates his goal against the New York Rangers with teammates Dion Phaneuf (2) Mark Stone (61) and Jean-Gabriel Pageau (44) during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Ottawa on Saturday April 8, 2017.  (Fred Chartrand/The Canadian Press via AP)

    Ottawa Senators' Mike Hoffman (68) celebrates his goal against the New York Rangers with teammates Dion Phaneuf (2) Mark Stone (61) and Jean-Gabriel Pageau (44) during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Ottawa on Saturday April 8, 2017. (Fred Chartrand/The Canadian Press via AP)  (The Associated Press)

  • Ottawa Senators' Derick Brassard (19) celebrates his goal against the New York Rangers with teammates Alexandre Burrows (14) and Mark Borowiecki (74) during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Ottawa on Saturday April 8, 2017.  (Fred Chartrand/The Canadian Press via AP)

    Ottawa Senators' Derick Brassard (19) celebrates his goal against the New York Rangers with teammates Alexandre Burrows (14) and Mark Borowiecki (74) during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Ottawa on Saturday April 8, 2017. (Fred Chartrand/The Canadian Press via AP)  (The Associated Press)

  • Ottawa Senators' Cody Ceci (5) battles for the puck with New York Rangers' Chris Krieder (20) as Senators goaltender Craig Anderson (41) looks on during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Ottawa on Saturday April 8, 2017.  (Fred Chartrand/The Canadian Press via AP)

    Ottawa Senators' Cody Ceci (5) battles for the puck with New York Rangers' Chris Krieder (20) as Senators goaltender Craig Anderson (41) looks on during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Ottawa on Saturday April 8, 2017. (Fred Chartrand/The Canadian Press via AP)  (The Associated Press)

The Ottawa Senators clinched second place in the Atlantic Division and home-ice advantage in the first round of the Eastern Conference playoffs with a 3-1 win over the New York Rangers on Saturday.

The Senators' postseason opponent remains unknown at this point, but they have the luxury of resting players for Sunday's final regular-season game against the New York Islanders.

Mike Hoffman, Derick Brassard and Jean-Gabriel Pageau scored for the Senators. Craig Anderson made 18 saves.

Mike Zibanejad scored for New York. Henrik Lundqvist stopped 30 shots. The Rangers have lost back-to-back games. They have clinched the top wild-card spot in the East and will face the Montreal Canadiens in the playoffs.