Mike Brown (ice hockey)

Ducks denied a playoff bid by the Canadiens

Ducks denied a playoff bid by the Canadiens

The Montreal Canadiens slowed down the Ducks' drive to the playoffs.

Lucas Lessio scored his first goal in 11 games with the Canadiens and Montreal defeated the Ducks, 4-3, on Tuesday night.

Torrey Mitchell, Alex Galchenyuk and Mike Brown also scored for the Canadiens.

Jakob Silfverberg scored two goals and Corey Perry reached the 30-goal mark for the Ducks, who could have clinched a playoff spot with a win.

“I don't think that was even mentioned in the room,” said Silfverberg, whose team gets another chance Thursday night in Toronto. “Our focus now is to get ahead of the [Pacific Division-leading] L.A. Kings and we're only looking up in the standings, not...

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