DALLAS - Artem Anisimov and Mark Letestu added goals to the one Columbus had when the makeup game started, and the Blue Jackets clinched the second playoff berth in franchise history with a 3-1 victory over the Stars on Wednesday.
The Blue Jackets had a 1-0 lead when the puck dropped because that was the score March 10 when the original game was postponed after Dallas forward Rich Peverley collapsed on the bench in the first period because of an irregular heartbeat. Though the score was carried over, this game started with a full 20-minute first period.
Anisimov doubled the margin on an unassisted goal 1:33 into the game. That was 71 seconds faster than the carried-over goal last month by Nathan Horton, who gets credit for it though he didn't officially play in the makeup game because of a lower-body injury.
The Blue Jackets set a franchise record with 42 wins, beating the mark from their only other playoff season, 2008-09.
MORE PLAYOFF CHASING: The Red Wings made the playoffs for the 23rd straight season by getting a point in a 4-3 shootout loss to the host Penguins.
AROUND THE LEAGUE: Penguins defenseman Kris Letang returned to the lineup against the Red Wings for his first game since having a stroke Jan. 29. Letang, 26, was cleared by doctors a few weeks ago to return when he felt ready; he has been practicing since March 17. ... Former Canucks captain Trevor Linden was named Vancouver's president of hockey operations, a day after the Canucks fired president and general manager Mike Gillis.