COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Sergei Fedorov's one-timer 35 seconds into overtime may have given the Columbus Blue Jackets a season-ending 5-4 victory over the Dallas Stars last night, but it cost them a significant spot in the NHL draft. And the Bruins were the beneficiaries. By winning, the Blue Jackets were eliminated from any chance of winning the No. 1 overall pick. Only the teams with the five worst records are eligible to pull the No. 1 pill in tomorrow's draft lottery. The Blue Jackets ended up tied for 25th with the Bruins, but won a tiebreaker by having more victories.
''I'd rather win [last night]," Blue Jackets president and general manager Doug MacLean said.