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16 wins! And a number of other things for the NHL playoffs

DENVER — Welcome back to the playoffs , New York Islanders. Same goes for you, St. Louis, Dallas, Carolina and Calgary.

All five teams are returning to the post-season after at least one season off (or nine, for the Hurricanes). It’s a familiar number: In 12 of the last 14 seasons, the playoff lineup has included at least five teams that hadn’t been there one year earlier.

Altuve, Correa help Astros rally to win

HOUSTON—Jose Altuve hit the ball a really long way. Carlos Correa did just the opposite to win the game for the Houston Astros.

Altuve homered to the train tracks above left field to get the Astros on the board, and Correa's broken-bat RBI infield single in the eighth inning helped them rally past the New York Yankees 4-3 last night for their fourth-straight victory.

Jets beat Coyotes to earn home-ice in first round

GLENDALE, Ariz.—The Winnipeg Jets got the victory they wanted in the regular-season finale.

Mark Scheifele and Kyle Connor each had a goal and an assist as the Jets beat the Arizona Coyotes 4-2 Saturday night to earn home-ice advantage in the first round of the playoffs.

“We knew what was going on,” Jets coach Paul Maurice said.

Indians sweep Jays

CLEVELAND—Toronto was no match for Mike Clevinger, who was stopped yesterday only by upper back tightness that forced him from the game after five scoreless innings.

Clevinger struck out 10 and allowed one hit to lead the Cleveland Indians over the struggling Blue Jays 3-1 for a four-game sweep.

Clevinger felt the back tighten up on his second pitch of the fifth.