Pierre-Luc Dubois scored two goals and the Columbus Blue Jackets beat the Ottawa Senators 6-2 in the regular-season finale for both teams Saturday.

The Blue Jackets, who clinched a playoff berth with a 3-2 shootout win over the New York Rangers on Friday, finished 47-31-4 and secured the second wild card in the Eastern Conference. They’ll face the Tampa Bay Lightning in the first round of the playoffs.

Alexandre Texier, Riley Nash, Oliver Bjorkstrand and Markus Nutivaara also scored for the Blue Jackets. Joonas Korpisalo made 27 saves.

Columbus Blue Jackets center Ryan Dzingel (19) and Ottawa Senators defensemen Cody Ceci (5) compete for the puck during the first period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, April 6, 2019, in Ottawa, Ontario. (Sean Kilpatrick/The Canadian Press via AP)
Columbus Blue Jackets center Ryan Dzingel (19) and Ottawa Senators defensemen Cody Ceci (5) compete for the puck during the first period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, April 6, 2019, in Ottawa, Ontario. (Sean Kilpatrick/The Canadian Press via AP)

Thomas Chabot and Mikkel Boedker scored for the Senators (29-47-6). Anders Nilsson stopped 17 shots after replacing starter Craig Anderson, who was pulled midway through the first after giving up three goals on seven shots.

The Senators finished last in the NHL standings for the first time in 23 years.

Nilsson started the third period with a great save on Cam Atkinson, which seemed to fire up his teammates briefly.

Columbus Blue Jackets center Alexandre Texier (42) lets a shot go as Ottawa Senators defensemen Thomas Chabot (72) attempts to block him during the first period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, April 6, 2019, in Ottawa, Ontario. (Sean Kilpatrick/The Canadian Press via AP)
Columbus Blue Jackets center Alexandre Texier (42) lets a shot go as Ottawa Senators defensemen Thomas Chabot (72) attempts to block him during the first period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, April 6, 2019, in Ottawa, Ontario. (Sean Kilpatrick/The Canadian Press via AP)

The Senators cut the Blue Jackets’ lead to 4-2 as Boedker, standing at the top of the crease, took a pass from Chris Tierney and sent a wrist shot past Korpisalo.

But a bad turnover by Boedker led to Bjorkstrand’s second goal, and Nash scored into an empty net.

Trailing 3-0, the Senators finally got on the board midway through the second as Chabot beat Korpisalo with a backhand shot.

Columbus Blue Jackets centrr Ryan Dzingel (19) chases the puck as Ottawa Senators defensemen Cody Ceci (5) defends during the first period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, April 6, 2019, in Ottawa, Ontario. (Sean Kilpatrick/The Canadian Press via AP)
Columbus Blue Jackets centrr Ryan Dzingel (19) chases the puck as Ottawa Senators defensemen Cody Ceci (5) defends during the first period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, April 6, 2019, in Ottawa, Ontario. (Sean Kilpatrick/The Canadian Press via AP)

The Blue Jackets regained their three-goal lead when Texier scored his first career goal in just his second game.

Columbus opened the scoring three minutes into the game. Dubois took a pass from Artemi Panarin and beat Anderson with a high shot.

Midway through the first, Bjorkstrand slipped a puck through Mark Borowiecki’s legs and dished it off to Nutivaara for his fifth of the season. Just over a minute later, some bad defensive coverage allowed Dubois to dig the puck out of the crease and beat Anderson for his second goal of the game.

Ottawa Senators defensemen Thomas Chabot (72) celebrates a goal against the Columbus Blue Jackets during the second period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, April 6, 2019, in Ottawa, Ontario. (Sean Kilpatrick/The Canadian Press via AP)
Ottawa Senators defensemen Thomas Chabot (72) celebrates a goal against the Columbus Blue Jackets during the second period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, April 6, 2019, in Ottawa, Ontario. (Sean Kilpatrick/The Canadian Press via AP)

NOTES: Ottawa’s Ben Harpur missed his third straight game. … The Blue Jackets opted to make goalie Sergei Bobrovsky a healthy scratch, giving him the night off.

UP NEXT

Blue Jackets: Face the Tampa Bay Lightning in first round of the playoffs.

Ottawa Senators left wing Brady Tkachuk (7) skates with the puck while taking on Columbus Blue Jackets defenseman Scott Harrington (4) during the second period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, April 6, 2019, in Ottawa, Ontario. (Sean Kilpatrick/The Canadian Press via AP)
Ottawa Senators left wing Brady Tkachuk (7) skates with the puck while taking on Columbus Blue Jackets defenseman Scott Harrington (4) during the second period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, April 6, 2019, in Ottawa, Ontario. (Sean Kilpatrick/The Canadian Press via AP)

Senators: Offseason.

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Columbus Blue Jackets center Alexandre Texier (42) celebrates a goal with the bench during the second period of the team's NHL hockey game against the Ottawa Senators on Saturday, April 6, 2019, in Ottawa, Ontario. (Sean Kilpatrick/The Canadian Press via AP)
Columbus Blue Jackets center Alexandre Texier (42) celebrates a goal with the bench during the second period of the team’s NHL hockey game against the Ottawa Senators on Saturday, April 6, 2019, in Ottawa, Ontario. (Sean Kilpatrick/The Canadian Press via AP)
Ottawa Senators defensemen Christian Jaros (83) skates for the puck as Columbus Blue Jackets center Pierre-Luc Dubois (18) defends during the second period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, April 6, 2019, in Ottawa, Ontario. (Sean Kilpatrick/The Canadian Press via AP)
Ottawa Senators defensemen Christian Jaros (83) skates for the puck as Columbus Blue Jackets center Pierre-Luc Dubois (18) defends during the second period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, April 6, 2019, in Ottawa, Ontario. (Sean Kilpatrick/The Canadian Press via AP)
Ottawa Senators left wing Anthony Duclair (10) skates with the puck as Columbus Blue Jackets' Scott Harrington (4) defends during the second period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, April 6, 2019, in Ottawa, Ontario. (Sean Kilpatrick/The Canadian Press via AP)
Ottawa Senators left wing Anthony Duclair (10) skates with the puck as Columbus Blue Jackets’ Scott Harrington (4) defends during the second period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, April 6, 2019, in Ottawa, Ontario. (Sean Kilpatrick/The Canadian Press via AP)
Ottawa Senators right wing Max Veronneau (14) and Columbus Blue Jackets centre Alexandre Texier (42) fight for the puck during the first period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, April 6, 2019, in Ottawa, Ontario. (Sean Kilpatrick/The Canadian Press via AP)
Ottawa Senators right wing Max Veronneau (14) and Columbus Blue Jackets centre Alexandre Texier (42) fight for the puck during the first period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, April 6, 2019, in Ottawa, Ontario. (Sean Kilpatrick/The Canadian Press via AP)

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