Patrice Bergeron scored a usually shootout idea and a tarnishing Boston Bruins softened their playoff chances in their home culmination with a 2-1 win over a Toronto Maple Leafs on Saturday night.
Boston and Pittsburgh reason a dual Eastern Conference wild-card spots with 95 points each, though a Penguins have played one reduction game. The Bruins have 3 games remaining.
The initial 3 shots of a shootout missed.
Bergeron skated in slowly, hold a puck, and got goalie James Reimer to dump to a ice before lifting it over his left pad. Boston goalie Tuukka Rask followed by interlude Nazem Kadri.
Senators 4, Capitals 3 – Kyle Turris scored on a breakaway during 3 minutes, 14 seconds into overtime to lift horde Ottawa over Washington.
Turris nude a puck divided inside his possess blue line before racing down a ice and violence Braden Holtby by his legs.
Clark MacArthur, Mark Stone, and Mika Zibanejad had first-period goals for a Senators, who sojourn in row for a final playoff berth in a Eastern Conference. Ottawa is 3 points behind for a final wild-card spot.
Blue Jackets 5, Penguins 3 – Nick Foligno scored 3 times and horde Columbus kick Pittsburgh to set a authorization record with a ninth uninterrupted win.
It was Foligno’s initial shawl pretence in his 541st career NHL game.
Matt Calvert and Scott Hartnell also scored, Brandon Dubinsky assisted on all 3 of Foligno’s goals, and Sergei Bobrovsky done 33 saves as a Blue Jackets won for a 11th time in 13 games.
Rangers 6, Devils 1 - Rick Nash scored his career-best 42d goal, Henrik Lundqvist done 35 saves, and New York changed closer to securing home-ice advantage for a playoffs with a feat over New Jersey during Madison Square Garden.
Keith Yandle and Dominic Moore scored 25 seconds detached to top a large three-goal initial period, Derek Stepan combined a shorthanded idea in a second and Derick Brassard and Moore tallied in a third.
It was a Rangers’ third true win. They’re tied with Anaheim for a many points in a joining with 107.
Islanders 3, Sabres 0 - Jaroslav Halak done 21 saves for his sixth shutout of a deteriorate and New York warranted a win over visiting Buffalo.
Halak softened to 37-16-3 this season, and he has a franchise’s single-season win record.
Kyle Okposo, Brock Nelson, and Nikolay Kulemin scored for New York. Kulemin’s idea came in his 500th game.