Ice Hockey - Sport resumes in Boston as Bruins fall to Sabres

Buffalo rallied to a 3-2 shoot-out victory over Boston in the first major sporting event in the city since the bombings at the Boston Marathon.

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Anton Khudobin #35 of the Boston Bruins reacts after he allowed a goal by Drew Stafford #21 of the Buffalo Sabres in overtime at TD Garden (AFP)

Sabres 3, Bruins 2 (SO)

Drew Stafford scored the lone goal of the shootout in the third round and Ryan Miller turned aside 41 shots as the Sabres' victory.

Thomas Vanek scored a team-leading 17th goal and set up Cody Hodgson's game-tying, power-play tally with 27 seconds left in the third period. Miller denied Tyler Seguin, Patrice Bergeron and Brad Marchand in the shootout for the Sabres, who have won three in a row and six of eight to move within two points of the eighth-place New York Rangers in the Eastern Conference.

Chris Kelly and former Sabre Daniel Paille collected a goal and an assist apiece and Anton Khudobin turned aside 30 shots for the Bruins, who clinched a postseason berth for the sixth straight season and pulled even in points with Montreal atop the Northeast Division.

After Miller used a blocker save on Marchand in the third round, Stafford skated in and wristed a shot between Khudobin's pads to end the contest. After the game, both clubs came to center ice and raised their sticks in a show of solidarity.

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Penguins 6, Canadiens 4

Brenden Morrow and Brandon Sutter scored two goals apiece as host Pittsburgh coasted past reeling Montreal to extend its winning streak to five games.

Jarome Iginla had a goal and an assist to surpass 1,100 career points and Douglas Murray scored for the first time in over 28 months as the Penguins sent the Canadiens to their season-worst third straight defeat. Marc-Andre Fleury made 31 saves as Pittsburgh improved to 20-2-0 in its last 22 games.

Captain Brian Gionta, defenseman Andrei Markov and rookies Alex Galchenyuk and Gabriel Dumont scored for Montreal, which has been outscored 18-8 during its skid. The Canadiens fell nine points behind Eastern Conference-leading Pittsburgh.

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Flames 3, Red Wings 2

Steve Begin took advantage of a pair of turnovers to score twice in the third period as host Calgary completed a season sweep of Detroit.

Lee Stempniak also tallied and Miikka Kiprusoff turned aside 36 shots for the Flames, who have won four of their last six games overall and outscored the Red Wings by a 12-5 margin in the three-game season series.

Detroit, which fell to 1-2-2 in its last five games, slipped two points behind eighth-place Columbus.

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Blue Jackets 3, Ducks 2 (OT)

Defenseman Fedor Tyutin scored at 2:19 of overtime as visiting Columbus extended their winning streak to five games and climbed into a playoff spot in the Western Conference.

Blake Comeau and Matt Calvert also scored while Sergei Bobrovsky made 26 saves for the Blue Jackets, who moved two points ahead of Detroit for eighth place in the West.

Columbus improved to 3-0-0 on its six-game road trip.

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