The Bruins were playing the second of back-to-back afternoon games after hosting the Penguins in a 3-2 loss Saturday. The game was originally scheduled for Friday night, but postponed because of the lockdown and manhunt for one of the suspected Boston Marathon bombers.
Tuukka Rask stopped 28 shots for his fourth shutout of the season and the Bruins pulled into a tie with idle Montreal for first place in Northeast Division with 59 points. The Bruins have four games to play, one more than the Canadiens.
The Panthers honored local law enforcement by wearing Boston Police hats during their pregame skate. Bruins fans once again took over the singing of the national anthem, a practice that started last week in the first game since the deadly explosions at the marathon finish line.
DUCKS 3, OILERS 1
The Ducks could have clinched the division title if the Kings lost to Dallas in regulation, but that game went to overtime. Anaheim can seal it with another win over the Oilers on Monday.
Taylor Hall scored for Edmonton, which lost for the seventh time in eight games to extend its playoff drought to seven years.
The Oilers' last playoff appearance came in a Game 7 loss in the 2006 Stanley Cup finals against Carolina.
KINGS 4, STARS 3, OT
LOS ANGELES -- Jeff Carter deflected the winning goal off his upper body with 51 seconds left in overtime, and Los Angeles seized fourth place in the Western Conference with a win over Dallas.
The Kings (26-14-5) moved two points clear of San Jose for fourth place and home-ice advantage in the first round after the Sharks lost to Columbus.
AVALANCHE 5, BLUES 3
After Elliott gave up a fourth goal, the Blues pulled him in favor of Jake Allen. He allowed Kobasew's third-period goal that gave Colorado a 5-3 advantage.
BLUE JACKETS 4, SHARKS 3
SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Ryan Johansen scored the tiebreaking goal with 1:37 remaining to give Columbus a big boost in its push for the playoffs with a victory over San Jose.
Mark Letestu scored twice and Vinny Prospal also had a goal for the Blue Jackets, who moved into a tie for seventh place with Minnesota in the Western Conference with 51 points. Columbus has played one more game than the Wild and two more than ninth-place Detroit, who is three points back in the race for the final playoff spot. Sergei Bobrovsky made 32 saves.
RANGERS 4, DEVILS 1
Callahan provided the lead 34 seconds in, Derek Stepan added a goal in the first period, and Taylor Pyatt snapped a long drought in the second for the eight-place Rangers, who are inching closer to a playoff berth in the Eastern Conference.
Callahan made it 4-0 at 5:13 of the third with a power-play goal, flipping a shot over sprawled-out Devils goalie Martin Brodeur, who finished with 18 saves.
Lundqvist was solid, allowing only Andrei Loktionov's goal with 6:30 remaining.
FLAMES 4, WILD 1
ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Joey MacDonald made 34 saves, Mark Cundari scored a goal in his first NHL game and Calgary handed Minnesota a potentially harmful home loss in its playoff push.
Zach Parise got his team-high 17th goal for the Wild, who will likely at least need to win two of their three remaining games to make the playoffs without help from others. They're in seventh place in the Western Conference with 51 points, while Columbus, Detroit, Dallas and Phoenix remain in a tight pack still alive behind them.
HURRICANES 3, LIGHTNING 2
Alexander Semin scored 16 seconds into the game for the Hurricanes, who jumped ahead 3-0 and held on for their first victory against the Lightning this season. Semin took a feed in the slot from Eric Staal and whipped it over the shoulder of Andres Lindback. Semin also had two assists.
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