BOSTON — Another emotional video tribute. Another stirring performance of the national anthem by a packed arena. Another hockey game in Boston.
The sport returned to the city Saturday, a day after a suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings was captured, and the fans welcomed their Bruins back with cheers and greeted the Pittsburgh Penguins with jeers.
The Penguins clinched home-ice advantage throughout the Eastern Conference playoffs with a 3-2 win in the Bruins’ second game since the bombings.
The game had been postponed from Friday night because of the manhunt.
With the score 1-1 on goals by Brad Marchand in the first period and Pittsburgh’s Jussi Jokinen in the second, the Penguins got two power-play goals by Jarome Iginla and Kris Letang in 4 minutes. Tyler Seguin scored the final goal for the Bruins with 2.6 seconds remaining.
MAPLE LEAFS 4, SENATORS 1
In Ottawa, James Reimer put in a monstrous effort with 49 saves and Toronto clinched a playoff berth for the first time since 2004t.
DEVILS 6, PANTHERS 2
In Newark, N.J., Patrik Elias scored twice and New Jersey kept its faint playoff hopes alive by rallying from a two-goal deficit.
ISLANDERS 5, JETS 4 (SO)
In Winnipeg, Manitoba, John Tavares scored the winning goal to give New York a win over Winnipeg and put a dent in the Jets’ playoff drive.
CAPITALS 5, CANADIENS 1
In Montreal, Troy Brouwer and Alex Ovechkin each scored twice to lead Washington past the sagging Canadiens.
FLYERS 5, HURRICANES 3
In Raleigh, N.C., Wayne Simmonds got his first career hat trick to lead Philadelphia over Carolina in a matchup of teams recently eliminated from playoff contention.