Bruins knock off Panthers

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Boston's Jaromir Jagr (right) dives in an attempt to get off a shot Sunday. The Bruins played their second home game since the Boston bombings.  STEVE SENNE/ASSOCIATED PRESS
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Boston's Jaromir Jagr (right) dives in an attempt to get off a shot Sunday. The Bruins played their second home game since the Boston bombings.

BOSTON — Jaromir Jagr scored his second goal as a member of the Bruins and Boston ended a four-game winless streak with a 3-0 victory over the Florida Panthers on Sunday.

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.

RANGERS 4, DEVILS 1

In New York, Ryan Callahan scored a goal in the first minute and another in the third period, and Henrik Lundqvist made 26 saves as the Rangers eliminated New Jersey from the playoff race.

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.

BLUE JACKETS 4, SHARKS 3

In 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.

Mark Letestu scored twice and Vinny Prospal also scored for the Blue Jackets, who moved into a tie for seventh place with Minnesota in the Western Conference with 51 points.

FLAMES 4, WILD 1

In 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.

AVALANCHE 5, BLUES 3

In Denver, Jamie McGinn scored twice, Jean-Sebastien Giguere stopped 29 shots and Colorado prevented St. Louis from wrapping up a playoff spot.

HURRICANES 3, LIGHTNING 2

In Tampa, Fla., Jiri Tlusty scored two first-period goals and Dan Ellis stopped 34 shots to lead Carolina to a victory over the Lightning.


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