SPOONER SCORES TWICE IN THIRD AS BRU­INS TOP SABRES

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buf­falo, n.y.»Ryan Spooner scored twice in the fi­nal four min­utes and the Bos­ton Bru­ins beat the Buf­falo Sabres 4-2 on Thurs­day night.

Pa­trice Berg­eron and David Kre­jci also scored in the open­ing game of a home-and-home se­ries. Kre­jci also had an as­sist, and Tuuka Rask made 31 saves to help the Bru­ins snap a two-game los­ing streak.

Spooner broke a tie with 3:53 re­main­ing. He took a cross-ice pass from Kre­jci and beat Robin Lehner with a straight­away slap shot. Spooner scored again into an empty net in the fi­nal minute.

Mar­cus Foligno and Kyle Ok­poso scored for the Sabres. Matt Moulson as­sisted on both goals, and Lehner made 34 saves. Buf­falo has just one reg­u­la­tion win in its last six games.

THURS­DAY’S HIGH­LIGHTS

Keith Kinkaid made 43 saves and stopped two at­tempts in the shootout, help­ing the Devils beat the Cap­i­tals 2-1. …Nazem Kadri scored on a power play 3:37 into over­time to give the Maple Leafs a 3-2 vic­tory over Light­ning. … Phillip Danault scored 39 sec­onds into over­time af­ter Bren­dan Gal­lagher tied it late in the third pe­riod, lead­ing the Cana­di­ens over the Pan­thers 3-2. …Pa­trick Kane had a goal and an as­sist to lead the Black­hawks to a 3-2 vic­tory over the Preda­tors. …Erik Haula scored mid­way through the third pe­riod to help the Wild hold off the Is­lan­ders 6-4 for their 12th vic­tory in a row. …An­thony Man­tha scored at 1:07 of over­time af­ter Bobby Ryan’s turnover to give the Red Wings a 3-2 vic­tory over the Sen­a­tors. The Sen­a­tors also re­tired Daniel Al­freds­son’s No. 11 be­fore the game. …Alexan­der Wennberg had two goals and Bran­don Saad also scored, help­ing the Blue Jack­ets beat the 5-3 to ex­tend their fran­chise-record win­ning streak to 14 games. …Eric Gryba broke a tie at 6:58 of the third pe­riod and Jor­dan Eberle had two as­sists in the Oil­ers’ 3-1 vic­tory over the Kings. …Matt Puem­pel got two of his three power-play goals late in the third pe­riod to help the Rangers avert a collapse and beat the Coy­otes 6-3. …Jakob Sil­fver­berg scored the go-ahead goal 5:37 into the third pe­riod to lead the Ducks to a 3-1 vic­tory over the

FOOTNOTES

Pa­narin a pri­or­ity. Chicago Black­hawks gen­eral man­ager Stan Bow­man said sign­ing Artemi Pa­narin to a con­tract ex­ten­sion was a “top pri­or­ity” a day af­ter lock­ing up the high-scor­ing left wing with a two-year, $12 mil­lion deal.

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