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Bruins lose to Senators, fail to win division

Published April 28, 2013 11:48 pm

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Boston • Jean-Gabriel Pageau scored the tiebreaking goal with 3:34 to play and the Ottawa Senators beat Boston 4-2 on Sunday night in the NHL's rescheduled regular-season finale.

The victory gave the Senators the seventh seed for the Eastern Conference playoffs and a matchup with Montreal and dropped the New York Islanders into eighth and a first-round series against the Pittsburgh Penguins.

The Bruins, who could have won the Northeast Division and earned a No. 2 seed with a win, finish fourth; they will play Toronto in the first round.

The game was originally scheduled for April 15, the day of the Boston Marathon bombings. It was the only NHL game on Sunday, with the rest of the league wrapping up the regular season by Saturday.

Kyle Turris scored an empty-netter with 37 seconds left.

Robin Lehner stopped 34 shots for the Senators, who had not beaten Boston in their previous 14 tries.

Tuukka Rask made 18 saves for Boston, which had won two straight division titles.

• The Dallas Stars have chosen Jim Nill to replace fired general manager Joe Nieuwendyk, a person familiar with the decision told The Associated Press. Dallas fired Nieuwendyk on Sunday after four seasons with two coaches and no playoff appearances. Nill was Detroit's assistant general manager for 15 seasons.

• Colorado Avalanche coach Joe Sacco was fired Sunday after the team missed the playoffs for the third straight season. Sacco was in his fourth season in charge of Colorado and wound up with a 130-134-30 mark. EASTERN CONFERENCE

GP W L OT Pts GF GA

z-Pittsbrgh 48 36 12 0 72 165 119

y-Montreal 48 29 14 5 63 149 126

y-Wash. 48 27 18 3 57 149 130

x-Boston 48 28 14 6 62 131 109

x-Toronto 48 26 17 5 57 145 133

x-N.Y.Rngrs 48 26 18 4 56 130 112

x-Ottawa 48 25 17 6 56 116 104

x-N.Y.Islrd 48 24 17 7 55 139 139

Winnipeg 48 24 21 3 51 128 144

Philly 48 23 22 3 49 133 141

New Jersey 48 19 19 10 48 112 129

Buffalo 48 21 21 6 48 125 143

Carolina 48 19 25 4 42 128 160

Tampa Bay 48 18 26 4 40 148 150

Florida 48 15 27 6 36 112 171

WESTERN CONFERENCE

GP W L OT Pts GF GA

z-Chicago 48 36 7 5 77 155 102

y-Anaheim 48 30 12 6 66 140 118

y-Vancver 48 26 15 7 59 127 121

x-St. Louis 48 29 17 2 60 129 115

x-L.A. 48 27 16 5 59 133 118

x-San Jose 48 25 16 7 57 124 116

x-Detroit 48 24 16 8 56 124 115

x-Minn. 48 26 19 3 55 122 127

Columbus 48 24 17 7 55 120 119

Phoenix 48 21 18 9 51 125 131

Dallas 48 22 22 4 48 130 142

Edmonton 48 19 22 7 45 125 134

Calgary 48 19 25 4 42 128 160

Nashville 48 16 23 9 41 111 139

Colorado 48 16 25 7 39 116 152

d-division leader

x-clinched playoff spot

y-clinched division

z-clinched conference

Sunday's game

Ottawa 4, Boston 2

End regular season