BOSTON - Hockey returned to Boston after the manhunt following the marathon bombings, and Jarome Iginla scored the tiebreaking goal that gave the Pittsburgh Penguins a 3-2 win over the Bruins on Saturday and home-ice advantage throughout the Eastern Conference playoffs.
The game was pushed back by one day by the manhunt for a suspect, who was captured Friday night.
The postponement was the second of the week for the Bruins. Their game against the Ottawa Senators last Monday night, scheduled to start about four hours after the bombings, was rescheduled for April 28. The Bruins returned to their ice to beat Buffalo in a shootout on Thursday.
The Penguins took a nine-point lead in the East over Montreal, which could get just eight more points in its remaining four games. The Bruins remained in fourth place with 57 points, 11 behind the Penguins, with five games to go.
ISLANDERS 5, JETS 4, SO
WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) — John Tavares scored the winning goal in a shootout to help surging New York put a sent in Winnipeg's playoff drive.
DEVILS 6, PANTHERS 2
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Patrik Elias scored twice and New Jersey kept its faint playoff hopes alive by rallying from a two-goal deficit for a win over Florida.
David Clarkson, whose big check seemed with wake up the Devils after they fell behind 2-0, tallied the go-ahead goal in a game where they welcomed back offensive catalyst Ilya Kovalchuk to the lineup after missing 11 games with a shoulder injury.
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