BOSTON (AP) - Nathan Horton scored a tiebreaking goal early in the second period, Tim Thomas stopped 31 shots and the Boston Bruins won their regular season home finale 3-1 over the Ottawa Senators on Saturday.
It was the Bruins' seventh win in 10 games and left them in contention for the Eastern Conference's second seed with Pittsburgh and Philadelphia. Boston must win its regular-season finale Sunday in New Jersey to have a chance.
The Senators missed the playoffs for the second time in three seasons.
NEW YORK (AP) - Captain Chris Drury scored his first goal of the season in a surprise return to the lineup and Ryan McDonagh netted the first of his career during a three-goal second period as New York rallied to remain alive in the Eastern playoff race.