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Saturday, 04.12.2014 / 6:45 PM / News

The Canadian Press

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NHL Capsules

BOSTON - The Boston Bruins clinched the NHL's best record and home-ice advantage throughout the playoffs with a 4-1 win over the league-worst Buffalo Sabres on Saturday.

It is the first time the Bruins have claimed the Presidents' Trophy since the 1989-90 season.

David Krejci scored two goals, Patrice Bergeron netted his 30th of the season, one fewer than his career high set in 2005-06, and Gregory Campbell got his eighth.

Cody Hodgson scored for Buffalo.

Sabres goalie Matt Hackett was taken from the ice on a stretcher after Boston defenceman Torey Krug fell on his right leg with 11:35 left. He was replaced by Connor Knapp, who allowed Krejci's second goal one minute later.

It is the second time the Bruins have won the Presidents' Trophy, given to the NHL team with the most regular-season points, since the award was instituted for the 1985-86 season.

FLYERS 4, PENGUINS 3, OT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Mark Streit beat Marc-Andre Fleury 2:10 into overtime to lift Philadelphia over Pittsburgh and set up a first-round playoff matchup with the New York Rangers.

Streit's backhand shot from the right circle caromed between Fleury's pads and into the net as the Flyers clinched third place in the Metropolitan Division.

Jakub Voracek scored twice for the Flyers, and Claude Giroux added his team-high 28th goal of the season. Ray Emery made 12 saves after replacing injured starter Steve Mason to start the third period.

Jussi Jokinen, James Neal and Kris Letang scored for the Penguins. Fleury stopped 17 shots and hardly looked sharp while giving up the game-winner.

Letang scored in the final minute of regulation to force overtime after Giroux gave the Flyers a 3-2 lead with 1:15 left.

Quote of the Day

I watched many times this year the series between the Russians and Canada in 1972, and he was a dominating player there. After I watched the tapes, I respect him a lot more because he turned the series around. He was the guy. In that time, he was the best in the world. It’s a big honor for me to tie him.

— Panthers forward Jaromir Jagr on scoring the 717th goal of his career to tie Phil Esposito for fifth on the NHL's all-time goals list after a 4-3 win vs. the Lightning on Sunday