BOSTON (AP) -Marco Sturm capped a late comeback with an overtime goal, Tim Thomas saved his best for the end and the Boston Bruins beat the Philadelphia Flyers 2-1 on Friday in the Winter Classic, the first NHL game at the home of the Red Sox.
Mark Recchi, a former Flyer, tied it with a power-play goal with 2:18 left in the third period, ending Michael Leighton's shutout streak of more than 150 minutes. Then Sturm connected 1:57 into overtime on a pass from Patrice Bergeron.
Philadelphia's Danny Syvret scored his first NHL goal at 4:42 of the second.
A sellout crowd of 38,112 watched in near-ideal conditions. The gametime temperature was 40 degrees, the highest of any of the three Winter Classics.
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) - A crazy bounce off the glass allowed Derek Roy to score into an unattended net 4:02 into overtime, and the Sabres overcame a three-goal deficit for the second straight outing to beat Atlanta.
Jochen Hecht had two goals and an assist, Tim Connolly had a goal and assist, and Ryan Miller stopped 32 shots on the day he was selected to the U.S. Olympic team.
Buffalo was coming off a 4-3 win over Pittsburgh on Tuesday night in which it also erased a 3-0 deficit. The Sabres became the first team to win consecutive games when trailing by three or more goals since Dallas did it in January 2006.
Ilya Kovalchuk, Bryan Little and Evander Kane scored for the Thrashers, 0-5-2 in their past seven games.