Tuesday, September 18, 2018
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Win puts Bruins within point of Bolts

SUNRISE — Lee Stempniak scored his first goal as a Bruin in overtime and Boston beat Florida 5-4 on Monday night while Panthers forward Jaromir Jagr moved into third on the NHL career points list.

Jagr assisted on Aleksander Barkov's goal, passing Gordie Howe with 1,851 points. Bruins coach Claude Julien moved past Art Ross to become Boston's career coaching wins leader with 388 regular-season victories.

Boston closed within a point of Tampa Bay for first in the Atlantic Division; the teams meets tonight at Amalie Arena. Florida, gaining a point for the overtime loss, also is one point behind the Lightning.

Stempniak, acquired from New Jersey at the trade deadline, also had two assists and Patrice Bergeron scored twice for the Bruins. Jiri Hudler scored twice for the Panthers.

Bruin banned again in minors: Bruins left wing Zac Rinaldo, suspended by the NHL last week for an illegal check to the head of the Lightning's Cedric Paquette, faces a suspension in the American Hockey League for the same length of time — five games — for committing the same offense again. After the NHL suspended Rinaldo, the Bruins waived him then sent him to AHL Providence when he went unclaimed. On Friday, Rinaldo hit Bridgeport's Kane Lafranchise in the head, drawing the second ban. Rinaldo's hit on Paquette came in a game on Feb. 28.

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at Panthers12104

First1, Boston, Bergeron 27 (Marchand, Stempniak), :34. 2, Boston, Pastrnak 9 (Beleskey, Seidenberg), 7:00. 3, Boston, Connolly 9 (Acciari), 12:22. 4, Florida, Barkov 20 (Jagr, Huberdeau), 16:48. 5, Boston, Bergeron 28 (Stempniak, Marchand), 17:25. PenaltiesJokinen, Fla (tripping), 9:50.

Second6, Florida, Hudler 11 (Huberdeau, Gudbranson), 3:15. 7, Florida, Jokinen 12 (R.Smith, Trocheck), 6:08 (pp). PenaltiesMcQuaid, Bos, minor-major (interference, fighting), 1:20; Thornton, Fla, minor-major-misconduct (instigator, fighting), 1:20; Boston bench, served by Pastrnak (too many men), 5:59; Connolly, Bos (high-sticking), 6:29; Chara, Bos (roughing), 14:57; Huberdeau, Fla (roughing), 14:57; Krejci, Bos, double minor (high-sticking), 19:00.

Third8, Florida, Hudler 12 (Petrovic, Bjugstad), 15:17. PenaltiesThornton, Fla (interference), 4:15.

Overtime9, Boston, Stempniak 17 (Spooner, Liles), 4:00. PenaltiesNone. ShotsBoston 16-5-7-4—32. Florida 16-18-11-6—51. PPsBoston 0 of 2; Florida 1 of 4. GoaliesBoston, Rask 27-18-6 (51 shots-47 saves). Florida, Luongo (16-12), Montoya 9-5-3 (0:00 second, 16-15). A19,194 (19,250). T3:00.

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at Maple Leafs21003
Sabres win shootout 1-0

First1, Toronto, Komarov 19 (Soshnikov, Rielly), :25. 2, Toronto, Boyes 8 (C.Carrick, Gardiner), 11:05 (pp). PenaltiesHyman, Tor (holding), 6:56; Kane, Buf (goaltender interference), 8:02; Gionta, Buf (tripping), 9:35; Michalek, Tor (holding), 13:53; Hunwick, Tor (holding stick), 15:11; Colaiacovo, Buf (holding), 19:58.

Second3, Buffalo, Pysyk 1 (Kane, Reinhart), 16:23. 4, Toronto, Hyman 1 (Grabner, B.Smith), 19:41. PenaltiesNone.

Third5, Buffalo, Eichel 20 (Moulson, C.O'Reilly), 7:28. 6, Buffalo, Kane 19 (Reinhart), 10:41. PenaltiesEichel, Buf (roughing), 5:21; Kadri, Tor (cross-checking), 5:21.

OvertimeNone. PenaltiesKadri, Tor (tripping), 2:02; Bogosian, Buf (roughing), 4:22; Kane, Buf (roughing), 4:22; Kadri, Tor (roughing), 4:22; Komarov, Tor (roughing), 4:22.

ShootoutBuffalo 1 (Eichel NG, Reinhart G), Toronto 0 (Holland NG, Kadri NG, Nylander NG). ShotsBuffalo 7-11-5-4—27. Toronto 8-15-9-1—33. PPsBuffalo 0 of 4; Toronto 1 of 3. GoaliesBuffalo, C.Johnson 15-14-3 (33 shots-30 saves). Toronto, Sparks 3-3-1 (27-24). A18,950 (18,819). T2:50.

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