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NHL playoff roundup: Bruins win in double OT

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NHL playoff roundup: Bruins win in double OT
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BOSTON (AP) -- Miroslav Satan scored on a power play at 7:41 of the second overtime to give the Boston Bruins a 3-2 victory over the Buffalo Sabres on Wednesday night and a 3-1 lead in the Eastern Conference series.


The Bruins got the power play in the second extra period when Buffalo's Drew Stafford was caught on the ice as a sixth skater. Satan got a pass from Michael Ryder in front of the net and put it past Ryan Miller.

Tuukka Rask made 35 saves for Boston and also assisted on Satan's goal.

Ryan Miller stopped 36 shots for the Sabres.

Game 5 is Friday night in Buffalo.

Tim Kennedy and Steve Montador scored for Buffalo, which opened a 2-0 lead after two periods. David Krejci and Patrice Bergeron scored in the third period for Boston to send the game into overtime.

Both goalies made stunning saves to keep their teams in the game.

MONTREAL (AP) -- Alex Ovechkin broke a tie with 8:51 left with his second goal of the game and Washington pulled away for a 3-1 lead in the Eastern Conference series.

Ovechkin opened the scoring at 8:10 of the first period with Washington's first power-play goal of the series. Mike Knuble tied it at 2 with the Capitals' second short-handed goal in two games with 6.3 seconds left in the second.

Ovechkin added his second of the game and fourth in three games to put Washington up 3-2. Jason Chimera made it 4-2 52 seconds later. The Capitals got empty-net goals from Knuble with 2:27 left and Nicklas Backstrom with 10.1 seconds remaining.

Semyon Varlamov made 36 saves to win his third in a row for Washington.

Carey Price stopped 32 shots in his first start of the series for Montreal. Michael Cammalleri, Brian Gionta and Dominic Moore scored for the Canadiens.

Wednesday, April 21

Washington 6, Montreal 3, Washington leads series 3-1

Boston 3, Buffalo 2, 2OT, Boston leads series 3-1

Vancouver at Los Angeles, 9 p.m.

Thursday, April 22

Philadelphia at New Jersey, 6 p.m.

Ottawa at Pittsburgh, 6 p.m.

Chicago at Nashville, 7:30 p.m.

Colorado at San Jose, 9:30 p.m.

Friday, April 23

Montreal at Washington, 6 p.m.

Boston at Buffalo, 6 p.m.

Los Angeles at Vancouver, 9 p.m.

Detroit at Phoenix, 9 p.m.

Pioneer staff reports