B’s Burn Leafs
Toronto Maple Leafs' Nazem Kadri (43) reaches for the puck past Boston Bruins' Patrice Bergeron during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Boston on Monday, March 25, 2013. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson)
Boston Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask shouts out after stopping Toronto Maple Leafs' Nikolai Kulemin, rear, on the final shot of the shootout during Boston's 3-2 win in an NHL hockey game in Boston Monday, March 25, 2013. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson)
Toronto Maple Leafs' Nikolai Kulemin is congratulated on his goal at the bench by teammates after scoring against the Boston Bruins during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Boston Monday, March 25, 2013. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson)
Toronto Maple Leafs' Nikolai Kulemin looks for a rebound in front of Boston Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask of Finland during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Boston on Monday, March 25, 2013. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson)
Boston — Patrice Bergeron scored the tying goal with 9:24 left in regulation, then put Boston ahead in the shootout as the Bruins held on for a 3-2 victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs last night.
Milan Lucic also scored for Boston, which rallied from a 2-0 deficit and improved to 11-2-1 at home this season.
Tuukka Rask had 23 saves through regulation and overtime, then stopped Nikolai Kulemin on the Maple Leafs’ last chance to extend the shootout, which Boston led 2-1 on goals by Tyler Seguin and Bergeron.
Rask had been beaten by Kulemin on a breakaway in the second period, but stopped him this time, kicking the puck away with his right pad and preserving the win for Boston.
Toronto held Boston to just six shots in the third period, but Boston got a goal out of one of them when Bergeron scored at 10:36.
Lucic had pulled the Bruins within 2-1 just 1:48 after Kulemin’s breakaway goal gave Toronto a 2-0 lead at 8:01 of the second.
Bergeron tied it 2-2 on a backhand off a pass from Dougie Hamilton. The rookie defenseman cycled behind the net and found Bergeron alone, carried the puck behind the net and spotted Bergeron alone low in the right circle.
Senators 3, Devils 2 (so)
Ottawa — Mika Zibanejad scored the winner in the shootout to give Ottawa a win over New Jersey.
Chris Phillips and Colin Greening also scored for the Senators, who got 32 saves from Ben Bishop. Captain Daniel Alfredsson also scored in the shootout for Ottawa.
Kings 5, Blackhawks 4
Chicago — Dustin Brown converted his own rebound with 1:27 remaining, lifting Los Angeles over Chicago.
Predators 3, Oilers 2
Nashville, Tenn. — Sergei Kostitsyn had a goal and an assist to lead Nashville past Edmonton.
Kevin Klein and Chris Mueller also scored for Nashville, which its third straight.
Martin Erat added two assists for the Predators. He has seven points (one goal, six assists) in his past three games.
Corey Potter and Shawn Horcoff scored for the Oilers in their third consecutive loss.
Potter opened the scoring at 7:53 of the opening period.
With the Oilers on the power play, Potter’s slap shot from the blue line through traffic beat Nashville goaltender Pekka Rinne on the stick side.
The goal was Potter’s first of the season.
Pens Add Sharks’ Murray
Pittsburgh — The Pittsburgh Penguins continued to bolster their roster for a Stanley Cup run, acquiring San Jose defenseman Doug Murray yesterday for a pair of second-round picks.
The 33-year-old Murray will give the Penguins a physical presence at the blue line along with plenty of playoff experience. The 6-foot-3, 245-pound Murray has three assists in 29 games for the struggling Sharks this season and a minus-8 rating.
The trade marks the second aggressive move in as many days for Pittsburgh, which brought in veteran forward Brenden Morrow from Dallas on Sunday in exchange for promising defenseman prospect Joe Morrow.
Pittsburgh has won 12 straight games heading into Tuesday night’s showdown with surprising Montreal but is playing without defenseman Kris Letang, who remains day-to-day with a lower-body injury.