action:article | category:SPORTS0701 | adString:SPORTS0701 | zoneID:40

Home » Sports » Hockey » Bruins/NHL

April 07. 2012 7:18PM

Bergeron, Seguin, rally B's past Sabres in season finale

Patrice Bergeron scored the lone goal of the shootout and host Boston closed out the regular season Saturday with a come-from-behind 4-3 victory over the Buffalo Sabres.

Tyler Seguin scored a pair of goals and Bergeron had three assists for the Bruins, who erased a two-goal deficit with 11:14 to play to improve to 7-1-1 in their last nine games.

Brad Marchand also scored for Boston, which had already secured the No. 2 seed in the Eastern Conference and will host either the Ottawa Senators or Washington Capitals in the opening round of the playoffs.

Tim Thomas stopped all three attempts in the shootout and had 25 saves as the Bruins won four of six this season against Buffalo, including all three at TD Garden.

Brad Boyes scored two goals and Jason Pominville also tallied for the Sabres, who lost four of their last five.

Buffalo appeared to take command in the third period when Boyes netted his second goal and Pominville buried his 30th just 1:44 later for a 3-1 lead with 11 minutes to play.

Seguin answered 70 seconds later with his second goal, a blistering one-timer on the power play, before Marchand tied it by outworking two defenders in front of the net and slipping a backhander by Jhonas Enroth with 7:39 left in regulation.

- - - - - - - -

GAME NOTEBOOK: Seguin, 20, became the youngest player to ever lead the Bruins in scoring. He finished the season with 29 goals and 38 assists. ... Bergeron's three assists gave him 401 for his career. ... Enroth hasn't won since beating Washington on Nov. 26. He went 0-8-3 in his last 11 and was making only his second start since Feb. 16. ... Boyes scored two goals in a game for the first time since April 4, 2009. Vanek's assist on Boyes' first tally gave him 60 points for the fifth time in seven seasons.

 NH Sports Angle more
Links to news and happenings around the world of sports with a Granite State connection, updated daily.

Mo'ne Davis, and why no one should laugh at the idea of a woman in Major League Baseball

Curt Schilling says smokeless tobacco caused oral cancer

Bill Belichick: Eagles joint practices as productive as any

Big Knockout Boxing has grown from NH debut to Las Vegas attraction

Toronto Blue Jays Minor League System: Philosophy change?

Spring trial likely for former UNH women's hockey coach

Special golf cart helping Vietnam veteran play game he loves article

And so it begins: Equipment distribution starts a new era in Plymouth football

Tailgating changes for UNH football games

Report: Pirates' pitcher Jeff Locke cleared in gambling probe involving childhood friend from Conway

Tim OSullivan: Even with NFL success, NHs Kelly remembers his roots

Chip Kelly: 'Put some Galoshes on and go play'

Survey says Duke the most hated college hoops team in NH

Cheyenne Woods, Tiger's niece, trying to make big time article

Gorham papermill owner Lynn Tilton is getting Yale tennis award

Ex-bank president co-authors racing book

New England Patriots are the most hated NFL team in the world

Travis Hughes: It's time to drastically overhaul minor league hockey in North America

Portsmouth native, 47, conquers 21-mile swim of the English Channel

Bennett to take control of the flags for Granite State Pro Stock Series

Air Force captain serving in NH honored before Red Sox-Yankees crowd at Fenway

Newmarket woman second to run solo across the U.S.

VIDEO: A car's-eye view of the demolition derby at Cheshire County Fair

With NASCAR's $8.2B TV deal, nobody wants to be at back of pack

Kelly tinkers with Philadelphia offense


 New Hampshire Events Calendar


Upcoming Events

 New Hampshire Business Directory