Monday, September 22, 2014
Inquirer Daily News

Jackets will face Penguins

Ryan Johansen scored the go-ahead goal early in the third period on the power play and Columbus Blue Jackets held on to defeat the Florida Panthers in Sunrise, Fla., in the regular-season finale for both teams.

Mark Letestu recorded his fourth goal in five games and Cam Atkinson scored his 21st as the Blue Jackets set the franchise record for points in a season with 93. Johansen added an assist and Sergei Bobrovsky turned aside 33 shots for Columbus, which secured the first wild card and will play Metropolitan Division champion Pittsburgh in the first round of the playoffs.

Bruins 4, Sabres 1 - Cheering fans in Boston stood and waved gold-and- black towels as the Bruins claimed the Presidents' Trophy for the NHL's best regular-season record.

David Krejci scored two goals, Patrice Bergeron netted his 30th of the season, and Gregory Campbell got his eighth as the Bruins dominated Buffalo in a game between teams at opposite ends of the standings.

It's the second time the Bruins have won the Presidents' Trophy, which gives them home-ice advantage throughout the playoffs, since the award was instituted for the 1985-86 season.

Cody Hodgson scored for the Sabres, but Buffalo suffered another blow in a frustrating, injury-plagued season. Starting goalie Matt Hackett was taken from the ice on a stretcher after Boston defenseman Torey Krug fell on his right leg with 11:35 left.

DUI charge

Tampa Bay Lightning left wing Ryan Malone was charged Saturday with DUI and possession of cocaine after a traffic stop, police said. The Lightning will meet Montreal in the first round of the playoffs.

-Wire reports

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