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Published: Monday, 4/14/2008

Savard's OT goal lifts Bruins over Canadiens

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BOSTON - Marc Savard came off the bench on a delayed penalty to score with 9:25 gone in overtime last night, and the Boston Bruins beat the Montreal Canadiens for the first time this season, winning 2-1 in Game 3 of their first-round playoff series.

Tim Thomas made 27 saves, stopping several shots at close range in overtime, and Milan Lucic also scored for Boston.

Alex Kovalev had a power-play goal and Carey Price stopped 29 shots for the Canadiens, who had beaten the Bruins in all eight games in the regular season and the first two of their best-of-seven playoff series.

The Bruins haven't won a playoff series in three previous appearances since 1999 - two of those three times they lost to Montreal.

Devils 4, Rangers 3

NEW YORK - John Madden scored 6:01 into overtime to get New Jersey back into its first-round series against the Rangers.

New Jersey beat the Rangers for just the second time in 11 games this season. New Jersey's Sergei Brylin made it 1-0 in the first, and Patrik Elias and Zach Parise scored power-play goals 2:23 apart in the second.

Flyers 2, Capitals 0

WASHINGTON - Martin Biron kicked Alex Ovechkin's power-play wrist shot away in the first period, used the handle of his stick to deflect Alexander Semin's breakaway attempt in the second, and sprawled on his back while corralling the puck with his left arm to thwart Dave Steckel in the third.

Biron made 24 saves for his third shutout in four games.



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