Highlights of Thursday's NHL games

Fri Mar 27, 2015 12:04am EDT
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(The Sports Xchange) - Highlights of Thursday's National Hockey League games:

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Ducks 3, Bruins 2 (overtime)

The Anaheim Ducks tied the game with a deflected goal in the last minute of regulation before captain Ryan Getzlaf scored with 1:51 left in overtime to give his team a 3-2 victory over the slumping Boston Bruins.

The loss was the sixth straight (0-3-3) for the Bruins, who at least collected a point to match the Ottawa Senators with 85 points in the race for the eighth and final Eastern Conference playoff spot.

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Rangers 5, Senators 1

The New York Rangers cooled off the red-hot Ottawa Senators with a 5-1 victory and became the first team to clinch a playoff spot.

Winger Chris Kreider scored two goals as the Rangers posted their eighth win in their last 10 games and stopped Ottawa’s winning streak at seven.   Continued...

Mar 26, 2015; Boston, MA, USA; Anaheim Ducks goalie Frederik Andersen (31) stops a shot by Boston Bruins right wing Reilly Smith (18) during the third period at TD Banknorth Garden.  The Anaheim Ducks won 3-2 in overtime.  Mandatory Credit: Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports