Mark Recchi tipped Dennis Seidenberg’s slap shot past Ryan Miller in overtime, a power-play goal that was initially waved off by the referee, as the Boston Bruins escaped with a 3-2 victory over the Buffalo Sabres on Tuesday.
The game continued until the next whistle, with 1:58 left, but the goal 2:11 into the period officially ended it.
Tim Thomas stopped 28 shots to help Boston bounce back from a shootout loss to Toronto on Saturday.
Milan Lucic and Nathan Horton also scored for the Bruins. Luke Adam netted his first NHL goal for Buffalo, but he also raked his stick across Marc Savard’s face to give Boston an overtime power play.
CANADIENS 4, SENATORS 1
In Montreal, Jeff Halpern, Brian Gionta and Roman Hamrlik scored third-period goals and Carey Price made 27 saves as Montreal beat Ottawa for its third straight win.
Michael Cammalleri added a power-play goal in the first for Montreal.
Ottawa’s Nick Foligno scored a power-play goal late in the first period, but the Senators fell to 3-7-1 in their last 11.
DUCKS 3, OILERS 2, SO
In Edmonton, Cam Fowler’s goal in the 10th round of a shootout lifted Anaheim over Edmonton after the Ducks blew a two-goal lead in the third period.
Joffrey Lupul had a goal to give the Ducks the lead in the shootout’s first round. Taylor Hall, the top pick in this year’s draft, answered in the third round for Edmonton.
Jonas Hiller made 34 saves through overtime, while Khabibulin stopped 30.
Saku Koivu and Teemu Selanne scored in regulation for the Ducks, who had been shut out in their two previous games and had lost eight of 11.
Ryan Jones and Dustin Penner helped rally the Oilers, whose four-game winning streak ended.
In other NHL action, it was:
‧ Panthers 4, Avalanche 3, OT
‧ Flames 4, Lightning 2