NBA roundup

Bruins 2, Senators 1 (OT)

Patrice Bergeron scored the winning goal with 1:21 left in overtime after a replay review, lifting surging Boston to a win over Ottawa on Thursday night.

Nathan Horton scored the other goal for Boston. Tuukka Rask made 30 saves for the Bruins, including a pair of stellar stops in OT.

Jim O'Brien scored for the Senators.

Bergeron's wrist shot from the left circle, broke off Ottawa goalie Robin Lehner and trickled across the goal line. The crowd roared, the light went on and horn sounded, but the referee behind the net waved it off.

After a review, replays clearly showed the puck slid across when Lehner reached back and knocked it into the net before pulling it back out.

Rangers 4, Lightning 1

Carl Hagelin and Derek Stepan scored in a one-sided first period, and suddenly healthy New York snapped a four-game losing streak.

Defenseman Marc Staal added just the eighth power-play goal of the season in the second period for New York.

The Rangers were bolstered by the return of top forward Rick Nash, who missed four games, and defensemen Ryan McDonagh and Michael Del Zotto. New York moved one point ahead of Tampa Bay in the Eastern Conference playoff race.

Nash, who assisted on Staal's goal, finished the scoring with 1:33 remaining off a feed from Brad Richards on a rush for his fourth goal. McDonagh had two assists.

Maple Leafs 5, Islanders 4 (OT)

Nazem Kadri notched his first career hat trick and Dion Phaneuf scored at 1:11 of overtime to give Toronto a victory.

Phaneuf's fourth goal of the season lifted Toronto to its third straight win. James van Riemsdyk also scored for the Maple Leafs, who improved to 9-4 on the road.

New York rallied on third-period goals by Andrew MacDonald and Kyle Okposo after Kadri finished his hat trick to put Toronto up 4-2 at the 14:12 mark of the second. The Islanders also got goals from Josh Bailey in the first period and Lubomir Visnovsky in the second.

Jets 3, Devils 1

Andrew Ladd scored 8 seconds into the game, tying a franchise record, and finished with two goals and an assist to lead Winnipeg over New Jersey.

Blake Wheeler added an empty-net goal for the Jets, who have won three straight and five of six.

Andrei Loktionov had the lone goal for the slumping Devils, who have one win in their last six games after a fast start.

Sabres 4, Panthers 3 (SO)

Nathan Gerbe scored two goals, Ryan Miller made 38 saves and Buffalo beat struggling Florida.

Thomas Vanek and Jason Pominville both scored in the tiebreaker for Buffalo. Jonathan Huberdeau and Peter Mueller missed their attempts for Florida.

Tyler Ennis also scored in regulation for the Sabres and Steve Ott had two assists. Buffalo has won two straight since losing four in a row and is 2-1 since Ron Rolston took over as interim coach when Lindy Ruff was fired.

Brian Campbell, Marcel Goc and Drew Shore scored for the Panthers. Jose Theodore, who replaced Scott Clemmensen in goal with 3:14 left in the first period, stopped all 12 shots he faced.

Hurricanes 4, Penguins 1

Jiri Tlusty had two goals and an assist, and Carolina beat Pittsburgh in ex-Penguin Jordan Staal's first game against his former team.

Eric Staal had a goal and two assists, Alexander Semin added two assists and Jeff Skinner scored a goal.

Cam Ward made 26 saves for Carolina.

Islanders aware of DiPietro's comments

The New York Islanders say they are aware of goalie Rick DiPietro's comments about depression and suicide, and they plan to handle the matter internally.

DiPietro, placed on waivers and then sent to the minors last week, said in an interview with News 12 Long Island that he has fought depression and pondered suicide because of his history of injuries, the weight of a giant contract and the team's constant losing.

The 31-year-old goalie later told reporters his comments about suicide shouldn't be taken literally because he simply intended to credit the support of his wife during his trying time with the Islanders.

DiPietro, the top pick in the 2000 NHL entry draft, has yet to play for the Bridgeport Sound Tigers of the American Hockey League since he was sent down last Saturday.

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