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NHL results, April 3

Brian Elliott stopped 24 shots, and the St. Louis Blues beat the Buffalo Sabres 2-1 on Thursday night for their franchise-record 52nd victory.
Maxim Lapierre and Brenden Morrow scored as St. Louis improved to 14-2-0 in its last 16 games against Buffalo.
The franchises previous record for wins in a season belonged to the 1999-2000 Blues, who won 51 games on their way to their last Presidents Trophy.
Its in the back of our minds a little bit, Elliott said about the Presidents Trophy. We definitely want to be the best. Its all about keeping your head down and working and carrying that momentum into the playoffs.
Elliotts shutout string ended at 166 minutes, 33 seconds, but he still moved to 18-5-2 overall and 10-1 at home this season.
St. Louis (52-17-7) moved into a tie with Boston for the most points in the league with 111.Maple Leafs 4, Bruins 3:
Nazem Kadri scored 2:51 into overtime, giving host Toronto the win. ... Brad Marchand, Milan Lucic and Patrice Bergeron scored for Boston, which lost back-to-back games for the first time since Feb. 26 and March 1. Chad Johnson made 27 saves. ... Paul Ranger, Tyler Bozak and James van Riemsdyk scored for Toronto, which finished the game without goaltender Jonathan Bernier, who left 7:22 into the third period after Ranger pushed Bergeron into him.Blackhawks 3, Wild 2:
Marian Hossa scored the lone goal in the shootout, and the banged-up Blackhawks stopped a three-game slide. ... Chicago goaltender Corey Crawford made 25 saves through overtime, and then stopped all three Minnesota attempts in the shootout. ... Hossa connected on the host Blackhawks second attempt in the tiebreaker by powering a shot through Ilya Bryzgalov. ... It was Chicagos first game since it was announced captain Jonathan Toews would miss the rest of the regular season with an upper body injury. ... The Blackhawks did get Bryan Bickell back from an injury, and he scored a tie-breaking goal in the third period.Blue Jackets 2, Flyers 0:
Sergei Bobrovsky stopped 37 shots for his fourth shutout of the season, leading Columbus to its first-ever win in Philadelphia. ... James Wisniewski and Brandon Dubinsky scored for the Blue Jackets.Avalanche 3, Rangers 2:
Tyson Barrie scored in the final minute of regulation, and then scored again in the shootout, helping host Colorado maintain a three-point lead on Chicago.Penguins 4, Jets 2:
Paul Martin returned after an 18-game absence with a broken hand and scored the winner to help Pittsburgh eliminate host Winnipeg from playoff contention.Hurricanes 4, Stars 1:
John-Michael Liles had a goal and two assists to lead host Carolina.Flames 4, Lightning 1:
Karri Ramo had 31 saves for the visiting Flames, whose Mike Cammalleri and Kevin Westgarth scored 15 seconds apart in the first period and Curtis Glencross scored twice in the final two minutes, including an empty-netter.

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