Senators 4, Bruins 2: Jean-Gabriel Pageau scored the tiebreaking goal with 3:34 to play and Ottawa beat host Boston in the NHL's rescheduled regular-season finale. The victory gave the Senators the seventh seed for the Eastern Conference playoffs and a matchup with Montreal and dropped the New York Islanders into eighth and a first-round series against the Pittsburgh Penguins. The Bruins, who could have won the Northeast Division and earned a No. 2 seed with a win, finish fourth; they will play Toronto in the first round. The game was originally scheduled for April 15, the day of the Boston Marathon bombings.
Avalanche: Coach Joe Sacco was fired after the team missed the playoffs for the third straight season. The Avs never got on track in the lockout-shortened season and finished last in the Western Conference. Sacco was in his fourth season in charge of Colorado and wound up with a 130-134-30 mark. He had one year left on his contract.
Stars: Dallas has chosen Jim Nill to replace fired general manager Joe Nieuwendyk, a person familiar with the decision told The Associated Press. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Sunday night because the move hadn't been announced. Dallas fired Nieuwendyk after four seasons with two coaches and no playoff appearances. The Stars finished their season 22-22-4 Saturday without earning a spot in the playoffs for the fifth season in a row.
Draft lottery: The NHL holds its draft lottery Monday night, and the Florida Panthers have the best odds of winning. The draw will determine the order of selection for the first 14 picks of the league's amateur draft June 30. All 14 teams that missed the playoffs have a shot at the No. 1 selection. Florida finished with the fewest points in the NHL this season. It has a 25 percent chance of winning the draw, followed by Colorado at 19 percent and Tampa Bay at 14 percent.
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