Buffalo Sabres defeat Boston Bruins, 6-1

The Bruins booted away any shot at the Presidents' Trophy - the prize for finishing with the best record in the regular season - yesterday in an emotional flatline of a loss, 6-1 at the hands of the going-nowhere-but-summer-vacation Sabres.

Their dispirited effort also booted backup goalie Manny Fernandez, scorched for four goals in the first period, directly in the backside of his padded pants, allowing him little chance of winning what might have been his final start ...