Boston Bruins defeat Toronto Maple Leafs, 2-1

TORONTO (AP) The Boston Bruins' latest win could go a long way in determining whether they hold on to a spot in the Eastern Conference playoffs.

Miroslav Satan scored 3:25 into overtime and the Bruins beat the Toronto Maple Leafs 2-1 on Saturday night to maintain their small cushion in the tight postseason race.

"Those two points, at the end of the season, will be a big help for us," Satan said.

Boston is seventh in the East, two points ahead of the Philadelphia F...

TORONTO — The Bruins left here last night dancing on air, a 2-1 overtime win over the Maple Leafs tucked in their equipment bags and their playoff position preserved.

But it was a night that started poorly and threatened to get worse — much worse — even if much of the night’s anxieties were washed away when Miroslav Satan tipped home a Zdeno Chara wrister with 1:35 remaining in overtime.

“Not the start we wanted,’’ said coach Claude Julien. “It was like we were skati...