The NHL roundup …
LOS ANGELES ó Wayne Simmonds had a goal and an assist, and Jonathan Quick made 27 saves as the Los Angeles Kings finished their season with a 4-3 win over the San Jose Sharks, who still won the Presidents’ Trophy on Saturday.
The Sharks (53-18-11) secured the top record in the NHL for the first time in club history when the Boston Bruins lost at Buffalo earlier Saturday.
Sabres 6, Bruins 1
BUFFALO, N.Y. ó Thomas Vanek scored two goals, including his 40th, and had an assist in Buffalo’s season-ending win over Boston that clinched the Presidents’ Trophy for San Jose.
Mikael Tellqvist made 33 saves, and Tim Connolly and Matt Ellis had a goal and assist each for the Sabres.
Maple Leafs 5, Senators 2
TORONTO ó Martin Gerber made 37 saves against his former team and helped Toronto beat Ottawa to wrap up the season. Gerber started the season with Ottawa before being claimed off waivers by Toronto last month.
Canucks 1, Avalanche 0, OT
DENVER ó Henrik Sedin scored 40 seconds into overtime and Roberto Luongo stopped 22 shots for his second straight shutout, helping Vancouver clinch the Northwest Division title with a win over Colorado.
Blackhawks 4, Red Wings 2
DETROIT ó Dustin Byfuglien scored on a penalty shot with 28 seconds left, breaking a tie and lifting Chicago over Detroit.
Flyers 3, Islanders 2
UNIONDALE, N.Y. ó Martin Biron stopped 30 shots and Simon Gagne had a goal and an assist as Philadelphia beat the New York Islanders.
Penguins 3, Canadiens 1
MONTREAL ó Maxime Talbot and Kris Letang scored short-handed goals 55 seconds apart midway through the third period to send Pittsburgh over Montreal.
Wild 6, Blue Jackets 3
COLUMBUS, Ohio ó Marian Gaborik had two goals and an assist to lead Minnesota past Columbus.
Panthers 7, Capitals 4
SUNRISE, Fla. ó David Booth had two goals and three assists to lift Florida over Washington in the regular-season finale for both teams.
Thrashers 6, Lightning 2
ATLANTA ó Ilya Kovalchuk scored his 43rd goal, and Atlanta snapped a three-game skid with a victory over Tampa Bay as both teams finished the season.
Coyotes 5, Ducks 4, SO
GLENDALE, Ariz. ó Viktor Tikhonov scored in the fourth round of the shootout and Phoenix beat Anaheim.
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