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Bruins dump Habs

BOSTON—The Bruins showed former coach Claude Julien what a changed style looks like in Boston.

David Pastrnak and Ryan Spooner each scored an early goal, and Tuukka Rask stopped 21 shots, as the Bruins beat Montreal 4-1 last night in Canadiens' coach Julien's return to Boston for the first time since he was fired nearly a year ago.

Vikings deep into playoff run thanks, in part, to diligent Diggs

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn.—The path for Stefon Diggs to last-play touchdown fame and sudden Minnesota saviour didn't start with such brilliance.

Diggs only has arrived at this stage of his life and his career, a Vikings' standout on the verge of a Super Bowl, with an unrelenting diligence and a dose of humility.

Habs beaten in OT

MONTREAL—John Tavares got a second chance in overtime and made the most of it.

The Islanders' captain was robbed on a spectacular save by Carey Price but got the puck back and made no mistake to give New York a 5-4 victory despite being outshot 56-24 by the Montreal Canadiens last night.

Red-hot Flames win seventh-straight

RALEIGH, N.C.—The Calgary Flames are going so well, they are rolling to easy victories even without their top scorer.

Dougie Hamilton scored twice, and Mike Smith made 38 saves, as the Flames ran their winning streak to seven-straight games with a 4-1 victory over the Carolina Hurricanes yesterday.

Sean Monahan leads the Flames with 21 goals but was out because of the 'flu.