Bruins clinch NHL's top record, beat Sabres 4-1
Bruins clinch best record in NHL as Krejci scores 2 goals in 4-1 win over Sabres
Associated Press
2014-04-13 06:01 AM

BOSTON (AP) -- The Boston Bruins clinched the NHL's best record and home-ice advantage throughout the playoffs with a 4-1 win over the league-worst Buffalo Sabres on Saturday.

It is the first time the Bruins have claimed the Presidents' Trophy since 1990.

David Krejci scored two goals for Boston, and Patrice Bergeron netted his 30th of the season, one fewer than his career high set in 2006.

Sabres goalie Matt Hackett was taken from the ice on a stretcher after Boston defenseman Torey Krug fell on his right leg with 11:35 left. He was replaced by Connor Knapp, who allowed Krejci's second goal one minute later.

It is the second time the Bruins have won the Presidents' Trophy, given to the NHL team with the most regular-season points, since the award was instituted for the 1985-86 season.

Boston's first-round playoff opponent was still unknown, with Philadelphia, Columbus and Detroit all possibilities.

On Sunday, Boston will wind up its regular-season schedule at New Jersey.

The Bruins have 117 points, third most in team history behind 121 in 1971 and 119 when they won the Stanley Cup in 1972.

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