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Little lifts Jets past Bruins, 2-1, in shootout

  • Winnipeg Jets'goaltender Michael Hutchinson (34) saves a breakaway shot from Boston Bruins' Jerome Iginla (12) during the first period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, April 10, 2014, in Winnipeg, Manitoba. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, John Woods)

    Winnipeg Jets'goaltender Michael Hutchinson (34) saves a breakaway shot from Boston Bruins' Jerome Iginla (12) during the first period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, April 10, 2014, in Winnipeg, Manitoba. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, John Woods)

  • Boston Bruins goaltender Chad Johnson (30) saves a shot by Winnipeg Jets' Eric Tangradi (27) during the first period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, April 10, 2014, in Winnipeg, Manitoba. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, John Woods)

    Boston Bruins goaltender Chad Johnson (30) saves a shot by Winnipeg Jets' Eric Tangradi (27) during the first period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, April 10, 2014, in Winnipeg, Manitoba. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, John Woods)

  • Boston Bruins' Andrej Meszaros (41) mixes it up with Winnipeg Jets' Anthony Peluso (14) during the first period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, April 10, 2014, in Winnipeg, Manitoba. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, John Woods)

    Boston Bruins' Andrej Meszaros (41) mixes it up with Winnipeg Jets' Anthony Peluso (14) during the first period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, April 10, 2014, in Winnipeg, Manitoba. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, John Woods)

  • Boston Bruins goaltender Chad Johnson (30) saves a shot as Winnipeg Jets' Olli Jokinen (12) and Bruins' Torey Krug (47) look for a rebound during the first period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, April 10, 2014, in Winnipeg, Manitoba. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, John Woods)

    Boston Bruins goaltender Chad Johnson (30) saves a shot as Winnipeg Jets' Olli Jokinen (12) and Bruins' Torey Krug (47) look for a rebound during the first period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, April 10, 2014, in Winnipeg, Manitoba. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, John Woods)

  • Boston Bruins' Brad Marchand (63) chases down Winnipeg Jets' Evander Kane (9) during the second period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, April 10, 2014, in Winnipeg, Manitoba. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, John Woods)

    Boston Bruins' Brad Marchand (63) chases down Winnipeg Jets' Evander Kane (9) during the second period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, April 10, 2014, in Winnipeg, Manitoba. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, John Woods)

  • Boston Bruins' Matt Bartkowski (43) and Johnny Boychuk (55) scramble with Winnipeg Jets' Carl Klingberg, center left, and Patrice Cormier for the puck behind the Bruins' net during the second period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, April 10, 2014, in Winnipeg, Manitoba. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, John Woods)

    Boston Bruins' Matt Bartkowski (43) and Johnny Boychuk (55) scramble with Winnipeg Jets' Carl Klingberg, center left, and Patrice Cormier for the puck behind the Bruins' net during the second period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, April 10, 2014, in Winnipeg, Manitoba. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, John Woods)

  • Boston Bruins' Brad Marchand (63) looks up at the replay screen after scoring against the Winnipeg Jets during the first period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, April 10, 2014, in Winnipeg, Manitoba. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, John Woods)

    Boston Bruins' Brad Marchand (63) looks up at the replay screen after scoring against the Winnipeg Jets during the first period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, April 10, 2014, in Winnipeg, Manitoba. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, John Woods)

  • Winnipeg Jets'goaltender Michael Hutchinson (34) saves a breakaway shot from Boston Bruins' Jerome Iginla (12) during the first period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, April 10, 2014, in Winnipeg, Manitoba. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, John Woods)

    Winnipeg Jets'goaltender Michael Hutchinson (34) saves a breakaway shot from Boston Bruins' Jerome Iginla (12) during the first period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, April 10, 2014, in Winnipeg, Manitoba. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, John Woods)

  • Winnipeg Jets'goaltender Michael Hutchinson (34) saves a breakaway shot from Boston Bruins' Jerome Iginla (12) during the first period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, April 10, 2014, in Winnipeg, Manitoba. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, John Woods)
  • Boston Bruins goaltender Chad Johnson (30) saves a shot by Winnipeg Jets' Eric Tangradi (27) during the first period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, April 10, 2014, in Winnipeg, Manitoba. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, John Woods)
  • Boston Bruins' Andrej Meszaros (41) mixes it up with Winnipeg Jets' Anthony Peluso (14) during the first period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, April 10, 2014, in Winnipeg, Manitoba. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, John Woods)
  • Boston Bruins goaltender Chad Johnson (30) saves a shot as Winnipeg Jets' Olli Jokinen (12) and Bruins' Torey Krug (47) look for a rebound during the first period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, April 10, 2014, in Winnipeg, Manitoba. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, John Woods)
  • Boston Bruins' Brad Marchand (63) chases down Winnipeg Jets' Evander Kane (9) during the second period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, April 10, 2014, in Winnipeg, Manitoba. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, John Woods)
  • Boston Bruins' Matt Bartkowski (43) and Johnny Boychuk (55) scramble with Winnipeg Jets' Carl Klingberg, center left, and Patrice Cormier for the puck behind the Bruins' net during the second period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, April 10, 2014, in Winnipeg, Manitoba. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, John Woods)
  • Boston Bruins' Brad Marchand (63) looks up at the replay screen after scoring against the Winnipeg Jets during the first period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, April 10, 2014, in Winnipeg, Manitoba. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, John Woods)
  • Winnipeg Jets'goaltender Michael Hutchinson (34) saves a breakaway shot from Boston Bruins' Jerome Iginla (12) during the first period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, April 10, 2014, in Winnipeg, Manitoba. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, John Woods)

WINNIPEG, Manitoba – Bryan Little scored in the shootout to give the Winnipeg Jets a 2-1 victory over the Boston Bruins in their last home game of the season last night.

Little beat Chad Johnson with a low shot between his pads, the only scorer in three rounds.

Winnipeg’s Evander Kane tied the game at 1 with a wrister that beat Johnson over his glove with 1:57 left in the third period. Just a few minutes earlier, Kane had hit the post after fans started chanting “Go Jets Go!” to try to propel their team to a victory.

Brad Marchand scored the opening goal at 10:12 of the first period for the NHL-leading Bruins, who have clinched the top spot in the Eastern Conference and have 115 points to lead the NHL, three ahead of the idle Anaheim Ducks.

Winnipeg forward Olli Jokinen was called for holding with 40 seconds left in overtime, but Jets rookie goalie Michael Hutchinson made a snapping glove save on a blast from David Krejci with seven seconds left to send it to a shootout.

Hutchinson stopped 32 shots in regulation and overtime, while Johnson made 36 saves. Hutchinson was drafted by the Bruins in the third round (77th overall) in the 2008 entry draft, and was signed by the Jets before this season.

Marchand opened the scoring when he used Reilly Smith’s dumped-in shot off the back boards to beat Hutchinson with a backhand shot.

Jarome Iginla almost added to the lead with a breakaway, but Hutchinson came out and stopped the wrist shot with just under four minutes to go in the period in which the Jets outshot the Bruins 12-6.

A scoreless second period saw Winnipeg defenseman Mark Stuart throw his weight around the ice. First, Stuart smacked into Loui Eriksson standing at the side of the Jets net and knocked him into the backboards. Eriksson wasn’t injured and Stuart didn’t draw a penalty. A few minutes later, Stuart sent Marchand to the ice with a high stick. Marchand got up slowly, but returned to action while Stuart was sent to the box.

NOTES

∎  The Jets had a 35-31 edge in shots on goal after regulation.

∎  Boston rested center Patrice Bergeron and defenseman Zdeno Chara.

Rangers 2, Sabres 1

Rick Nash scored the winning goal with 1:42 left on New York’s third shot of the third period, and the Rangers clinched home-ice advantage in the first round of the playoffs.

LIGHTNING 4, FLYERS 2

Richard Panik, Eric Brewer and Steven Stamkos had third-period goals to help Tampa Bay beat Philadelphia.

ISLANDERS 2, CANADIENS 0

Evgeni Nabokov made 19 saves for his fourth shutout this season, and Ryan Strome and Brock Nelson scored power-play goals late in the second period as New York topped Montreal.

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