Bruins team plane diverted because of Fort Lauderdale airport shooting

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Bruins team plane diverted because of Fort Lauderdale airport shooting

BOSTON -- The Boston Bruins' plane was diverted to Miami International Airport on Friday because of a shooting at the Fort Lauderdale airport.

An arriving airline passenger with a gun in his luggage opened fire in the baggage claim area at the Fort Lauderdale airport, killing five people and wounding eight before surrendering to authorities.

The Bruins' planed landed in Miami shortly after 5 p.m. They are scheduled to play the Florida Panthers on Saturday.

In a statement the team said "the thoughts and prayers of the Bruins organization are with the victims of today's shooting and the entire Fort Lauderdale community."

Red Wings' Vanek, Nielsen score in 6-5 SO win over Bruins

Red Wings' Vanek, Nielsen score in 6-5 SO win over Bruins

DETROIT - Thomas Vanek and Frans Nielsen scored in a shootout, lifting the Detroit Red Wings to a comeback 6-5 win over the Boston Bruins on Wednesday night.

The Red Wings rallied from 3-0 and 4-1 deficits in the first period, and with 3:04 remaining in regulation, Gustav Nyquist scored to pull them into a tie.

In the shootout, Tuukka Rask and Petr Mrazek stopped the first shots they faced before Vanek scored for the Red Wings and Brad Marchand countered with a goal for the Bruins. Nielsen, who like Vanek joined the team last summer as a free agent, scored on the team's third attempt and Vatrano missed the net with a chance to extend the 1-on-1 duels.

The Bruins were dominant early before blowing a chance to keep Detroit at a distance in the Atlantic Division standings.