Winners and Losers from Week 13 of the 2013 NHL Season

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 Winners and Losers from Week 13 of the 2013 NHL Season
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The Toronto Maple Leafs are playoff-bound for the first time since 2003-04.

It was a momentous week in the NHL, with ceremonies of remembrance in Boston and in arenas around the league honoring those killed and injured in the Boston Marathon bombings.

Sports does not have the ability to heal those who have gone through tragedy; it does have the unique ability to bring a community together to mourn and celebrate at the same time.

When the Boston Bruins took to the ice to play the Buffalo Sabres April 17, it marked a temporary return to normalcy in the Bruins' home city. When the Bruins met the Penguins yesterday and the Boston Red Sox did the same with the Kansas City Royals a few miles away, the relief was palpable.

The unique stick salute by the Bruins and Sabres after their game was a memorable show of support for a beleaguered city.

On the ice, there were reasons to celebrate in Toronto and Washington, and significant problems in Detroit and Montreal.

Here's a look a the winners and losers from Week 13.

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