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Boston, MA (Sports Network) - Nathan Horton and David Krejci both posted a goal and two assists as Boston downed Washington, 4-1, at TD Garden. Andrew Ference and Rich Peverley also lit the lamp and Milan Lucic added a trio of helpers for the Bruins, who have won five of their last six games. Anton Khudobin ran his record to 5-2-0 this season with a 32-save effort. Marcus Johansson notched the lone score for the Capitals, losers in four of their last five. Michal Neuvirth made 34 stops in defeat.

Final Score: Pittsburgh 3, NY Rangers 0

Pittsburgh, PA (Sports Network) - Marc-Andre Fleury stopped 23 shots to notch his first shutout of the season, as the Pittsburgh Penguins earned their eighth straight victory with a 3-0 whitewashing of the New York Rangers on Saturday at CONSOL Energy Center. Fleury's shutout was the 23rd of his career, making him Pittsburgh's all-time leader in shutouts. Beau Bennett, Tyler Kennedy and Pascal Dupuis each scored once for the Penguins, who have won the last seven meetings with the Rangers, including all three this season. Henrik Lundqvist allowed all three goals on 27 shots in the setback, New York's third in a row and fourth in its last five games.

Final Score: Ottawa 4, Buffalo 3 (OT)

Buffalo, NY (Sports Network) - Kyle Turris notched the game-winner on a power play, his second of the contest, with 1:06 left in overtime, as the Ottawa Senators rallied for a 4-3 victory over the Buffalo Sabres at HSBC Arena. Turris chased down a dump-in along the left-wing boards and fed back to Daniel Aldfredsson, who dished back to the winger for a shot placed under the crossbar from a sharp angle in the circle. Chris Phillips and Patrick Wiercioch tallied while Ben Bishop made 33 saves for the Senators, who won for the second time in their last eight outings. Drew Stafford scored twice and Mike Weber once for the Sabres, who have lost five of six. Ryan Miller stopped 30 shots in the setback.

Final Score: Minnesota 6, Colorado 4

Denver, CO (Sports Network) - Devin Setoguchi scored twice and added an assist, as the Minnesota Wild completed a home-and-home sweep of the Colorado Avalanche with a 6-4 decision on Saturday at Pepsi Center. After knocking off the Avs, 5-3, at home on Thursday, the Wild received a goal and an assist apiece from Ryan Suter and Pierre-Marc Bouchard to notch their fourth victory in their last five games. Kyle Brodziak and Cal Clutterbuck each scored once, while Niklas Backstrom posted 28 saves for the Wild. Gabriel Landeskog registered a goal and an assist, while PA Parenteau and Chuck Kobasew also lit the lamp for Colorado, which has lost three straight. Jean-Sebastien Giguere gave up four goals on 14 shots in the first period before being replaced by Semyon Varlamov, who stopped 12-of-14 shots over the final two periods.

Final Score: Winnipeg 5, Toronto 4 (SO)

Toronto, ON (Sports Network) - Zach Bogosian scored in the 10th round of the shootout as the Winnipeg Jets survived to take a 5-4 win over the Toronto Maple Leafs on Saturday. In the 10th round, Bogosian buried a wrister past the glove of James Reimer and into the right corner for the win. Blake Wheeler scored twice while James Wright and Antti Miettinen added goals for the Jets, who have won three straight and five of six. Ondrej Pavelec made 28 stops in the win. Joffrey Lupul returned to play after missing 25 games with a fractured right forearm and scored twice, while Nikolai Kulemin and Phil Kessel also scored for the Maple Leafs, who have dropped their past five games. Ben Scrivens started in net but was pulled after the second period for allowing four goals on 26 shots. Reimer played the rest of the game and stopped all seven shots he faced in regulation and overtime.

Final Score: Montreal 2, New Jersey 1

Newark, NJ (Sports Network) - Tomas Plekanec's tip-in tally early in the third period proved to be the game-winner, as the Montreal Canadiens held off the New Jersey Devils, 2-1, at Prudential Center. Colby Armstrong also lit the lamp, while Carey Price posted 32 saves to help the Canadiens earn their fifth straight victory, matching their longest winning streak of the season. Peter Harrold scored the lone New Jersey goal and Johan Hedberg stopped 20-of-22 shots for the Devils, who have lost two straight.

Final Score: Tampa Bay 4, Carolina 1

Tampa, FL (Sports Network) - Tyler Johnson and Ondrej Palat each scored their first NHL goals to help the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the visiting Carolina Hurricanes, 4-1. Teddy Purcell and Nate Thompson supplied the other goals for the Lightning, who snapped a five-game losing streak at home with a third straight win over their Southeast Division rivals. Tampa Bay goaltender Mathieu Garon made 21 saves. All three of his wins this season have come against the Hurricanes. Justin Peters allowed four goals on 26 shots for Carolina, which has dropped two games in a row.

Final Score: Columbus 1, Phoenix 0 (SO)

Columbus, OH (Sports Network) - Sergei Bobrovsky recorded 39 saves, and the Columbus Blue Jackets extended their longest points streak in franchise history with a 1-0 shootout win over the Phoenix Coyotes. Bobrovsky, who recorded his second shutout of his career, both this season, helped the Blue Jackets record a point in their 10th straight game (6-0-4). Artem Anisimov and Mark Letestu scored in Columbus' fourth straight game that ended in shootout fashion. Mike Smith stopped 23 shots for the Coyotes, who have been blanked in their last two contests. Phoenix lost 3-0 at St. Louis on Thursday.

Final Score: NY Islanders 4, Florida 3

Sunrise, FL (Sports Network) - Casey Cizikas scored the winner with 7:05 to play as the New York Islanders held off the Florida Panthers, 4-3, on Saturday. Radek Martinek, Kyle Okposo and Brad Boyes all scored while Evgeni Nabokov made 27 stops for the Islanders, who have won their past two. Mike Santorelli, T.J. Brennan and Marcel Goc scored in the third period for the Panthers, who are on a six-game slide. Scott Clemmensen gave up all four goals on 25 shots.

Final Score: St. Louis 2, Anaheim 1 (OT)

St. Louis, MO (Sports Network) - Chris Stewart scored the game winner 45 seconds into overtime to lift the St. Louis Blues to a 2-1 victory over the Anaheim Ducks on Saturday at Scottrade Center. Kris Russell added a power- play marker and Jake Allen stopped 27-of-28 shots to help the Blues earn their third straight victory. Saku Koivu netted the lone Anaheim goal, while Jonas Hiller posted 19 saves for the Ducks, who saw their five-game win streak come to an end.

Final Score: Chicago 8, Dallas 1

Dallas, TX (Sports Network) - The Chicago Blackhawks began a new winning streak Saturday with an 8-1 thrashing of the Dallas Stars at American Airlines Center. Chicago captain Jonathan Toews had two goals and an assist, Marian Hossa lit the lamp twice and Patrick Kane registered a goal and two helpers in the rout. The Blackhawks had dropped two in a row following their NHL-record 24-game point streak to start the season. After allowing six goals in setbacks to Colorado and Edmonton, they clamped down defensively in Thursday's 2-1 shootout win over Columbus. The Stars made it fairly easy for Chicago goaltender Corey Crawford, testing him with just 19 shots. Trevor Daley provided the lone goal in Dallas' fourth consecutive loss. Stars netminders Kari Lehtonen and Richard Bachman each surrendered four goals on 17 shots.

Final Score: Detroit 5, Vancouver 2

Vancouver, BC (Sports Network) - Henrik Zetterberg and Justin Abdelkader each scored twice to lead the Detroit Red Wings in a 5-2 win over the Vancouver Canucks. Daniel Cleary also had a goal while Pavel Datsyuk added three assists for the Red Wings, who have won their past two games. Jimmy Howard posted 33 saves in the win. Alexandre Burrows scored both goals for the Canucks, who had a two-game winning streak stopped. Roberto Luongo gave up all five goals on 26 shots in the loss.

Final Score: Los Angeles 5, San Jose 2

Los Angeles, CA (Sports Network) - Kyle Clifford had two goals to help the Los Angeles Kings take a 5-2 win over the San Jose Sharks on Saturday in the back end of a home-and-home. Justin Williams, Jarret Stoll and Dwight King all scored for the Kings, who snapped a two-game slide. Jonathan Bernier gave up two goals on 22 shots. Patrick Marleau and Matt Irwin each had a goal for the Sharks, who have lost five of their last six. Antti Niemi gave up four goals on 18 shots and was lifted halfway through the second period. Alex Stalock gave up a goal on six shots in relief for the Sharks, who won, 4-3, at home on Thursday.

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