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NHL | Rangers triumph; Sens stop Bruins

NEW YORK - Scott Gomez scored twice and the New York Rangers held the Pittsburgh Penguins to five shots through two periods en route to a 4-0 victory last night.

NEW YORK - Scott Gomez scored twice and the New York Rangers held the Pittsburgh Penguins to five shots through two periods en route to a 4-0 victory last night.

Henrik Lundqvist, back in goal after sitting out one game with the flu, needed to make just 18 saves for his sixth shutout of the season and 13th of his NHL career.

Martin Straka and Chris Drury each had a goal and assist for New York, which was 1-4-1 in its previous six and allowed 24 goals in those losses.

Senators 3, Bruins 2

BOSTON - Jason Spezza scored a pair of goals to lead Ottawa to its sixth straight win, in a matchup of the Eastern Conference's top two teams.

Luke Richardson's goal broke a 1-1 tie midway into the second and Spezza scored his second goal on a power play in the third. The Senators made it last with an uncharacteristic, close-checking style.

The Bruins lost for just the second time in six games.

Hurricanes 3, Maple Leafs 2

RALEIGH, N.C. - Carolina's Scott Walker scored in overtime after the Hurricanes scored twice in the final 1 minute, 25 seconds of regulation to give Carolina a victory over Toronto.

With Carolina on the power play, Walker's deflection of Eric Staal's slap shot came 32.6 seconds before the game would have gone to a shootout and gave the Hurricanes their second straight win.

The Hurricanes came up empty on their first seven power plays. Carolina's Cory Stillman and Ray Whitney scored less than a minute apart at the end of the third. John Grahame made 34 saves for the Hurricanes.

It was the Maple Leafs' seventh overtime loss of the season, most in the NHL.

Flames 3, Blue Jackets 1

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Jarome Iginla scored his team-leading 24th goal and Miikka Kiprusoff made 36 saves to help Calgary extend its winning streak to a season-best sixth in a row.

Adrian Aucoin and Alex Tanguay also scored for Calgary, which wrapped up a perfect six-game road trip to get one win shy of tying the franchise's longest road winning nearly four years.

Panthers 3, Canadiens 2

MONTREAL - Jozef Stumpel and Brett McLean scored first-period goals and Tomas Vokoun made 23 saves as Florida beat Montreal.

Stumpel scored his fifth goal of the season on a two-on-one with Panthers captain Olli Jokinen.

Thrashers 6, Lightning 2

ATLANTA - Garnet Exelby, Mark Recchi and Slava Kozlov each scored first-period goals to help Atlanta ending its four-game losing streak.

It was Tampa Bay's third straight loss and fifth in six games, and dropped the Lightning's road record to a league-worst 3-12-1.

Atlanta's Ilya Kovalchuk, who had an assist, added his league-leading 27th goal in the third period.

Recchi, who has five goals, scored his third goal in four games since being claimed on waivers from Pittsburgh.

Wild 3, Predators 2

ST. PAUL - Marian Gaborik, Eric Belanger and Brian Rolston all scored in the third period to bring Minnesota back from two goals down and give coach Jacques Lemaire a victory in his 1,000th career game.

Simon meets with NHL.

New York Islanders forward Chris Simon met with league disciplinarian Colin Campbell to discuss his latest penalty for attempting to injure an opponent. Simon took a paid leave from the Islanders on Monday, agreeing with the team that he needed time away from hockey after he stomped on Pittsburgh forward Jarkko Ruutu during a 3-2 loss to the Penguins on Saturday.