Ryan Spooner scored his second and third goals of the season and Tuukka Rask celebrated his 28th birthday by stopping 39 shots to help lead the surging Boston Bruins to a 3-1 win over the Senators on Tuesday night in Ottawa.

The loss was Ottawa's first in regulation since Feb. 16 and ended a nine-game points streak in which the Senators went 8-0-1 to get back into the playoff race.

Rangers 2, Islanders 1 - Rick Nash scored a deflected goal to break a tie 2:50 into the third period, and the New York Rangers beat the New York Islanders in their last regular-season visit to Nassau Coliseum.

Kevin Hayes scored the tying goal in the second period this time, and Cam Talbot made 29 saves to improve to 11-2-3 since No. 1 goalie Henrik Lundqvist went out with a neck injury.

- Associated Press

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