Bobby Ryan's third-period goal snapped a tie and lifted the Ottawa Senators to a 6-4 victory over the visiting Boston Bruins in a back-and-forth game on Thursday night.
The surging Senators moved within two points of the Bruins in the race for the second wild-card spot in the Eastern Conference. Ottawa has a game in hand.
Kyle Turris netted two goals, and Milan Michalek, David Legwand, and Jean-Gabriel Pageau also scored for the Senators.
Andrew Hammond, making his fifth straight start, faced 35 shots and improved to 12-0-1 in his first 13 NHL starts.
Ottawa native Ryan Spooner led the Bruins with two goals. Carl Soderberg and Torey Krug also scored, and Tuukka Rask faced 32 shots as Boston dropped its third straight.
Panthers 3, Red Wings 1 - Jaromir Jagr scored his 718th NHL goal, moving into fifth place on the career list, and added an assist in Florida's win over Detroit in Sunrise, Fla.
Jagr, who gave the Panthers a 1-0 lead, passed Phil Esposito for sole possession of fifth place with his first goal since March 1. He has two with Florida since being acquired from New Jersey on Feb. 28.
Canadiens 4, Hurricanes 0 - Carey Price made 31 saves for his league-leading and career-best 39th win of the season, lifting host Montreal past Carolina.
Price also earned his eighth shutout for the Canadiens.
- Associated Press