Jeff Halpern, Brian Gionta, and Roman Hamrlik scored third-period goals and Carey Price made 27 saves as the Montreal Canadiens beat the visiting Ottawa Senators, 4-1, on Tuesday night for their third straight win.
Halpern broke a 1-1 tie 2 minutes, 18 seconds into the third period, Gionta put the Canadiens ahead by two goals midway through the period, and Hamrlik closed the scoring with 3:32 left. Michael Cammalleri added a goal in the first for Montreal.
Ottawa's Nick Foligno scored a power-play goal late in the first, but the Senators fell to 3-7-1 in their last 11.
Elsewhere: Mark Recchi tipped Dennis Seidenberg's slap shot past Ryan Miller in overtime, a power-play goal that was initially waved off by the referee, and the Boston Bruins escaped with a 3-2 victory over the visiting Buffalo Sabres.
The game continued until the next whistle, with 1:58 left, but the goal 2:11 into the period officially ended it. After the replay was shown on the scoreboard, fans cheered and began leaving the arena even before the goal was put on the scoreboard.
Tim Thomas stopped 28 shots to help Boston bounce back from a shoot-out loss to Toronto on Saturday. Ryan Miller made 33 saves for Buffalo.
Stephen Weiss scored his second goal of the game 43 seconds into overtime to give the host Florida Panthers a 4-3 victory over the Colorado Avalanche.
Bill Thomas and David Booth also had goals for Florida, which has won two straight following a three-game losing streak. Tomas Vokoun made 22 saves.
John-Michael Liles, Daniel Winnik, and Matt Duchene scored for the Avalanche, who have lost four in a row.
Craig Anderson, who served as Vokoun's backup for four seasons before signing with Colorado last offseason, made 21 saves.
Chicago Blackhawks star Patrick Kane could be out for up to three weeks with a leg injury he suffered after hitting the boards early in Sunday's win over Calgary. He was hurt after he was checked by Calgary's Cory Sarich.
The 22-year-old Kane has 11 goals and 16 assists this season as Chicago has struggled in the first two months after losing numerous players from the championship team because of salary cap limitations.
The Blackhawks are already without star forward Marian Hossa, who suffered a lower-body injury last month in practice.
St. Louis Blues center Andy McDonald has a concussion and will be sidelined indefinitely. The 33-year-old was hurt during the Blues' 2-1 overtime loss Saturday in Edmonton after he inadvertently hit a rut in the ice and crashed into the leg of Oilers player Shawn Horcoff in overtime. McDonald is tied for the team lead with 17 points.