BOSTON – Viktor Kozlov had two goals in regulation and scored in the shootout, and Scott Clemmensen stopped 27 shots – plus two of three penalty shots – to lead the New Jersey Devils to a 5-4 victory over the Boston Bruins on Saturday night.

Kozlov opened the scoring in the first period and netted the first goal in the tiebreaker, heading straight in on Hannu Toivonen and putting the puck through his legs. Clemmensen stopped Sergei Samsonov, but Alexander Mogilny missed for New Jersey. Joe Thornton scored to make it 1-1.

Brian Gionta put the Devils up 2-1 in the shootout, then Clemmensen blocked Glen Murray’s shot for the victory. Kozlov also assisted on Mogilny’s goal with 2:32 left in regulation that tied it 4-4 and sent the game into overtime.

Thornton had a goal and three assists for Boston, which has earned at least one point in five straight games (2-0-3). Toivonen stopped 30 shots in his second consecutive game while Andrew Raycroft is out with a strained left hamstring.

Boston led 3-1 before Kozlov scored twice, tying it when he took a centering pass from Mogilny and putting it through Toivonen’s pads with 14:05 left in regulation.

Sabres 6, Islanders 4

UNIONDALE, N.Y. – Third-period, power-play goals by Daniel Briere, Tim Connolly and Ales Kotalik lifted the Buffalo Sabres to a come-from-behind 6-4 win over the New York Islanders.

Senators 8, Maple Leafs 0

TORONTO – Dany Heatley scored four consecutive goals to lead the Ottawa Senators to a 8-0 rout over the Toronto Maple Leafs.

Rangers 5, Canadiens 2

MONTREAL – Dominic Moore scored twice and Jaromir Jagr notched his NHL-leading 11th goal in the New York Rangers’ 5-2 win over the Montreal Canadien.

Lightning 3, Thrashers 2

ATLANTA – Fredrik Modin scored two goals, including the winner off an Atlanta player, and the Lightning rallied for a 3-2 victory over the slumping Thrashers.

Wild 3, Blue Jackets 1

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Todd White scored twice as the Minnesota Wild snapped a three-game winless streak, beating the Columbus Blue Jackets 3-1.

Hurricanes 5, Penguins 3

PITTSBURGH – Rod Brind’Amour, Eric Staal and Glen Wesley scored within a 4-minute span of the third period, rallying the Carolina Hurricanes to a 5-3 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins.

Oilers 5, Predators 1

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Ales Hemsky scored a power-play goal and added three assists, and goaltender Jussi Markkanen made 23 saves for the Edmonton Oilers, who beat Nashville 5-1 and sent the Predators to their first regulation loss of the season.

Wings 4, Blackhawks 2

CHICAGO – Robert Lang scored a goal in the third period and Chris Osgood had 23 saves to lead the Detroit Red Wings to a 4-2 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks.


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