BOSTON – Zdeno Chara tied the game with 46.6 seconds left in regulation, then Glen Murray scored the winner 17 seconds into overtime as the Boston Bruins rallied to beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 6-5 on Saturday night.

Tampa Bay scored a club-record four times in the second period to take a 5-4 lead, twice answering with goals less than 30 seconds after the Bruins scored.

Marc Savard had two goals and three assists, and Murray added a goal and two assists for Boston, which has won just four games this season – two against Tampa Bay. Tim Thomas stopped seven shots in relief of Hannu Toivonen, who gave up five goals on 21 shots before being pulled after two periods.

Vincent Lecavalier’s four assists tied the Lightning record and gave him 15 points (six goals, nine assists) during an eight-game scoring streak. Martin St. Louis, who had a goal and an assist, also has a point in eight straight (nine goals, five assists).

Hurricanes 3, Senators 2

OTTAWA – Ray Whitney scored twice and Erik Cole had a goal and two assists as Carolina sent Ottawa to its third straight loss.

Cam Ward made 24 saves for the Stanley Cup champions, who improved to 7-6-2.

Wings 4, Blue Jackets 1

DETROIT – Dan Cleary scored his first two goals of the season, including a short-handed effort, to lift Detroit over Columbus.

Henrik Zetterberg and Mikael Samuelsson also scored, and Dominik Hasek made 16 saves for Detroit (9-4-1), which won its sixth straight.

Capitals 5, Flyers 3

PHILADELPHIA – Alexander Ovechkin scored two of Washington’s four goals in the first period, and the Capitals snapped a 16-game winless streak in Philadelphia.

Ben Clymer also scored twice, and Shaone Morrisonn added the other goal for the Capitals, who were 0-15-1 in their last 16 trips to Philadelphia.

Simon Gagne, Eric Meloche, and R.J. Umberger scored for the Flyers (3-9-1), off to one of the worst starts in franchise history.

Maple Leafs 4, Sabres 1

BUFFALO, N.Y. – Mats Sundin had two goals and an assist to help Toronto hand Buffalo its first regulation loss of the season.

Darcy Tucker and Jeff O’Neill also scored for the Maple Leafs, who have won four of five.

Thrashers 4, Islanders 1

UNIONDALE, N.Y. – Marian Hossa had a goal and assist, and Johan Hedberg made 23 saves to win his second straight start in Atlanta’s victory over New York. J.P. Vigier, Brad Larsen and Steve McCarthy also scored for Atlanta.

Jason Blake scored the only goal for New York, which had a three-game winning streak snapped. Rick DiPietro made 15 saves on a night he struggled in the nets.

The Thrashers finished a stretch in which they played seven of eight on the road. They went 4-1-2 in that stretch and are tied with Buffalo for the Eastern Conference lead. Both teams have 23 points.

Devils 2, Canadiens 1

MONTREAL – Martin Brodeur made 33 saves and Jay Pandolfo and Brian Rafalski each scored, leading New Jersey to a win in coach Claude Julien’s return to Montreal.

Brodeur improved to 30-12-5 against Montreal with his seventh win of the season.

, the 453rd of his career – seven behind Ed Belfour for second on the NHL career list.

New Jersey won for the third time in four games following a 4-4-1 start under Julien, fired by Montreal on Jan. 14.

Chris Higgins scored his team-leading eighth goal during a power play in the second to make it 2-1.

Cristobal Huet stopped 27 shots for the Canadiens, who lost in regulation for the third time in 13 games.


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