BOSTON – Glen Murray scored two goals to lift the Boston Bruins to a 4-3 win over the Ottawa Senators on Saturday night.

Patrice Bergeron scored the winner with 6:28 remaining when he redirected a slap shot from Brad Stuart past Senators goalie Martin Gerber. Petr Tenkrat also scored for the Bruins.

P.J. Axelsson had two assists for Boston, which allowed less than five goals for the first time in five games.

Ottawa fell to 1-5-1 in its last seven overall and against the Bruins.

Chris Neil tied the game 3-3 after he scored his second of the night when he redirected a shot from Peter Schaefer past Bruins goalie Tim Thomas 1:25 into the third period.

Neil had cut the Bruins lead to 3-2 with 53 seconds left in the second period beating Thomas with a backhander. Jason Spezza also scored for the Senators.

With the Bruins ahead 2-1, Murray scored his 300th career NHL goal when he wristed a shot past Gerber with 2:36 remaining in the second period.

Murray gave the Bruins a 1-0 lead when he tipped in a rebound from a Zdeno Chara slap shot 23 seconds into the second period.

Spezza scored his eighth goal and leads Ottawa with 21 points.

Tim Thomas is 4-1-0-1 in 5 games against Ottawa with 1.97 GAA.

Schaefer had two assists for Ottawa, which went 1-3 on its four-game road trip.

Tenkrat scored his first goal of the season for Boston after being recalled from Providence earlier in the day.

After a scoreless first period, both teams combined for five in the second.

Sabres 5, Flyers 4

PHILADELPHIA – Daniel Briere scored on a slap shot 21 seconds into overtime to lift the Buffalo Sabres to a 5-4 win over the last-place Philadelphia Flyers on Saturday night.

The goal was Briere’s second of the game, sending the Sabres to their third straight overtime win and second in two nights.

Maple Leafs 5, Canadiens 1

TORONTO – Bryan McCabe scored two power-play goals and assisted on another to help the Toronto Maple Leafs win their season-high fourth straight game, 5-1 over the rival Montreal Canadiens on Saturday night.

Tomas Kaberle, Matt Stajan and Nik Antropov also scored for the Maple Leafs, who have won their last two games despite missing captain Mats Sundin (torn elbow ligament) and No. 1 goalie Andrew Raycroft (strained groin).

Toronto outshot Montreal 41-26 and scored three power-play goals.

Hurricanes 6, Penguins 2

RALEIGH, N.C. – Rod Brind’Amour had a goal and an assist, and the Carolina Hurricanes routed the Pittsburgh Penguins 6-2 on Saturday night.

Justin Williams, Ray Whitney, Eric Belanger and Chad LaRose also scored, and Kevyn Adams had an empty-net goal to help Carolina improve to 9-3-2 in its last 14 games.

Capitals 3, Rangers 1

WASHINGTON – Alex Ovechkin scored his team-high 11th goal, Boyd Gordon had a goal and an assist and the Washington Capitals beat the New York Rangers 3-1 Saturday night.

Washington won for the third time in four games and snapped New York’s four-game road winning streak.

Devils 4, Panthers 2

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – Patrik Elias and Zach Parise scored power-play goals in the first period to spark the New Jersey Devils to a 4-2 victory over the Florida Panthers on Saturday night.

Sergei Brylin and Jamie Langenbrunner also scored to help the Devils break out of a collective scoring slump.

The struggling power play keyed the outburst.

Lightning 5, Thrashers 3

TAMPA, Fla. – Vincent Lecavalier scored a goal and Martin St. Louis had two assists to extend their points streaks to 11 games, helping the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Atlanta Thrashers 5-3 on Saturday night.

Ryan Craig, Dan Boyle, Brad Richards and Nikita Alexeev also scored for the Lightning, who are 4-0-1 in their last five games.

Predators 1, Avalanche 0

NASHVILLE – Chris Mason made a career-high 42 saves for his fourth career shutout as the Nashville Predators beat the Colorado Avalanche 1-0 Saturday night. Scottie Upshall scored his second goal of the season, at 9:35 of the first when his shot from the left wing beat Avalanche goalie Jose Theodore to the glove side.

Sharks 2, Coyotes 1

GLENDALE, Ariz. – Steve Bernier and Patrick Marleau scored in the second period to rally the San Jose Sharks to a 2-1 victory over the Phoenix Coyotes on Saturday night.

Vesa Toskala stopped all 25 shots he faced in the last two periods after replacing Evgeni Nabokov, who left with a stiff neck after the first. Nabokov had 13 saves in the opening period.


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