PHILADELPHIA – Ryan Whitney had a goal and two assists, and Sidney Crosby and Dominic Moore each added a goal and an assist as the Pittsburgh Penguins defeated the Philadelphia Flyers 5-3 on Monday night.

John LeClair and Sergei Gonchar also scored for the Penguins, who snapped their four-game, road-losing streak and handed the Flyers their fifth straight home loss.

Simon Gagne, Geoff Sanderson, and Frederick Meyer scored for the Flyers, who trailed 3-0 after the first period.

The Penguins are 4-0 against the Flyers this season, outscoring them 20-7.

Predators 3, Blue Jackets 1

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Paul Kariya and Martin Erat each had a goal and an assist as the Nashville Predators beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 3-1 Monday night.

Tomas Vokoun lost his shutout bid with 15 seconds left but finished with 23 saves in his 10th win of the season for the Predators, who defeated Columbus for the third time in six days. Scott Nichol also scored for the Nashville, which won 13 of 16.

Jason Chimera scored for the Blue Jackets, who have dropped a season-high six straight. Columbus entered with the fewest points (11) and goals scored (39) in the NHL and was nearly shut out for the third time in five contests.

Sabres 7, Lightning 2

BUFFALO, N.Y. – Thomas Vanek and Paul Gaustad each scored twice in Buffalo’s seven-goal second period, and Ales Kotalik had three assists to lead the Sabres to a 7-2 win over the Tampa Bay Lightning on Monday night.

Jiri Novotny, Jaroslav Spacek and Chris Drury also scored for the Sabres, who won for the sixth time in eight games.

Martin St. Louis had two goals for Tampa Bay, which lost its second straight.

It was the fifth time the Sabres scored six or more goals this season, and the second time in five games that they had seven.

Senators 5, Wild 3

OTTAWA – Andrej Meszaros, Chris Kelly and Chris Neil scored first-period goals and Ray Emery made 42 saves, leading the Ottawa Senators to a 5-3 win over the Minnesota Wild on Monday night.

Meszaros and Kelly scored 1:08 apart before seven minutes elapsed. Neil made it 3-0 with his sixth goal on a power play at 14:06.

Maple Leafs 4, Islanders 2

TORONTO – Darcy Tucker scored his 13th goal and the Toronto Maple Leafs held on for a 4-2 victory over the New York Islanders on Monday night.

John Pohl, Kyle Wellwood and Alexei Ponikarovsky also scored for the Maple Leafs, who ended a two-game losing skid.

Toronto outshot New York 33-21, including 13-5 in the first.


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