BOSTON – Jozef Stumpel scored his second power-play goal of the game 4:10 into the final period to break a 3-3 tie and the Florida Panthers defeated the Boston Bruins 6-3 on Saturday night.

The Panthers, who overcame three one-goal deficits to snap a four-game losing streak, had three power-play scores, twice scoring with a two-man advantage.

Florida improved to 4-10-5 away from home, but it was their second win in Boston.

Villie Peltonen, Rostislav Olesz and Ollie Jokinen scored for the Panthers, and Gary Roberts added an empty-net goal. Stumpel also assisted on two goals.

Glenn Murray scored his team-leading 15th and 16th goals for Boston, and Marco Sturm had the other score.

Twenty-one seconds after Brad Boyes was whistled for hooking and joined teammate Patrice Bergeron in the penalty box, Stumpel redirected Jokinen’s shot from the point past goalie Tim Thomas for the winner.

The Panthers outshot the Bruins 36-21. Jokinen scored from the edge of the crease, making it 5-3 at 13:32.

Stars 4, Kings 3

LOS ANGELES – Brenden Morrow scored the tying goal on a power play with 4:58 left in the third period, Mike Ribeiro had the only goal in a shootout and Marty Turco made 33 saves, leading the Dallas Stars to a 4-3 victory over the Los Angeles Kings.

Red Wings 2, Devils 1

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – Brett Lebda scored midway through the third period Saturday to give the Detroit Red Wings a 2-1 victory over the Devils and their first win in New Jersey in more than 13 years.

Canadiens 6, Penguins 3

MONTREAL – Saku Koivu scored twice for the second game in a row, and the Montreal Canadiens scored four straight goals in the second period en route to a 6-3 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins.

Senators 3, Sabres 1

BUFFALO, N.Y. – Jason Spezza scored two power-play goals and added an assist, leading the Ottawa Senators to a 3-1 victory over the Buffalo Sabres.

Maple Leafs 9, Rangers 2

TORONTO – Kyle Wellwood had three goals and two assists to lead the suddenly high-scoring Toronto Maple Leafs to a 9-2 rout over the New York Rangers.

Islanders 6, Thrashers 0

UNIONDALE, N.Y. – Rick DiPietro stopped 37 shots for his second shutout of the season, and Shawn Bates, Viktor Kozlov and Mike Sillinger each had a goal and an assist in the New York Islanders’ 6-0 blanking of the Atlanta Thrashers.

Blackhawks 6, Blue Jackets 4

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Lasse Kukkonen scored a late clinching goal and four Chicago teammates had at least a goal and an assist to lead the Blackhawks past the Columbus Blue Jackets 6-4.

Hurricanes 3, Lightning 2

TAMPA, Fla.- Eric Staal scored the go-ahead goal, Cam Ward had 30 saves, and the Carolina Hurricanes stopped a five-game losing streak with a 3-2 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning.

Predators 3, Blues 2

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Paul Kariya scored the only goal in a shootout and the Predators beat the St. Louis Blues 3-2.

It was the second goal of the game for Kariya.

Flames 3, Coyotes 2

GLENDALE, Ariz. – Jerome Iginla scored two goals and assisted on three others and the Calgary Flames downed the Phoenix Coyotes 6-3.

The five-point performance was a career best for Iginla, who had a four-point game against Phoenix on Feb. 23, 2003.

The Flames took the lead in the opening period. Iginla knocked in a rebound of a Dion Phaneuf shot from the left point at 18:21.

The Flames increased their lead to 2-0 early in the middle period when Alex Tanguay fired into an open net with Phoenix goal Mikael Telleqvist out of position.

Phoenix answered with two goals within 31/2 minutes.

Defender Keith Ballard carried the puck in behind the Calgary net and slid a pass out in front. A trailing Ladislav Nagy shot the puck past Miikka Kiprusoff at 4:28. Mike Comrie lifted in a rebound at 8:01 to tie the game.

The Flames regained the lead when Daymond Langkow scored on a power-play goal, grabbing a rebound from Richie Regehr’s shot from the right point at 10:06. On the play, Telleqvist lost his stick and was caught in a tangle of players in front of the Coyotes net.

Iginla added his second tally of the game, and 20th of the season, with a two man advantage when he fired in a 20-foot wrist shot from the slot at 7:12 of the final period.

The Coyotes drew within one at 4-3 when Travis Roche crashed the slot, knocking in a drive off the stick of Oleg Saprykin at 14:55 for his first NHL goal.

Calgary responded when Bryon Ritchie drove in a rebound at 15:50.

Iginla’s final assist came on an empty-net goal from the Flames’ Tony Amonte in the final minute.

It was the fourth loss in the last five games for Phoenix.

Notes: Day-to-day with a groin strain, Phoenix goalie Curtis Joseph is two wins behind Jacques Plante for fifth place all time with 435. Just ahead is Terry Sawchuk with 447. … Attendance was listed as 15,551, and the Coyotes have not sold out a home game this season.

AP-ES-12-16-06 2356EST


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