BOSTON - Patrice Bergeron scored a power-play goal early in the third period and Tuukka Rask stopped 33 shots, lifting the Boston Bruins to a 3-1 win over Toronto on Saturday night in the teams' first meeting since their playoff series last spring.
Bergeron also added an empty-netter with 22 seconds to play, and Zdeno Chara also had a power-play goal for Boston. The Bruins won for only the third time in seven games.
Joffrey Lupul scored for the Maple Leafs, who lost for just the second time in six games.
Skating during the closing part of James van Riemsdyk's double-minor penalty for high-sticking Johnny Boychuk late in the second period, Bergeron jumped in on a rebound in front and fired it past sprawling goaltender James Reimer 1:06 into the final period.
Winger Carl Soderberg backhanded the puck on net from near the bottom of the right circle.
Reimer made 31 saves.
BLUES 2, PENGUINS 1
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Kevin Shattenkirk's first goal of the season midway through the third period sent St. Louis over Pittsburgh.
Ryan Reaves also scored for St. Louis and Jaroslav Halak stopped 19 shots as the Blues won for the 11th time in 15 games to start the season. It's the first time they've done that since 2003-04, also the best start in franchise history.
It was St. Louis' first regulation victory against the Penguins since a 4-1 win Dec. 19, 2006, in Pittsburgh.
LIGHTNING 4, RED WINGS 3, OT
DETROIT (AP) — Teddy Purcell's goal at 3:51 of overtime gave Tampa Bay a win over Detroit.
Purcell got his fifth goal, from the slot, after a turnover by Kyle Quincey behind the Detroit net.
Zetterberg tied the game with 4:12 left in the third on a slap shot from the right circle for his second of the game and 10th goal of the season.
BLACKHAWKS 5, STARS 2
DALLAS (AP) — Marian Hossa scored two goals and Chicago defeated Dallas.
Patrick Sharp assisted on the first four goals for Chicago.
The Blackhawks used two short passes across the ice, from Sharp and Andrew Shaw across the ice to Kane, to set up the game-winning shot at 18:15 of the second period.
Against Chicago's penalty-killing unit, which ranked last in the NHL, Dallas failed to score on six power plays. The Stars are 0 for 24 at home this season.
SENATORS 3, PANTHERS 2
Horachek was promoted from the team's American Hockey League affiliate in San Antonio on Friday after the club fired Kevin Dineen and assistant coaches Gord Murphy and Craig Ramsay. The Panthers have lost eight in a row to fall to 3-10-4.
COYOTES 4, CAPITALS 3, SO
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Shane Doan scored his second goal to cap a rally late in regulation and Phoenix scored on both attempts in the shootout to end Washington's five-game winning streak.
Troy Brouwer and John Carlson scored two of Washington's three goals on power plays in a strange second period that included a string of penalties and rare delay of game call against Phoenix goalie Mike Smith for playing the puck across the red line.
Trailing 3-1, Phoenix rallied late in the third period on goals by Lauri Korpikoski, who scored as he was falling to the ice, and Doan's fourth goal in three games on a power play with 1:46 left.
Joel Ward also scored for the Capitals, who have scored seven power-play goals in three games.
WILD 3, HURRICANES 2, SO
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Jason Pominville scored a goal in regulation and the game-winner in the shootout to lift Minnesota over Carolina.
FLYERS 4, OILERS 2
Philadelphia's win was its first at home since Oct. 24 against the New York Rangers and ended a stretch of 175:22 without a goal at home.
Flyers goalie Steve Mason finished with 24 saves.
Giroux connected at 11:26 in the third period, giving the Flyers a 3-1 lead. The crowd gave him an extended ovation.
BLUE JACKETS 5, ISLANDERS 2
The line of Dubinsky, Johansen and Atkinson led the way, ending Columbus' longest skid in two years.
Last season's Vezina Trophy winner, Sergei Bobrovsky, who had struggled of late, played his second consecutive strong game. He made 24 saves and punctuated his performance with an assist on Wisniewski's goal.
The Blue Jackets went 2 for 4 on the power play and now hit the road for seven of their next eight games, including a long-distance swing through Western Canada.
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