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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -Ethan Moreau scored two goals in the final 88 seconds to give Edmonton a 3-1 victory over the Carolina Hurricanes on Saturday and snap the Oilers' five-game losing streak.

Moreau scored off the body of goalie Cam Ward to break a 1-all tie and then added an empty-netter. Ray Whitney added a goal, and Ward stopped 29 shots.

Carolina thought it got even with 43.1 seconds left when Eric Staal poked at a rebound, but replays showed goalie Dwayne Roloson covered the puck before it crossed the line.

Shawn Horcoff tied it 1-1 for the Oilers with a power-play goal in the second period.

UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) - Alexei Kovalev's second goal of the game with 4:41 left capped a four-goal third period in Montreal's comeback win over the New York Islanders.

Kovalev's close-in shot beat Yann Danis, a goalie making his first NHL start in nearly three years, and gave the Canadiens their third straight win. Islanders No. 1 netminder Rick DiPietro will be out four-to-six weeks following knee surgery.

The Canadiens got two goals and two assists from Tomas Plekanec and one from Long Island native Christopher Higgins. Carey Price made 27 saves.

Former Canadiens defenseman Mark Streit scored for the Islanders, along with Jon Sim, Bill Guerin and Frans Nielsen. New York is winless in six games (0-5-1).

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Cristobal Huet stopped 48 shots and made Jonathan Toews' goal in the shootout stand up to lead Chicago over Columbus.

The Blue Jackets peppered Huet with 51 shots, the second most in franchise history.

Patrick Sharp, Brent Seabrook and Martin Havlat had the Chicago goals, with Duncan Keith and Kris Versteeg adding two assists.

R.J. Umberger and Fedor Tyutin scored their first goals in a Columbus uniform, with Kristian Huselius adding the tying goal with 7:52 left in regulation. Rookie Derick Brassard had two assists.

The Blackhawks improved to 4-1-2 under coach Joel Quenneville.

TORONTO (AP) - Pavel Kubina's hard slap shot with just over five minutes to play helped Toronto overcome another two-goal deficit and beat the New York Rangers.

New York backup goalie Steve Valiquette appeared headed for his fourth straight win over the Maple Leafs until Toronto scored four times in a span of 3:30 of the third period to wrest the victory away from the NHL's top team. New York fell to 10-3-1.

John Mitchell scored twice in the Maple Leafs' outburst. Jason Blake tied it at 14:02 and Kubina notched the go-ahead goal just 52 seconds later.

Dominic Moore added a goal for the Maple Leafs, who have erased two-goal deficits and pulled out wins in three of their past six games.

Ryan Callahan and Blair Betts had the Rangers' goals.

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) - Ryan Miller stopped 29 shots for his eighth NHL shutout, Thomas Vanek scored twice, and Buffalo beat Washington.

Vanek, who leads the league with 11 goals, posted his third multigoal game of the season. Derek Roy, Jason Pominville, and Daniel Paille also scored for Buffalo, which snapped a two-game losing streak during which they allowed 10 goals. Andrej Sekera had two assists for the first multipoint game of his NHL career.

Buffalo's Tim Connolly played for the first time after missing the first 10 games of the season due hairline vertebrae fractures. He assisted on Roy's goal.

The Capitals lost for the seventh time in eight games in Buffalo. Washington was without Alex Ovechkin for the second straight game as the defending league MVP was still in Russia visiting his ailing grandfather.

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - Martin Brodeur, one of the most durable players in the NHL, left New Jersey's victory over Atlanta after bruising his elbow in the second period.

Brodeur had played every minute of New Jersey's 10 games this season before he was hurt 6:38 into the second period. He did a split to make a sprawling stop, got up slowly clutching his left arm, and skated off with the Devils leading 3-0.

Zach Parise scored two goals to help the Devils end a three-game losing streak and extend his goal string to a career-high six straight.

Atlanta lost its sixth in a row and was barely competitive. Slava Kozlov scored at 6:30 of the third period off Brodeur's replacement - Kevin Weekes -to prevent the Thrashers' third shutout in 11 games.

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Evgeny Artyukhin scored in the eighth round of a shootout to lead the Tampa Bay past Ottawa.

Vincent Lecavalier and Matt Carle scored in regulation for the Lightning, who have won three in a row. Tampa Bay won the shootout 3-2.

Antoine Vermette and Dany Heatley had the Ottawa goals.

BOSTON, Mass. (AP) - Marco Sturm scored two goals and Patrice Bergeron added a goal and a great defensive play to help Boston beat Dallas.

There were 146 penalty minutes assessed on the teams, including 77 against Boston in the physical contest. Referees Chris Rooney and Don VanMassenhoven levied seven misconducts.

Dallas' Sean Avery wristed a long shot from the right wing that appeared to catch Bruins goalie Tim Thomas by surprise 7:55 into the first period to tie it.

Sturm scored his second of the night on a power play off passes from P.J. Axelsson and Michael Ryder to make it 5-1.

Thomas made 35 saves, including 21 in a scoreless second period.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Martin Erat scored the only goal in the shootout, lifting Nashville over Florida.

Erat, shooting second for the Predators, beat Craig Anderson inside the left post for the winner. Erat also scored during regulation, and Shea Weber added a goal for Nashville.

Rostislav Olesz and Karlis Skrastins scored for Florida.

ST. LOUIS (AP) - Miroslav Satan had a goal and two assists, and Pittsburgh snapped its three-game losing streak.

Evgeni Malkin and Jordan Staal each had a goal and an assist for Pittsburgh. Alex Goligoski, Tyler Kennedy and Maxime Talbot also scored for the Penguins, who broke out of a scoring drought. Pittsburgh had scored two goals or fewer in its previous three contests and had been held to no more than two in the past four road games.

The Penguins were helped by the presence of captain Sidney Crosby, who was forced out of Thursday night's loss at Phoenix by an undisclosed injury. He had two assists against the Blues.

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