OTTAWA (AP) -Jason Spezza's second career hat trick lifted the Ottawa Senators to a 3-2 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Saturday.
Spezza beat goalie Dany Sabourin three times in the second period as the Senators climbed back to .500 (10-10-4) with their fourth victory in five games.
Dany Heatley added a pair of assists and Alex Auld made 17 saves for Ottawa. Spezza has six goals in five games.
NHL scoring leader Evgeni Malkin and Jordan Staal each had a goal and an assist for the Penguins. Malkin's goal was a short-handed effort, while Staal's came on the power play. Sidney Crosby had an assist to extend his point streak to six games.
SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) - Phil Kessel scored his team-leading 16th goal and Manny Fernandez won his seventh consecutive start as Boston beat Florida.
Kessel has scored in five straight games and has six goals in that span. He also owns the NHL's longest current point streak - an 11-game run
Fernandez stopped 26 shots and notched his first shutout of the season. Michael Ryder, Shane Hnidy and Blake Wheeler also scored. David Krejci had three assists for the Bruins, who have won four straight and are 16-2-1 in their last 19 games.
Florida had its three-game winning streak and six-game point streak snapped. Craig Anderson stopped 23 of 26 shots before he was injured 7:13 into the third.
MONTREAL (AP) - Zach Parise scored a power-play goal 31 seconds into overtime to lift New Jersey over Montreal.
Scott Clemmensen, who made 25 saves, became the first New Jersey goalie other than Martin Brodeur - who had left elbow surgery in early November - to start against the Canadiens since Mike Dunham on Feb. 1, 1997.
The Devils went 4-1 on a a five-game road trip and have won seven of eight. Jamie Langenbrunner had the other New Jersey goal.
Montreal fell to 3-1 on its team-record seven-game homestand. Canadiens rookie Matt D'Agostini scored for the third game in a row, netting a goal 15:35 into the game.
DETROIT (AP) - Pavel Datsyuk scored in a shootout to complete Detroit's comeback from a two-goal deficit.
Valtteri Filppula had a goal and an assist and Henrik Zetterberg and Marian Hossa also scored for the Red Wings. Dan Cleary had two assists and Ty Conklin made 28 saves. He stopped Jonathan Toews, Patrick Sharp and Patrick Kane in the shootout.
Toews scored twice, Andrew Ladd had a goal and an assist and Sharp added a goal for Chicago in regulation. Kane and Brian Campbell each had two assists, and Cristobal Huet stopped 26 shots.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - Jeff Carter's NHL-leading 19th goal 3:34 into overtime carried Philadelphia past Carolina.
Carter won a faceoff in the Carolina zone against Rod Brind'Amour, pivoted around him, and beat goalie Michael Leighton from the right side.
The Hurricanes outshot the Flyers 36-31, but Antero Niittymaki was solid for Philadelphia, which played overtime for the fourth time in five games.
The Flyers took the lead less than four minutes in on Mike Richards' 11th goal. The Hurricanes fell behind 1-0 for the 12th consecutive game and eighth straight time at home.
Sergei Samsonov tied it with 19:05 remaining in regulation, but the Hurricanes dropped their fifth straight at home and second consecutive since Paul Maurice replaced fired coach Peter Laviolette on Wednesday.
The Flyers, 8-2-1 in their past 11 games, improved to 12-1-4 when scoring first.
UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) - Ilya Kovalchuk's second-period goal helped Atlanta snap a five-game losing streak.
Bryan Little, Eric Boulton, Eric Perrin and Chris Thorburn also scored for the Thrashers, who has beaten the Islanders twice this season. Kovalchuk also had two assists as Atlanta got out of an 0-4-1 skid.
Johan Hedberg stopped 28 shots for his first win since the Thrashers' last victory over Toronto on Nov. 25.
Bill Guerin scored a power-play goal 49 seconds in for the Islanders, who have lost four of five. Joey MacDonald, starting his 16th consecutive game, made 12 saves.
TORONTO (AP) - Milan Jurcina's third-period goal stood up as the winner and Washington beat Toronto.
Karl Alzner also scored for Washington, and Nik Antropov had the only goal for the Maple Leafs.
It might end up being a particularly costly loss for Toronto as Luke Schenn and Niklas Hagman both left the game during the second period with injuries.
The Maple Leafs have won just four times in 13 home games.
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Derek Roy scored the tiebreaking goal midway through the third period, and Drew Stafford had a goal and two assists to lead Buffalo past Tampa Bay.
The Sabres took a 4-3 lead on Roy's goal from the right circle with 9:57 remaining.
Thomas Vanek and Jochen Hecht also scored for the Buffalo, which won for only the third time in 11 games. The Sabres have won seven in a row at Tampa Bay. Ryan Miller improved to 12-1 against the Lightning.
Martin St. Louis, Paul Ranger and Vinny Prospal had the Lightning goals. Tampa Bay has lost seven consecutive games and 14 of 16.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Pekka Rinne stopped 32 shots and J.P. Dumont scored the only goal in Nashville's win over Minnesota.
Rinne won his sixth game of the season and third straight start. It was also his second shutout in December, following his 2-0 road victory over Buffalo on Monday. His 6-0 mark ties Dan Ellis for the best start by a Predators goaltender.
Dumont broke the deadlock 10:48 into the third period, scoring on Wild goalie Josh Harding, who finished with 42 saves.
ST. LOUIS (AP) - Patrick Berglund scored his eighth goal of the season and added an assist on B.J. Crombeen's winner for St. Louis, which snapped a two-game losing streak by topping Phoenix.
Berglund has 13 points in 12 games, and Brad Boyes added three assists for St. Louis. The Coyotes, who had won two straight, lost for the second time in six games.
David Backes and Keith Tkachuk also had goals for the Blues, who trailed 1-0.
Ed Jovanovski, Shane Doan and Kyle Turris scored for Phoenix.
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - Dwayne Roloson made 41 saves in his latest jaw-dropping effort against San Jose, and the NHL-leading Sharks' nine-game winning streak ended on Kyle Brodziak's goal 2:40 into overtime in Edmonton's victory.
Ales Hemsky and Dustin Penner also scored for the Oilers, the first club to beat San Jose since Nashville earned an overtime victory on Nov. 11. Sharks captain Patrick Marleau's hooking penalty gave the Oilers a 4-on-3 edge in overtime, and Brodziak's fling toward the net kicked off the toe of defenseman Christian Ehrhoff's skate past Evgeni Nabokov.
San Jose's NHL-best record dropped to 22-3-2 despite a 43-17 shot advantage in yet another tough loss to the Oilers, who have won 10 of 14 meetings with the Sharks. Nabokov made 14 saves while losing for the first time in 11 starts since Oct. 24.
Dan Boyle and Jeremy Roenick scored for the Sharks, who still haven't lost at the Tank in regulation (14-0-2). San Jose has earned a point in a club-record 25 straight home games dating to last season.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Jason LaBarbera posted his fourth NHL shutout, making 14 of his 23 saves in the second period, and Wayne Simmonds and Kyle Calder scored 4:04 apart to lift Los Angeles over Columbus.
The Blue Jackets, who beat the Kings in both road games last season, were shut out for the first time despite outshooting Los Angeles 23-18.
Anze Kopitar assisted on Calder's goal and scored into an empty net with 13 seconds to play for the Kings, who snapped a three-game losing streak.