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BOSTON (AP) -David Krejci and Shawn Thornton scored third-period goals to lift the Boston Bruins to their 13th straight home victory, a 4-2 win over the Carolina Hurricanes on Saturday.

Marc Savard and Stephane Yelle also scored for Boston, which won its fourth straight to extend the club's longest home winning streak in 32 years. The Bruins are 18-2-1 in their last 21 games and have won nine of 10.

Phil Kessel assisted on Savard's goal to stretch his point streak to 17 games, the longest run for a Bruins player since Adam Oates had a 20-gamer in 1997-98. Kessel is tied Ray Bourque (1984-85) for the fifth-longest streak in club history.

Manny Fernandez made 32 saves and improved to 10-1-1 in his last 12 starts. The victory was tainted by the loss of forward Patrice Bergeron, who was helped off the ice after a collision. The injury appeared to be to Bergeron's head or neck.

Joni Pitkanen and Ray Whitney scored for Carolina.

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Scott Hartnell scored three goals, Jeff Carter added a pair, and Antero Niittymaki stopped a season-high 47 shots as Philadelphia snapped Washington's five game winning streak.

Hartnell notched his fifth career hat trick by scoring three times in the third period. Carter, who added two assists, has 24 goals - tying him with Buffalo's Thomas Vanek for the NHL lead.

Joffrey Lupul added a goal and three assists, and Simon Gagne also scored for the Flyers, who are unbeaten in regulation in their last 11 home games (9-0-2).

Brooks Laich scored for the Capitals, who had won seven of eight.

DETROIT (AP) - Dan Cleary scored with 1:34 left to break a tie and lift Detroit over Los Angeles.

Pavel Datsyuk and Jiri Hudler both had a goal and an assist, and Andreas Lilja, Mikael Samuelsson and Kris Draper added goals for the Red Wings. Nicklas Lidstrom had three assists, and Ty Conklin made 22 saves.

Dustin Brown and Kyle Calder had a goal and an assist each and Trevor Lewis and Alexander Frolov also scored for Los Angeles. Jarret Stoll had two assists, and Jonathan Quick made 30 saves.

ATLANTA (AP) - Kari Lehtonen gave up goals on the first two shots he faced in his first game in seven weeks, but didn't let another puck get past him until late in Atlanta's win over Tampa Bay.

Lehtonen, out since Oct. 30 due to a back injury, made 36 saves - including 31 straight. His return helped lift Atlanta to its fourth win in 16 games. Slava Kozlov, Eric Perrin, Todd White and Joey Crabb scored for the Thrashers, who ended a seven-game losing streak at home.

Martin St. Louis had two power-play goals for Tampa Bay, including a shot with 2:32 left in the third period that cut Atlanta's lead to 4-3. The Lightning fell to 4-15 in one-goal games.

PITTSBURGH (AP) - Nik Antropov had a goal and two assists and six other Toronto players scored in a rout of Pittsburgh.

Pavel Kubina and Alexei Ponikarovsky each had a goal and an assist, Jonas Frogren scored his first NHL goal and Tomas Kaberle had three assists as the Maple Leafs netted a season-best seven goals. Dominic Moore, Jeremy Williams and Niklas Hagman also scored for Toronto, which won for the fourth time in five games.

Petr Sykora scored twice and Evgeni Malkin had a goal and an assist for Pittsburgh, which allowed a season high for goals and lost for the fifth time in seven games.

MONTREAL (AP) - Alex Kovalev scored with 24.3 seconds left in overtime to give Montreal a win over Buffalo.

Sergei Kostitsyn scored his second goal of the game 15:06 into the third to draw Montreal even for the third time.

Andrej Sekera, Derek Roy and Clarke MacArthur scored for the Sabres, who won 5-0 over Los Angeles on Friday. The Sabres have lost three of five following a three-game winning streak.

Alex Tanguay drew Montreal even at 2 in the third period.

Buffalo's Ryan Miller made 42 saves after stopping 40 shots on Friday for his fourth shutout.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Pekka Rinne stopped all 23 shots in earning his third shutout of the month, and Vernon Fiddler scored the lone goal as Nashville beat the New York Islanders.

The Islanders lost their ninth straight game (0-8-1) and dropped both ends of a two-game road trip on consecutive nights, scoring only one goal. New York was beaten 4-1 at Minnesota on Friday.

Rinne has posted all three of his shutouts this season in December, and the Predators have earned five blankings in 12 games.

It was the second straight game that Fiddler scored the only goal for the Predators.

OTTAWA (AP) - Jason Smith scored 3:30 into overtime to lift Ottawa past Dallas. The Senators had lost five of six and netted only five goals in their previous five games, including one into an empty net.

Daniel Alfredsson, Antoine Vermette, Jason Spezza and Alexandre Picard also scored for the Senators (11-14-5). Martin Gerber made 25 saves. Alfredsson was injured later in the game after being hit into the boards by Dallas' Jere Lehtinen.

The Stars got goals from Matt Niskanen, Brad Richards, Toby Petersen and Loui Eriksson. Marty Turco stopped 27 shots.

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