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DALLAS (AP) -Mike Ribeiro scored the lone goal in the shootout, Marty Turco stopped all three shots he faced in the tiebreaker, and the Dallas Stars beat Los Angeles 3-2 on Saturday to extend the Kings' skid to four.

Ribeiro, Dallas' first skater in the shootout, beat Erik Ersberg to put the Stars ahead.

Turco stopped Alexander Frolov, made a glove save on Dustin Brown and then turned away Jack Johnson's attempt.

Jere Lehtinen had a goal and an assist for the Stars, who played their fourth straight overtime game and ninth in 14 overall. Ribeiro had Dallas' other goal.

Dustin Brown had a goal and an assist for Los Angeles. Frolov had the other goal for the Kings, who have been outscored 15-4 in their losing streak.

WASHINGTON (AP) - Alexander Semin's third-period goal gave Washington a win over Boston, snapping the Bruins' four game winning streak. They had also won seven straight on the road.

Jose Theodore stopped 23 shots for his second straight win.

The Bruins, who hadn't lost on the road since their previous game in Washington on Dec. 10, were trying to tie their longest winning streak away from home in nearly 16 years.

Boston's Tim Thomas, who entered the game with an NHL-leading .930 save percentage, had won 10 of his previous 11 starts.

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) - Tim Connolly scored twice and Ryan Miller made 36 saves as Buffalo sent Carolina to its fifth straight loss.

Teppo Numminen also scored for the Sabres, who won their second straight after a two-game losing streak. Numminen later left after being hit in the face with a puck.

Miller was solid in the third period when Carolina outshot the Sabres 19-5, and was helped in the second period when Hurricanes' forward Scott Walker hit the left post.

Ray Whitney scored for the Hurricanes, who are on their longest regulation losing streak since dropping the final six games of the 2002-03 season.

Carolina's Cam Ward, making his 11th consecutive start, stopped 23 saves. He has surrendered 13 goals in three games.

UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) - Zach Parise had a goal and an assist for New Jersey, which stretched its winning streak to three and handed the New York Islanders their seventh straight loss.

Scott Clemmensen stopped 31 shots for his 17th win of the season, and the first of his career against the Islanders (1-1-1). New Jersey move into a tie for second place in the Atlantic Division with Philadelphia. Both teams have 57 points, but the Devils (27-15-3) have three more wins.

Travis Zajac and David Clarkson also scored for New Jersey, which improved to 4-1 on a six-game road trip that concludes Monday in Nashville.

Blake Comeau had the only goal for the Islanders, who own the NHL's worst record. Yann Danis made 33 saves for New York, 2-17-2 since the start of December - including three losing streaks this season of at least five games.

OTTAWA (AP) - Alex Kovalev and Maxim Lapierre scored in the shootout and Jaroslav Halak stopped both Ottawa shooters for Montreal.

Halak made 23 saves in his eighth straight start in place of injured All-Star starter Carey Price.

Andrei Kostitsyn, Matt D'Agostini and Tom Kostopoulos also scored for Montreal, 11-2-1 since Dec. 16.

Mike Fisher scored Ottawa's third goal of the third period with 1:47 remaining in regulation to tie it 4-4. Brian Elliott stopped 28 shots in his fourth straight start. Dany Heatley scored twice, earlier in the period, drawing the Senators to within one each time.

Chris Kelly also scored for Ottawa, which failed in its bid to win three games in a row for the first time this season.

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Jay Bouwmeester scored for a fourth straight game and completed Florida's three-goal second period. Gregory Campbell, Cory Stillman and Richard Zednik also scored for the Panthers, who have won five of seven.

Tampa Bay got goals from Vincent Lecavalier, Vinny Prospal and Ryan Malone.

Lightning rookie center Steven Stamkos didn't play for the second time in five games as part of an ongoing strength building program.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Ilya Kovalchuk had a goal and an assist, and Atlanta routed Nashville for its second win in two nights.

Zach Bogosian also had a goal and an assist, and Eric Perrin, Colby Armstrong, Bryan Little, Matthieu Schneider and Jim Slater added a goal apiece. Rich Peverley, claimed by Atlanta off waivers from Nashville a week ago, had three assists.

It was the most goals Atlanta has scored in a game since a 6-1 win at Toronto on Nov. 25. The Thrashers won 4-3 in overtime Friday night over Toronto after trailing 3-0.

Jordin Tootoo and Shea Weber each scored for Nashville on a night the Predators allowed the most goals since a 7-6 loss at Calgary on Nov. 6. The Predators lost their second straight and third in four games despite getting back captain Jason Arnott and Weber from injuries.

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - Corey Perry's two goals and Jonas Hiller's fourth shutout this season sent Anaheim over Minnesota.

Hiller made 30 saves, and Bobby Ryan also scored, sealing Anaheim's second victory in six games. The Ducks also won for only the third time in 11 road games.

The Wild lost stalwart forward Andrew Brunette to an apparent right knee injury halfway through the game, putting his streak of 497 consecutive games played - currently the longest in the NHL - in jeopardy.

ST. LOUIS (AP) - Martin Havlat scored 1:23 into overtime, and Cristobal Huet made 27 saves for Chicago against St. Louis.

Havlat's 14th goal was the difference as the Blackhawks improved to 6-2 in the second of back-to-back games.

St. Louis dominated play in the first period outshooting Chicago 9-6 and didn't allow a shot for the first 10 minutes. However, Chicago took a 1-0 lead.

With David Backes off for hooking, Troy Brouwer tipped Cameron Barker's slap shot past Manny Legace at 12:56 for his sixth goal.

St. Louis finally beat Huet 3:12 into the third period when Backes scored his 15th of the season during a power play.

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