PITTSBURGH (AP) -Cam Ward made 32 saves, Ray Whitney and Eric Staal scored and the Carolina Hurricanes beat the Pittsburgh Penguins 2-1 Tuesday night.
Ward, making his 13th consecutive start for Carolina, earned his 100th career victory for the Hurricanes, who won on consecutive nights after snapping a five-game losing streak.
League scoring leader Evgeni Malkin had a goal for Pittsburgh, the reigning Eastern Conference champion which fell into 10th place in the conference heading into the All-Star break.
The Hurricanes killed off four minutes of power-play time over the final 4:15 of the game after Tim Gleason was given a double-minor for high-sticking Malkin.
Ward stopped Malkin from point-blank range with 24.1 seconds to play.
ATLANTA (AP) - Rookie defenseman Zach Bogosian and Chris Thorburn each had a goal and an assist.
Tied for the NHL's second-lowest points total with 37 when the night began, Atlanta won its third straight to snap Montreal's two-game winning streak and spoil the return of Montreal goaltender Carey Price.
The Canadiens, who had won eight of 10 and were 11-2-1 in their previous 14, started with Jaroslav Valak in goal, but coach Guy Carbonneau pulled him after Rich Peverley scored 3:58 into the second and made it 3-0.
Bogosian, picked third in the 2008 draft, was out 28 games with a broken fibula. After coming back Dec. 31 at Carolina, Bogosian spent four games in the minors to improve his conditioning before returning to Atlanta last Friday.
NEW YORK (AP) - Markus Naslund scored on a power play and set up Scott Gomez's man-advantage goal in the third period that snapped a tie.
The Rangers, playing their first home game following a 3-1-1 trip, hopped back over the New Jersey Devils into first place in the Atlantic Division. New York is now off for a week for the NHL All-Star break.
Gomez also had an assist, Fredrik Sjostrom added a short-handed goal in the second period, and Henrik Lundqvist made 32 saves for his 24th win.
Anaheim, on a five-game trip that continues Wednesday on Long Island and concludes after the break, got goals from Corey Perry and rookie Bobby Ryan. Jonas Hiller stopped 26 shots, giving a break to Western Conference All-Star starter Jean-Sebastien Giguere.
OTTAWA (AP) - Brendan Bell scored Ottawa's third power-play goal of the game with 1:22 remaining.
Bell put a shot from the right side past Jose Theodore 18:38 into the third with five seconds remaining in a penalty to Washington's Alexander Semin.
Dany Heatley scored a pair of power-play goals in the first to stake the Senators to a 2-0 lead.
Brian Elliott started his fifth in a row for Ottawa, which has seven points in four games (3-0-1), including a 5-4 shootout loss to Montreal on Saturday.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - Kyle Calder had a goal and an assist to help Los Angeles end a four-game losing streak.
The NHL's lowest-scoring team, the Kings were 0-for-26 on the power play during their skid until Anze Kopitar scored with the man advantage at 7:18 of the second period to put Los Angeles ahead 2-1. Dustin Brown stretched the lead to two 1:14 later.
Derek Armstrong also had a goal and Patrick O'Sullivan added an empty-netter for the Kings, who got 25 saves from Jonathan Quick.
Owen Nolan and Marek Zidlicky scored for the Wild.