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BOSTON (AP) -David Krejci scored a power-play goal off the leg of Capitals defender Shaone Morrisonn with 3:05 left in overtime Tuesday night and the Boston Bruins beat Washington 3-2 in a matchup of the top two teams in the Eastern Conference.

Tim Thomas stopped 34 shots for the Bruins and improved to 12-2-1 over his last 15 games.

Theodore made 25 saves for the Capitals, who remain atop the Southeast Division despite winning just three of their last eight games.

Washington got a scare when reigning MVP Alex Ovechkin crashed into the boards with 5:35 left in the second period after being hooked by Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara. Ovechkin, who hit his right shoulder and head, missed the rest of the second but returned for the third period.

Mike Green and Michael Nylander scored for Washington. Shawn Thornton and Marc Savard also tallied for Boston.

NEW YORK (AP) - Scott Gomez and Lauri Korpikoski scored first-period goals, and Steve Valiquette made 33 saves for the Rangers.

Brandon Dubinsky pushed the Rangers' lead to 3-1 with 7:50 left, but Tuomo Ruutu answered 25 seconds later to tighten it up again.

Ryan Bayda also scored for Carolina, and Cam Ward was solid after a shaky start. He stopped 28 shots in his 14th straight start.

OTTAWA (AP) - Jamie Langenbrunner scored twice and Brendan Shanahan added his second goal in three games for New Jersey, which extended its winning streak to six.

Patrik Elias scored his 21st goal in the first and Scott Clemmensen made 21 saves for the Devils.

Alexandre Picard scored a power-play goal in the second for Ottawa, which had recorded points in each of its four previous games (3-0-1).

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Vincent Lecavalier, Vinny Prospal and Steve Downie scored second-period goals to lead Tampa Bay past Montreal.

Ryan Malone and Martin St. Louis also scored for the Lightning, who have won six of eight.

Montreal got two goals from Maxim Lapierre, while Alex Kovalev scored the other. Andrei Markov had an assist to extend his point streak to nine games (nine assists, two goals).

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) - Michael Frolik had a goal and two assists and Tomas Vokoun stopped 33 shots.

David Booth and Bryan McCabe also scored as Florida won for the first time in three games.

Simon Gagne and Claude Giroux scored for Philadelphia. Martin Biron made 24 saves.

The Panthers killed off a penalty in the final 1:23.

The Flyers had a goal disallowed when Kimmo Timonen was called for goaltender interference at 6:33 of the third.

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Rick Nash's third goal of the game came on a rebound 3:27 into overtime and gave Columbus a victory over Detroit.

The Red Wings were without stars Nicklas Lidstrom and Pavel Datsyuk, who did not attend the All-Star game because of injuries and were forced by the NHL to sit out their first game back after the break for not fulfilling their obligations in Montreal.

It was Nash's third career hat trick and the 14th for the Blue Jackets franchise.

Marian Hossa and Brett Lebda had Detroit's goals.

Columbus goaltender Steve Mason finished with 21 saves. Chris Osgood stopped 20 shots for Detroit.

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - Pierre-Marc Bouchard had two goals and an assist for the Wild in a rout.

Called up from the AHL for one start following the All-Star break, Justin Pogge made only 15 saves. But he had virtually no chance on all four goals in the second period thanks to sloppy play in front of him, which has plagued Toronto all season long.

Marc-Andre Bergeron, Cal Clutterbuck, Andrew Brunette and Owen Nolan also scored for the Wild, who were last in the NHL in even-strength goals coming into the night. But Minnesota got all six in five-on-five play against the Maple Leafs.

Minnesota native Jason Blake scored for Toronto, which lost for the eighth time in nine games and 12th time in its past 15.

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