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WASHINGTON (AP) -Alex Ovechkin broke a third-period tie with a highlight-reel goal and scored on a power play less than 2 minutes later to help Washington beat Detroit 4-2 on Saturday, extending the Red Wings' losing streak to a season-high five games.

Ovechkin appeared to have overskated Viktor Kozlov's feed along the left wing, but reached behind, put the puck through his legs and used defenseman Brian Rafalski as a shield before pushing a low shot past Ty Conklin with 7:08 remaining.

Detroit's Kirk Maltby was penalized for cross-checking with 5:58 left, and, 6 seconds later, Ovechkin scored for his NHL-leading 33rd goal.

Mike Green and Kozlov also scored for Washington.

Ville Leino and Johan Franzen scored for Detroit.

BOSTON (AP) - Tuukka Rask made 35 saves for his first NHL shutout in his fourth start, and Marc Savard scored for Boston.

Rask, playing his first NHL game since Dec. 6, 2007, after an injury to Manny Fernandez forced Tim Thomas to play the previous eight games, helped the NHL-leading Bruins improve to 7-1-2 in their last 10 games. Boston took a one-point lead over San Jose in overall standings, with the Sharks facing Chicago in a late game.

Savard deflected Dennis Wideman's slap shot out of the air with 22.2 seconds left in the second period. Rask made 15 saves in the third period.

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - James Neal had two goals and an assist, and Marty Turco made 35 saves to lead Dallas to its fourth straight victory.

Loui Eriksson added a goal and an assist, and Brian Sutherby, Steve Ott, Trevor Daley and Andrew Hutchinson also scored for the Stars. Mike Modano added two assists.

Kristian Huselius had a goal and an assist, and Fedor Tyutin and Jared Boll also scored for Columbus. Blue Jackets rookie star Steve Mason was replaced by Wade Dubielewicz after allowing three goals in the opening 10:43.

MONTREAL (AP) - Saku Koivu scored on a power-play goal with 22.3 seconds remaining to end Montreal's season-high losing streak at four games.

Christopher Higgins tied it with 1:53 left, Tomas Plekanec and Andrei Kostitsyn also scored for Montreal, and Carey Price made 23 saves. Dustin Brown and Jarret Stoll each had a goal and an assist for Los Angeles.

TORONTO (AP) - Jason Blake beat Mathieu Garon with a wrist shot with 9:55 left and Toronto held on to beat Pittsburgh.

Blake scored for the fourth straight game to cap a festive night at Air Canada Centre that started with the Maple Leafs honoring former captain Doug Gilmour.

Ian White, Nik Antropov, Alexei Ponikarovsky and Matt Stajan also scored goals for Toronto. Miroslav Satan, Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin and Tyler Kennedy scored for Pittsburgh.

DENVER (AP) - Teemu Selanne broke a tie early in the third period, and Anaheim handed Colorado its fourth straight loss and seventh in eight games.

George Parros, Ryan Getzlaf and Scott Niedermayer also scored for Anaheim. John-Michael Liles, Milan Hejduk and Ian Laperriere scored for Colorado.

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - Cam Ward made 19 saves for his third shutout of the season for Carolina, and Matt Cullen had a goal and an assist for the second straight game.

Mullen and Ray Whitney scored during a dominating first period, and the Hurricanes held on for their fourth win in five games. Atlanta has lost four straight.

UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) - Yann Danis made 37 saves to lead New York to its third straight victory, allowing only Gregory Campbell's goal with 1:27 left.

Mike Comrie, Bill Guerin and Kyle Okposo scored for New York.

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