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NEW YORK (AP) -Mike Green scored twice to tie the NHL record for defenseman with goals in seven straight games, but the slumping New York Rangers overcame that and beat the Washington Capitals 5-4 in a shootout to snap a five-game losing streak.

Green tied the record set by Boston's Mike O'Connell in 1983-84.

Ryan Callahan, who had a goal and assist, netted the shootout winner in the fourth round with a shot that hit the crossbar and then found its way in after hitting goalie Jose Theodore's skates. Nigel Dawes also scored in the shootout for the Rangers, but Alex Ovechkin forced the extra round with a goal.

Lauri Korpikoski, Markus Naslund and Paul Mara also had goals for the Rangers, who hadn't scored more than three in their previous six games and had been outscored 22-5 during their 0-4-1 skid. Henrik Lundqvist made 26 saves.

Tomas Fleischmann and Eric Fehr also scored for Washington.

PITTSBURGH (AP) - Pittsburgh star Sidney Crosby's hard wrist shot fooled San Jose goalie Brian Boucher for the only goal in the shootout.

Marc-Andre Fleury stopped 36 shots to help Pittsburgh win for the third time during a four-game homestand. San Jose, coming off a 5-2 win at Boston on Tuesday night in a matchup of the two NHL conference leaders, is 1-2-2 in its last five games.

Bill Thomas scored in regulation for Pittsburgh. Joe Pavelski countered for San Jose.

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - Zach Parise had two goals, including the winner, and added two assists to help the New Jersey Devils win for the 11th time in 13 games.

Parise has a career-high 34 goals, two more than he had last season.

Jamie Langenbrunner also scored twice, the second into an empty net, and defenseman Paul Martin had three assists in New Jersey's fourth straight win over New York this season. Kevin Weekes made 23 saves in picking up his fourth straight win.

Radek Martinek and Kyle Okposo scored for New York.

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) - Daniel Alfredsson had a goal and assist and Ottawa won consecutive games for only the sixth time this season.

Jason Spezza, with only his second goal in nine games, and Shean Donovan also scored for the Senators, who completed a home-and-home sweep against the Sabres following a 3-2 shootout win at Ottawa on Saturday. Rookie Brian Elliott made 31 saves, allowing only Ales Kotalik's power-play goal early in the third.

The Senators improved to 2-1-1 under new coach Cory Clouston.

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - Antti Miettinen's one-timer with 1:11 remaining off a pass from former Colorado forward Andrew Brunette was the winner for Minnesota.

Pierre-Marc Bouchard and Owen Nolan also scored for Minnesota. Ryan Smyth scored twice for Colorado. The Avalanche have lost five straight on the road.

ATLANTA (AP) - Patrick Sharp and Jonathan Toews scored power-play goals, and Nikolai Khabibulin made 36 saves for Chicago.

Dave Bolland added an empty-net goal. Ilya Kovalchuk scored for Atlanta.

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