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NEW YORK (AP) -Washington's Mike Green scored in his seventh straight game to tie the NHL record for defenseman, but the slumping New York Rangers overcame Green's two-goal game to beat the Capitals 5-4 in a shootout.

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 scored to help the Rangers end a five-game losing streak. They hadn't scored more than three in their previous six games and had been outscored 22-5 during their 0-4-1 skid.

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 New Jersey 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.

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - Scott Niedermayer scored his second goal of the game 55 seconds into overtime for Anaheim.

Brendan Morrison also scored for Anaheim, and Jean-Sebastien Giguere stopped 21 shots in his third straight start. Curtis Glencross and Todd Bertuzzi scored for Calgary. The Flames have lost nine straight in Anaheim.

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.

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) - Ales Hemsky, Dustin Penner, Andrew Cogliano and Kyle Brodziak each had a goal and an assist and Edmonton extended Montreal's road losing streak to seven games.

Sam Gagner, Zack Stortini and Liam Reddox also scored to help the Oilers snap a two-game skid and tie Vancouver for eighth place in the Western Conference. Mathieu Dandenault and Francis Boullion scored for Montreal. The Canadiens have lost nine of their last 11 games to fall into sixth place in the Eastern Conference.

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.

DALLAS (AP) - Ilya Bryzgalov stopped 33 shots for his eighth career shutout, and Enver Lisin scored in the second period to help Phoenix end a six-game losing streak.

Bryzgalov has three shutouts this season, two against Dallas, including a 1-0 shootout win Jan. 10. He's 3-1-1 against the Stars this season.

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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