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TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -Mike Green set an NHL record for defensemen by a scoring a goal in his eighth consecutive game and the Washington Capitals beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 5-1 on Saturday night.

Green made it 4-0 from the low slot during a power play at 5:33 of the second. He was mobbed by his teammates who left the bench. Boston's Mike O'Connell had a seven-game goal-scoring run in the 1983-84 season.

Alexander Semin, Alex Ovechkin, Shaone Morrisonn and Eric Fehr also scored for Southeast Division-leading Washington, which has won five of seven.

Michal Neuvirth made a glove save on a first-period breakaway by Vincent Lecavalier, and finished with 31 saves to win in his first NHL start.

Tampa Bay got a goal from Ryan Malone. The Lightning have lost six of eight.

Green has 10 goals and 17 points over the last eight games, and is one game away from tying the overall Washington consecutive game goal streak set by Alan Haworth (1985-86) and matched by Mike Gartner (1986-87).

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - David Legwand beat Manny Fernandez in the fourth round of a shootout after scoring twice in regulation for Nashville.

Boston forced overtime on Zdeno Chara's goal with 1:16 left in regulation.

Blake Wheeler also scored for NHL-leading Boston in its fourth straight loss.

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Dwayne Roloson made 39 saves in regulation and stopped both shots he faced in the shootout for Edmonton, and Sam Gagner and Robert Nilsson scored for the Oilers in the tiebreaker.

Dustin Penner had a goal and an assist, Shawn Horcoff scored a power-play goal and Ales Hemsky had two assists for the Oilers, outshot 24-8 through the first two periods and 41-21 overall. Drew Doughty scored a power-play goal for Los Angeles in the second period, and Dustin Brown tied it during another power play with 26 seconds left in regulation. The Kings have lost two straight after a a 7-1 run.

CHICAGO (AP) - Martin Havlat had two goals and an assist, Jonathan Toews added a goal and two assists in Chicago's return to the soldout United Center.

Troy Brouwer, Colin Fraser and Kris Versteeg also scored for the Blackhawks, playing their first home game since Jan. 21 following an eight-game trip.

Patrick Sharp, the Blackhawks' leading goal scorer with 23, left the game limping just 39 seconds in with an injury to his left knee or leg.

Fabian Brunnstrom and Brian Sutherby scored for Dallas.

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Martin Biron won for the first time in more than a month, stopping 38 shots for Philadelphia in his 10th straight win over the Islanders.

Arron Asham, Claude Giroux, Scott Hartnell, Matthew Carle and Simon Gagne scored for the Flyers. Andy Hilbert scored for New York. The Islanders have lost five straight.

TORONTO (AP) - Jason Blake scored goals 19 seconds apart in the third period and Toronto overcame a two-goal deficit to beat Pittsburgh, spoiling defenseman Sergei Gonchar's return to the Penguins' lineup.

Nik Antropov, John Mitchell, Alexei Ponikarovsky and Matt Stajan also scored for Toronto. Matt Cooke and Bill Thomas replied for the Penguins, five points behind Buffalo for the final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference.

Gonchar returned after dislocating his right shoulder in the preseason opener.

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - Daniel Alfredsson scored a short-handed goal early in the third period, and Ottawa overcame a three-goal deficit to win its fourth straight game.

Brian Lee, Antoine Vermette, Chris Phillips and Dany Heatley also scored for the Senators, 4-1-1 since Cory Clouston took over as coach for the fired Craig Hartsburg.

Alex Auld got the victory, stopping 17 shots in relief of Brian Elliott.

Minnesota's Owen Nolan had two goals, and Pierre-Marc Bouchard also scored.

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - Kristian Huselius scored two goals, and Steve Mason made 26 saves to help Columbus win its fourth straight game.

R.J. Umberger, Mike Commodore and Manny Malhotra also scored for Columbus. Dennis Seidenberg scored for Carolina.

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