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PHILADELPHIA (AP) -Arron Asham scored two goals, Martin Biron made 39 saves and the Philadelphia Flyers beat the New York Rangers 4-2 on Saturday.

Mike Richards and Scott Hartnell also had goals for the Flyers, who improved their hold on the No. 4 spot in the Eastern Conference with their third win in four games.

Nik Antropov and Sean Avery had goals for New York, which could have moved into a tie for fourth with Philadelphia by sweeping the home-and-home weekend series.

Biron had another strong performance in his fourth straight start, strengthening his case to be the Flyers' No. 1 goalie down the stretch.

BOSTON (AP) - Phil Kessel scored his 30th goal of the season early in the first period and set up Marc Savard's first in 16 games 65 seconds later, leading Boston over the New York Islanders.

The Eastern Conference-leading Bruins earned their second straight win after they had lost five of six. Tim Thomas stopped 21 shots in matching his career-high with his 30th win.

Mark Streit had the goal for Islanders, who lost in regulation for the second time in nine games (5-2-2). New York has a NHL-worst 54 points. Kyle Okposo had his four-game goal streak snapped.

ST. LOUIS (AP) - Pavel Datsyuk scored twice in the second period, and Detroit netted three goals on three shots within 46 seconds of the second period.

Tomas Kopecky, Brett Lebda and Henrik Zetterberg also scored, and Chris Osgood stopped 30 shots for the Red Wings, who are tied with Boston for the NHL lead with 99 points.

The Blues, fighting for a playoff spot in the Western Conference, got a goal and assist from T.J. Oshie. Jeff Woywitka also scored for St. Louis, which is on the outside edge of a playoff position.

The Red Wings struck quickly in the second to grab a 3-1 lead on goals by Datsyuk, Kopecky and Lebda. Datsyuk and Kopecky scored 10 seconds apart.

PITTSBURGH (AP) - Mike Comrie scored the deciding goal in the shootout and Ottawa earned its fifth win in six games.

The third successful shot ended the tiebreaker on the 10th attempt.

Chris Campoli, Nick Foligno and Chris Phillips scored in regulation for Ottawa, which trailed 3-1 with eight minutes left but improved to 11-6-3 under interim coach Cory Clouston.

Eric Godard, Sidney Crosby and Tyler Kennedy scored for Pittsburgh, which has lost two straight shootouts after a seven-game winning streak. The Penguins have gone to a shootout in a franchise-record four straight games.

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