BOSTON (AP) -Patrice Bergeron's goal with 52 seconds left in regulation helped the Bruins avoid a historic third straight shutout, but Michael Cammalleri scored in the shootout to give the Montreal Canadiens a 2-1 victory over Boston on Thursday night.
Boston had not scored in 192 minutes, 6 seconds, dating to Vladimir Sobotka's goal at 7:02 of the third period against Edmonton on Saturday. The Bruins had not been shut out in three straight games since they scored just once over five games from Feb. 2-14, 1929.
In the 700th game between the archrivals, Carey Price stopped 42 Boston shots for his first win in more than a month.
Tim Thomas made 25 saves, giving up only Glen Metropolit's first-period goal and Cammalleri's in the shootout.
ATLANTA (AP) - Raffi Torres scored two second-period goals and Columbus held off Atlanta. The Thrashers, coming off road wins at Ottawa and Montreal, lost for the fourth time in five home games.
The Blue Jackets took a 2-0 lead in the first period when Jakub Voracek and Derick Brassard each had a goal and an assist, and Columbus never trailed.
Mathieu Garon stopped 32 shots in his first start against the Thrashers since 2000.
Pavel Kubina's power-play goal 2:06 into the third period cut Atlanta's deficit to 4-3. Bryan Little and Tobias Enstrom scored in the second. Enstrom's goal was his first this season.
The Thrashers, 2 for 8 on the power play, outshot the Blue Jackets 35-21.
DETROIT (AP) - Pavel Datsyuk and Henrik Zetterberg scored in the shootout as Detroit snapped San Jose's six-game winning streak.
Zetterberg also had a goal in regulation, and Chris Osgood made 33 saves for Detroit.
Logan Couture scored his first NHL goal for San Jose. Evgeni Nabokov stopped 35 shots.
Zetterberg tied it at 1 at 5:38 of the third period. Couture opened the scoring with 5:19 left in the second.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - Tough guy Darcy Hordichuk and newly signed Matt Pettinger each scored their first goals of the season, forming an unlikely pair to lead short-handed Vancouver past Minnesota.
Hordichuk scored his first goal in 50 games. Pettinger was signed off the street on Monday to bolster a depleted roster.
Mason Raymond and Henrik Sedin also scored for the Canucks, who have won three in a row despite missing seven players with injuries. Alex Burrows added an empty-net goal.
Kyle Brodziak scored twice for the Wild, who were slow and sloppy throughout and showed little fight against a weakened opponent. Niklas Backstrom gave up four goals on 17 shots and was pulled by new Wild coach Todd Richards for the first time.
Vancouver's Andrew Raycroft made 28 saves in his fifth straight game in place of Roberto Luongo, who has been out with a rib injury.
OTTAWA (AP) - Jason Spezza scored a power-play goal 4:17 into overtime to lift Ottawa over Tampa Bay.
Spezza, sidelined for two games because of back pain, drove a slap shot past Antero Niittymaki after Tampa Bay's Mattias Ohlund was sent off for holding 3 minutes into overtime. Spezza also assisted on Daniel Alfredsson's first-period goal.
Mike Fisher also scored for Ottawa and Pascal Leclaire made 18 saves in the third meeting between the teams this season, the second in seven days.
Alex Tanguay and Steven Stamkos scored power-play goals for Tampa Bay. The Lightning are 1-1-1 on a four-game trip. Stamkos has 12 goals this season.
Niittymaki stopped 26 shots in his second start in a row.