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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 and had two assists 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.

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Peter Mueller scored his first goal of the season and Martin Hanzal added a goal and an assist as Phoenix beat Chicago.

Scottie Upshall also scored, and Ilya Bryzgalov made 31 saves for the Coyotes, who snapped a two-game losing streak.

Kris Versteeg had a short-handed goal for the Blackhawks, who have lost two of three.

ST. LOUIS (AP) - Dion Phaneuf's goal 2:50 into overtime gave the Calgary a victory against St. Louis.

Calgary won in overtime for the second time in two nights. The Flames broke a two-game losing streak on Wednesday with a 3-2 victory at Dallas.

Phaneuf fired a shot past Chris Mason, who made 27 straight saves after giving up an early goal to Jarome Iginla. Phaneuf, a defenseman, has six goals this season. Miikka Kiprusoff stopped 30 shots.

Lars Eller scored the lone Blues goal while playing in his first NHL game.

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) - Ales Kotalik had a goal and two assists, and the New York Rangers halted a four-game, road-losing streak with a win over Edmonton.

Marian Gaborik, Christopher Higgins and Ryan Callahan also scored for the Rangers (10-6-1), who had won only two of their previous eight games.

Lubomir Visnovsky and Mike Comrie had goals for Edmonton (7-8-1), which has lost three in a row and six of seven. New Oilers associate coach Tom Renney faced the Rangers for the first time since he was fired as the club's head coach in February.

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