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NEW YORK (AP) -Matt Bradley bounced back from having his face bloodied in a first-period fight to net the winning goal with 4:51 left, and Alex Ovechkin also scored in his return from injury to lift the Washington Capitals to a 4-2 victory over the New York Rangers on Tuesday night.

Bradley left with 9:21 left in the opening period after taking several hard blows to the face from New York's Aaron Voros. Later, he knocked the puck away from Wade Redden and raced up ice on a break. Matt Gilroy couldn't catch him from behind, and Bradley beat goalie Henrik Lundqvist.

Brooks Laich and Brian Pothier also scored for the Capitals.

Marian Gaborik scored both goals for the Rangers and moved into a tie for the league lead with Ovechkin with his 15th.

OTTAWA (AP) - Mike Fisher scored twice, including the tiebreaking goal in the second period, to lift Ottawa.

Fisher beat Vesa Toskala with a high shot with 5:50 left in the second period to help the Senators rally from a 2-1 deficit.

Milan Michalek also scored for the Senators (9-6-3), who earned their first win in three games. Alex Kovalev, Alexandre Picard and Chris Campoli added two assists each.

Pascal Leclaire stopped 30 shots in goal, including 15 in the third period when the Maple Leafs pressed for the tying goal.

Phil Kessel and Niklas Hagman scored for the Leafs (3-11-5), who lost their fourth straight.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Joel Ward and David Legwand each had a goal and two assists, and Nashville got its third straight win and seventh in nine games.

Jerred Smithson had a goal and Ryan Suter had two assists for Nashville, which was was coming off a 2-0 win over Montreal in which the Predators fired off a franchise-record 55 shots. Putting the puck in the net was no problem against Sharks backup goalie Thomas Greiss, playing his fourth game this season.

Joe Thornton had a goal and an assist, Scott Nichol had a short-handed goal and Patrick Marleau also scored for San Jose, which lost in regulation for the first time since Oct. 22.

MONTREAL (AP) - Carey Price stopped all six Carolina attempts in the shootout, Maxim Lapierre scored the winner and Montreal beat the Hurricanes.

Price stopped Tuomo Ruutu, Jussi Jokinen, Rod Brind'Amour, Sergei Samsonov and Bryan Rodney before Lapierre finally beat Carolina's Manny Legace on Montreal's sixth attempt. Price then got enough of Matt Cullen's shot off a deke on the Hurricanes' next attempt to leave the puck on the goal line to the delight of the sell-out crowd.

Max Pacioretty and Andrei Kostitsyn scored in regulation for Montreal.

Brandon Sutter and Jussi Jokinen had the Hurricanes' goals.

CALGARY, Alberta (AP) - Ryan Wilson scored his first NHL goal and added an assist, Milan Hejduk got the game-winner and Colorado beat Calgary.

Cody McLeod also scored and Paul Stastny had two assists to help the Avalanche (13-5-3) move three points ahead of the Flames (12-5-2) for the top spot in the Northwest Division.

Calgary captain Jarome Iginla had his 12th goal of the season - and eighth in his past seven games - and Rene Bourque also scored for the Flames, who had earned points in each of their previous six games.

Avalanche goaltender Craig Anderson made 34 saves, including a pad stop on a point-blank shot by Olli Jokinen with 3 minutes left in the third period.

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