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NEWARK, N.J. (AP) -Martin Brodeur made 28 saves for his third shutout in seven games, and Patrik Elias scored twice as the New Jersey Devils beat the Dallas Stars 4-0 on Tuesday night.

Brodeur extended his NHL record by posting career shutout No. 106. He has five this season.

Travis Zajac and Zach Parise added goals, and captain Jamie Langenbrunner, the NHL's first star from last week, had two assists for Eastern Conference-leading New Jersey.

The Devils ended a two-game losing streak to the Stars with their ninth win in 11 games.

Dallas has won only one of its last nine away from home (1-5-3).

WASHINGTON (AP) - Alex Ovechkin's debut as Capitals captain was a success even though he was kept off the score sheet.

Tomas Fleischmann had a goal and two assists after moving from left wing to center, and Alexander Semin scored twice as Washington snapped a season-high, three-game skid with a win over Montreal.

Before the game, Washington introduced Ovechkin as the team's 14th captain. He was held without a point for the eighth time this season.

Eric Fehr's goal snapped a second-period tie, preventing Washington from losing four straight in regulation for the first time since Nov. 10-21, 2007.

Josh Gorges and Benoit Pouliot scored for the Canadiens, 7-3-1 in their last 11 road games.

PITTSBURGH (AP) - Jordan Staal scored twice, Ruslan Fedotenko ended Pittsburgh's power-play slump, and the Penguins halted a season-worst, five-game losing streak. Atlanta dropped its ninth straight.

Jim Slater scored his second and third goals of the season about 13 minutes apart in the second period, but Atlanta still ended an 0-5-2 road trip. The Thrashers, who last won on Dec. 17, are 0-6-3 during their longest losing streak since they lost nine in a row in October 2002.

The Penguins were 0-for-13 on the power play over five games until Fedotenko made it 3-1 at 14:41 of the second.

Staal and Kris Letang also scored in the second for the Penguins, who haven't lost as many as six in a row since going 0-5-2 midway through captain Sidney Crosby's rookie season in 2006.

TORONTO (AP) - Alexei Ponikarovsky scored the winning goal and Jonas Gustavsson made 29 saves as Toronto rallied to beat Florida.

Lee Stempniak and Tomas Kaberle also scored for the Maple Leafs, who have won only three of 10. Toronto began a stretch of four games in five days.

Former Maple Leafs defenseman Bryan McCabe scored both goals for Florida.

It was the 21st time in 43 games Toronto trailed 2-0. Unlike previous games, this was a hole the Maple Leafs were able to overcome.

OTTAWA (AP) - Blake Wheeler had two goals and an assist, and Boston's Tim Thomas extended his winning streak against Ottawa to 11 games. The Bruins scored four times in the first period.

Wheeler earned points on Boston's first three goals and David Krejci and Mark Recchi both had a goal and an assist as the Bruins jumped out to a 4-0 lead 13:45 in to chase Brian Elliott.

Thomas stopped 28 shots as he improved to 16-5-2 against the Senators, including each of Boston's four wins in four meetings this season.

Filip Kuba scored in the second period for Ottawa, which had won four of five.

CHICAGO (AP) - Marian Hossa scored two goals for the second straight game and surging Chicago won its fourth straight, taking over the NHL points lead.

Chicago (30-10-3) has 63 points, two more than Eastern Conference-leading New Jersey and San Jose.

Cristobal Huet made 19 saves as the Blackhawks improved their home record to a league-best 20-4-1.

Patrick Kane extended his scoring streak to nine games with a power-play goal early in the third that made it 3-1.

Minnesota's Guillaume Latendresse opened the scoring, and the Blackhawks' John Madden also had a goal in the first period.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - David Moss and Olli Jokinen each scored in the second period and Calgary beat Nashville for its fifth straight win.

Miikka Kiprusoff, the Finnish Olympian, stopped 27 shots as the Flames won their fourth straight game in Nashville. Calgary has won five of six games in this series, including a 2-1 edge this season.

Daymond Langkow added an empty-netter for his 11th goal.

Nashville's three-game winning streak was snapped. Patric Hornqvist scored a power-play goal in the third, but that was all that Kiprusoff allowed.

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