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OTTAWA (AP) -Chris Phillips and Alex Kovalev scored in the third period, and Jason Spezza had a goal and two assists in the first in the Ottawa Senators' 6-5 victory over the Washington Capitals on Thursday night.

Brian Elliott made 19 saves to help Ottawa win for the 13th time in 14 games, and hand Washington its second straight loss after a team-record 14-game winning streak. On Wednesday night in Montreal, the Canadiens beat the Capitals 6-5 in overtime.

Chris Neil scored late in the second to draw Ottawa even at 4. Milan Michalek and Daniel Alfredsson also scored for the Senators, up 3-1 after the first.

Alexander Semin scored his third goal of the game - his 29th of the season - 13:37 into the third to draw Washington within one. Tomas Fleischmann and Jeff Schultz also scored for the Capitals.

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - Sergei Samsonov scored 1:47 into overtime for Carolina's fourth straight victory - and Buffalo's sixth loss in row.

Brandon Sutter had a goal and two assists, and Stephane Yelle and Ray Whitney also scored to helped give Carolina coach Paul Maurice his 400th career.

Derek Roy scored twice, and Jochen Hecht added a goal for Buffalo.

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