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PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Jeff Carter scored a goal and had two assists, and the Philadelphia Flyers survived a third-period flurry to beat the Buffalo Sabres 6-3 on Tuesday night.

Danny Briere and Claude Giroux each added a goal and an assist for Philadelphia, which had lost four of five.

Nikolay Zherdev, Darroll Powe and Andreas Nodl also scored for the Flyers (4-4-1). Sergei Bobrovsky had 32 saves.

Thomas Vanek scored in the first period, and Tyler Myers and Steve Montador added goals in the third for the Sabres, who dropped to 3-6-1. Derek Roy had two assists, raising his team-leading point total to 11.

OTTAWA (AP) - Alex Kovalev scored twice and added an assist, combining with Erik Karlsson for the fastest two goals in Ottawa history, to lead the Senators past Phoenix.

Karlsson and Kovalev scored 9 seconds apart in the first period to break the previous team record by 1 second. Karlsson opened the scoring with a power-play goal 5:27 in. His goal was still being announced when Kovalev made it 2-0 at 5:36, breaking a modern franchise record set 15 years earlier.

Chris Kelly also scored and Brian Elliott made 28 saves for Ottawa, which has won two of three since a 1-4-1 start.

Sami Lepisto and Keith Yandle scored for Phoenix, which has lost three in a row (0-1-2), including the first two games of a three-game trip.

TORONTO (AP) - Maple Leafs enforcer Colton Orr scored the winning goal after knocking over goalie Scott Clemmensen, and Toronto beat Florida.

The teams were locked in a tight-checking game until Orr netted the decisive goal with 8:58 left. After slamming into Clemmensen, Orr tipped a shot from linemate Tim Brent into the wide open net. Clemmensen argued his case with the referee to no avail.

Tyler Bozak and Phil Kessel also scored for the Maple Leafs (5-2-1).

Dennis Wideman had the lone goal for Florida (3-4).

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