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NEW YORK, N.Y. - Derick Brassard, Mats Zuccarello and Kevin Hayes scored in the first period, and the New York Rangers beat the St. Louis Blues 6-3 on Thursday night for their seventh straight victory.

J.T. Miller, Ryan McDonagh and Dan Girardi also scored for New York, which improved to 12-2-2.

Dmitrij Jaskin, Vladimir Tarasenko and Troy Brouwer scored for St. Louis, which had won three in a row. The Blues fell to 11-4-1.

New York and St. Louis entered ranked first and third, respectively, in the NHL in goals against per game. But the first of their two meetings this season was a wild affair.

By the first intermission, the Rangers led 3-1 and the Blues had made a goaltending change.

CAPITALS 5, FLYERS 2

PHILADELPHIA (AP) ? Jason Chimera had two goals and an assist to lead Washington to a victory over slumping Philadelphia.

Washington's Alex Ovechkin remained one goal shy of becoming the top Russian-born goal scorer in NHL history.

Ovechkin, tied with Sergei Fedorov at 483 career goals, appeared to take the lead when his slap shot beat Steve Mason with 38 seconds left in the second period. However, the goal was disallowed after an officials' review determined that Justin Williams was offside on the play.

T.J. Oshie, Nicklas Backstrom and Williams all scored for Washington, which won its third in four games while avoiding losing consecutive games for the first time this season.

Scott Laughton and Claude Giroux had goals for Philadelphia, which has lost four straight games at home and eight of its last nine overall.

SENATORS 3, CANUCKS 2

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) ??? Bobby Ryan and Chris Wideman had power-play goals, Erik Karlsson also scored and Ottawa beat Vancouver.

Andrew Hammond made 33 saves to help Ottawa snap a two-game losing streak and get its first regulation win on home ice this season.

Sven Baertschi and Alexander Edler scored and Ryan Miller made 22 saves for Vancouver. The Canucks were playing the fourth of a seven-game road trip.

The Senators had one of their better third periods of late and were able to hold off the Canucks in front of a sellout crowd of 19,229.

Wideman's goal put Ottawa ahead 3-1 with 1:55 left in the third period. The cushion proved necessary after Edler scored with 23.9 seconds left.

AVALANCHE 3, BRUINS 2

BOSTON (AP) ??? Matt Duchene broke a tie in the third period with his sixth goal in five games and Colorado beat Boston.

Reto Berra made 25 saves, and Colorado won back-to-back road games for the first time this season after beating Philadelphia on Tuesday night.

Zdeno Chara and Ryan Spooner scored in the first to give Boston a 2-0 lead, but Carl Soderberg and Francois Beauchemin scored to tie it 2-2 later in the period.

The Bruins broke a club record by losing to Colorado at home for the eighth straight time. Boston had previously gone winless at home seven times against both Montreal and Detroit.

WILD 3, HURRICANES 2, OT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) ??? Jason Zucker scored his second goal of the game with 1:10 left in overtime, giving Minnesota the win over Carolina.

Minnesota had to kill off an overtime power play to set up the winner.

It was Minnesota's first win in three overtime games this season and the Hurricanes first loss in four extra periods. It was the third straight win for the Wild.

Thomas Vanek scored the other Minnesota goal.

Andrej Nestrasil scored his first goal of the season for Carolina and Justin Faulk had the other.

Minnesota's Devan Dubnyk stopped 37 shots, while Carolina's Cam Ward saved 18.

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