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Thursday's NHL Capsules

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UNIONDALE, N.Y. - Kevan Miller scored the go-ahead goal late in the second period, Tuukka Rask stopped 43 shots, and the Boston Bruins beat the New York Islanders 5-2 on Thursday night.

Reilly Smith, Patrice Bergeron, Torey Krug and Zdeno Chara also scored for Boston, which won for the seventh time in 10 games. Smith and Milan Lucic also had two assists apiece.

John Tavares and Michael Grabner scored for New York, and Jaroslav Halak stopped 28 shots. The Metropolitan Division-leading Islanders dropped to 17-5 at home this season.

Miller put the Bruins ahead for good with 3.4 seconds left in the second. He intercepted Halak's clearing attempt at the right-wing boards just inside the blue line, and fired a quick shot that lifted Boston to a 3-2 lead.

CANADIENS 1, RANGERS 0

NEW YORK (AP) ? Max Pacioretty scored with 4:17 left, sending Montreal to the road win.

Pacioretty converted a wrist shot from above the right circle that appeared to surprise Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist. It squeezed inside the right post for Pacioretty's 22nd goal.

That was enough to give Carey Price his 26th win and third shutout of the season in a stellar 24-save effort for Montreal, which has won four in a row ??? three with Price in net.

Lundqvist made 25 saves for the Rangers, who have lost two straight following the All-Star break and managed only one goal. They were beaten 4-1 by the New York Islanders on Tuesday.

FLYERS 5, JETS 2

PHILADELPHIA (AP) ??? Wayne Simmonds, Chris VandeVelde, Nick Schultz and Brayden Schenn scored, leading Philadelphia to its fourth win in five games.

Sean Couturier added an empty-netter, and Steve Mason made 36 saves.

Mathieu Perreault scored twice for the Jets. Michael Hutchinson had 27 stops.

Schultz snapped a tie game in the second period with his first goal of the season, ending a 125-game drought. Petra Straka got his first NHL point on the assist, and Ryan White also had his first assist of the season on the goal.

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