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TAMPA, Fla. - Alexander Steen had a goal and two assists to help St. Louis coach Ken Hitchcock move into sole possession of fourth place on the NHL wins list in the Blues' 6-3 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning on Thursday night

Hitchcock's 693rd regular-season win broke a tie with Dick Irvin. The Blues coach only trails Joel Quenneville (739), Al Arbour (782) and Scotty Bowman (1,244), who scouted the game as a Chicago senior adviser.

T.J. Oshie, Dmitrij Jaskin, David Backes, Paul Stastny and Vladimir Tarasenko also scored for the Blues.

Tampa Bay got goals from Tyler Johnson, Brett Connolly and Steven Stamkos.

Islanders 3, Maple Leafs 2

UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) ? Anders Lee scored two goals, including the tiebreaker in the second period, and Jaroslav Halak made 32 saves for his 30th win of the season.

Lee scored in each of the first two periods, and Casey Cizikas added a goal for the Metropolitan Division-leading Islanders, who have won three straight and four of five.

Richard Panik and Trevor Smith had goals in the second period as Toronto erased a 2-0 deficit. Jonathan Bernier stopped 38 shots, but dropped his eighth straight decision. The Maple Leafs have lost 13 of 14 (1-12-1) overall and 12 straight (0-11-1) on the road.

Ducks 2, Hurricanes 1

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) ??? Matt Beleskey had the go-ahead goal and an assist and the Ducks snapped a three-game losing streak.

Francois Beauchemin and Beleskey scored 2:52 apart in the second period to help the Pacific Division leaders improve to 24-0-7 in one-goal games.

Jeff Skinner scored a power-play goal for Carolina, which had its two-game winning streak snapped.

In his first start since Oct. 30, John Gibson made 35 saves for Anaheim and Cam Ward stopped 15 shots for the Hurricanes.

Penguins 5, Senators 4, SO

OTTAWA (AP) ??? David Perron scored the shootout winner to lift the Penguins.

Sidney Crosby, with two goals, Kris Letang and Evgeni Malkin also scored for the Penguins, while Thomas Greiss made 29 saves.

Mika Zibanejad, Mike Hoffman Mark Stone and Kyle Turris scored for the Senators, playing their first of a five-game homestand. Robin Lehner, making his career-high seventh consecutive start, stopped 25 shots.

Down 3-0 to start the third period, the Senators made an impressive comeback to tie the game 4-4 late in the period.

Perron scored the only goal of the shootout with a quick wrist shot.

Oilers 4, Canadiens 3, OT

MONTREAL (AP) ??? Anton Lander scored at 1:47 of overtime to lift Edmonton.

Ryan Nugent-Hopkins' second goal of the game tied it with 25 seconds left in regulation while Edmonton was playing with an extra attacker.

Matt Hendricks also scored for the Oilers, who are 2-2-0 on a six-game road trip that takes them to Ottawa on Saturday and Winnipeg on Monday.

Lander scored the winner from in front of the net, while Nugent-Hopkins took a puck off defenceman Andrei Markov's skate and scored on a spin-around shot from the slot to force the extra period.

Christian Thomas, Alex Galchenyuk and Max Pacioretty scored for Montreal, which had its three-game winning streak ended.

Predators 3, Jets 1

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) ????????? Rookie Filip Forsberg set a franchise record with his 19th goal this season and also had an assist and the Predators earned their fourth straight win.

Forsberg topped the mark previously held by Alexander Radulov in 2006-07 with a power-play goal that put Nashville up 2-1 in the second period.

Shea Weber had a goal and two assists, James Neal had a goal, and Roman Josi added two assists as Nashville maintained a three-point lead atop the NHL standings.

Pekka Rinne made 32 saves for his league-best 32nd win. The goalie is 13-1-1 in his past 15 games for the Predators.

Michael Frolik scored for the Jets. Winnipeg snapped a two-game winning streak in its first game with defenceman Tyler Myers and forward Drew Stafford following Wednesday's trade that sent Evander Kane to Buffalo.

Wild 2, Panthers 1

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) ????????? Jason Pominville and Zach Parise each scored on assists from Mikko Koivu, and Devan Dubnyk made 26 saves. The Wild improved to 9-1-2 in their past 12 games, all with Dubnyk in net.

Nick Bjugstad scored in his return home, but goalie Roberto Luongo fell to 3-10-2 in his career at Xcel Energy Center as the Panthers started a stretch of seven out of eight games on the road.

Luongo's record in his past 12 starts also fell to 3-7-2. He stopped 21 shots.

The Wild killed five penalties and stayed perfect short-handed in eight games since the All-Star break at 22 for 22. They're fourth in the NHL in penalty killing. The Panthers had eight power-play goals in their previous eight games.

Rangers 6, Avalanche 3

DENVER (AP) ????????? Kevin Hayes had a goal and two assists and the Rangers survived a third-period rally.

Rick Nash scored his NHL-leading 34th goal and Cam Talbot stopped 26 shots for New York.

The Rangers have won four of their last six to move into third place in the Metropolitan Division. They are three points behind second-place Pittsburgh and have played one less game than the Penguins.

Jarome Iginla, Gabriel Landeskog and Jan Hejda scored for Colorado, which has lost four straight.

The Avalanche, a week ago sitting just outside the last playoff spot after winning three of four, have fallen into last place in the Central Division. Colorado is 12th in the Western Conference a season after having the second-best record in the West.

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