OTTAWA – Dennis Seidenberg scored with 1:04 left to help the Boston Bruins beat the Ottawa Senators 2-1 on Thursday night.
Patrice Bergeron won a faceoff in the offensive zone back to Zdeno Chara, the Boston captain fed Seidenbergand his shot found its way past goalie Robin Lehner through a maze of players.
Daniel Paille also scored for the Bruins (20-6-3), and Anton Khudobin made 27 saves.
Kaspars Daugavins scored for Ottawa, and Lehner also stopped 27 shots. The Senators dropped to 16-9-6 after winning their previous three games.
The Senators had a couple of great chances to regain the lead in the dying seconds, but Khudobin made some solid stops to keep the score tied.
With an assist on Daugavins goal, Sergei Gonchar extended his point streak to nine games. He also set a franchise record for defensemen with assists in nine straight games.
SABRES 5, MAPLE LEAFS 4, SO: In Buffalo, N.Y., Steve Ott scored the decisive goal in the sixth round of the shootout, helping Buffalo rally.
Ryan Miller then secured the win by getting his left pad out to stop former Sabres forward Clarke MacArthurs shootout attempt. Miller stopped 32 shots through overtime, and allowed only Tyler Bozak to score in the tiebreaker.
Ott set up his successful shootout goal by driving in full speed on James Reimer. Without stopping, Ott slipped the puck inside the right post before the goalie had a chance to get his pad out. Christian Ehrhoff had a goal and two assists for Buffalo, which won consecutive games for only the fourth time this season.
CANADIENS 5, ISLANDERS 2: In Uniondale, N.Y., Brian Gionta scored the go-ahead goal 48 seconds into the third period, Brendan Gallagher added two more and Montreal beat the Islanders for the first time in three tries this season.
Giontas 10th goal of the season came after center David Desharnais caught a wobbling puck by the blue line off a clearing attempt, set it down and passed it to Gionta in front.
Gallagher scored his ninth and 10th goals of the season 33 seconds apart midway through the third to cement the win. Carey Price made 25 saves for Montreal.
Michael Ryder and P.K. Subban also scored for Montreal, which is 14-1-4 since losing to Toronto 6-0 on Feb. 9
PANTHERS 3, RANGERS 1: In New York, Jacob Markstrom made 44 saves and just missed his first NHL shutout, and cellar-dwelling Florida dealt the playoff-hopeful Rangers a big blow.
The Rangers had gotten back into eighth place in the Eastern Conference with wins on two consecutive nights this week after a three-game skid. But Markstrom was sharp and shut down New York.
DEVILS 4, HURRICANES 1: In Raleigh, N.C., Martin Brodeur scored his third career goal and made 17 saves in his first game in a month to lead New Jersey.
Brodeur had been out since Feb. 21 with a pinched nerve in his upper back and neck. New Jersey went 3-8-2 in his absence.
Peter Harrold, Adam Henrique and Andrei Loktionov also scored to help the Devils snap a three-game losing streak.
Jeff Skinner had the Hurricanes lone goal while Dan Ellis made 19 saves.
Carolina has dropped five in a row to fall from the top of the Southeast Division. The Hurricanes have been outscored 17-6 during that stretch.
PREDATORS 5, FLAMES 3: In Nashville, Tenn., Mike Fisher scored two goals as Nashville snapped a four-game losing streak.
Martin Erat, Nick Spaling and Brandon Yip had the other goals for the Predators, and Pekka Rinne made 19 saves.
Mark Giordano, Blake Comeau, and Jarome Iginla scored for the Flames, who have dropped eight consecutive road games.