Senators inch closer to Bruins

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BOSTON — Robin Lehner stopped 32 shots for his first career shutout and Erik Karlsson scored the lone goal, lifting surging Ottawa to a 1-0 win over Boston on Tuesday night.

Ottawa's Daniel Alfredsson leaps to allow the puck to go past Boston goaltender Tim Thomas on a shot by Erik Karlsson.  ELISE AMENDOLA/ASSOCIATED PRESS
ELISE AMENDOLA/ASSOCIATED PRESS
Ottawa's Daniel Alfredsson leaps to allow the puck to go past Boston goaltender Tim Thomas on a shot by Erik Karlsson.

It was the Senators’ first victory in five games against the Bruins this season.

With the win, the Senators moved one point behind the Northeast Division-leading Bruins.

CAPITALS 3, ISLANDERS 2 (OT)

In Washington, Alex Ovechkin scored at 1:35 of overtime after Troy Brouwer tallied twice in the final 3:30 minutes of regulation, giving Washington an improbable win.

Blanked by New York goalie Evengi Nabokov for 56 minutes, the Capitals mounted a stunning rally to win their third in a row – their longest streak since an identical run in mid-January.

PANTHERS 5, MAPLE LEAFS 3

In Toronto, Mike Santorelli scored twice as Florida handed the sinking Maple Leafs a loss.

Loud chants of “Fire Wilson!” directed at coach Ron Wilson were heard twice during the third period as the Leafs lost for the ninth time in 10 games.

Marcel Goc, Jason Garrison and Stephen Weiss also scored for Florida.

HURRICANES 4, PREDATORS 3

In Raleigh, N.C., Bryan Allen scored his first goal of the season on a breakaway coming out of the penalty box, and Carolina held on to beat Nashville.

Nashville’s Gabriel Bourque scored less than a minute later – at 2:16 of the third period – to cut Carolina’s lead to 4-3 but the Predators couldn’t tie it.

Eric Staal and Tim Brent scored power-plays goals in the second period, and Jamie McBain had Carolina’s first goal earlier in the frame.

RED WINGS 5, BLUE JACKETS 2

In Columbus, Ohio, Henrik Zetterberg scored the go-ahead goal and added an assist, and Joey MacDonald had 28 saves to help Detroit end a three-game slide.

Johan Franzen had a goal and two assists, Niklas Kronwall and Valtteri Filppula both added a goal and assist.

LIGHTNING 2, CANADIENS 1

In Tampa, Fla., Steven Stamkos scored his NHL-leading 44th goal of the season and the Lightning beat slumping Montreal.

Adam Hall also scored for the Lightning.

KINGS 4, WILD 0

In St. Paul, Minn., backup goaltender Jonathan Bernier stopped 25 shots for his fifth career shutout, while Anze Kopitar scored and added an assist as Los Angeles rolled.

Justin Williams, Dwight King and Alec Martinez added goals.

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