Canadiens suffer rare defeat in regulation

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UNIONDALE, N.Y. — Radek Martinek scored the tiebreaking goal eight minutes into the third period and the New York Islanders handed Montreal its first regulation loss in nearly a month with a 6-3 victory Tuesday night.

Matt Martin celebrates a goal against Montreal's Carey Price in the New York Islanders' win.  PAUL J. BERESWILL/ASSOCIATED PRESS
PAUL J. BERESWILL/ASSOCIATED PRESS
Matt Martin celebrates a goal against Montreal's Carey Price in the New York Islanders' win.

Martinek’s shot from the left point on a pass from Kyle Okposo eluded goaltender Carey Price at 7:56.

Montreal hadn’t lost in regulation since a 6-0 defeat at home against Toronto on Feb. 9.

BLACKHAWKS 5, WILD 3

In Chicago, the Blackhawks set a franchise record with their 10th consecutive victory and extended their points streak to 29 games.

Bryan Bickell scored twice in the first period and Patrick Kane added a goal in the third as Chicago (20-0-3) remained the only team in the NHL without a regulation loss. It also snapped a tie with the 1977-78 Canadiens for the second-longest points streak in league history.

HURRICANES 4, SABRES 3

In Raleigh, N.C., Alexander Semin had a goal and two assists, linemate Eric Staal added three assists for Carolina.

Jiri Tlusty, Joe Corvo and Jussi Jokinen also scored for the Hurri­canes, who were playing for the first time since goalie Cam Ward went on IR with a torn MCL.

LIGHTNING 5, DEVILS 2

In Newark, N.J., Nate Thompson scored twice and Martin St. Louis and rookie Alexander Killorn had a goal and an assist as Tampa Bay snapped a five-game losing streak.

CAPITALS 4, BRUINS 3 (OT)

In Washington, Eric Fehr scored 37 seconds into the extra period, and
the Capitals rallied from a three-goal,
first-period deficit to beat Boston.

RED WINGS 2, AVALANCHE 1

In Detroit, Niklas Kronwall scored in the second period thanks to a fluky bounce, and the Red Wings held on to beat Colorado.

RANGERS 4, FLYERS 2

In New York, Rick Nash snapped a third-period tie and then added an insurance goal as the Rangers won their third in a row.

BLUE JACKETS 4, OILERS 3 (SO)

In Columbus, Ohio, Sergei Bobrovsky made two spectacular short-handed saves in overtime and stopped both shots he faced in the shootout to lift the Blue Jackets.

PANTHERS 4, JETS 1

In Sunrise, Fla., Tomas Kopecky, Shawn Matthias and Mike Santorelli scored for Florida and Jonathan Huberdeau converted a penalty shot in the Panthers’ victory over Winnipeg.


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