Montreal wins game between Northeast's top teams

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MONTREAL — Michael Ryder’s power-play goal 57 seconds into the second period lifted the Montreal Canadiens to a 2-1 victory over the Boston Bruins on Saturday night in a matchup of the top two teams in the Northeast Division.

The Canadiens lead the division by three points, with Boston holding a game in hand.

JETS 4, FLYERS 1

In Winnipeg, Manitoba, the Jets scored four second-
period goals in less than seven minutes and went on to beat Philadelphia.

Evander Kane, Grant Clitsome, Kyle Wellwood and Bryan Little scored for Winnipeg.

KINGS 4, OILERS 1

In Los Angeles, Jeff Carter had a goal and an assist, and the Kings kept moving forward in the Western Conference playoff race.

BLACKHAWKS 1, PREDATORS 0

In Nashville, Tenn., Bryan Bickell scored in the first period, and Chicago beat the Predators for its third win in four games.

RANGERS 4, HURRICANES 1

In Raleigh, N.C., Derek Stepan and Ryan Callahan scored 31 seconds apart, and Rick Nash added a goal during a three-goal second period as New York handed Carolina its club-record-tying seventh home loss in a row.

MAPLE LEAFS 2, DEVILS 1

In Newark, N.J., Leo Komarov and Tyler Bozak scored and Toronto extended New Jersey’s losing streak to six games.

CAPITALS 4, PANTHERS 3

In Sunrise, Fla., Alex Ovechkin recorded his 12th career hat trick and added an assist, and Washington survived a late rally to beat Florida.

ISLANDERS 4, LIGHTNING 2

In Uniondale, N.Y., Matt Martin scored the go-ahead goal with less than seven minutes left in the third period to lead New York.


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