Ottawa stops Washington's winning streak

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Washington goalkeeper Braden Holtby keeps his eye on the puck while Ottawa's Jean-Gabriel Pageau fights for position.  JUSTIN TANG/ASSOCIATED PRESS
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Washington goalkeeper Braden Holtby keeps his eye on the puck while Ottawa's Jean-Gabriel Pageau fights for position.

OTTAWA — Kyle Turris scored twice and the Ottawa Senators ended Washington’s winning streak at eight games with a 3-1 victory over the Capitals on Thursday night.

Cory Conacher also scored and Craig Anderson made 18 saves to help the Senators (23-14-6) win their fourth in a row.

RANGERS 6, PANTHERS 1

In New York, Rick Nash had a goal and assist in the first period, and Ryan Callahan had a pair of assists as the Rangers hung on to eighth place in the Eastern Conference.

ISLANDERS 5, MAPLE LEAFS 3

In Toronto, John Tavares had two goals and an assist as New York rallied and moved within two points of the Maple Leafs for fifth place in the Eastern Conference.

They earned their fifth win in six games as they chase their first playoff berth since 2007.

DEVILS 3, FLYERS 0

In Philaldelphia, Martin Brodeur stopped 23 shots for his 121st career shutout to keep New Jersey’s slim playoff hopes alive.

Matt D’Agostini, Adam Henrique and Ryan Carter scored for the Devils, who entered the game eight points out of the eighth and final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference.

CANADIENS 3, LIGHTNING 2

In Montreal, Brian Gionta scored his second goal of the game with 47 seconds left in regulation and the Canadiens snapped a three-game skid.


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