Todd White scored his second power-play goal of the game midway through the final period to lift the Ottawa Senators to a 5-3 victory last night over the Rangers in New York.
White also assisted on Wade Redden's goal in the first period, and Radek Bonk added a goal for Ottawa, which had lost the first three games of its four-game road trip. Redden, Daniel Alfredsson and Karel Rachunek all had two assists for the Eastern Conference-leading Senators.
Alfredsson scored an empty-net goal with 18 seconds left.
New York got all of its goals on special teams. Bobby Holik and Eric Lindros scored on the power play, and Petr Nedved added a short-handed goal.
"We just kept going," Redden said. "It was a back-and-forth game. Usually a team gets a lead it's pretty safe. We gave up that late goal in the second but we stuck with it and battled through to get the win."
* MAPLE LEAFS 6, PANTHERS 0: Visiting Toronto scored three goals in the first 4:11 of the second period, and Ed Belfour made 33 saves for his sixth shutout of the season.
"If they get the first one [goal], who knows what happens," Toronto Coach Pat Quinn said. "We got kind of not a very good one and I think it set them back on edge. Then we got two fast ones in the second and it seemed to hurt them spiritually a little bit."
* WILD 2, BLACKHAWKS 1: Dwayne Roloson stopped 21 shots, and Wes Walz scored the game-winning goal in the second period to lead host Minnesota.
"It's not the lack of chances," Chicago Coach Brian Sutter said. "We get opportunities like we did tonight. Roloson was good."
* CANUCKS 4, BLUE JACKETS 4: Darren Van Impe scored a short-handed goal -- his first in a Blue Jackets uniform -- with 2:26 left as host Columbus came back from a three-goal deficit to tie Vancouver.
"We were down 4-1 and we didn't stop battling," Columbus general manager and interim coach Doug MacLean said. "That was a character-builder for us. Let's not kid ourselves -- that's one of the best teams in the NHL."
* BLUES 2, STARS 2: Bill Guerin scored with 1:30 left in regulation, and host Dallas pulled out the tie to maintain a share of the NHL's best record. Mike Modano's historic 600th career assist led to Guerin's goal. Modano joined Philadelphia's Jeremy Roenick as the only American-born players with 400 goals and 600 assists. Modano is the 44th player overall to reach that combined mark.
* SHARKS 6, HURRICANES 2: Brad Stuart scored his first goal in more than two months, and Patrick Marleau had three assists to lead host San Jose.
Evgeni Nabokov made 27 saves in his fifth straight start. In a remarkable confluence, Nabokov also passed former Sharks goalie Arturs Irbe by playing in his franchise-record 184th game and surpassing Irbe's franchise-record of 10,286 minutes in goal in the same game -- with Irbe in the other net, no less.
* KINGS 4, COYOTES 3: Steve Heinze and Alexander Frolov scored first-period goals, and Mathieu Schneider connected on a power play as host Los Angeles beat Phoenix. Eric Rasmussen also scored, Bryan Smolinski had two assists, and Jamie Storr made 31 saves in the victory.
* OILERS 2, MIGHTY DUCKS 1: Rookies Alex Hemsky and Fernando Pisani scored less than three minutes apart in the third period as host Edmonton rallied to victory.