Radek Bonk scored on a rebound with 1 minute 15 seconds to play and the Ottawa Senators beat the New Jersey Devils, 5-3, last night after blowing a three-goal lead in the third period in East Rutherford, N.J.
Martin Havlat and Marian Hossa each added two goals, with Hossa icing the game with an empty-netter with 38 seconds left.
The Senators have won three of four games with New Jersey and hold a six-point lead over the Devils in the race for the best record in the Eastern Conference.
Scott Niedermayer, Jeff Friesen and Joe Nieuwendyk scored in the third period as the Devils took advantage of two four-minute high sticking penalties to tie the game.
The game appeared headed for overtime when Karal Rachunek stopped a pass around the boards in the Devils' zone and fired a shot at Martin Brodeur. Mike Fisher was stopped on the rebound of that shot, but Bonk had an open net to shoot at when the puck went to the other side.
Hossa added his 38th goal after Brodeur left for a sixth skater.
* STARS 1, FLAMES 1: Scott Young's goal with 4:10 left in regulation saved Dallas at home.
Calgary's Roman Turek stopped 38 shots and was closing in on his third shutout of the season and 23rd of his career when Young scored from the slot on a one-timer off a pass from Mike Modano. It was Young's 13th goal this season.
Oleg Saprykin scored a first-period, power-play goal for the Flames, 1-6-3-1 in their last 11 games.
* RANGERS 4, WILD 2: Mark Messier's breakaway goal in the second period proved to be the difference for New York in St. Paul, Minn.
Messier picked up an errant pass and came in alone on Minnesota goalie Dwayne Roloson. He tucked a backhand shot between the right post and Roloson's skate to give the Rangers a 3-1 lead.
Minnesota got power-play goals from Andrew Brunette and Sergei Zholtok, and outshot the Rangers 12-2 in the third period.
New York snapped a two-game losing streak and improved its record against the Wild to 4-0. Minnesota is on a three-game losing streak, its longest this season.
* HURRICANES 1, BRUINS 1: Brian Rolston scored a power-play goal late in the third period to lift visiting Boston into the tie.
Jeff O'Neill scored a first-period goal for the Hurricanes, who controlled much of the game behind the steady goaltending of Kevin Weekes only to see the Bruins salvage a point with Rolston's goal at 13:49.
Francis and Jan Hlavac assisted on O'Neill's goal for Carolina, which has four points in four games after dropping 15 of 16. Weekes, who had faced 91 shots in his last two starts, had 26 saves. Boston's Steve Shields made 27.
* SABRES 2, CANADIENS 1: Miroslav Satan scored 3:49 into overtime, lifting Buffalo at home.
Vaclav Varada, back after missing 17 games because of a sprained right knee, also scored as the Sabres overcame a 1-0 deficit and won for only the second time in 11 games (2-6-0-3).
Buffalo's Ryan Miller stopped 25 shots, enjoying his best game after allowing 17 goals in his previous five starts.
Jan Bulis scored for the Canadiens, whose offense continues to sputter. Montreal, coming off Tuesday's 3-0 loss to Florida, has just 11 goals in seven games.
* LIGHTNING 2, THRASHERS 0: In Tampa, Martin St. Louis and Brad Richards scored 1:59 apart in the third period and John Grahame made 27 saves for his third shutout of the season.
St. Louis picked up a loose puck in the right circle after a faceoff and scored his 28th goal at 6:28. It was his first goal in eight games.
The Lightning moved within two points of Southeast Division-leading Washington. Tampa Bay, which has not made the playoffs since 1996, has played one fewer game than the Capitals.
* ISLANDERS 3, SHARKS 0: In San Jose, Calif., Michael Peca scored two goals, and Garth Snow stopped 29 shots for his 15th career shutout.
* MIGHTY DUCKS 2, BLUE JACKETS 0: Jean-Sebastien Giguere made 26 saves for his seventh shutout this season and his 15th career as Anaheim extended its home unbeaten streak to six games.