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Gagne lifts Flyers over Blues in OT

Simon Gagne scored his second goal of the game 27 seconds into overtime as the Philadelphia Flyers snapped a team-record 13-game home losing streak with a 4-3 victory over the St. Louis Blues last night.

Gagne, who tied the game at 3 with a deflection of Derian Hatcher's shot with 4:55 left in regulation, scored the winner from the right side of the net by redirecting Mike Knuble's shot.

Jeff Carter and Mike Richards also scored for the Flyers, who had not won at home since Nov. 24.

Philadelphia goaltender Michael Leighton, making his first NHL start since March 23, 2004, when he was with Chicago, stopped 25 shots. Leighton was claimed on waivers from Nashville Jan. 11.

Rangers 5, Capitals 2 -- Jaromir Jagr became the 12th player in NHL history to score 1,500 points, earning three assists to help visiting New York beat Washington.

Jagr reached the mark by setting up power-play goals for Michal Rozsival in the first and third periods. The Rangers captain added a third assist with 13:51 left, sending a centering pass that Martin Straka fired past Olie Kolzig to provide New York with a two-goal cushion.

Wild 5, Hurricanes 4 -- Marian Gaborik scored twice on the power play to highlight a four-goal first period by host Minnesota, which hung on to beat Carolina.

Erik Staal had a goal and two assists for Carolina, which got a boost from backup goalie John Grahame -- who entered the game in the first period with the Hurricanes trailing, 3-1.

Kings 4, Predators 1 -- Rookie Anze Kopitar scored two goals to help Los Angeles snap Nashville's franchise-record eight-game home-winning streak.

Brian Willsie and Michael Cammalleri added goals for the Kings (19-30-9), who have the worst record in the Western Conference, and Sean Burke made 21 saves.

Penguins 6, Maple Leafs 5 -- Jordan Staal scored his third goal of the game at 3:54 of overtime to lead Pittsburgh over host Toronto.

Staal has seven goals in the last five games for the Penguins, who have collected points in 13 straight games (11-0-2) for the first time since a 14-game run (12-0-2) 10 years ago.

Stars 1, Ducks 0 -- Rookie goalie Mike Smith, making his first start since Dec. 14, stopped 32 shots for his third shutout in seven starts, and Jussi Jokinen scored a power-play goal early in the third period to lift host Dallas over Anaheim.

Senators 5, Canadiens 3 -- Daniel Alfredsson set up Wade Redden on a power play in the second period and assisted on Mike Fisher's goal early in the third as Ottawa recovered from blowing an early two-goal lead in Montreal.

Canucks 3, Thrashers 2 -- Markus Naslund and Brendan Morrison scored 10 seconds apart in the second period, and Roberto Luongo stopped 27 shots to lift host Vancouver.

Panthers 5, Coyotes 2 -- Nathan Horton, Olli Jokinen, Martin Gelinas, and Chris Gratton each had a goal and an assist in Sunrise, Fla.

Sabres 3, Flames 2 -- Ales Kotalik scored the lone shootout goal, rallying Buffalo over Calgary for its fifth straight home win.

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