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Senators top Coyotes, gain lead

Daniel Alfredsson and Jason Spezza each had a goal and an assist to lead the visiting Ottawa Senators to a 4-1 victory over the Phoenix Coyotes last night.

Chris Neil and Josh Langfeld added goals off deflections, and Brian Smolinski had a pair of assists for the Senators, who won for the fourth time in five games to pass idle Toronto for the Northeast Division lead.

Shane Doan scored his 19th goal for the Coyotes, who lost their second straight and fell to 2-5-1-1 since moving into new Glendale Arena Dec. 27.

Canadiens 3, Wild 2 -- Richard Zednik scored with 27.9 seconds to play in overtime, lifting Montreal over Minnesota at St. Paul to snap the Canadiens' three-game losing skid.

Mike Ribeiro, who scored the tying goal in the third period, assisted on Zednik's goal. Patrice Brisebois also had a goal and an assist and Mathieu Garon stopped 27 shots in place of Jose Theodore.

Garon, who made only his second start in Montreal's previous 16 games, turned back a flurry of shots in overtime.

Red Wings 5, Devils 2 -- Steve Yzerman moved past Mario Lemieux for sixth place on the NHL's career scoring list with his 1,702d point in Detroit's victory over visiting New Jersey.

Yzerman assisted on Tomas Holmstrom's goal, which gave the Red Wings a 4-2 lead midway through the third period. When his feat was recognized by the public-address announcer, Yzerman stood and raised a hand to the crowd.

Lightning 5, Penguins 1 -- Martin St. Louis had a goal and an assist and host Tampa Bay sent Pittsburgh to its eighth straight loss.

Brad Richards, Pavel Kubina, Vincent Lecavalier, and Brad Lukowich also scored for the Southeast Division-leading Lightning, who have a nine-point advantage over second-place Atlanta.

Canucks 4, Blues 2 -- Magnus Arvedson scored two goals for the second straight game and visiting Vancouver extended its winning streak to four with the victory over slumping St. Louis.

Daniel Sedin had a goal and two assists for Vancouver.

Avalanche 3, Kings 3 -- Derek Armstrong scored the tying goal with 3:15 left in the third period and host Los Angeles rallied from two goals down for a draw with Colorado.

Oilers 5, Blackhawks 2 -- Shawn Horcoff scored twice and Edmonton extended Chicago's club-record road losing streak to 19 games.

Predators 6, Blue Jackets 4 -- Scott Walker tied the Nashville franchise record for career goals (81), leading the Predators to the victory at Columbus, Ohio.

Capitals 5, Hurricanes 3 -- Bates Battaglia broke a third-period tie and Peter Bondra scored twice to help visiting Washington beat Carolina.

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