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Capitals snap Canadiens’ win streak

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Olaf Zolzig made 33 saves and Peter Bondra scored two goals as the Washington Capitals ended the Montreal Canadiens' seven-game winning streak with a 3-2 victory Saturday night.

Adam Oates had a goal and an assist for Washington, which beat Montreal for the seventh straight time.Kolzig, who has allowed five goals in his last three games, helped the Capitals to their third straight win and their fourth in five games.

Washington left wing Chris Simon had two assists in his first action since serving a three-game suspension for shouting a racial slur at Edmonton's Mike Grier during an altercation following a Nov. 8 game.

Marc Bureau and Vincent Damphousse scored goals for Montreal during a third-period rally, but the Canadiens had a potential game-tying goal disallowed with 3:53 left when referee Don Koharski lost sight of the puck during a goal-mouth scramble and blew the play dead.

Panthers 1, Islanders 0

At Uniondale, N.Y., Ray Whitney scored the only goal early in the third period and goaltender Mark Fitzpatrick stopped 23 shots for his 100th NHL win as the Florida beat the New York Islanders.

Devils 3, Sabres 2

At Buffalo, N.Y., Martin Brodeur made 22 saves en route to his 10th straight victory as New Jersey defeated Buffalo. It was the second win in two nights for Brodeur, who beat Colorado 4-1 Friday to establish a career-best winning streak.

Penguins 5, Maple Leafs 0

At Toronto, Tom Barrasso stopped 20 shots and recorded his second shutout of the season to lead Pittsbugh past Toronto.

Barrasso bounced back one night after losing 3-1 to the New York Rangers at Madison Square Garden as the Penguins broke a six-game winless streak (0-4-2) and evened their record at 9-9-4.

Blues 5, Red Wings 2

At St. Louis, Brett Hull scored twice and added an assist as St. Louis took over first place in the Central Division from Detroit by beating the Red Wings.

Senators 3, Bruins 3

At Boston, Rob DiMaio scored with 13 seconds to go in the third period to give the Boston Bruins a tie with the Ottawa Senators, who have won just once in eight games.

Stars 5, Kings 1

At Inglewood, Calif., Mike Modano scored his league-leading third shorthanded goal this season and the Dallas Stars had four power-play goals in their victory over the Los Angeles Kings.

Coyotes 3, Sharks 2

At San Jose, Calif., Jimmy Waite made a rare goaltending start for Phoenix and Keith Tkachuk had a hand in all three goals as the Coyotes beat the San Jose Sharks.

Oilers 2, Flames 2

At Edmonton, Alberta, Boris Mironov made up for an earlier defensive lapse with a third-period goal, lifting the Edmonton Oilers to a tie with the Calgary Flames.