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Khristich’s 5 points lift Bruins to win

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Dmitri Khristich scored twice and made it his best game as a pro with three assists on goals by Jason Allison as the Boston Bruins beat the impotent New York Rangers 5-1 Saturday in Boston

The five-point effort was a career best for Khristich. It was the second three-goal game of Allison's - the other coming Jan. 8 against Phoenix.Boston had dropped its last two home games and two of three overall.

PENGUINS 2, SABRES 1: At Pittsburgh, goalie Tom Barrasso made 37 saves, including two against a two-man disadvantage in the last minute, as Pittsburgh ended Buffalo's road unbeaten streak at eight games.

Martin Straka scored two first-period goals against Olympic teammate Dominik Hasek as the Sabres lost on the road for the first time since a 3-0 defeat at Philadelphia on Jan. 20.

FLYERS 6, RED WINGS 1: At Philadelphia, Alexandre Daigle scored three goals as the Philadelphia beat Detroit, ending the Flyers' eight-game winless streak against the 1997 Stanley Cup winners.

COYOTES 2, BLUES 0: At St. Louis, backup goalie Jimmy Waite made 24 saves and Gerald Diduck and Brad Isbister each scored goals to lead Phoenix over St. Louis.

KINGS 5, AVALANCHE 2: At Inglewood, Calif., Sandy Moger scored twice on rebounds during a four-minute span of the second period to break open a scoreless game and Los Angeles Kings went on to beat Colorado.

LIGHTNING 1, BLACKHAWKS 0: At Tampa, Fla., Mark Fitzpatrick made 37 saves and Alex Selivanov scored the game's only goal, leading Tampa over the Chicago Blackhawks, who were shut out for the second straight game.

SHARKS 2, HURRICANES 1: At Greensboro, N.C., Mike Vernon picked up his 324th career victory as the San Jose Sharks remained in the Western Conference playoff hunt with a victory over the Carolina Hurricanes.

CANUCKS 6, ISLANDERS 2: At Uniondale, N.Y., Todd Bertuzzi, dealt last month to Vancouver in a trade involving the captains of both teams, scored during a three-goal second period as the Canucks beat the New York Islanders.

MAPLE LEAFS 2, FLAMES 1: At Toronto, Mathieu Schneider scored two goals and Felix Potvin stopped 32 shots to lead the Toronto Maple Leafs to a crucial win over the Calgary Flames.

SENATORS 4, CAPITALS 0: At Kanata, Ontario, Daniel Alfredsson scored two goals and Ron Tugnutt stopped 35 shots for his third shutout as the Ottawa Senators beat the Washington Capitals.

CANADIENS 4, DEVILS 2: At Montreal, Mark Recchi scored during a two-man advantage in the third period as the Montreal Canadiens ended the New Jersey Devils' 13-game unbeaten streak.