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Senators extend division lead by beating Leafs

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KANATA, Ontario -- Ron Tugnutt made 25 saves as the Ottawa Senators beat the Toronto Maple Leafs 3-1 in a meeting of the top two teams in the Northeast Division.

Alexei Yashin, Marian Hossa and Vaclav Prospal scored for the Senators. Derek King scored for the Maple Leafs, the first team to score 200 goals this season. Maple Leafs goalie Curtis Joseph made 27 saves while losing to Ottawa for the first time (10-1).ISLANDERS 3, FLYERS 3: At Philadelphia, Eric Lindros scored with 50 seconds left to climax a frantic Philadelphia rally from a 3-0 deficit in the final 3:06 of regulation, giving the struggling Flyers a tie with the New York Islanders.

Lindros scored his 37th goal when he slipped the puck past goaltender Tommy Salo during a scramble in front of the net. It was allowed to stand after a tape review, and the Flyers avoided tying club record of six straight losses.

CAROLINA 2, FLORIDA 2: At Sunrise, Fla., Scott Mellanby scored an unassisted power-play goal in the third period as Florida tied Carolina.

The Hurricanes got power-play goals from Sami Kapanen and Ron Francis within five minutes of each other to take a 2-1 lead after one period.

BLACKHAWKS 4, SHARKS 0: At San Jose, Calif., Jean-Pierre Dumont scored two goals and Josef Marha one to lead the Chicago past San Jose.

Chicago goaltender Jocelyn Thibault stopped 23 shots to earn his fifth shutout of the season and the 12th of his NHL career.

LIGHTNING 6, CANADIENS 1: At Montreal, Wendel Clark scored three goals as Tampa Bay beat Montreal.

Stephane Richer added a goal and an assist for the Lightning, while Pavel Kubina and Petr Svoboda also scored.

CAPITALS 4, OILERS 3: At Washington, Adam Oates had a goal and two assists in a four-goal second period as the Washington Capitals beat Edmonton, ending the Oilers' five-game unbeaten streak.

The Oilers went up 2-0 on goals by Marty McSorley and Bill Guerin before the Capitals scored four times on seven shots -- including three goals on three shots over a 3:14 span -- to take command.

FLAMES 4, KINGS 1: At Inglewood, Calif., Cory Stillman and Jarome Iginla each had a goal and Valeri Bure scored on a breakaway as Calgary beat Los Angeles. It was the Kings' fourth straight loss.

Denis Gauthier also scored to help extend the Flames' road unbeaten streak to five games (3-0-2).