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Kelly Chase put a different kind of hurt on the Nashville Predators this time.

Chase has a reputation around the NHL as an enforcer, not a scorer. Just don't tell that to the Predators.On Tuesday night, Chase scored two goals in 33 seconds and added an assist. It was all St. Louis needed as the Blues defeated the Predators 5-1.

"(Coach) Joel Quenneville heard me say that if I got three goals, I was going to retire," said Chase, a veteran right wing. "Even a blind dog finds a bone once in a while."

It was the Blues' sixth consecutive road victory, a team record. And it was the first two-goal game for Chase in 426 NHL games.

After the offensive show against Nashville, Chase has a total of 1,871 penalty minutes and just 17 goals in his career.

CAPITALS 8, LIGHTNING 2: Peter Bondra's first of two goals sparked a five-goal first-period outburst for Washington at Tampa Bay. Bondra, who also had an assist, has 29 goals in 29 games against Tampa Bay, including six goals and two assists in his last two games against the Lightning.

Washington's other goals were scored by Richard Zednik, Craig Berube, Jaroslav Svejkovsky, Enrico Ciccone, Sergei Gonchar and James Black.

CANADIENS 4, FLYERS 1: Shayne Corson, Jonas Hoglund and Martin Rucinsky scored third-period goals to lift Montreal past slumping Philadelphia, which suffered a season-high fourth straight loss. It was the fifth consecutive road defeat for the Flyers, who led the Eastern Conference a week ago but have since dropped to fourth place.

Rod Brind'Amour's power-play goal gave the Flyers a 1-0 lead, but it was matched by Stephane Quintal 1:11 later.

BRUINS 3, COYOTES 2: P.J. Axelsson had a goal and an assist and Byron Dafoe made 28 saves as Boston extended its unbeaten streak to five games.

Phoenix lost its third straight and eighth of its last nine. The Coyotes head home with a 1-6-0 record for their two-week road trip.

SENATORS 4, ISLANDERS 2: Daniel Alfredsson's tip-in goal with nine minutes left capped a three-goal rally for Ottawa.

Alfredsson redirected Lance Pitlick's slap shot for Ottawa's sixth win in its past eight games. The victory put the Senators into the Eastern Conference lead.

RANGERS 2, STARS 2: Mike Richter made 28 saves as New York tied Dallas to remain unbeaten in three games since losing Wayne Gretzky with a neck injury.

The Stars had their seven-game road winning streak stopped, but continued their unbeaten road streak to nine (7-0-2) to match a club record set earlier this season. The Stars, who lead the Pacific Division with an NHL-high 86 points, also have an NHL-best 18-5-6 mark on the road.