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Thrashers, Panthers skate to a tie

Panthers 2, Thrashers 2

ATLANTA — Atlanta goaltender Norm Maracle stopped 41 shots, including three breakaways by Florida's Pavel Bure, as the Thrashers tied the Panthers 2-2 Saturday night.

Atlanta's Steve Guolla scored the tying goal with 13:59 to play, while Jiri Slegr had a goal and an assist for Atlanta.

Bure, the NHL's leading goal scorer, had four breakaway attempts and missed all four. Three were blocked by Maracle, who deflected Bure's shot with 3:45 left in overtime.

It was the first time since early December that the Thrashers have scored a point in three consecutive games.

Viktor Kozlov and Marcus Nilson scored for Florida, which is winless in its last seven games.

CAPITALS 4, PENGUINS 3: At Washington, Richard Zednik scored twice in the third period as the Washington Capitals made the most of Mario Lemieux's absence by snapping a two-game losing streak with a 4-3 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins.

Jan Hrdina barely missed tying the game with 17.8 seconds left in regulation when his shot from the left circle was gloved in midair by goaltender Olaf Kolzig.

Robert Lang tallied twice and Jaromir Jagr also scored for Pittsburgh. Jeff Halpern scored two goals for the Capitals, whose losing streak followed a 10-0-2 unbeaten run.

Lemieux, resting a sore back in the second night of consecutive games, missed his first game since returning from a 3 1/2-year retirement.

LIGHTNING 6, ISLANDERS 0: At Uniondale, N.Y. , Kevin Weekes stopped 25 shots for his third shutout of the season and Vincent Lecavalier and Mike Johnson each had a goal and two assists as Tampa Bay blanked the New York Islanders 6-0.

Adrian Aucoin had four assists for the Lightning, while Andrei Zyuzin scored twice and Matthew Barnaby and Nils Ekman scored once each.

CANADIENS 3, FLYERS 1: At Montreal, Patrick Traverse's second-period goal, his fourth of the season, started the Montreal Canadiens to a 3-1 win over the Philadelphia Flyers.

Traverse also assisted on Saku Koivu's 12th goal and Canadiens goalie Jose Theodore stopped 33 shots as Montreal beat Philadelphia for the second time in five days to extend its winning streak to three.

Daymond Langkow scored his 13th of the season on a power play with 3:17 left in the third to draw Philadelphia within one and Montreal forward Martin Rucinsky ended an 18-game goalless drought when he scored an unassisted goal for his 10th of the season with 1:14 left in the third.

MAPLE LEAFS 3, SENATORS 2 (OT): At Toronto, Alexei Yashin scored twice, including the game-winner 42 seconds into overtime, as the Ottawa Senators beat the Toronto Maple Leafs 3-2.

Yashin, who missed last season in a contract dispute, has nine goals and 10 assists in his past 13 games.

Todd White also scored for the Senators, while Mats Sundin and Steve Thomas scored for the Maple Leafs.

SABRES 3, AVALANCHE (2 OT): At Denver, Stu Barnes beat Colorado goalie Patrick Roy on a breakaway 2:08 into overtime to give the Buffalo Sabres a 3-2 victory over the Avalanche.

Curtis Brown and Doug Gilmour added goals for the Sabres, who were outshot 35-16 but got a solid performance from backup goalie Martin Biron, who finished with 33 saves.

Joe Sakic extended his goal-scoring streak to four games, and Peter Forsberg scored to run his point streak to six games for the Avalanche.

BRUINS 3, SHARKS 2: At Boston, John Grahame made 26 saves for his third consecutive win and Sergei Samsonov had a goal and an assist to lead the Boston Bruins to a 3-2 victory over the San Jose Sharks.

San Jose had a chance to tie it in the final 67 seconds when they pulled the goalie and Kyle McLaren was sent off for cross-checking. But Grahame stopped three shots in a flurry of activity in front of the net to protect the victory, Boston's fifth in a row at home.

KINGS 6, RED WINGS 3: Luc Robitaille had two power-play goals and an assist and Jozef Stumpel had a power-play goal and three assists as the Los Angeles Kings severed Detroit's 13-game unbeaten streak Saturday night with a fight-filled victory over the Red Wings.

Adam Deadmarsh, Glen Murray and Nelson Emerson scored in a 6:27 span of the first period, helping the Kings improve their record to 4-0-1 since trading All-Star defenseman and team captain Rob Blake to Colorado on Feb. 21.

Tomas Holmstrom had two goals and an assist and Steve Yzerman also scored for the Red Wings, who could have tied Colorado for the most points in the overall league standings with a victory.