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Carolina has Ottawa's number

Carolina's Eric Staal tries to get a shot on Senators' goaltender Dominik Hasek in period 2.
Carolina's Eric Staal tries to get a shot on Senators' goaltender Dominik Hasek in period 2.
Jonathan Hayward, Associated Press

OTTAWA — Martin Gerber made 35 saves to lead the Carolina Hurricanes to a 2-1 win over the Ottawa Senators on Tuesday night.

Two of Ottawa's three losses this season have come against Carolina.

Ray Whitney and Mike Commodore scored second-period goals for the Hurricanes (13-3-1), who have won nine of their last 10 games.

Dominik Hasek made 17 saves while Daniel Alfredsson scored the lone goal for the Senators (13-3-0), picking up his 600th NHL career point in the process.

CAPITALS 4, LIGHTNING 3: At Washington, rookie Alexander Ovechkin forced overtime by scoring with 1:15 left, then got the only goal in a shootout to rally the Capitals past Tampa Bay.

The Capitals trailed by two goals with 11 minutes left and 3-2 late in regulation until Ovechkin took a lead pass from Jeff Halpern and skated into the Tampa Bay zone against two defensemen. He cut to his left and, despite being pressured by Cory Sarich, pushed a backhander past Sean Burke to tie it.

Ben Clymer and Bryan Muir also scored for the Capitals, who ended a four-game skid.

Fredrik Modin had two goals for the Lightning and Rusian Fedotenko got his fourth of the season.

MAPLE LEAFS 2, RANGERS 1: At Toronto, Bryan McCabe scored two power-play goals, leading the Maple Leafs over the New York Rangers.

McCabe scored on a two-man advantage in the first, and gave Toronto a 2-1 lead at 3:37 of the third. The veteran defenseman leads the NHL with 17 points on the power play.

Jaromir Jagr scored his league-leading 18th goal for the Rangers, who dropped to 1-3 on their five game road trip.

Jagr had a hat trick in Saturday's victory over Pittsburgh, his former team.

Eric Lindros played New York for the first time since signing with Toronto over the summer. Lindros didn't record a point, but had a physical game against his former team.

SABRES 4, DEVILS 1: At Buffalo, N.Y., Chris Drury had a goal and assist in Buffalo's win over New Jersey, helping the Sabres snap an 11-game winless streak against the Devils.

J.P. Dumont also had a goal and assist, while defenseman Brian Campbell, with the go-ahead goal, and Daniel Briere also scored. Martin Biron stopped 21 shots for the Sabres, who had gone 0-8-3 against the Devils since a 2-1 win at Buffalo on Jan. 12, 2002.

Buffalo also improved to 9-9-0 this season, winning only its third game in the last 10.

Scott Gomez scored for the Devils, who were coming off consecutive wins against Washington. New Jersey is 2-3-2 in its last seven and hasn't won three straight since March 2004 when it won four in a row.

CANADIENS 4, PANTHERS 3 (OT): At Montreal, Saku Koivu scored his second goal of the game with four seconds remaining in overtime to lift the Canadiens past Florida, extending the Panthers' season-high losing streak to nine games.

Stephen Weiss drew the Panthers even 15:11 into the third, silencing the sellout crowd of 21,273 as the Panthers came back with three straight goals in the period to tie it at 3.

Steve Begin scored and Richard Zednik also had a goal and an assist for the Canadiens, who had lost two in a row following a season-high five-game winning streak.

Trailing 3-0, Florida drew within one early in the third as Gregory Campbell and Olli Jokkinen scored goals 1:02 apart.

PREDATORS 3, KINGS 2: At Nashville, Tenn., Paul Kariya and Kimmo Timonen each had a goal and an assist to lead the Predators past Los Angeles.

Adam Hall broke a 2-2 tie with 13:26 left in the third period on a wraparound power-play goal from the left side of the net. It was the fourth straight win for the Predators.

Eric Belanger and Jeff Cowan scored for Los Angeles.