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Late Brind’Amour goal boosts Carolina to win

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RALEIGH, N.C. — Rod Brind'Amour scored with 6:05 left in the third period to lift the Carolina Hurricanes to a 2-1 victory over the New York Rangers on Wednesday night.

Cam Ward stopped 23 shots, bouncing bounced back from a poor performance two nights earlier in which he allowed six goals in a 7-4 loss to the Buffalo Sabres. Craig Adams also scored for the Hurricanes.

Brind'Amour's winning goal came moments after the Rangers won a faceoff in the left circle of their zone but turned it over.

Jaromir Jagr scored the 599th goal of his career, and Kevin Weekes made 22 saves for the Rangers.

SENATORS 4, SABRES 2: At Buffalo, N.Y., Peter Schaefer broke a third-period tie, helping struggling Ottawa beat Buffalo.

BRUINS 3, CAPITALS 2 (SO): At Washington, Patrice Bergeron scored the only goal in the shootout, lifting Boston past Washington.

After Bergeron beat Olie Kolzig, Tim Thomas snuffed a shot by Matt Pettinger to secure the victory. The Capitals are 0-4 in shootouts this season.

CANADIENS 3, LIGHTNING 1: At Tampa, Fla., Sheldon Souray scored a pair of power-play goals, helping Montreal beat Tampa Bay.

PREDATORS 5, BLUE JACKETS 4: At Columbus, Ohio, David Legwand had two goals and an assist, and Nashville ruined the debut of Columbus interim coach Gary Agnew.

Agnew replaced Gerard Gallant, who was fired Monday.

ISLANDERS 3, STARS 0: At Dallas, Rick DiPietro stopped 35 shots for his first shutout of the season and seventh of his career, leading New York over Dallas.

Mike York, Jason Blake and Trent Hunter scored to help New York successfully open a four-game road trip. The Islanders, who started the night 27th in the NHL on the penalty-kill, fought off seven Stars power plays.

SHARKS 4, AVALANCHE 3: At Denver, Joe Thornton and Patrick Marleau scored power-play goals 17 seconds apart in the third period and Evgeni Nabokov stopped 40 shots during San Jose's win over struggling Colorado.

The teams combined for five goals in an 8:18 span of the third period before the Avalanche dropped their fourth straight.