SCOREBOARD
Monday, March 10
N.Y. Rangers at Buffalo (7 p.m. EDT). The Sabres, four points out of the final playoff spot in the East, play five of their next seven at home.

STARS
Saturday
-Martin Brodeur and Zach Parise, Devils. Brodeur made 40 saves and Parise scored with 48.3 seconds left and New Jersey stunned Toronto 2-1.
-Scott Hartnell, Flyers, two of Philadelphia's four power-play goals in a 4-1 win over the New York Islanders.
-Mike Fisher, Senators, had two goals in Ottawa's 4-2 victory at Phoenix.
-Nathan Horton, Panthers, scored a power-play goal 4:36 into overtime, giving Florida a 3-2 victory over Atlanta.
-Scott Walker, Hurricanes, deflected in the game-winning goal in overtime and Carolina beat Buffalo 4-3.
-Jaroslav Halak, Canadiens, made 35 saves in his first start of the season and Montreal beat Los Angeles 5-2.
-Brad Isbister, Canucks, scored with 4:12 left in the third period and Vancouver rallied for a 4-2 victory over St. Louis.

MAKING THEM PAY
Boston took advantage of five straight Washington penalties - three at once to Donald Brashear - by scoring a pair of 5-on-3 goals for a 2-1 win on Saturday. Brashear got a double minor for high-sticking and had an extra 2 minutes tacked on with 6:41 remaining when he punched Boston defenseman Shane Hnidy in the face after the whistle. John Erskine went off for hooking 1:13 later and Tom Poti was called for slashing with 2:56 left to create an extended two-man advantage for the Bruins. The Capitals beat the Bruins 10-2 in Washington on Monday

HAB-ITUAL WINNERS
Montreal is 9-3 since a season-worst three-game losing streak after beating Los Angeles 5-2 on Saturday.

BREATHING ROOM
Carolina won for the seventh time in eight games and increased its lead in the Southeast Division to seven points over Washington and Florida after edging Buffalo 4-3 in overtime on Saturday night.

SIX PACKS
Colorado won its sixth straight game on Saturday, scoring three times in the third period for a 3-1 victory over Dallas. Goalie Jose Theodore also recorded his sixth consecutive win, his best run since late in the 2002 season when he captured the Hart Trophy. The Avalanche are 15-1-2 in their last 18 March games.

SINKING ISLAND
The New York Islanders are 2-6 since a six-game winning streak and fell seven points behind eighth-place Philadelphia in the Eastern Conference standings after their 4-1 loss to the Flyers on Saturday night.

TIGHT RACE
Vancouver jumped into a tie with Nashville for the final playoff spot in the Western Conference after rallying to beat St. Louis 4-2 on Saturday night. The Canucks have won consecutive games following a four-game losing streak.

ON THE PROWL
Florida matched a season high with its fourth straight win Saturday night, 3-2 in overtime over Atlanta. The Panthers also won four in a row from Nov. 19-28.

SPEAKING
``Look at Matt Cooke's penalty. That guy (Boston defenseman Bobby Allen) didn't miss a shift. He got carried off like he was going to get his knee amputated and then after the five-minute penalty, he was back on there. It's anger right now, and you have to watch what you say. We're angry that we lost a game we thought we should have won.'' - Washington coach Bruce Boudreau on Cooke getting ejected for kneeing during the second period of Saturday's 2-1 loss at Boston.
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