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Jason Arnott also scored for the Predators, who beat their Central Division rivals despite taking six penalties in the first period. Erat has nine points (four goals, five assists) in his last five games.
Johan Franzen and Henrik Zetterberg had goals for the first-place Red Wings.
Bonk made it 3-2 with a power-play goal at 2:22 of the third period, beating Dominik Hasek. Bonk leads Nashville with nine goals.
Chris Mason finished with 28 saves for the Predators.
Penguins 6, Senators 5, SO
OTTAWA (AP) - Jarkko Ruutu scored on Pittsburgh's fifth shootout attempt to give the Penguins a victory over Ottawa.
Ruutu put a backhander through Martin Gerber's pads after Ottawa's Jason Spezza and Pittsburgh's Erik Christensen each converted their team's first shootout opportunity.
Dany Sabourin denied Antoine Vermette, Dany Heatley, Mike Fisher and Dean McAmmond for the win after stopping 29 shots in regulation. Sabourin entered midway through the first period.
Sergei Gonchar scored his seventh goal 7:07 into the third as Pittsburgh overcame a two-goal deficit for the second time in the game to tie it at 5.
Spezza scored twice and assisted on Heatley's power-play goal 16:15 into the second, which gave the Senators a 4-3 lead. Christoph Schubert made it 5-3 at 1:04 of the third.
The Penguins erased an early 2-0 deficit with goals by Evgeni Malkin and Ryan Malone 18 seconds apart late in the first. Malone scored his second of the game on a power play to cut it to 5-4.
Daniel Alfredsson had three assists for the Senators.
Avalanche 3, Oilers 2
EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) - Marek Svatos scored the go-ahead goal in the second period, and Colorado snapped a three-game skid by beating Edmonton.
Karlis Skrastins and Milan Hejduk also scored for the Avalanche. Shawn Horcoff and Ales Hemsky had goals for Edmonton.
Colorado also ended a four-game road losing streak, improving to 3-7-1 away from home. The Oilers have lost three of four on a season-long six-game homestand.
Svatos put the Avalanche ahead for the third time midway through the second period. He picked up his own rebound and appeared to direct the puck in with his skate, but a video review showed he was able to touch the puck with his stick just as it was crossing the goal line.
Blackhawks 2, Flames 1
CALGARY, Alberta (AP) - Patrick Sharp's fifth short-handed goal of the season early in the third period sent Chicago to a victory over Calgary.
The Blackhawks also got a short-handed goal from Jacob Dowell in his NHL debut.
Jarome Iginla scored for Calgary, which had given up one short-handed goal in its first 21 games. The Flames are 3-7-0 in their last 10.
Sharp's five short-handed goals equal the total for Ottawa - the league's next-best team - in that category. Chicago leads the league with 10.
The Blackhawks are 5-1-1 in their last seven games and 2-1-1 on a six-game road trip, which continues Saturday night in Edmonton. Nikolai Khabibulin made 30 saves.