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NHL: Thrashers win with White's 100th goal

AP , ATLANTA, GEORGIAAP, TORONTO

The New York Islanders' Miroslav Satan of Slovakia celebrates his goal against the New York Rangers during the third period of their NHL game at the Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, New York, on Tuesday.

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Todd White scored the 100th goal of his National Hockey League career with 3:26 left in overtime to give the Atlanta Thrashers a 2-1 victory over the slumping Washington Capitals on Tuesday night.

Atlanta improved to 6-3 under interim coach Don Waddell, the team's general manager. The Capitals lost their 10th in 12 games after starting the season with three straight victories.

Ilya Kovalchuk scored his NHL-leading 13th goal, a seventh in three games, to make it 1-0 at the 13:40 mark of the second.

Islanders 3, Rangers 2

In Uniondale, New York, Miroslav Satan scored the winner for the second straight game, and the New York Islanders -- with three goals in the final period -- snapped the New York Rangers' winning streak at four.

The Rangers, who went 5-1 on a homestand that concluded Monday with a 2-0 victory against Philadelphia, scored only 12 goals during that stretch but managed to keep winning on the back of Henrik Lundqvist's strong goaltending.

Lundqvist has played in every game this season and allowed more than one goal for the first time in five games.

Senators 5, Maple Leafs 1

In Ottawa, Chris Phillips and Patrick Eaves scored goals 47 seconds apart early in the first period and Ottawa set a team record with their eighth straight win.

Martin Gerber made 30 saves and Daniel Alfredsson, Andrej Meszaros and Chris Kelly also scored for Ottawa, which is off to the best start in NHL history through 14 games with 13 victories and a draw, and a record total of 26 points.

Detroit set the previous 14-game record of 25 points with a 12-1-1 start in 2005-2006, a mark that was equalled by Buffalo last season.

NOTEBOOK

Eric Lindros is expected to announce his retirement today after 13 seasons in the NHL, The Canadian Press wire service reported.

The 34-year-old forward played for the Dallas Stars last season and became an unrestricted free agent at the end of the season. He had 372 goals and 493 assists in 760 games for Philadelphia, Toronto, the New York Rangers and Dallas.

Lindros is expected to announce his decision at a press conference in his hometown of London, Ontario, The Canadian Press said, citing an anonymous source.

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