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NHL: Thrashers win in OT against Lightning

AP , ATLANTA

Los Angeles Kings right wing Dustin Brown, left, and Dallas Stars left wing Jussi Jokinen collide while pursuing a loose puck in the second period of their NHL hockey game in Dallas, Texas, on Monday.

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Todd White scored a power-play goal with 2:11 left in overtime to give the Atlanta Thrashers a 4-3 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning on Monday.

Ilya Kovalchuk had his NHL-best 17th goal for the Thrashers, who withstood another terrific effort by Vincent Lecavalier to earn their third straight win.

Lecavalier had a goal and an assist for the Lightning to extend his multipoint streak to eight games, longest in the NHL since Jaromir Jagr had 10 straight for Pittsburgh from Feb. 18 to March 9, 1996. The talented center leads the league with 34 points.

Kovalchuk tied it at 3 with a wrister with 2:23 left in regulation, and helped set up White's winner in overtime.

The Lightning led 3-1 on Martin St. Louis' eighth goal with 9:30 left in the third, but Bryan Little's third goal, coming 4 minutes later with Atlanta on a two-man advantage, made it 3-2.

The Thrashers improved to 5-0 in overtime this season. Since general manager Don Waddell took over as coach on Oct. 18, Atlanta is 10-4-0.

Islanders 2, Rangers 1

At New York, Rick DiPietro won his 100th NHL victory with an 18-save effort and the Islanders beat the Rangers for the third time this season.

The Islanders are 8-1-2 in their last 11 against the Rangers, and now have 500 road wins in franchise history. DiPietro earned his 12th victory over New York and snapped the Rangers' winning streak at five.

Ruslan Fedotenko and Josef Vasicek staked the Islanders to a 2-0 lead in the second period.

Michal Rozsival scored for the Rangers, who got 22 saves from Henrik Lundqvist but fell to 8-3 at home.

Senators 4, Canadiens 2

At Montreal, Dany Heatley had a goal and two assists and Jason Spezza added three assists as Ottawa downed Montreal.

Patrick Eaves, Chris Neil and Chris Kelly also scored for Ottawa, which had lost two of four -- including 3-0 in Toronto on Saturday -- after getting off to a 13-1-0 start.

Martin Gerber stopped 36 shots for his league-leading 13th win in 15 starts.

Guillaume Latendresse and Chris Higgins scored for Montreal, which has lost three of five.

Hall of Fame defenseman Larry Robinson became the 13th Montreal player to have his number retired by the team when his No. 19 was hoisted to the rafters in a pregame ceremony.

Panthers 4, Capitals 3

At Washington, Olli Jokinen had two goals and Florida edged Washington to end a four-game road losing streak.

David Booth and Kamil Kreps also scored for the Panthers, who beat Washington for the second time in less than a week. Tomas Vokoun finished with 27 saves.

After Florida took a 3-1 lead in the second period, a group of fans showed their displeasure with Washington coach Glen Hanlon by chanting "Fire Hanlon" and booing.

Alexander Semin, Chris Clark and Brooks Laich scored for the struggling Capitals, who have lost four straight and fell to 2-6 at home.

Blues 2, Predators 1

At St. Louis, Paul Kariya had a goal and an assist against his former team, leading St. Louis past Nashville.

Brad Boyes scored his team-leading 12th goal for the Blues, who have won four straight. St. Louis also won 3-2 in Nashville on Saturday night.

Kariya, who played the last two seasons with the Predators, broke a scoreless tie in the second. He tipped Erik Johnson's shot from the point between the pads of Nashville goalie Chris Mason at 9:32 for a power-play goal.

Radek Bonk scored for Nashville late in the third.

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