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NHL: Senators beat the Montreal Canadiens 2-1 in overtime

AP, OTTAWA

Filip Kuba scored three minutes and seven seconds into overtime on Friday as the Ottawa Senators moved into first place in the Northeast Division with a 2-1 victory over the Montreal Canadiens.

After taking a pass from Daniel Alfredsson, Kuba beat Carey Price with a slap shot from the top of the left faceoff circle. Erik Karlsson assisted on Kuba’s winner, giving him four points in his last three games and 71 points in 71 games on the season.

The Senators passed idle Boston for first place in the Northeast, although the Bruins have two games in hand.

JETS 3, CAPITALS 2

In Winnipeg, Manitoba, Dustin Byfuglien crashed the net and scored the go-ahead goal in the third period as the Jets defeated Washington.

As Byfuglien skated in front of Capitals goalie Tomas Vokoun, Evander Kane sent the puck into the crease and the defenseman tipped it in at 9:21 of the third.

Winnipeg moved into ninth place in the Eastern Conference, two points behind the Capitals.

Andrew Ladd and Nik Antropov also scored for Winnipeg. Brooks Laich and Mathieu Perreault had goals for Washington.

BLACKHAWKS 4, STARS 1

In Dallas, Texas, Dave Bolland and Patrick Sharp scored in the game’s first two minutes as surging Chicago beat the Stars.

Bolland’s 18th goal of the season came 10 seconds in, and Sharp made it 2-0 at 1:42 with his 27th.

Sharp and Marian Hossa added goals in the opening two minutes of the third period to put the game out of reach for Chicago, who improved to 6-1-1 in their past eight games.

Corey Crawford finished with 21 saves for the Blackhawks.

OILERS 3, FLAMES 1

In Edmonton, Alberta, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins scored a pair of goals as the Oilers ended Calgary’s five-game winning streak.

Jordan Eberle also had a goal and two assists for the Oilers, who won their second in a row.

Mark Giordano had the lone goal for the Flames, who remained level in ninth place in the Western Conference with San Jose, a point behind Colorado.

KINGS 4, DUCKS 2

In Anaheim, California, Alec Martinez, Anze Kopitar and Justin Williams scored first-period goals to lead Los Angeles past the Ducks.

The Kings won the “Freeway Faceoff” series against their Southern California rivals, 5-1.

Cam Fowler and Luca Sbisa scored for the Ducks, who outshot the Kings 42-19.

Jonas Hiller made 19 of his 39 saves in the second period after giving up three goals on eight shots in the first.

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