NEW YORK Keith Primeau had two assists just hours after being selected to the All-Star game, and the Philadelphia Flyers snapped out of a power-play slump in a 4-2 victory over the New York Rangers on Thursday night.
Primeau, a surprise choice to the Eastern Conference All-Star team, set up Sami Kapanen's tying goal late in the first period and assisted on Simon Gagne's score that made it 3-2.
Mark Recchi and John LeClair added power-play goals for the Flyers, 3-for-35 with the man-advantage in their previous 10 games. Anson Carter and Brian Leetch scored for the Rangers.
Senators 6, Penguins 5
OTTAWA Martin Havlat and Peter Schaefer each scored two goals and Marian Hossa had three assists for Ottawa.
Daniel Alfredsson and Josh Langfeld also scored to help Ottawa move within a point of Toronto for the Eastern Conference lead. The Senators improved to 13-2-4 in their last 19 games.
Avalanche 1, Thrashers 1
ATLANTA Pasi Nurminen made 20 saves and Atlanta held Colorado's NHL-leading power play scoreless.
Colorado had converted 24 percent of its opportunities with the man-advantage coming in, but squandered five chances against the Thrashers, including a brief five-on-three in the second period.
Sabres 3, Bruins 2
BOSTON Miroslav Satan scored two late goals to help Buffalo snap a six-game road winless streak.
Buffalo ended a three-game losing streak and won for only the second time in its last six games. The Sabres also ended Boston's six-game home unbeaten streak.
Blackhawks 7, Blue Jackets 0
CHICAGO Craig Anderson made 30 saves for his first NHL victory and shutout, and seven players scored for Chicago.
Anderson entered the game with an 0-11-2 record in his two-year NHL career, including an 0-8-0 mark in nine games this season.
Flames 4, Predators 0
CALGARY, Alberta Shean Donovan and Matthew Lombardi each scored twice and Calgary goalie Roman Turek made 23 saves for his 25th career shutout.
Turek, making his fourth start in a row after missing three months because of a knee injury, improved to 2-4-0 this season with his fifth career shutout against the Predators.
Lightning 3, Oilers 2
EDMONTON, Alberta Vincent Lecavalier scored a goal and added an assist for Tampa Bay.
Brad Richards and Pavel Kubina also scored for Tampa Bay. Radek Dvorak and Brad Isbister both had a goal and an assist for Edmonton.
Red Wings 5, Kings 4
LOS ANGELES Brett Hull ended the longest scoring drought of his career with his first goal in 21 games, and Detroit's Mathieu Schneider had two goals against his former team.
Hull, the third-leading goal scorer in NHL history behind Wayne Gretzky and Gordie Howe, got his 17th of the season and 733rd of his career on a power play in the second period.
Coyotes 2, Sharks 1
SAN JOSE, Calif. Ladislav Nagy scored the go-ahead goal, and Brian Boucher made 34 saves to help Phoenix snap a five-game winless streak.
Mike Sillinger also scored for the Coyotes, who snapped the Sharks' four-game winning streak a day after San Jose beat Phoenix 4-2 in Arizona.
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