ATLANTA Marc Savard scored in his return from a nine-game layoff and led the Atlanta Thrashers to a franchise-record four-game winning streak with a 1-0 victory over the Phoenix Coyotes on Sunday.
Pasi Nurminen made 21 saves for his second shutout of the season, but his first shutout victory; his other one was a 0-0 tie at the New York Rangers on Oct. 16.
It was the fourth shutout of his career.
Atlanta (11-7-3-1), which entered the game one point behind Tampa Bay in the Southeast Division, also beat Phoenix for the first time in eight meetings and is four games over .500 for the first time in franchise history.
Phoenix (6-8-5-1) tied its season low with 21 shots in being shut out for the second consecutive game.
Rangers 6, Senators 2
NEW YORK Martin Rucinsky had a goal and three assists, and Brian Leetch had a goal and assist for his first multipoint game this season, as the New York Rangers snapped a four-game winless streak.
The Senators, who had beaten the Rangers four straight times, looked a step slow as they played for the third time in four days.
Hurricanes 0, Lightning 0
RALEIGH, N.C. Nikolai Khabibulin stopped 37 shots and the Tampa Bay Lightning ran their unbeaten streak to four straight games by tying Carolina.
Carolina had a goal disallowed 1:21 into overtime when officials ruled Rod Brind'Amour used a high stick to deflect the puck in.
Khabibulin recorded his 34th career shutout and 13th with Tampa Bay, moving him ahead of Daren Puppa for the most in franchise history.
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