NHL ROUNDUP | Monday's games
Senators 3, Rangers 2
OTTAWA -- Ottawa captain Daniel Alfredsson assisted on goals by Radek Bonk, Mike Fisher and Martin Havlat as the Senators spoiled Pavel Bure's return to New York's lineup. With New York trailing 3-1, Bure assisted on Alexei Kovalev's 30th goal -- a power-play score -- with 12:32 remaining in the third. Eric Lindros also scored for the Rangers, who lost their second in a row despite getting Bure back in the lineup for the first time in just over two months.
Lightning 3, Capitals 1
TAMPA, Fla. -- Dan Boyle and Fredrik Modin scored early third-period goals for Tampa Bay. Vaclav Prospal added a goal with 1:25 remaining for the Lightning. Ben Clymer and Washington goalie Olaf Kolzig collided right before Prospal's goal. Kolzig needed some assistance as he skated off the ice with 85 seconds remaining. Washington's Robert Lang broke a scoreless tie in the second period. Lightning goalie Nikolai Khabibulin made 14 saves to win his second straight start after going winless in nine decisions (0-6-3).
Blues 5, Flames 3
ST. LOUIS -- Keith Tkachuk and Pavol Demitra each had two goals and an assist, helping St. Louis rally from a two-goal deficit. The Blues won with backup goalie Fred Brathwaite, making his first start since Jan. 21. Brathwaite allowed three goals on the Flames' first 11 shots in the first period. Tyson Nash beat Roman Turek for the go-ahead goal at 11:30 of the second period for the Blues. Jarome Iginla had a goal and an assist for the Flames.
Thrashers 4, Sabres 3, OT
ATLANTA -- Patrik Stefan scored his first career overtime goal with two seconds remaining on the power play as Atlanta ended a four-game winless streak. Atlanta scored its last three goals with a man advantage. Vyacheslav Kozlov, Dany Heatley, and Dan Snyder also had Thrashers goals. Curtis Brown's short-handed goal made it 3-3 with 4:06 remaining in regulation. Tim Connolly and J.P. Dumont also scored for the Sabres. Frederic Cassivi, Atlanta's emergency goalie, made 24 saves in his first NHL game in 10 months.
Predators 5, Bruins 1
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Rem Murray scored two unassisted goals to lead Nashville. Greg Johnson, Andy Delmore and Adam Hall also scored for the Predators against Jeff Hackett, who faced 24 shots before being replaced by Steve Shields at 11:21 of the second period. Nick Boynton scored for Boston.
Avalanche 5, Blackhawks 4
CHICAGO -- Radim Vrbata had a goal and two assists, and Alex Tanguay added a goal and an assist for Colorado. Steve Reinprecht, Milan Hejduk and Serge Aubin also scored for Colorado. Alex Zhamnov and Steve Sullivan each had a goal and assist for the Blackhawks. Steve Thomas and Eric Daze also scored for Chicago. Thomas' goal was his 400th in the NHL.
Kings 3, Sharks 2
LOS ANGELES -- Alexander Frolov scored with 6:19 remaining to lift Los Angeles to its sixth victory in eight games. Ziggy Palffy scored to give the Kings a 2-1 lead. San Jose rookie Niko Dimitrakos scored once and assisted on Marco Sturm's goal. Derek Armstrong also scored for Los Angeles.
Islanders 2, Mighty Ducks 2
ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Alexei Yashin scored the tying goal with 7:14 remaining, and Adrian Aucoin also scored for New York. Paul Kariya and Petr Sykora scored for Anaheim. Adam Oates helped set up both goals to overtake Gordie Howe for sixth place on the career assist list.
-- Associated Press