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AP PHOTOThe Boston Bruins' Daniel Paille (20) skates between the Philadelphia Flyers' Kimmo Timonen, left, and Maxime Talbot (25) during the second period of an NHL game in Boston on Saturday.
AP PHOTOThe Boston Bruins' Daniel Paille (20) skates between the Philadelphia Flyers' Kimmo Timonen, left, and Maxime Talbot (25) during the second period of an NHL game in Boston on Saturday.
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BOSTON — Tyler Seguin scored his third goal in two games and the Boston Bruins added two more in a span of just over 2 minutes in a 3-0 win over the Philadelphia Flyers on Saturday.


Tuukka Rask made 23 saves in his second shutout of the season as the Bruins won the first of three meetings with Philadelphia.


Goals scored by Seguin, Chris Kelly and Daniel Paille in the first period were all Boston needed against the slumping Flyers.


One week after reaching .500 for the first time this season, the Flyers lost their third straight.


Ilya Bryzgalov stopped just three of the six shots he faced in the first period, but regained his composure and was the primary reason the game didn’t turn into a rout. Bryzgalov kept Philadelphia within reach with saves on some great scoring chances for the Bruins, who outshot the Flyers 28-23.


The three-goal cushion has not always been good for the Bruins, who led 3-0 Tuesday at Washington and ended up losing 4-3 in overtime. Boston avoided any chance of blowing this one with tight defense, forcing the Flyers into mostly shots from the outside that were easy saves for Rask.


The Bruins scored on their first power play when Milan Lucic backhanded a pass across the crease to Seguin, who hit the open net and put Boston up 1-0 with 8:07 left in the first period. It was Seguin’s eight goal of the season.


Kelly got free in the slot for another wrister with 6:32 left for his 99th career goal and it took less than a minute for the Bruins to strike again. Shawn Thornton forced a turnover at the blue line and set up Paille’s breakaway goal with 5:49 left in the first that put Boston up 3-0.


Islanders 5, Capitals 2


UNIONDALE, N.Y. — John Tavares scored two power-play goals in the third period to lift the New York Islanders to a 5-2 win over Washington, ending the Capitals’ three-game winning streak.


Tavares scored his 15th goal at 12:13 and his team-leading 16th — the 100th of his career — 30 seconds later, and Evgeni Nabokov made 22 saves for the Islanders. Josh Bailey, Casey Cizikas and Frans Nielsen also scored for the Islanders, who won for the third time in four games and improved to 11-11-3.


Tavares’ first goal came as Washington’s Mike Ribeiro was serving a four-minute penalty for high sticking and unsportsmanlike conduct. His second came with Jeff Schultz in the box — also for a double-minor — as Tavares beat Washington’s Philipp Grubauer, who faced 45 shots in his first NHL start.


Mathieu Perreault and Nicklas Backstrom scored for the Capitals, who came in with eight wins in 11 games since starting the season 2-8-1 under first-year coach Adam Oates.


Blue Jackets 3, Red Wings 0


COLUMBUS, Ohio — Sergei Bobrovsky had 29 saves in his first career shutout, and Cam Atkinson and Nick Foligno took advantage of Detroit giveaways to score goals in leading the suddenly hot Columbus Blue Jackets to a victory over the Red Wings.


Jack Johnson also picked up a power-play goal for the Blue Jackets, who have won four in a row and earned points in their last six.


Blues 4, Sharks 3


SAN JOSE, Calif. — Vladimir Sobotka recorded his first career hat trick and Patrik Berglund scored 72 seconds into overtime to lift the St. Louis Blues past the San Jose Sharks.


Berglund’s team-leading 12th goal of the season came after the Blues rallied from two goals down in the third period. Sobotka, who is riding the best streak of his career, had both scores to tie it before Berglund’s game-winner.


Scott Gomez had a goal and assist for San Jose, which has lost nine of its last 11 against St. Louis.


Hurricanes 6, Devils 3


RALEIGH, N.C. — Jiri Tlusty had two goals, and the surging Carolina Hurricanes built an early lead and carried it through to a victory over the slumping New Jersey Devils.


Alexander Semin and Jay Harrison scored 28 seconds apart in the first period, and Jeff Skinner and Chris Terry — in his NHL debut — added goals for the Hurricanes, who won for the fifth time in six games. Dan Ellis made 31 saves in the victory.


Tlusty’s second goal was into an empty net with 1:14 remaining.


New Jersey got two goals from Ilya Kovalchuk, including a short-handed tally, and one from Patrik Elias but that wasn’t enough for the Devils to avoid their seventh loss in eight games without top goalie Martin Brodeur.


Canadiens 4, Lightning 3


TAMPA, Fla. — Brendan Gallagher broke a tie with Montreal’s third goal of the third period, and the Eastern Conference-leading Canadiens rallied to beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 4-3 on Saturday night.


The Canadiens pulled within 3-2 on Brian Gionta’s power-play goal 3:49 into the third, and Alexei Emelin tied it at 7:33. Gallagher then put the puck past Cedrick Desjardins from in-close to give Montreal a 4-3 lead with 7:57 to play.


Montreal also got a goal from Tomas Plekanec and two assists.


Penguins 5, Maple Leafs 4


TORONTO — Sidney Crosby and James Neal scored shootout goals, and the Pittsburgh Penguins beat the Toronto Maple Leafs for their NHL-leading 11th road win.


Neal opened the shootout with a goal against James Reimer before Crosby sealed the win on Pittsburgh’s second attempt after Marc-Andre Fleury stopped Toronto’s Tyler Bozak and Nazem Kadri.


Phil Kessel forced overtime for the Maple Leafs with his seventh of the season at 15:40 of the third.


Neal, Crosby, Beau Bennett and Pascal Dupuis scored in regulation for Pittsburgh (17-8-0), which outshot Toronto 41-26. Crosby scored in his first game in Toronto in over three years to extend his point streak to a season-high seven games (five goals, 10 assists).


Canadiens 4, Lightning 3


TAMPA, Fla. — Brendan Gallagher broke a tie with Montreal’s third goal of the third period, and the Eastern Conference-leading Canadiens rallied to beat the Tampa Bay Lightning.


The Canadiens pulled within 3-2 on Brian Gionta’s power-play goal 3:49 into the third, and Alexei Emelin tied it at 7:33. Gallagher then put the puck past Cedrick Desjardins from in-close to give Montreal a 4-3 lead with 7:57 to play.


Montreal also got a goal from Tomas Plekanec and two assists from Michael Ryder.

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