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Devils beat Senators 3-2 in overtime

October 26, 2014

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Jaromir Jagr scored a power-play goal 3:39 into overtime as the New Jersey Devils beat the Ottawa Senators 3-2 on an emotional Saturday in Canada’s capital.

It was the Senators’ first game since the shooting death of Cpl. Nathan Cirillo at the National War Memorial on Wednesday. A touching tribute took place prior to puck drop as players and fans united to commemorate the loss of Cirillo and Warrant Officer Patrice Vincent, who was killed in a hit-and-run attack Monday near Montreal.

Marek Zidlicky and Damon Severson also scored for the Devils, who snapped a four-game winless streak. Cory Schneider had 33 saves.

Alex Chiasson and Bobby Ryan scored for the Senators, who had won four in a row. Robin Lehner made 26 stops in front of a sellout crowd of 19,266.

Ryan’s power-play goal midway through the third tied it at 2-2, but Jagr’s second goal of the season sent New Jersey home with the victory.

Pittsburgh’s Sidney Crosby had a goal and two assist to help the Penguins hand the Nashville Predators their first loss in regulation, 3-0.

The Predators were the last NHL team to lose in regulation this season.

Evgeni Malkin and Pascal Dupuis also scored for Pittsburgh. Marc-Andre Fleury made 25 saves for his first shutout of the season and 29th of his career.

At St. Louis, Jaden Schwartz, Ryan Reaves and Dmitrij Jaskin scored as the Blues stopped a two-game losing streak with a 3-2 win over the Chicago Blackhawks.

Patrick Sharp and Kris Versteeg scored for the Blackhawks, who have dropped two straight in regulation, falling again after losing in Nashville on Thursday.

The Minnesota Wild downed the Tampa Bay Lightning 7-2 as Jason Zucker had two goals.

Zach Parise and Marco Scandella each had a goal and an assist, and 13 Wild players had at least one point.

Anton Stralman and Nikita Kucherov had Tampa Bay’s goals.

Patrice Bergeron earned his 500th point on the first of his two assists and Tuukka Rask had 32 saves as the Bruins beat the Toronto Maple Leafs 4-1 in Boston’s first game since captain Zdeno Chara was sidelined by a left knee injury.

Carl Soderberg, David Krejci, Gregory Campbell and Dougie Hamilton scored for Boston. Hamilton also had two assists.

Montreal’s Lars Eller broke a tie midway through the second period and Max Pacioretty scored in the third to lead the Canadiens to a 3-1 win over the New York Rangers.

Tomas Plekanec had a short-handed goal in the first period, and Carey Price made 34 saves for Montreal (7-1) in his first meeting with New York since Chris Kreider knocked him out in the first game of last season’s Eastern Conference finals.

Carl Hagelin scored the lone goal for the Rangers (4-4).

In other games, Frans Nielsen scored three goals in the third period as the New York Islanders downed the Dallas Stars 7-5, the Arizona Coyotes edged the Florida Panthers 2-1 in overtime, the Philadelphia Flyers defeated the Detroit Red Wings 4-2, the Buffalo Sabres beat the San Jose Sharks 2-1 and the Washington Capitals were 3-1 winners over the Calgary Flames.

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