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New Jersey Devils right wing Tom Kostopoulos collides with Ottawa Senators defenseman Marc Methot along the boards during second period NHL action in Ottawa, on Monday March 25, 2013. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Adrian Wyld)
New Jersey Devils right wing Tom Kostopoulos collides with Ottawa Senators defenseman Marc Methot along the boards during second period NHL action in Ottawa, on Monday March 25, 2013. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Adrian Wyld)
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OTTAWA — Mika Zibanejad scored the winner in the shootout to give the Ottawa Senators a 3-2 win over the New Jersey Devils on Monday.


Chris Phillips and Colin Greening also scored for the Senators, who got 32 saves from Ben Bishop. Captain Daniel Alfredsson also scored in the shootout for Ottawa.


Andrei Loktionov and Marek Zidlicky scored for the Devils as Martin Brodeur faced 14 shots.


New Jersey tied the game 2-2 at 6:05 of the third period as Zidlicky beat Bishop with a wrist shot from the left circle.


Bruins 3, Maple Leafs 2


BOSTON — Patrice Bergeron scored the tying goal with 9:24 left in regulation, then put Boston ahead in the shootout as the Bruins held on for a victory over Toronto.


Milan Lucic also scored for Boston, which rallied from a 2-0 deficit and improved to 11-2-1 at home this season.


Tuukka Rask had 23 saves through regulation and overtime, then stopped Nikolai Kulemin on the Maple Leafs’ last chance to extend the shootout, which Boston led 2-1 on goals by Tyler Seguin and Bergeron.


Kings 5, Blackhawks 4


CHICAGO — Dustin Brown converted his own rebound with 1:27 remaining, lifting Los Angeles to a victory over Chicago.


Brown’s first attempt went off the back of Blackhawks defenseman Johnny Oduya, but it bounced right back to the captain, who sent it past Corey Crawford for his 12th of the season. Anze Kopitar set up the score by winning a faceoff in Chicago’s end.


Kopitar also had a goal in the second period to end Los Angeles’ scoreless streak at 150 minutes, 35 seconds.


Michael Frolik had two goals and an assist for Chicago, which has lost two in a row. Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews also scored.


Predators 3, Oilers 2


NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Sergei Kostitsyn had a goal and an assist to lead Nashville to a win over Edmonton.


Kevin Klein and Chris Mueller also scored for Nashville, which its third straight. Martin Erat added two assists for the Predators. He has seven points (one goal, six assists) in his past three games.


Corey Potter and Shawn Horcoff scored for the Oilers in their third consecutive loss.


Penguins deal for defense


PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Penguins continued to bolster their roster for a Stanley Cup run, acquiring San Jose defenseman Doug Murray on Tuesday for a pair of second-round picks.


The 33-year-old Murray will give the Penguins a physical presence at the blue line along with plenty of playoff experience. The 6-foot-3, 245-pound Murray has three assists in 29 games for the struggling Sharks this season and a minus-8 rating.


Cooper takes over in Tampa


TAMPA, Fla. — The Tampa Bay Lightning have hired Jon Cooper as their new coach.


The team announced the move on Monday night.


Cooper had been coaching Syracuse of the AHL, Tampa Bay’s top minor league affiliate. He is replacing Guy Boucher, who was fired Sunday after 2 1/2 years with the team.


Cooper will coach his first game for the Lightning on Friday night against the New Jersey Devils.


Dan Lacroix and Steve Thomas will handle coaching duties when the Lightning host the Buffalo Sabres on Tuesday night. The pair will then remain as assistant coaches for Cooper.


The Lightning, at 13-18-1, are in next-to-last place in the Eastern Conference.


Semin cashes in with Carolina


RALEIGH, N.C. — Alexander Semin has found a home with the Carolina Hurricanes.


The team said Monday that the left winger has agreed to a five-year contract extension that will pay him $7 million per season and keep him with the Hurricanes through 2017-18.


Semin had spent his first seven seasons with the Washington Capitals but was not re-signed this summer.


He got a fresh start when Carolina — which was looking for an elite forward to skate alongside Eric Staal — took a flyer on him with a one-year free agent deal worth $7 million.

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