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Flyers win third straight, beat Isles 4-1 on Carter's goal, assist

Flyers win third straight, beat Isles 4-1 on Carter's goal, assist

Jeff Carter scored a goal and set up Mike Knuble's short-handed tally in the third period for the rebounding Philadelphia Flyers, who beat the New York Islanders 4-1 Saturday for their third straight win after a 10-game winless skid.
Braydon Coburn also scored and Martin Biron made 33 saves in his third straight start.
Bruins 3, Thrashers 2, SO
In Boston, National Hockey League rookie David Krejci scored for the third straight game, helping Boston to its sixth straight victory.
Boston goalie Tim Thomas stopped NHL goal-scoring leader Ilya Kovalchuk of Atlanta on a last-chance shootout attempt to stretch its unbeaten streak to eight games.
Kovalchuk scored his 42nd goal for the Thrashers.
Senators 5, Penguins 4
In Ottawa, Daniel Alfredsson had two goals and an assist, and the Senators snapped a three-game skid.
Antoine Vermette, Martin Lapointe and Dany Heatley also scored for the Senators, and goalie Martin Gerber made 25 saves. Alfredsson had just one goal in his previous nine games.
Evgeni Malkin had a goal and two assists for Pittsburgh. Ryan Malone and Petr Sykora also scored, and Ty Conklin stopped 25 shots.
After winning six of eight, the Penguins have now lost four of five.