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Colorado Avalanche goalie Semyon Varlamov, left, of Russia, stops a shot by St. Louis Blues center Maxim Lapierre, right, in the second period of an NHL hockey game on Saturday, March 8, 2014, in Denver. The Blues won 2-1. (AP Photo/Chris Schneider)
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First Published Mar 09 2014 10:38 am • Last Updated Mar 09 2014 11:07 pm

BLUES 2, AVALANCHE 1

DENVER • Ryan Miller stopped 26 shots, and David Backes broke up a scoreless game in the second period, helping the St. Louis Blues beat the Colorado Avalanche 2-1 Saturday in a Central Division showdown.

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Patrik Berglund added a pivotal insurance goal early in the third period, and the Blues won their fourth straight.

Colorado finally solved Miller midway through the final period when P.A. Parenteau lifted a shot over him while he was trying for his first shutout in nearly two years. Miller is 4-0 since being acquired from Buffalo.

Avalanche forward Nathan MacKinnon had his point streak snapped at 13 games. It is the NHL’s longest streak by an 18-year-old player.

St. Louis improved to a league-best 17-0-1 in division games. The Blues have outscored the Avs 13-5 in taking all three games in the season series.

SENATORS 5, JETS 3

WINNIPEG, Manitoba • Ales Hemsky had three assists in his second game with Ottawa, and the struggling Senators held off Winnipeg.

It was Hemsky’s first points for the Senators since he was acquired on Wednesday from Edmonton. He was placed on Ottawa’s top line.


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Milan Michalek scored the game’s first goal during a power play with an assist from Hemsky and center Jason Spezza, who had three assists.

Defensemen Jared Cowen and Eric Gryba, and Kyle Turris and Mike Hoffman also scored for Ottawa, which had lost two straight and four of five.

Turris’ goal was his 21st of season, and Hoffman netted his first. Both players also had an assist. Craig Anderson stopped 46 shots for the Senators.

Bryan Little scored his 20th of the season, and Tobias Enstrom and Dustin Byfuglien also had goals for Winnipeg, which has dropped three straight (0-2-1). Ondrej Pavelec started in goal but was replaced in the second period by Al Montoya after giving up five goals on 20 shots.

BRUINS 4, LIGHTNING 3, SO

TAMPA, Fla. • Reilly Smith scored the lone shootout goal in the seventh round to lead Boston past Tampa Bay.

Smith put an in-close shot between the pads of Ben Bishop. Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask caught a break on Tampa Bay’s seventh shootout attempt when Richard Panik hit the post.

The Bruins got regulation goals from Daniel Paille, Carl Soderberg and Johnny Boychuk.

Ondrej Palat, Mark Barberio and Valtteri Filppula scored for the Lightning.

Boston pulled even at 3 when Boychuk snapped a 20-game goal drought 8:11 into the third. The Bruins have outscored their opponents 78-43 during the third period this season.

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