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Penguins’ 15-Win Streak Ends

  • Boston Bruins center Tyler Seguin puts the puck in the net past Ottawa Senators goalie Robin Lehner (40) and left wing Andre Benoit (61) in the first period of an NHL hockey game in Boston, Tuesday, April 2, 2013. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

    Boston Bruins center Tyler Seguin puts the puck in the net past Ottawa Senators goalie Robin Lehner (40) and left wing Andre Benoit (61) in the first period of an NHL hockey game in Boston, Tuesday, April 2, 2013. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

  • Ottawa Senators center Colin Greening (14) celebrates his goal with center Zack Smith (15), as Boston Bruins goalie Anton Khudobin (35) watches during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Boston, Tuesday, April 2, 2013. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

    Ottawa Senators center Colin Greening (14) celebrates his goal with center Zack Smith (15), as Boston Bruins goalie Anton Khudobin (35) watches during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Boston, Tuesday, April 2, 2013. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

  • Ottawa Senators center Colin Greening (14) celebrates his goal with center Zack Smith (15), as Boston Bruins goalie Anton Khudobin (35) watches during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Boston, Tuesday, April 2, 2013. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

    Ottawa Senators center Colin Greening (14) celebrates his goal with center Zack Smith (15), as Boston Bruins goalie Anton Khudobin (35) watches during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Boston, Tuesday, April 2, 2013. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

  • Ottawa Senators left wing Guillaume Latendresse (73) tries to control the puck against Boston Bruins left wing Jay Pandolfo (29) in the first period of an NHL hockey game in Boston, Tuesday, April 2, 2013. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

    Ottawa Senators left wing Guillaume Latendresse (73) tries to control the puck against Boston Bruins left wing Jay Pandolfo (29) in the first period of an NHL hockey game in Boston, Tuesday, April 2, 2013. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

  • Ottawa Senators left wing Guillaume Latendresse (73) tries to control the puck against Boston Bruins left wing Jay Pandolfo (29) in the first period of an NHL hockey game in Boston, Tuesday, April 2, 2013. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

    Ottawa Senators left wing Guillaume Latendresse (73) tries to control the puck against Boston Bruins left wing Jay Pandolfo (29) in the first period of an NHL hockey game in Boston, Tuesday, April 2, 2013. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

  • Boston Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara (33) grapples with Ottawa Senators center Mika Zibanejad (93) in the first period of an NHL hockey game in Boston, Tuesday, April 2, 2013. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

    Boston Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara (33) grapples with Ottawa Senators center Mika Zibanejad (93) in the first period of an NHL hockey game in Boston, Tuesday, April 2, 2013. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

  • Boston Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara (33) grapples with Ottawa Senators center Mika Zibanejad (93) in the first period of an NHL hockey game in Boston, Tuesday, April 2, 2013. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

    Boston Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara (33) grapples with Ottawa Senators center Mika Zibanejad (93) in the first period of an NHL hockey game in Boston, Tuesday, April 2, 2013. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

  • Boston Bruins center Patrice Bergeron (37) has his skate in the crease as the puck goes past Ottawa Senators goalie Robin Lehner (40) as defenseman Chris Phillips (4) defends in the first period of an NHL hockey game in Boston, Tuesday, April 2, 2013. The goal was disallowed. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

    Boston Bruins center Patrice Bergeron (37) has his skate in the crease as the puck goes past Ottawa Senators goalie Robin Lehner (40) as defenseman Chris Phillips (4) defends in the first period of an NHL hockey game in Boston, Tuesday, April 2, 2013. The goal was disallowed. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

  • Boston Bruins center Patrice Bergeron (37) has his skate in the crease as the puck goes past Ottawa Senators goalie Robin Lehner (40) as defenseman Chris Phillips (4) defends in the first period of an NHL hockey game in Boston, Tuesday, April 2, 2013. The goal was disallowed. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

    Boston Bruins center Patrice Bergeron (37) has his skate in the crease as the puck goes past Ottawa Senators goalie Robin Lehner (40) as defenseman Chris Phillips (4) defends in the first period of an NHL hockey game in Boston, Tuesday, April 2, 2013. The goal was disallowed. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

  • Boston Bruins center Tyler Seguin puts the puck in the net past Ottawa Senators goalie Robin Lehner (40) and left wing Andre Benoit (61) in the first period of an NHL hockey game in Boston, Tuesday, April 2, 2013. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

    Boston Bruins center Tyler Seguin puts the puck in the net past Ottawa Senators goalie Robin Lehner (40) and left wing Andre Benoit (61) in the first period of an NHL hockey game in Boston, Tuesday, April 2, 2013. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

  • Boston Bruins center Tyler Seguin puts the puck in the net past Ottawa Senators goalie Robin Lehner (40) and left wing Andre Benoit (61) in the first period of an NHL hockey game in Boston, Tuesday, April 2, 2013. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
  • Ottawa Senators center Colin Greening (14) celebrates his goal with center Zack Smith (15), as Boston Bruins goalie Anton Khudobin (35) watches during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Boston, Tuesday, April 2, 2013. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
  • Ottawa Senators center Colin Greening (14) celebrates his goal with center Zack Smith (15), as Boston Bruins goalie Anton Khudobin (35) watches during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Boston, Tuesday, April 2, 2013. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
  • Ottawa Senators left wing Guillaume Latendresse (73) tries to control the puck against Boston Bruins left wing Jay Pandolfo (29) in the first period of an NHL hockey game in Boston, Tuesday, April 2, 2013. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
  • Ottawa Senators left wing Guillaume Latendresse (73) tries to control the puck against Boston Bruins left wing Jay Pandolfo (29) in the first period of an NHL hockey game in Boston, Tuesday, April 2, 2013. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
  • Boston Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara (33) grapples with Ottawa Senators center Mika Zibanejad (93) in the first period of an NHL hockey game in Boston, Tuesday, April 2, 2013. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
  • Boston Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara (33) grapples with Ottawa Senators center Mika Zibanejad (93) in the first period of an NHL hockey game in Boston, Tuesday, April 2, 2013. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
  • Boston Bruins center Patrice Bergeron (37) has his skate in the crease as the puck goes past Ottawa Senators goalie Robin Lehner (40) as defenseman Chris Phillips (4) defends in the first period of an NHL hockey game in Boston, Tuesday, April 2, 2013. The goal was disallowed. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
  • Boston Bruins center Patrice Bergeron (37) has his skate in the crease as the puck goes past Ottawa Senators goalie Robin Lehner (40) as defenseman Chris Phillips (4) defends in the first period of an NHL hockey game in Boston, Tuesday, April 2, 2013. The goal was disallowed. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
  • Boston Bruins center Tyler Seguin puts the puck in the net past Ottawa Senators goalie Robin Lehner (40) and left wing Andre Benoit (61) in the first period of an NHL hockey game in Boston, Tuesday, April 2, 2013. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

Boston (ap) — Nathan Horton broke a tie midway through the third period with his fourth goal in four games and the Boston Bruins beat the Ottawa Senators 3-2 with an aggressive attack that produced a season-high 50 shots last night.

While awaiting the arrival of newly acquired five-time NHL scoring leader Jaromir Jagr from the Dallas Stars, the Bruins shook off their recent offensive woes with their second straight win after losing five of their previous seven games.

Horton got his 12th goal of the season at 10:21 of the third period after goalie Robin Lehner stopped Milan Lucic’s shot with his pad. But Horton scored on the rebound.

The Bruins held a 50-47 advantage in shots on goal. Their previous high of 46 came on Feb. 28, also against the Senators, in a 2-1 overtime win in Boston.

The Bruins outshot the Senators 21-19 in the first period, their most shots in a period since they had 22 on Feb. 19, 2012 at Minnesota.

Sabres 4, Penguins 1

Pittsburgh — Pittsburgh’s run at a record-breaking streak is over. Playing without injured star Sidney Crosby, the Penguins fell to Buffalo to end their 15-game winning streak.

Kevin Porter scored his first two goals of the season for the Sabres, who won for the first time in five games. Steve Ott and Cody Hodgson also scored as Buffalo sent Pittsburgh to its first loss in more than a month. Ryan Miller made 19 saves on the night he surpassed Dominik Hasek for the most games played by a Sabres goaltender.

Jarome Iginla scored his first goal with the Penguins after coming over in a trade with Calgary last week but it wasn’t nearly enough.

Capitals 5, Hurricanes 3

Raleigh, n.c. — Alex Ovechkin had two goals and an assist, and Washington beat Carolina despite allowing three goals to Jiri Tlusty.

Mike Green scored two goals, Joel Ward added a goal, Nicklas Backstrom matched a career high with four assists and Braden Holtby made 31 saves.

Washington trailed 2-0 early before scoring five goals on its first 11 shots, won its seventh in 11 games and won for the first time since 2007 when allowing a hat trick to an opposing player, according to Stats LLC. It also was the Hurricanes’ first loss when a player scored three goals since the move from Hartford in 1997.

Islanders 5, Jets 2

Uniondale, n.y. — Frans Nielsen scored the go-ahead goal and Kevin Poulin made 23 saves for his first win of the season, and New York defeated Winnipeg.

With the victory, the Islanders moved past the idle New York Rangers into the eighth and final Eastern Conference playoff spot.

The Islanders (18-16-3) have 11 games remaining while the Rangers have 13.

Panthers 3
Lightning 2 (so)

Tampa, Fla. — Peter Mueller scored the only goal in the shootout and Jacob Markstrom had 39 saves to lead Florida past Tampa Bay.

Tomas Kopecky and Greg Rallo both scored goals on deflections of shots by T.J. Brennan to give the Panthers a 2-0 lead after two periods.

The Lightning rallied in the third period to tie the score with goals from Tom Pyatt and Alex Killorn.

After a scoreless overtime, Mueller went first for the Panthers and scored on a backhand shot that slipped past Lightning goalie Mathieu Garon. Markstrom denied Teddy Purcell, Victor Hedman and Steven Stamkos to give the Panthers the win.