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Capitals goalie Michal Neuvirth stopped 25 shots to set a franchise record for wins by a rookie with 21. The 22-year-old topped Bob Mason, who won 20 in 1986-87.

Playing in his second game since being acquired in a trade with New Jersey, Arnott took a crossing pass from Alexander Semin and beat goalie Ty Conklin with a slap shot from the left circle.

Scott Hannan and Niklas Backstrom also scored and Alex Ovechkin had two assists for the Capitals, who have won two in a row at home for the first time since Nov. 26-28. They’re also riding their first three-game winning streak since Dec. 26-Jan. 1. Alexander Steen and B.J. Crombeen scored for the Blues.

Canadiens 4, Panthers 0

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) _ Carey Price made 30 saves for his seventh shutout of the season and Andrei Kostitsyn and Lars Eller each had a goal and an assist for Montreal.

Hal Gill and David Desharnais also scored for the Canadiens, who have won four of their last five. Travis Moen and James Wisniewski each had two assists.

The goal was Gill’s first in 100 games, dating to Dec. 31, 2009, when he scored in the same building.

Florida goalie Tomas Vokoun lasted only 8:54 before he was pulled after giving up two goals on three shots. Backup Scott Clemmensen made 25 saves.

Wild 3, Rangers 1

NEW YORK (AP) _ Casey Wellman, recalled from the minors hours earlier, broke a second-period tie with his second NHL goal and Jose Theodore made 40 saves for the Minnesota.

Wellman was brought up on an emergency basis in case Cal Clutterbuck was unable to play following a hard hit he took from behind Wednesday in Minnesota’s loss to the New York Islanders. Clutterbuck was in the lineup, but Wellman took the place of Jed Ortmeyer, sent down to Houston of the AHL.

Kyle Brodziak also scored in the second to wipe out the Rangers‘ 1-0 lead, and Pierre-Marc Bouchard added insurance in the third for the Wild, who snapped a two-game losing streak.

Sean Avery scored for New York.

Senators 3, Thrashers 1

ATLANTA (AP) _ Craig Anderson made 42 saves and Nick Foligno scored the clinching goal with just under 9 minutes remaining, giving Ottawa a victory over fading Atlanta.

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