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BONDRA LIFTS CAPS PAST CANADIENS

Peter Bondra scored two power-play goals against the formerly invincible Montreal Canadiens penalty-killers to lead the Washington Capitals to a 4-1 victory Friday night.

The Canadiens were a perfect 34 for 34 with a man down, the last NHL team this season to allow a power-play goal.

Trevor Linden and Jaromir Jagr, back after missing three games with a strained knee, also scored for Washington.

Bondra leads the league with five power-play goals.

Patrice Brisebois scored the lone goal for the Canadiens.

The game marked the Montreal debut of 38-year-old Doug Gilmour, who signed with the team Oct. 6 after flirting with retirement.

Nedved, York raise Rangers

ATLANTA -- Petr Nedved and Michael York scored third-period goals as the New York Rangers beat the Atlanta Thrashers, 4-3, for their third straight win.

The Rangers also ran their unbeaten streak to four games and haven't lost in five games in Atlanta. The Thrashers are winless since their season-opening victory at Buffalo.

Mark Messier and Eric Lindros added goals for the Rangers, and Ilya Kovalchuk and Ray Ferraro scored for the Thrashers. It was Ferraro's 396th career goal.

Atlanta's Dany Heatley scored his first NHL goal.

Blues win in overtime

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Keith Tkachuk scored 46 seconds into overtime as the St. Louis Blues handed the Minnesota Wild its first loss of the season, 3-2.

Doug Weight scored St. Louis' first two goals.

Sergei Zholtok had a goal and an assist for the Wild, which was the only NHL team without a regulation or overtime loss.

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