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Wild wins duel of returning stars

Mark Parrish's hat trick, including the winner with 1:42 left in overtime, lifted the Wild on Saturday.

Martin Havlat returned for Chicago after missing 19 games with an ankle injury. He had two goals and an assist, the second goal ending the team's 0-for-36 power-play drought that spanned nine games.

Despite the missed games, Havlat leads the Blackhawks with eight goals.

The Wild welcomed back one of its stars, Pavol Demitra, who missed eight games with a concussion. He had a goal and two assists, including helping set up Mikko Koivu's goal that put Minnesota up 3-2 with four seconds left in the second.

That came after Brian Rolston stole the puck from Bryan Smolinski behind the net on a power play. When the red light flashed, Smolinski smacked his stick on the crossbar, breaking it two.

Minnesota remains without Marian Gaborik, its top scorer last season. He missed his 22nd game with a groin injury, and his return is unknown.

Parrish, who knocked in a rebound of Demitra's shot in the first, put the Wild ahead 4-2 3:51 into the third by knocking in a rebound of Brian Rolston's shot.

But Jeff Hamilton and Brent Seabrook scored 25 seconds apart for Chicago, tying it with 6:29 left. Manny Fernandez let Seabrook's blue-line slap shot trickle through his legs.

But Parrish scored on a bad-angle backhander that sneaked under Brian Boucher's arm.

ST. LOUIS - Sergei Fedorov had two goals and an assist and Fredrik Norrena came within a shot of his third consecutive shutout for Columbus. The Blue Jackets have won three in a row for the first time this season while St. Louis has lost seven in a row.

Norrena, acquired from the Lightning with Fredrik Modin for Marc Denis, allowed only Bill Guerin's five-on-three goal in the second. That ended his franchise-record shutout streak at 155:28.

Fedorov assisted on Modin's goal that made it 1-0 with 3:02 left in the first. He scored with 26 seconds left in the period when his flubbed shot trickled under the pads of Jason Bacashihua. And Fedorov made it 5-1 with 9:32 left in the third.

OTTAWA - Jaromir Jagr and Martin Straka had a goal and an assist for the Rangers, who beat the Senators for only the third time in 13 games.

Straka made it 1-0 with 2:58 left in the first on a five-on-three. Jagr threaded a cross-ice pass to Straka, whose one-timer beat Ray Emery. The point extended Straka's scoring streak to nine games, during which he has seven goals and nine assists.

Jagr made it 2-0 6:07 into the second when he took a pass in the neutral zone, wound his way into the slot and fired a wrister over Emery's shoulder.

Jason Spezza, one of the Senators in the penalty box during the first goal, made it 2-1 with 4:14 left by redirecting Christoph Schubert's shot from the point during a power play.

Spezza has a point in eight consecutive games, with six goals and six assists during the stretch.

UNIONDALE, N.Y. - Miroslav Satan and Viktor Kozlov scored in the shootout to cap the Islanders' rally. The victory was their first this season while trailing after two periods (1-10).

Satan gave New York a 4-3 lead with 1:50 left in regulation when he put a loose puck into the open left side.

The Panthers pulled Alex Auld and tied the score with 42.5 seconds left when Ruslan Salei intercepted a clearing attempt and got a high shot past Rick DiPietro, who was scrambling to get back in front of the net.

Florida outshot New York 7-0 in overtime, including five shots during a power play. The Islanders had one chance late, but Jason Blake's break-in try went wide of Auld.

PHILADELPHIA - Bryan Muir scored the go-ahead goal 7:40 into the third for the Capitals, who rebounded a night after the Ducks ended their four-game win streak.

Alex Ovechkin put Washington ahead 6:28 in with a brilliant move.

He picked up the puck on the back line, spun around and snapped a wrist shot into the far side of the net. Muir scored on a one-timer from between the circles.

Pettinger scored a power-play goal with 51 seconds left

DETROIT - Henrik Zetterberg scored two of the five power-play goals for the Red Wings, who have won five of six.

Mikael Samuelsson put a cross-crease pass into the open net 9:53 in, and Zetterberg tapped in a loose puck in front of the net with 2:44 left in the first.

Samuelsson made it 3-0 with 9:18 left in the second with a wrist shot from the high slot.

After the Leafs cut it to 4-1, Zetterberg poked in a loose puck during a goal-mouth scramble with 1.6 seconds left in the second.

ATLANTA - Colby Armstrong scored with 1:09 left to end the Penguins' four-game losing streak.

Niko Kapanen tied it with 4:48 left for the Thrashers. But Armstrong scored on a wrist shot from in front of the net on a pass from rookie Evgeni Malkin, who had a goal and two assists.

BOSTON - Third-period goals by Eric Rasmussen, Patrik Elias and Sergei Brylin sealed the Devils' season-high fifth consecutive victory and ended their four-game road losing streak. Rasmussen slid a backhander along the ice inside the far post with 9:50 left to make it 3-1. Two goals in 2:57 made it 5-1.

MONTREAL - Tomas Vanek drove a slap shot past Cristobal Huet for the shootout winner. Sheldon Souray scored his team-leading 11th goal 2:52 into the third to tie it for the Canadiens.

Alex Kovalev beat Ryan Miller with a backhand on Montreal's first shot, and Daniel Briere put a shot through Huet's pads to even it.

Miller made a pad save on Saku Koivu's backhander, and Vanek wound up and fired a shot over Huet's right arm into the top left corner.

CANADIENS: Left wing Chris Higgins, out since Nov. 4 with a partially torn tendon in his left ankle, took part in the morning skate and might return Tuesday. He was leading the team with eight goals and five assists when he was hurt.

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