BOSTON — Zdeno Chara scored at 16:17 of the third period and Tuukka Rask held on for his second shutout of the season, leading the Boston Bruins to a 2-0 victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs on Saturday night.

Boston outshot Toronto 37-22, but goaltender James Reimer kept the Maple Leafs in the game. Brad Marchand added an empty-net goal in the final seconds, sending the Bruins to consecutive home wins for the first time this season.

Reimer had 35 saves, but he was unable to stop Chara’s slap shot from the left circle. Zach Trotman and Matt Beleskey assisted on Chara’s third goal of the season.

Rask wasn’t tested nearly as often, but did have some big saves in his 28th career shutout, stopping Shawn Matthias on breakaways in all three periods.

Patrice Bergeron assisted on Marchand’s goal, extending his point streak to seven games.

Reimer, who had 33 saves Friday in a shootout win at Carolina, stopped Torey Krug’s slap shot with about 7:20 left and got some help on the rebound from defenseman Matt Hunwick, who kept the puck from crossing the goal line with his skate. A video review confirmed the puck did not go in.

RANGERS 5, PANTHERS 4: Rick Nash scored 2:01 into overtime for his third goal of the game, lifting New York to a victory at Sunrise, Florida.

Henrik Lundqvist made 39 saves as New York bounced back after a loss at Tampa Bay on Thursday night snapped its nine-game winning streak.

SHARKS 3, PENGUINS 1: Brent Burns scored twice and Patrick Marleau got his 1,000th career point to lift San Jose to a win at Pittsburgh.

Marleau became the 83rd NHL player to reach 1,000 points with an assist on Burns’ first goal.

The Sharks have won the first five games of a season-high six-game trip that ends Sunday against Columbus.

San Jose defenseman Paul Martin scored his first goal of the season and had an assist against his old team.

CAPITALS 7, AVALANCHE 3: Alex Ovechkin scored his 10th goal of the season and Washington used a four-goal first period to cruise to a win at home.

Evgeny Kuznetsov had two assists before adding his seventh goal of the season in the third period.

Jason Chimera had three assists, and Dmitry Orlov and Nate Schmidt got their first goals of the season for the Caps.

SENATORS 4, FLYERS 0: Mike Hoffman had a goal and an assist, Craig Anderson made 36 saves for his second consecutive shutout, and Ottawa beat visiting Philadelphia.

Mika Zibanejad, Milan Michalek and Kyle Turris also scored for Ottawa, which has consecutive wins at home for the first time this season.

LIGHTNING 5, DUCKS 0: Steven Stamkos had two goals and an assist, Ben Bishop made 30 saves and Tampa Bay won at home.

JETS 3, COYOTES 2: Chris Thorburn’s short-handed goal with 8:51 left gave Winnipeg a win over visiting Arizona.

Mark Scheifele and Dustin Byfuglien also scored to help the Jets earn consecutive wins for the first time since Oct. 31.


DUCKS: Anaheim recalled defenseman Shane O’Brien from its AHL affiliate in San Diego.

The recall marks a return for O’Brien, who was drafted by the Ducks in 2003 and played for the Portland Pirates in the 2005-06 season.

The hard-hitting blueliner cracked Anaheim’s lineup in October 2006, but was traded to Tampa Bay at the trade deadline of his rookie season. He has also played for Vancouver, Nashville, Colorado, Calgary and Florida.

COYOTES: Arizona recalled goalie Marek Langhamer from Rapid City of the ECHL.