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Chara's hat trick boosts Bruins

BOSTON — Zdeno Chara had his first career three-goal game and Tim Thomas stopped 31 shots for his seventh shutout to lift the Boston Bruins to a 7-0 win over the Carolina Hurricanes on Monday.

Mark Stuart, returning to the lineup after missing 18 games with a broken finger, had a goal in the first period. Gregory Campbell, Patrice Bergeron and Michael Ryder also scored for Boston, which has lost just twice in regulation in its last 13 games (8-2-3).

It was the Bruins' second lopsided win in six days; they shut out Ottawa 6-0 with Thomas in net last Tuesday. It was also the third time in the last four games Boston scored at least six goals.

Stars 2, Kings 1

At Dallas, Jamie Langenbrunner scored the go-ahead goal on a second-period power play in his 1,000th NHL game, six minutes after Loui Eriksson also scored with the man advantage.

Langenbrunner broke a 1-all tie when he drove the net and converted Brad Richards' centering pass at 16:59 of the second with a second showing on Dallas' fifth power play.

Sharks 4, Coyotes 2

At Glendale, Ariz., Patrick Marleau scored early in his 1,000th career NHL game and the San Jose Sharks beat Phoenix 4-2 Monday, snapping the Coyotes' four-game winning streak.

Rookie Logan Couture and Dany Heatley each had a goal and an assist for the Sharks, who won their second in a row after ending a six-game skid Saturday.

Thrashers 3, Panthers 2

At Sunrise, Fla., Bryan Little and Alexander Burmistrov scored in the shootout and the Atlanta Thrashers rallied from a late two-goal deficit.

Atlanta won the shootout 2-1, clinching the victory when Ondrej Pavelec stopped Cory Stillman's wrist shot on Florida's third attempt. Mike Santorelli scored on the Panthers' first attempt to give Florida a 1-0 lead in the shootout.

Canadiens 5, Flames 4

At Montreal, P.K. Subban scored 1:06 into overtime and Montreal Canadiens after blowing a four-goal lead. Subban took Scott Gomez's pass and beat Henrik Karlsson with a wrist shot from the right faceoff circle for the winner.

Devils 5, Islanders 2

At Uniondale, N.Y., Vladimir Zharkov scored his first NHL goal, and the suddenly potent New Jersey Devils broke out again.

Zharkov started the Devils' latest barrage in the first period before Ilya Kovalchuk doubled the lead 57 seconds later. New Jersey also got a pair of goals 54 seconds apart from Rod Pelley and Dainius Zubrus in the second period after the Islanders trimmed a three-goal deficit to one.