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NHL: Canadiens Edge Lightning, Extend Winning Streak

In the National Hockey League (NHL) Tuesday, the Montreal Canadiens extended their winning streak to five games as they beat the visiting Tampa Bay Lightning 3-2 in Montreal.

Andrei Markov and Craig Rivet each scored goals in the third period and goalie Jose Theodore stopped 32 shots on goal for Montreal. Tim Taylor and Vinny Prospal accounted for Tampa's two goals. The loss is the Lightning's fourth straight.

In other NHL action Tuesday, it was:

Philadelphia Flyers 4

Boston Bruins 3

Toronto Maple Leafs 6

Washington Capitals 4

New York Islanders 4

New Jersey Devils 1

Nashville Predators 3

Edmonton Oilers 2

Phoenix Coyotes 4

Minnesota Wild 2

Colorado Avalanche 5

San Jose Sharks 2