BOSTON (AP) _ Tim Thomas stopped 34 shots for his third shutout of the season, and David Krejci had a goal and two assists Saturday to help the Boston Bruins beat the Ottawa Senators 4-0 and move into seventh place in the Eastern Conference.
The Bruins have 90 points — two behind the Senators, one behind the sixth-place New York Rangers and one point more than eighth-place Philadelphia.
Martin Gerber stopped 27 shots for the Senators, who have won once in their last five games.
P.J. Axelsson and Marco Sturm scored 3½ minutes apart in the second period, and Shane Hnidy made it 3-0 on a short-handed slap shot 73 seconds into the third.
Stars 7, Kings 2
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Loui Eriksson scored twice less than 3½ minutes apart during a four-goal second period and Dallas connected three times on power plays.
Eriksson, Stephane Robidas and Brenden Morrow all scored with the man advantage for the Stars, who earned a split of the eight-game season series after winning all eight meetings with the Kings last season. Stu Barnes, Jere Lehtinen and Niklas Hagman also had goals, Mike Ribeiro had three assists and defenseman Robidas had two.
Kevin Dallman and Michael Cammalleri scored for the Kings, who were outshot 35-14.
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