BOSTON Martin Biron stopped 38 shots and Mike Richards had a short-handed goal to lift Philadelphia to a 2-1 win over Boston on Saturday in a game marred by Flyers defenseman Randy Jones' ferocious hit on Bruins center Patrice Bergeron.
Bergeron lost consciousness and was taken from the ice on a stretcher during the first period after he was hammered face-first into the boards by Jones.
As the whistle blew, Boston's Chuck Kobasew went after Jones, drawing a two-minute roughing penalty. Jones drew a 5-minute major and a game misconduct.
Bergeron was transported to Massachusetts General Hospital and was diagnosed with a concussion and a broken nose by Bruins team physician Dr. Bertram Zarins.
Biron yielded only a second-period power play goal to Marco Sturm and the Flyers moved to 7-3. One of Biron's saves was a penalty shot by Phil Kessel.
Richards assisted on Joffrey Lupol's power goal at the 13-minute mark of the second period as the Bruins lost for the second time in their last seven games and fell to 3-1 at home.
BLUE JACKETS 2, SHARKS 1: At Columubs, Ohio, Sergei Fedorov scored the decisive goal late in the second period, and Pascal Leclaire made 16 saves to help Columbus win its third straight. Dan Fritsche also scored for Columbus.
MAPLE LEAFS 4, RANGERS 1: At New York, Pavel Kubina's first goal of the season woke up the Maple Leafs in the second period and started a three-goal binge against the stingy Rangers that carried Toronto to the victory.
HURRICANES 8, ISLANDERS 3: At Uniondale, N.Y., Rod Brind'Amour notched his third career hat trick, Ray Whitney and Justin Williams each scored twice and Carolina scored six times on its first 13 shots.
SENATORS 4, DEVILS 1: At Newark, N.J., Ottawa spoiled New Jersey's first game in the new Prudential Center, scoring three times in the third period. Brian Gionta scored on a deflection for the Devils, who played their first nine games on the road while waiting for the $380 million arena to be completed.
CANADIENS 4, PENGUINS 3, SO: At Pittsburgh, Andrei Markov scored in the eighth shootout round and Montreal beat Pittsburgh after blowing an early three-goal lead. Markov, Mathieu Dandenault and Michael Ryder had the goals in regulation for Montreal, which won its fourth consecutive game.
SABRES 4, LIGHTNING 3, OT: At Tampa, Fla., Thomas Vanek scored late in overtime and Buffalo rallied to beat Tampa Bay. During a 2-on-1, Vanek tried to pass the puck from along the right-wing boards to teammate Nathan Paetsch in the slot, but the puck deflected off a Tampa Bay defender into the net with 40.5 seconds left.
PREDATORS 4, PANTHERS 3: At Nashville, Tenn., Vernon Fiddler scored a pair of goals to lead Nashville past Florida. With 13 seconds left in regulation, Radek Bonk skated behind the net and put the puck in on a backhand shot that bounced off of the lower back of Jerred Smithson and into the net.
THRASHERS 3, BLACKHAWKS 2: At Chicago, Ilya Kovalchuk scored a tie-breaking goal early in the third period and set up Vyacheslav Kozlov's two power-play scores to lead Atlanta over Chicago.
BLUES 4, CAPITALS 3: At St. Louis, Brad Boyes scored twice and St. Louis defeated Washington. Boyes' second goal broke a 2-2 tie late in the second period.
KINGS 4, OILERS 1: At Los Angeles, Patrick O'Sullivan had his first two-goal game in the NHL, Jason LaBarbera made 34 saves and the Los Angeles Kings beat the Edmonton Oilers.
STARS 5, COYOTES : At Glendale, Ariz., Mike Modano had a goal and an assist to move within three points of the NHL record for American-born players Saturday night in the Dallas Stars' win.