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|Tuesday, 12 February 2008 17:34|
New York hadn't won at home in seven games, since beating New Jersey on Dec. 29 (0-5-2). The Islanders also didn't have a victory anywhere since a 6-3 win at Carolina on Jan. 22, also a span of seven games (0-6-1).
Hunter scored for the first time in a month, and Jeff Tambellini and Sean Bergenheim added goals in the second period for the Islanders, who are tied for 12th in the Eastern Conference, and beat the Flyers for the first time in four meetings this season.
Rick DiPietro made 26 saves to win for the first time since Jan. 16 and send the injury-riddled Flyers to their fourth straight regulation loss.
Hurricanes 3, Bruins 2
BOSTON (AP) - Andrew Ladd scored twice in the first 6:33, and the Carolina Hurricanes held on after Shawn Thornton had two goals in a 27-second span late in the third period.
ssist to help the Hurricanes open a 3-0 lead with 1:31 left in the second.
Cam Ward protected the shutout until Thornton's shot from the right side went off the top of his glove and into the net with 5:10 left in the game. The Bruins made it 3-2 with 4:43 left when Thornton swatted an idle puck into the net.
Boston made a furious charge in the last four minutes, pulling goalie Alex Auld but failing to get the tying goal.
Lightning 3, Canadiens 2
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Vinny Prospal scored twice, including the go-ahead goal midway through the third for the Tampa Bay Lightning.
Prospal made it 3-2 at 11:51 of the third off a pass from Vincent Lecavalier, who stole the puck behind the Montreal net. The goal was Prospal's 25th of the season, which equals his career high, set during the 2005-06 season.
Michel Ouellet also scored, and Lecavalier had two assists for the Lightning, who have won four of six.
Christopher Higgins and Tomas Plekanec scored for Montreal, which has lost three in a row. The Canadiens were outshot 36-21.