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|Sunday, 17 February 2008 20:05|
Turco improved to 2-9-5 against the Red Wings, helping the Stars improve to 9-1 in their last 10 games overall.
Turco preserved the shutout with 48.8 seconds left, falling on his back to make a sliding stop on Detroit's Brett Lebda. Turco also denied Johan Franzen with 34.8 seconds remaining.
Hagman scored the game's only goal at 3:13 of the third period, notching his career-best 21st of the season from a sharp angle to the left of Detroit's third-string goaltender Jimmy Howard, who made 30 saves.
Rangers 3, Sharks 1
NEW YORK (AP) - Chris Drury scored a power-play goal and added an assist, and Henrik Lundqvist made 29 saves for the Rangers.
o-back victories with a goal in the second. Callahan added an empty-netter with 1.6 seconds left.
Lundqvist, who also stopped 29 in a win over Buffalo on Saturday, is 2-0 since signing a six-year contract extension with New York.
Jonathan Cheechoo had the lone goal for the Sharks, who have the fewest road losses in the NHL (17-6-3). San Jose is 4-18-3-0 against New York and hasn't beaten the Rangers since Oct. 22, 2001.
Penguins 4, Sabres 1
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) - Evgeni Malkin had a goal and assist and Ty Conklin stopped 36 shots.
Petr Sykora, with a goal and assist, Jarkko Ruutu and Colby Armstrong also scored in a victory that moved the Penguins into a tie with idle New Jersey atop the Atlantic Division standings.
Thomas Vanek scored for Buffalo, which has lost two straight since enjoying an 8-0-2 run, and squandered a chance to jump ahead of Boston in the playoff race. The teams are tied for the eighth and final spot in the Eastern Conference.
Blackhawks 2, Avalanche 1
CHICAGO (AP) - Patrick Lalime stopped 21 shots and defenseman James Wisniewski had two assists for Chicago, which won its third straight game and is 4-0-1 in its last five.
Martin Havlat and Dustin Byfuglien scored for the Blackhawks.
Lalime lost a bid for his first shutout this season when Jaroslav Hlinka scored with 2:25 left in the third.
third straight and failed to convert any of its six power plays.
Blues 5, Blue Jackets 1
ST. LOUIS (AP) - Brad Boyes scored his 31st goal to snap a five-game point drought, Eric Brewer had a career-best four assists and the Blues scored a season-high three power-play goals.
Rick Nash scored his 31st goal - fourth short-handed - for Columbus. It's the second short-handed tally of the month for Nash, who has six goals in six games against the Blues this season.
Andy McDonald netted his 100th career goal, defenseman Matt Walker scored his first in 153 career games and rookie David Perron added his 11th for the Blues, who have won three of four and tied Columbus for 11th place in the Western Conference.
Canadiens 5, Flyers 3
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Alex Kovalev had a goal and two assists, and Montreal handed the reeling Flyers their seventh straight loss.
Francis Bouillon scored his first goal in 75 games, and Michael Ryder and Saku Koivu also scored goals for Montreal. Maxim Lapierre added an empty-net goal with 1:24 remaining.
Mike Richards, Braydon Coburn and Riley Cote scored goals for the Flyers. Cote scored his first NHL goal with 18.1 seconds left.
Wild 5, Predators 4, OT
ST. PAUL (AP) - Marian Gaborik scored the winner with 4.4 seconds left in overtime for Minnesota.
Gaborik beat Predators goalie Chris Mason from the left circle on a 2-on-1 break after taking a cross-ice pass from Pavol Demitra, giving the Wild the win after Nashville tied it with a three-goal third period. Gaborik finished the game with two goals and an assist.
Petteri Nummelin, Mark Parrish and Pierre-Marc Bouchard also scored for Minnesota, which won for the third time in four games against Nashville this season and improved to 7-2-1 in its last 10 games.
Martin Erat and Ryan Suter both tallied a goal and assist for Nashville, which lost for the fourth time in five road games.
Ducks 4, Flames 2
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - Teemu Selanne set an Anaheim record with his 670th point on an assist during the Ducks' four-goal second period.
Ryan Getzlaf, Ryan Carter, Scott Niedermayer and Chris Pronger scored in the period as the Ducks stormed back from a 1-0 deficit against beleaguered goalie Miikka Kiprusoff.
Selanne, in his seventh game back from sitting out to contemplate retirement, set the team record when he fed Carter for the go-ahead goal at 4:36 of the second period. Selanne had been tied with former linemate Paul Kariya.
Daymond Langkow opened the scoring at 15:10 of the first period with his 24th goal for Calgary, and Wayne Primeau had his second of the season in the final period.