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|Monday, 18 February 2008 21:52|
Chris Chelios scored his first goal in four months and Valtteri Filppula had a power-play goal in the opening period for Detroit.
The Red Wings swept the four-game season series with Colorado. It's only the second time that Detroit has swept the Avalanche since they moved to Denver in 1995-96.
Zetterberg's goals came 2:16 apart in the second period, his 34th and 35th goals of the season. He's tied with Jarome Iginla for third place in goals. Pavel Datsyuk had three assists, giving him 51 this season and a share of the league lead.
Colorado scored just two goals against the Red Wings this season with Dominik Hasek, who's currently out with a hip injury, picking up two shutouts. The Avalanche have dropped four in a row, and four straight at home.
Islanders 3, Sharks 2
UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) - Freddy Meyer capped New York's three-goal, third-period rally with 8:41 left, taking advantage of injured San Jose goalie Evgeni Nabokov.
Meyer, who had gone 73 games without a goal before scoring into an empty net at Toronto last Thursday, beat a goalie for the first time since Nov. 24, 2006. He sent a shot in from the right circle and lifted the Islanders to their fourth straight victory.
Nabokov left in the second period when New York's Radek Martinek damaged the goalie's mask and sent him to the dressing room with a bloodied face. Stitches closed the wound well enough for him to return for the third period, but the Islanders' offense got going.
Marcel Goc and Joe Thornton scored for the Sharks, who have dropped the first two of an eight-game road trip.
Devils 5, Hurricanes 1
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - Travis Zajac had a goal and an assist, leading the surging New Jersey Devils past the Carolina Hurricanes and giving them a share of the Eastern Conference lead.
Mike Mottau, Jay Pandolfo, Johnny Oduya and Zach Parise also scored for the Devils, while Martin Brodeur made 21 saves. New Jersey, 6-1-2 in the last nine games, improved to 73 points. The Devils are tied with Ottawa and Montreal for the top spot in the conference.
Jeff Hamilton scored for the Southeast Division-leading Hurricanes, who had won three straight.
Coyotes 4, Kings 0
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Radim Vrbata scored a goal, assisted on two others and the Phoenix Coyotes gave Wayne Gretzky his 100th victory as coach.
Phoenix won its third in a row, and its 31st victory matched the team's win total from last season. Mikael Tellqvist stopped 34 shots for his sixth career shutout and eighth victory of the season, starting in place of Ilya Bryzgalov.
Gretzky's Coyotes are 6-0 against his former team this season, winning by a combined total of 21-7. His 99th win also came against the Kings, 4-3 on Saturday at Phoenix.