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Tuesday, 04 March 2008 17:05
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 BOSTON (AP) -Florida goaltender Craig Anderson followed his record-setting shutout two days ago with a 40-save win over the Boston Bruins on Tuesday night. Nathan Horton scored 22 seconds into overtime to give the Panthers the 1-0 win.
Anderson stopped 53 shots in a 1-0 victory over the Islanders on Sunday, the most ever in a shutout since shots on goal started being kept in the 1955-56 season.
Since 1989-90, it's the most saves in consecutive shutouts; Dominik Hasek for Buffalo in December 1997 had 75 saves, according to STATS LLC.
Alex Auld made 31 saves for the Bruins, but was beaten by Horton's wrist shot inside the left post on the first shift of the extra period.
The Panthers won for just the second time in five games. Boston, coming off an embarrassing 10-2 loss at Washington on Monday, lost for just the third time in 10 games.
Sabres 5, Flyers 2
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Derek Roy and Jason Pominville scored 18 seconds apart early in the third period. Pominville and Maxim Afinogenov each had two goals for the Sabres, who pulled within one point of the Flyers for the final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference.
Desperate to avoid falling five points behind the Flyers, the Sabres played like a team in a must-win situation.
Scottie Upshall and Steve Downie scored for Philadelphia, which lost in regulation for the first time in five games.
The injury-depleted Flyers were without star center Daniel Briere, who missed his first game this season with a sprained right shoulder. Briere was injured in a shootout loss to the Rangers on Sunday. He scored the decisive shootout goal to beat his former team in Buffalo last week and end Philadelphia's 10-game skid.
The Flyers already were missing All-Star Mike Richards (hamstring) and two-time 40-goal scorer Simon Gagne (concussion).
Islanders 4, Rangers 3, SO
NEW YORK (AP) - Jeff Tambellini scored in the sixth round in the shootout, and Wade Dubielewicz, subbing for the second straight game for Rick DiPietro, made 27 saves through overtime. He then turned aside five shooters in the tiebreaker.
DiPietro was away from the team following the death of his grandmother, and is expected to return to practice Wednesday.
Dubielewicz is 2-0 in NHL shootouts, building off his win at New Jersey on the final day of last season to clinch a playoff spot for the Islanders when DiPietro was injured.
Rangers forward Nigel Dawes and Islanders captain Bill Guerin were the only others to score in the shootout.
Blake Comeau, Sean Bergenheim, and Trent Hunter had goals in regulation for the Islanders, who shook off Ryan Callahan's short-handed goal in the third period. Dawes and Chris Drury had the other goals for the Rangers, 7-0-3 in their last 10.
 

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