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Friday, 19 October 2007 20:17
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 BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) -Pascal Leclaire made 21 saves for his third shutout of the season and fourth overall, and Rick Nash had a goal and an assist to help the Columbus Blue Jackets beat the Buffalo Sabres 3-0 on Friday night.
Nash scored in the second period, 62 seconds after he was denied by goalie Ryan Miller on the NHL's first penalty shot of the season.
Michael Peca also had a goal and assist, and Nikolai Zherdev scored an empty-net goal for the Blue Jackets in their first road victory in three tries.
Buffalo, last season's highest-scoring team, was shut out for the first time since April 2006 - a span of 95 regular-season games - and had its three-game winning streak snapped. The Sabres finished their four-game homestand 3-1.
Miller made 26 saves.
Leclaire was able to bounce back from a 5-1 loss at Colorado last Saturday. He has a 150:22 home shutout streak, dating back to last year.
Penguins 4, Hurricanes 3, SO
PITTSBURGH (AP) - Sidney Crosby had the winning shootout goal and Pittsburgh defeated Carolina.
All three Penguins shooters, Erik Christensen, Petr Sykora and Crosby, scored in the shootout against goalie Cam Ward.
Matt Cullen and Jeff Hamilton scored in the shootout for Carolina, but Ray Whitney's wrist shot was stopped by goalie Dany Sabourin.
Justin Williams had a goal and an assist and Rod Brind'Amour two assists for the Hurricanes, who had won three in a row and were playing the fifth game of a six-game road trip. Whitney and Trevor Letowski also scored for Carolina.
Sykora had two goals in regulation and Sidney Crosby had two assists for Pittsburgh, which was taking part in a shootout for the first time this season. Adam Hall also scored a goal for the Penguins.
Blackhawks 5, Avalanche 3
CHICAGO (AP) - Tuomo Ruutu tipped in Magnus Johansson's shot from the point with 1:25 left in the third period to snap a tie, and Chicago rebounded after giving up a three-goal lead to beat the Colorado.
Robert Lang added an empty-net goal with 50 seconds left to complete the scoring.
Chicago rookie Patrick Kane scored his first NHL goal and added two assists, including one on Ruutu's winner. The 18-year-old Kane was the first overall pick in the 2007 draft.
Chicago's Patrick Sharp had a goal and two assists, and Blackhawks rookie Jonathan Toews scored his second NHL goal. Goalie Nikolai Khabibulin stopped 37 shots.
Colorado's Ryan Smyth scored on a tip-in on a power-play with 12:25 left in the third to tie it at 3. Wojtek Wolski and Marek Svatos also scored for the Avalanche, who got 22 saves from Jose Theodore.
Kings 4, Canucks 2
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) - Mike Cammalleri scored his NHL-leading eighth goal as part of a three-goal outburst in the second period and Los Angeles beat Vancouver.
Jack Johnson scored his first NHL goal and Alexander Frolov also scored during a seven-minute stretch, and Dustin Brown was credited with an empty net goal as the Kings won for the second time in three games after losing five straight.
Jason LaBarbera, who replaced Jean-Sebastien Aubin for the final period of a 4-3 loss in Calgary the night before, had 26 saves for his first NHL win since April 2006. It was the Kings' first road win in four tries.
Mattias Ohlund scored with 5:47 left to make it close, and Roberto Luongo made 12 saves for the Canucks, who have lost four of five at home.
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