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Tuesday, 04 November 2008 20:42
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 NEW YORK (AP) -Nate Thompson scored a short-handed goal to break a scoreless deadlock in the third period, and goalie Joey MacDonald held on after a barrage of shots in the New York Islanders' 2-1 victory over the New York Rangers on Tuesday night.
Just 4:42 after Thompson scored, during a different Rangers power play, Richard Park also netted a short-handed tally - the Islanders' league-leading sixth - to make it 2-0. The Islanders got out of a frustrated Madison Square Garden with their best win of the season despite being outshot 36-19.
Thompson's goal was his first NHL point and it gave the Islanders a two-game winning streak following six straight losses (0-5-1), and moved them out of last-place in the league standings (4-7-1).
Markus Naslund wrecked MacDonald's bid for his first NHL shutout when he scored with 1:41 left.
Hurricanes 5, Maple Leafs 4, OT
TORONTO (AP) - Niclas Wallin scored 1:52 into overtime as the Hurricanes blew a three-goal lead before pulling out a victory over the Maple Leafs.
aRose and Ryan Bayda also had goals for Carolina (7-3-2).
Mikhail Grabovski had two goals and Niklas Hagman and Mike Van Ryn also scored for the Maple Leafs (5-4-4).
There were 10 goals scored when the teams faced each other in Raleigh on Sunday, so it wasn't all that surprising to see the offense carry over to the second half of the back-to-back series.
Senators 2, Capitals 1, OT
OTTAWA (AP) - Mike Fisher scored his first goal of the season with just under 40 seconds left in overtime to give the Senators a win over the Capitals.
Fisher took Daniel Alfredsson's pass and shot past Brent Johnson into an open left side with 39.9 seconds remaining in the extra period.
Dany Heatley scored his eighth goal of the season early in the second for Ottawa, which improved to 3-0-1 in its last four games.
Tomas Fleischmann drew Washington even at 1 with his fourth goal just 2:13 after Heatley scored.
Alexander Ovechkin returned to the Capitals' lineup after he missed two games in order to visit his ailing grandfather in Russia.
Sharks 3, Wild 1
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - Sharks coach Todd McLellan won another game against a former employer when Jamie McGinn and Ryan Clowe scored within 2:14 of each other in the third period in San Jose's victory over Minnesota.
n the NHL at 11-2.
Krystofer Kolanos scored for the Wild, who lost their eighth straight to the Sharks.
McLellan coached the Wild's AHL team in Houston to the Calder Cup championship in 2003 before joining the Detroit Red Wings, whom the Sharks beat last week at home.
Coyotes 4, Flames 2
CALGARY, Alberta (AP) - Ed Jovanovski, Derek Morris and Steve Reinprecht scored their first goals of the season to lead Phoenix over Calgary.
Jovanovski broke a 2-2 tie at 11:52 of the second period with a low slap shot from the blue line that trickled in off the glove of goaltender Miikka Kiprusoff.
The goal came on Phoenix's first power play of the game, and against the Flames' penalty-killing unit that had killed off 31 of 33 penalties over the previous eight games.
Shane Doan also scored for Phoenix, which snapped a three-game road losing streak.
Daymond Langkow and Dustin Boyd scored for Calgary, which has lost two straight after a six-game winning streak.
Canucks 4, Predators 0
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) - Kyle Wellwood scored twice and Roberto Luongo made 24 saves for his third shutout of the season, lifting the Canucks over Nashville.
in tight just 59 seconds later as the Canucks won for the third time in the last four games.
Daniel Sedin added the final goal off a nice touch pass from twin brother Henrik, who had two assists, with 5:03 left in the game.
Ducks 1, Kings 0, OT
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Chris Pronger scored 40 seconds into overtime and Jean-Sebastien Giguere made 35 saves to lift the Ducks over the Kings.
Pronger drilled a 45-foot slap shot past Kings goalie Erik Ersberg just after a Ducks power play ended giving Anaheim the victory. It was Giguere's second shutout of the season and the 31st of his career.
With the win the Ducks have earned 15 of 16 standings points (6-0-1) in their last eight games.
Looking to end a four-game winless streak, the Kings opted to give back-up goalie Ersberg his first start of the season and the 26-year-old Swede responded with a 26-save effort that allowed Los Angeles to gain just its second standing points in its last five games (0-3-2).
 

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