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|Monday, 05 November 2007 21:21|
Cam Ward made 35 saves for the Hurricanes, who improved to 5-1-1 at home.
Washington is 2-9-0 in its last 11 games. Alexander Semin (ankle), Chris Clark (ear) and Tom Poti (groin) missed the game for the Capitals.
Stillman scored three goals for the fourth time in his career, but for the first time with Carolina.
Avalanche 4, Flames 1
DENVER (AP) - Paul Stastny scored two goals and Wojtek Wolski added a goal and two assists.
Milan Hejduk had three assists for Colorado, which has beaten the Flames seven straight games dating back to the 2006-07 season. Jose Theodore stopped 23 shots for the victory.
It was Stastny's first multi-goal game since his hat trick opening night. He scored twice in the third period, and his second goal of the game chased Flames goalie Miikka Kiprusoff.
Penguins 5, Devils 0
NEWARK. N.J. (AP) - Sidney Crosby scored twice and Dany Sabourin made 20 saves for his first shutout.
Adam Hall, Petr Sykora and Erik Christensen also scored for Pittsburgh. Crosby has nine goals this season, and leads the NHL with 12 points on the power play, including his first-period goal.
Pittsburgh had blown two-goal leads in the last two games, both losses. The Devils had gone 2-0-1 in their past three games.
Rangers 2, Flyers 0
NEW YORK (AP) - Henrik Lundqvist earned his fourth shutout of the young season, stopping 30 shots, and Jaromir Jagr and Brendan Shanahan scored.
Not only has Lundqvist looked incredibly sharp all season, he has shown no signs of fatigue despite playing all 14 games for the Rangers (7-6-1).
New York won its fourth straight to finish a 5-1 homestand while the first-place Flyers (8-5) were shut out for the first time this season. Philadelphia has lost eight of 11 to the Rangers, who fired a season-high 45 shots at Martin Biron.
Wild 5, Oilers 2
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - Niklas Backstrom kept up his mastery of the Edmonton Oilers, and Mark Parrish scored twice for Minnesota.
Pierre-Marc Bouchard, Kurtis Foster and Stephane Veilleux also scored and Mikko Koivu had three assists for the Wild, who fired away at former teammate Dwayne Roloson and forced a goalie change for the Oilers after the first period.
Edmonton has a league-low 10 points in 15 games and a handful of injuries to defensemen, including All-Star Sheldon Souray, but Minnesota was missing its entire original top line of Pavol Demitra (groin strain), Marian Gaborik (groin strain) and Wes Walz (personal reasons).
Canadiens 2, Sabres 0
MONTREAL (AP) - Cristobal Huet made 29 saves for his first shutout in nearly a year and Tomas Plekanec scored in the second period.
Huet stopped 16 shots in the first period on his way to his 14th career shutout. It was his first since Nov. 28 when he beat Florida 1-0 in a shootout.
Plekanec scored his fourth goal of the season on a 2-on-1 at 13:04 of the second.
The Canadiens, who have won six of eight (6-1-1), were outshot 9-1 in the third period before Bryan Smolinski scored into an empty net with 21.8 seconds remaining.
Ryan Miller stopped 17 shots for Buffalo, which has lost three in a row (0-2-1), including a 4-2 loss to Florida on Friday.
Panthers 4, Lightning 3
SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) - David Booth scored with 1:19 left in the third period and Florida kept Tampa Bay winless on the road.
The Lightning, who have lost six in a row overall, are off to a franchise-worst 0-7 start away from home.
Olli Jokinen, Ville Peltonen and Steve Montador also scored for the Panthers, who have won 11 of the past 13 meetings at the BankAtlantic Center. Jokinen also had two assists.
Martin St. Louis, Brad Lukowich and Michel Ouellet scored for the Lightning. Vincent Lecavalier had two assists.
Stars 5, Ducks 0
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - Marty Turco recorded his 31st career shutout, Jere Lehtinen added a goal and two assists and the Stars routed the Ducks to snap a three-game losing streak.
Mike Ribeiro and Jussi Jokinen scored Dallas' first two goals with the man advantage after a pair of Anaheim power plays were extinguished by penalties. The defending Stanley Cup champion Ducks came in having allowed just two power-play goals in 37 short-handed situations at home this season.
Turco finished with 19 saves for his first shutout of the season.