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Friday, 09 November 2007 22:15
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 DETROIT (AP) -Tomas Holmstrom broke a second-period tie with a power-play goal, and Dominik Hasek made 15 saves to help the Detroit Red Wings win their ninth straight game, 4-1 over the Columbus Blue Jackets on Friday night.
Henrik Zetterberg scored his 13th goal of the season with 1:28 left to extend his season-opening points streak to 16 games, the longest in team history. Dan Cleary scored two goals, and Mikael Samuelsson had two assists.
Rick Nash scored for Columbus, and Pascal Leclaire stopped 32 shots.
With the score tied at 1 in the second period, Holmstrom's power-play goal with 6:07 left put the Red Wings ahead for the second time. He stuffed in a loose puck for his ninth goal.
Thrashers 4, Panthers 1
SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) - Rookie goalie Ondrej Pavelec stopped 36 shots and Ilya Kovalchuk scored his eighth goal in his last four games for Atlanta.
Vyacheslav Kozlov, Chris Thorburn and Marian Hossa also scored for the Thrashers, who improved to 7-3 under interim head coach Don Waddell after starting the season 0-6 under Bob Hartley. Bobby Holik had two assists.
Nathan Horton scored for the Panthers.
Tomas Vokoun, starting in net for the 10th consecutive game, made 23 saves.
Maple Leafs 3, Sabres 0
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) - Andrew Raycroft made 30 saves for his sixth career shutout, and Mats Sundin had a goal and an assist in Toronto's win over Buffalo.
Bryan McCabe and Boyd Devereaux also scored to help the Maple Leafs, last in the NHL in goals against entering the game, win for the second time in the last three games.
The Sabres, the highest scoring team last season, were shutout for the third time this season, and second in the last three games.
Buffalo goalie Ryan Miller finished with 20 saves.
Blackhawks 4, Blues 2
CHICAGO (AP) - Rookie Patrick Kane and Jim Vandermeer scored power-play goals and Chicago won its second straight.
Rene Bourque scored short-handed and Yanic Perreault added an empty-net goal for the Blackhawks. Goalie Patrick Lalime, making consecutive starts for the first time this season, blocked 23 shots.
Steve Wagner had a power-play goal and an assist for the Blues, who lost their third straight. St. Louis' David Perron also scored a power-play goal.
Blues goalie Manny Legace made 27 saves, including numerous tough chances, to keep the game close.
Canucks 2, Avalanche 1, OT
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) - Henrik Sedin scored his second goal of the game in overtime to lift Vancouver.
Sedin, whose first goal came on a controversial high stick early in the second period, was attempting to hit twin brother Daniel Sedin with a backdoor pass, but the puck deflected off the stick of Colorado defenseman Kurt Sauer and past a helpless Jose Theodore.
Roberto Luongo made 24 saves as Vancouver won its third straight game.
Theodore, taking his turn in Colorado's goalie rotation with Peter Budaj, made 26 saves for the Avalanche, whose only two losses in the last eight games have come against Vancouver.
Ducks 3, Sharks 2, SO
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - Andy McDonald scored the tying goal with 14:04 left in the third period and beat Evgeni Nabokov again for the clinching goal in the shootout for Anaheim.
McDonald got the puck in the neutral zone from Kent Huskins, sped past Jonathan Cheechoo along the right boards and beat Nabokov to the stick side with a short wrist shot for the equalizer.
Ryan Getzlaf also scored in regulation for the defending Stanley Cup champions and Jean-Sebastien Giguere made 22 saves in the opener of an eight-game season series between the Pacific Division rivals.
Joe Thornton scored on a power play in the final minute of the second period for San Jose and Torrey Mitchell notched his first NHL goal. Nabokov stopped 24 shots.

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