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Sunday, 11 November 2007 00:29
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 OTTAWA (AP) -Daniel Alfredsson and Chris Neil scored 1:40 apart in the third period to rally the Ottawa Senators to a 3-1 win over the Montreal Canadiens on Saturday.
Cristobal Huet, who stopped Alfredsson on a penalty shot in the second, was within 5:10 of his second shutout in two starts but the Senators captain tied it at 1.
Neil gave Ottawa the lead when he beat Huet with a shot from the right circle with 3:30 left.
Alfredsson added an empty-net goal for his 13th of the season - his fourth in three games - and the Senators improved to 14-2-0. Ottawa lost 4-1 to Washington on Thursday to end its team-record, eight-game winning streak.
Martin Gerber stopped 28 shots for his NHL-leading 11th win. Huet made 34 saves.
Andrei Markov scored his fifth goal of the season on a power play 11:11 in for the Canadiens.
Rangers 3, Maple Leafs 2, SO
TORONTO (AP) - Marcel Hossa scored the decisive goal in the shootout and Steve Valiquette made 32 saves as the New York Rangers beat Toronto in the annual Hall of Fame game.
Valiquette spelled regular goalie Henrik Lundqvist, who had played every minute of New York's previous 16 games this season. With his parents watching in the stands, Valiquette helped the Rangers win their first road game (1-5-1). They were the last team in the NHL to win away from home this season.
Nik Antropov was stopped by Valiquette on the first shootout attempt. Brendan Shanahan was the first New York shooter and beat Vesa Toskala. Mats Sundin shot high and wide before Hossa got his chance.
Sean Avery set up Shanahan for a goal and scored one himself for the Rangers during the same shift in the second period. That came after Avery exchanged words and shoves with Toronto agitator Darcy Tucker during pregame warmups.
Alexei Ponikarovsky scored both of Toronto's goals in regulation.
Islanders 2, Devils 1
UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) - Miroslav Satan scored his third straight winning goal and the New York Islanders denied New Jersey goalie Martin Brodeur his 500th NHL victory.
Josef Vasicek also scored for the Islanders, who won their fourth in a row and finished a six-game homestand with five wins. Rick DiPietro turned aside 19 shots for his eighth win this season and 98th in the NHL. He made a huge stick save on Brian Gionta with 25 seconds left to preserve the win.
Dainius Zubrus had the only goal for the Devils, 1-2-1 in their last four. Brodeur stopped 20 shots.
Satan has all five of his goals, plus five of his six assists in the past seven games, recording at least one point in each game.
Hurricanes 5, Thrashers 3
ATLANTA (AP) - Rod Brind'Amour scored two goals and Southeast Division-leading Carolina beat defending champion Atlanta, giving Thrashers rookie goalie Ondrej Pavelec his first loss.
Cam Ward stopped 32 shots for Carolina, which played its fifth of nine straight games against division opponents.
Marian Hossa scored two goals for Atlanta, including one about 5 minutes into the third period that trimmed Carolina's lead to 4-3. Eric Staal's rebound shot with only 1:36 left ended Atlanta's comeback hopes.
Justin Williams and Cory Stillman also scored for Carolina, which bounced back from a 5-1 loss to Tampa Bay on Thursday.
Pavelec stopped 34 shots but lost for the first time in four starts. Pavelec led the Thrashers to a three-game winning streak, allowing one goal in each of the last two victories over Washington and Florida.
Bruins 2, Sabres 1
BOSTON (AP) - Tim Thomas made 45 saves and Chuck Kobasew scored the tiebreaker in the third period to help the Bruins snap a four-game losing streak.
Marco Sturm scored the other goal for Boston, which has been held to two goals or fewer in eight of their last 10 games.
Daniel Paille scored a short-handed goal for Buffalo and Ryan Miller made 20 saves. The Sabres were shut out in two of their previous three games.
Each of the Bruins' last seven games have been decided by one goal.
Flyers 5, Penguins 2
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Kimmo Timonen had a goal and three assists, and Philadelphia took advantage on four power plays in beating Pittsburgh.
Mike Knuble, Joffrey Lupul, Danny Briere, and Scott Hartnell also scored for the Flyers, who built a 3-0 lead in the first 26 minutes. Hartnell's goal, his first with the Flyers, was scored into an empty net. Mike Richards added three assists.
Evgeni Malkin and Sergei Gonchar scored for Pittsburgh, which dropped its third straight game. It is the Penguins' worst pointless streak since they lost three in a row last December.
Malkin's goal extended his point streak to 10 games. Sidney Crosby had an assist to extend his career-best point run to 16 games.
Lightning 5, Capitals 2
WASHINGTON (AP) - Vaclav Prospal had a goal and two assists and Tampa Bay won its third straight.
Martin St. Louis had a goal and an assist and Vincent Lecavalier added two assists for the Lightning, who won on the road for the second straight game after losing their first seven road contests.
Ryan Craig, Paul Ranger and Filip Kuba also scored for Tampa Bay and Johan Holmqvist made 23 saves.
Alex Ovechkin and Tomas Fleischmann scored for Washington.
Predators 4, Blue Jackets 3, SO
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Chris Mason stopped all three shootout attempts and Martin Erat scored the only goal in the tiebreaker to lift Nashville over Columbus.
Radek Bonk gave the Predators a 1-0 lead with a power-play goal 9:05 into the first period. Columbus tied it at 13:37 on Curtis Glencross' goal.
The Predators regained the lead in the second period when Marek Zidlicky scored from high in the slot on a one-timer during a power play at 10:07.
Just 35 seconds into the third period, Nashville extended its lead to 3-1 on Jordin Tootoo's goal.
Columbus answered with a power play goal at 14:27 when Manny Malhotra sent in a one-timer.
Oilers 4, Flames 2
CALGARY (AP) - Shawn Horcoff scored twice, including the winning goal, and Edmonton beat Calgary.
Edmonton rookies Sam Gagner and Robert Nilsson also scored, and Mathieu Garon made 37 saves to give the Oilers their first win in five games.
Andrew Cogliano and Dick Tarnstrom each added two assists.
Alex Tanguay and Robyn Regehr scored for the Flames, who have lost five straight, including three in a row at home.
Miikka Kiprusoff made 31 saves, but lost his fifth straight game.
Sharks 4, Coyotes 1
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - Jeremy Roenick's 500th career goal was also the go-ahead tally in San Jose's victory over Phoenix.
Devin Setoguchi, Torrey Mitchell and Sandis Ozolinsh also scored for the Sharks, who beat the Coyotes for the fifth consecutive time. Evgeni Nabokov stopped 22 shots.
Steven Reinprecht scored for the Coyotes, whose five-game road winning streak ended.
Roenick achieved the milestone with 13:25 remaining in the second period against Alex Auld.
The game was delayed a few minutes as Roenick skated in front of the Sharks' bench with the puck raised above his head.
Roenick became the third American-born player to reach 500 goals. The nine-time All-Star ranks 40th in goals and 44th in points on the NHL career lists.
Kings 6, Stars 5, OT
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Anze Kopitar scored during Los Angeles' five-goal rally in the third period against Dallas goalie Marty Turco, then connected again 2:34 into overtime to give the Kings an improbable victory.
Playing their first game in seven days, the Kings seemed out of the game after Jeff Halpern's goal gave Dallas a 4-0 cushion with 2:12 left in the second period. Turco stopped the first 27 shots he faced, then the Stars collapsed. The Stars had won 34 consecutive games in which they had a lead of more than one goal.
Dustin Brown, Scott Thornton, Alexander Frolov, Kopitar and Ladislav Nagy scored in a span of six shots. Nagy tied it 5-all with 4:01 left in regulation before Mike Modano pulled Dallas even on a power play with 1:05 remaining in the third.
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