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Thursday, 15 November 2007 21:21
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 PHILADELPHIA (AP) -Brendan Shanahan scored the only goal in a shootout to lead the New York Rangers to a 4-3 win over Philadelphia on Thursday night, the Flyers' first home loss of the season.
Shanahan scored on New York's second shootout attempt and beat Martin Biron to give the Rangers their third shootout win of the season.
Shanahan, Fedor Tyutin and Petr Prucha scored for the Rangers in regulation, helping them move into a tie with the Flyers for first place in the Atlantic Division.
Jim Dowd, Danny Briere and Denis Tolpeko scored for the Flyers, who were hoping to move to 7-0 at home for the first time since the 1986-87 season.
Senators 3, Sabres 2
OTTAWA (AP) - Daniel Alfredsson scored a pair of first-period goals and Martin Gerber made 35 saves for his NHL-leading 12th win in Ottawa victory over Buffalo.
Alfredsson, who played his 800th regular-season game, opened the scoring with his 14th goal 6:32 in. The Ottawa captain got his second goal of the period - his 15th of the season - on a power play at 18:53.
Shean Donovan scored in the second period for the Senators, who improved to 15-2-0.
Jochen Hecht and Derek Roy scored for Buffalo, which has lost three straight, and six of seven (1-5-1). Ryan Miller stopped 31 shots for the Sabres.
Ducks 6, Kings 3
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Corey Perry had two goals and an assist, and Chris Kunitz added three assists to lead Anaheim over Los Angeles.
The victory was the Ducks' second over Los Angeles in three nights. They beat the Kings 4-3 in a shootout on Tuesday in Anaheim.
Ducks goalie Jean-Sebastien Giguere and Kings counterpart Jean-Sebastien Aubin each made 26 saves.
Anaheim's Ryan Getzlaf broke a 2-2 tie when he jammed the puck past the sprawling Aubin at 2:08 of the third. Brad May gave the Ducks a two-goal pad when he scored on a backhand in the crease at 8:31 of the period. Anaheim made it 5-2 on Samuel Pahlsson's goal with 9:05 to play. After Patrick O'Sullivan scored the Kings' third goal, at 16:41, Rob Niedermayer capped the scoring with an empty-net goal with 42 seconds remaining.
Bruins 5, Maple Leafs 2
BOSTON (AP) - Peter Schaefer had a pair of third-period goals, Marc Savard scored 19 seconds into the game and Tim Thomas stopped 34 shots to lead Boston over Toronto.
Thomas, making his ninth straight start and his first since a 45-save effort in a 2-1 win over Buffalo Saturday, held the league's second-highest scoring team scoreless with 19 saves in the final period.
Boston also got goals from Marco Strum and Glen Metropolit.
Kyle Wellwood had a power-play goal and Alexei Ponikarovsky scored for the Maple Leafs, who have lost four of their past five.
Penguins 3, Islanders 2
PITTSBURGH (AP) - Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin extended long points streaks and Georges Laraque scored for the first time in 40 games to help Pittsburgh break a four-game losing streak with a win over New York.
Sergei Gonchar had a goal and an assist and Petr Sykora also scored for the Penguins, who had lost six of seven and also snapped a four-game losing streak at Mellon Arena to climb out of last place in the Atlantic Division.
Mike Comrie and Josef Vasicek scored for New York.
Malkin had two assists to extend his point streak to 12 games - with five goals and 14 assists in that time - and Crosby assisted on Laraque's winning goal late in the second period to extend his streak to 18 games (10 goals, 18 assists). The streak is the longest of Crosby's career and longest in the NHL this season after Detroit's Henrik Zetterberg had a 17-game streak snapped Tuesday.
Wild 4, Oilers 2
EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) - Eric Belanger had a career-high four assists to help Minnesota snap a two-game losing streak with a victory over Edmonton.
Belanger set up goals by Martin Skoula, Marian Gaborik, Kurtis Foster and Mark Parrish and Niklas Backstrom. Jarret Stoll scored twice for the Oilers.
It was the first victory in six tries on the road for the Wild (10-6-2), 8-0-1 in their past nine games against Edmonton.
Predators 5, Blackhawks 4, OT
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Martin Erat scored at 19 seconds of overtime to give Nashville a victory over Chicago.
Erat, skating through the low slot, deflected a pass from Radek Bonk off Chicago defenseman Brent Seabrook's skate by goalie Nikolai Khabibulin.
Alexander Radulov scored a goal and added two assists for the Predators.
Jason Williams scored the tying goal with 43 seconds remaining in regulation for Chicago.
Jason Arnott, Vernon Fiddler and Radek Bonk also scored for the Predators. Jonathan Toews, James Wisniewski and Patrick Sharp were the other goal scorers for the Blackhawks.
Sharks 6, Coyotes 0
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Evgeni Nabokov made 15 saves to record his second shutout in four days to lead San Jose.
Joe Pavelski scored a pair of power-play goals, Patrick Rissmiller had a goal and an assist, and Jeremy Roenick, Devin Setoguchi and Steve Bernier also scored for the Sharks who have won four straight.
Phoenix lost its third in a row, all against San Jose, and has been outscored 15-1 over that span. The Coyotes also fell to a Western Conference-worst 2-7-0 at home.
Nabokov's shutout was his third this season and the 37th of his career.
Panthers 2, Capitals 1
SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) - Richard Zednik and Kamil Kreps scored to help Florida snap a four-game losing streak.
Alex Ovechkin scored for the Capitals, who have dropped six of seven games and 15 of 18 since starting the season 3-0. Washington dropped to 0-10-1 when trailing after two periods.
Florida goalie Tomas Vokoun made 25 saves. Olie Kolzig finished with 23 stops for Washington.
Jacques Martin won his 80th game as Panthers head coach to pass Terry Murray and move into sole possession of second place on the team's victory list behind Doug MacLean (86).
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