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 DETROIT (AP) -Ales Hemsky scored the only goal of the shootout to lift the Edmonton Oilers to a 4-3 win over Detroit on Thursday night, snapping the Red Wings' seven-game winning streak.
Hemsky, Joni Pitkanen and Fernando Pisani scored for Edmonton in regulation, and Robert Nilsson and Sam Gagner each had two assists. Dwayne Roloson made 39 saves.
Henrik Zetterberg had two goals and Mark Hartigan also scored for Detroit. Brian Rafalski had two assists and Dominik Hasek stopped 22 shots.
Flames 9, Lightning 6
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Jarome Iginla and Kristian Huselius had three goals each to lead Calgary.
Iginla scored all his goals in the third period, giving him six career hat tricks. He broke a 6-all deadlock with goals with 5:19 and 4:19 left in the period. Owen Nolan had an empty-netter with 22.2 seconds to play.
Huselius recorded his first career hat trick. Adrian Aucoin and Daymond Langkow had the other Calgary goals. Goalie Miikka Kiprusoff gave up six goals on 31 shots.
Tampa Bay got two goals and an assist from Martin St. Louis. Vincent Lecavalier, Andre Roy, Vinny Prospal and Brad Richards also scored.
Devils 3, Bruins 1
BOSTON (AP) - Jamie Langenbrunner scored two goals to lift New Jersey in a game played in front of about only 1,500 people due to a major snowstorm.
Brian Gionta also scored and Martin Brodeur stopped 19 shots for the Devils, who halted a two-game losing skid that came after a nine-game winning streak.
Marc Savard had a power-play goal for Boston, which snapped a three-game winning streak at home. The Bruins played 11 of their previous 13 on the road.
Canadiens 4, Flyers 1
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Mark Streit scored two goals and rookie goalie Carey Price made 29 saves for Montreal.
Christopher Higgins and Andrei Kostitsyn also scored, and Tomas Plekanec had two assists for the Canadiens, who snapped a two-game losing streak.
Mike Knuble scored for the Flyers, who had ended their five-game home losing streak with an 8-2 win over Pittsburgh on Tuesday.
Islanders 3, Coyotes 2
UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) - Bill Guerin snapped a scoreless tie in the second period and added a goal in the third to lift the New York Islanders in a matchup of the NHL's lowest-scoring teams.
The Islanders came in with a league-low 66 goals - two fewer than Phoenix - but found a way to beat their unfamiliar opponent. New York failed to score more than three goals for the 20th straight game, but that was enough to earn its first home win over the Coyotes in 10 years.
Marc-Andre Bergeron put the Islanders ahead 2-0 in the third, and Guerin answered defenseman Nick Boynton's short-handed goal to restore New York's two-goal lead with 8:20 remaining.
Niko Kapanen again brought Phoenix within a goal with 3:55 left.
Rick DiPietro made 34 saves for the Islanders. Ilya Bryzgalov stopped 30 shots in his 12th straight start since being claimed off waivers from Anaheim by Phoenix last month.
Senators 4, Penguins 1
PITTSBURGH (AP) - Dany Heatley scored two goals for the second night in a row and Jason Spezza also scored twice in Ottawa's fourth straight win.
Spezza scored the go-ahead goal early in the third period on a power play as the Senators rallied from a 1-0 deficit to close out a 4-0-1 road trip. Their four consecutive wins followed a seven-game losing streak.
Senators goalie Martin Gerber stopped 26 shots.
Spezza, who scored into an empty net in the final minute, added two assists to give him seven points in two nights.
Tyler Kennedy, a rookie who has unexpectedly given the Penguins a scoring lift with five goals after spending most of the first month of the season in the minors, gave Pittsburgh a 1-0 lead in the second period.
Avalanche 2, Predators 1
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Ryan Smyth and Ian Laperriere scored third-period goals to lift Colorado.
Avalanche goaltender Peter Budaj came within 21 seconds of his first shutout of the season before Alexander Radulov scored for the Predators.
Smyth broke the scoreless tie at 4:58 of the third period. He fired a slap shot from outside of the left circle that went into the net between the legs of Predators goaltender Chris Mason.
Laperriere scored from the edge of the crease at 16:45.
Stars 4, Kings 1
DALLAS (AP) - Mike Ribeiro had two goals and two assists and Dallas improved to 11-1-1 in its last 13 games against Los Angeles.
Antti Miettinen added a goal and two assists, and Brenden Morrow had a goal and an assist for the Starswho have outscored Los Angeles 48-26 in those 13 games.
Marty Turco, facing the Kings for the first time since giving up five third-period goals in a 6-5 overtime loss in Los Angeles on Nov. 10, stopped 26 shots for the Stars.
Tom Preissing's power-play goal at 3:29 of the third period ended Turco's bid for his 32nd career shutout.
Panthers 1, Blues 0
ST. LOUIS (AP) - Tomas Vokoun stopped 33 shots and recorded his 24th career shutout to lead Florida.
Stephen Weiss scored the lone goal of the game at 1:10 of the second period. Vokoun improved to 7-0 against the Blues since the 2004-05 lockout.
St. Louis' Manny Legace stopped 24 shots in his return after missing four games with a knee injury.
The loss extended the Blues' losing streak to three games. Florida earned its second win in its past six games. It was the Panthers' fourth consecutive road victory and it is the first time Florida has won four in a row on the road since February 2003.
Sharks 5, Canucks 2
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - Joe Thornton had a goal and an assist, Evgeni Nabokov made 15 saves and the San Jose won for the sixth time in seven games.
Milan Michalek, Patrick Marleau and Joe Pavelski also scored for the Sharks, who won consecutive home games for just the second time all season to stay in a first-place tie with Dallas in the Pacific Division.
Henrik Sedin and Trevor Linden scored third-period goals for the Canucks to trim San Jose's three-goal lead. Vancouver then made two glaring turnovers that turned into goals for Thornton and Steve Bernier, sealing Nabokov's league-leading 17th victory.
 

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