NHL roundup

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Associated Press

PHILADELPHIA — Jarkko Immonen and Matt Cullen each had a goal and assist and the New York Rangers beat the Philadelphia Flyers 3-1 on Tuesday night for their season-high, fourth straight victory.

Martin Straka extended his point streak to a career-best 11 games by assisting on Michael Nylander’s third-period goal for the Rangers.

Kevin Weekes, making his second consecutive start for the first time since early November, stopped 15 shots.

Sabres 3, Devils 2

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Daniel Briere set up all three Buffalo goals as the Sabres took a comfortable lead and then held on in the final minute to beat New Jersey.

Jochen Hecht, Maxim Afinogenov and Jason Pominville scored as the Eastern Conference-leading Sabres improved to 14-3 on the road.

Ducks 5, Panthers 4

SUNRISE, Fla. — Chris Pronger snapped a third-period tie with his second goal of the game and Anaheim improved its best start in franchise history.

The Ducks, who broke the team record with their sixth straight road victory, improved to 24-3-6.

Blackhawks 3, Blues 2

ST. LOUIS — Peter Bondra scored his 499th NHL goal in his first game with Chicago and started a three-goal, third-period spurt by the Blackhawks that spoiled the debut of new St. Louis Blues coach Andy Murray.

Maple Leafs 5, Lightning 4

TORONTO — Darcy Tucker and Jeff O’Neill scored in the third period and Toronto stopped a seven-game losing streak.

Predators 3, Oilers 2

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — David Legwand scored with 2:45 left, and the Nashville Predators pulled out a 3-2 victory.

Canadiens 4, Bruins 3

MONTREAL — Sergei Samsonov scored twice and David Aebischer made 31 saves, leading Montreal over Boston.

Senators 3, Red Wings 2

DETROIT — Ottawa scored three goals in a span of 5:01 in the second period, two by Jason Spezza.

Blue Jackets 3, Stars 1

DALLAS — Rookie goalie Fredrik Norrena stopped 25 shots and Columbus stretched its season-high winning streak to five games.

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