Published 12:00 am Wednesday, January 31, 2007
RALEIGH– Nik Antropov scored two goals in the third period to lead Toronto to a
4-1 win over the Carolina Hurricanes.
Bates Battaglia also scored, Tomas Kaberle had an empty-net goal and an assist and Andrew Raycroft stopped 28 shots for the Maple Leafs, who kept the Hurricanes scoreless in the final two periods.
Toronto held a 38-29 shots advantage and won for the fourth time in five games.
Ray Whitney scored and Cam Ward stopped 34 shots for the Hurricanes, who have dropped four of five.
Thrashers 5, Devils 4
ATLANTA — Marian Hossa delivered the decisive goal in a shootout as the Atlanta Thrashers edged the New Jersey Devils 5-4 on Tuesday night in a matchup of division leaders.
The Thrashers ended a slump with three power-play goals, including two by Ilya Kovalchuk. Atlanta earned its fourth consecutive home win over New Jersey. The Atlantic Division leaders have lost two straight overall.
Slava Kozlov also scored for Southeast-leading Atlanta in the shootout and added three assists in regulation.
Sabres 7, Bruins 1
BUFFALO, N.Y. — Daniel Briere netted his second career hat trick, and Jason Pominville and Thomas Vanek added a goal and an assist each to give Buffalo a victory.
Chris Drury and Paul Gaustad also scored for the Sabres, who snapped a season-high, three-game regulation losing streak by beating the Bruins for the sixth straight time at home.
Glen Murray scored for the Bruins, who lost their seventh straight road game.
Penguins 3, Panthers 0
PITTSBURGH — Marc-Andre Fleury stopped 32 shots, and Pittsburgh ended a nearly five-year home losing streak against Florida.
Michel Ouellet, Dominic Moore and Ryan Whitney scored for Pittsburgh, which won its fourth in a row and sixth in seventh games. Sidney Crosby extended his point streak to seven games with an assist.
Red Wings 4, Islanders 3, OT
UNIONDALE, N.Y.– Henrik Zetterberg capped Detroit’s big rally by scoring at 2:57 of overtime and giving Detroit a win.
Detroit, which hasn’t been shut out this season, trailed 3-0 at the start of the third period but quickly erased that deficit and set the stage for Zetterberg’s winner.
Lightning 4, Flyers 3
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Vincent Lecavalier scored in regulation and then added a goal in the shootout as Tampa Bay extended Philadelphia’s franchise-worst home losing streak to 11.
Martin St. Louis, and Ruslan Fedotenko also scored for the Lightning, who have won six straight road games. Brad Richards scored the other goal in the 2-0 shootout.
Senators 3, Capitals 2
OTTAWA — Dany Heatley scored his 31st goal and Martin Gerber made 35 saves to lead Ottawa.
Daniel Alfredsson and Jason Spezza scored in the first for Ottawa.
Donald Brashear scored his second goal of the season for the Capitals.
Stars 3, Sharks 2, SO
SAN JOSE, Calif. — Philippe Boucher scored the tying goal with 2.2 seconds left, and Mike Ribeiro added the winning shootout goal to his regulation score in Dallas’ over San Jose.
Boucher’s goal forced the Sharks’ first overtime game since the season opener on Oct. 5 — an NHL-record 49 games, the longest streak since the five-minute overtime rule was introduced in 1983.
Blue Jackets 3, Canucks 2, SO
VANCOUVER, British Columbia — Nikolai Zherdev scored the winning shootout goal with a wrist shot off Roberto Luongo’s glove, lifting Columbus.
Dan Fritsche and Anson Carter scored in regulation.