Published 12:00 am Tuesday, February 6, 2007
The NHL roundup …
MONTREAL — Frantisek Kaberle scored midway through the third period in his first game of the season, helping the Carolina Hurricanes end a four-game losing streak with a 2-1 win over the Montreal Canadiens on Tuesday night.
Kaberle, who had shoulder surgery on Sept. 11 and missed Carolina’s first 55 games, drove a slap shot from the point past Montreal’s David Aebischer 11:52 into the third for the Hurricanes’ second goal in three power-play opportunities.
Carolina won for just the second time in eight games (2-4-2).
Justin Williams scored a power-play goal early in the second and Cam Ward stopped 25 shots in the Hurricanes’ first game in Montreal since they eliminated the Canadiens in six games in the first round of their run to the Stanley Cup last season.
Avalanche 5, Panthers 4, OT
DENVER — Joe Sakic scored a power-play goal 25 seconds into overtime and Colorado rallied past Florida.
Sakic got open in front and Paul Stastny hit him with a pass from behind the net.
Canucks 5, Oilers 2
EDMONTON, Alberta — Daniel Sedin scored a career-high three goals and had two assists, while twin Henrik Sedin added four assists in Vancouver’s victory.
Devils 3, Rangers 2
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Brian Gionta scored the lone shootout goal and Martin Brodeur stopped all three New York attempts to lead New Jersey over the slumping Rangers.
Coyotes 3, Blue Jackets 0
COLUMBUS, Ohio — Curtis Joseph made 28 saves for his 50th career shutout as the Phoenix won a game delayed 35 minutes at the start by snow.
Steve Reinprecht, Shane Doan and Mike Zigomanis scored for Phoenix, which has won nine of its last 12 road games.
Sabres 4, Thrashers 3, SO
ATLANTA — Daniel Briere scored two goals in regulation and another in the shootout to lead Buffalo.
Bruins 3, Capitals 2, SO
WASHINGTON — Phil Kessel scored the winning shootout goal for Boston, which held Washington’s Alex Ovechkin scoreless for a career-worst third consecutive game.
Lightning 3, Kings 2, SO
TAMPA, Fla. — Vincent Lecavalier scored his 34th goal and connected in the shootout, leading Tampa Bay past Los Angeles.
Stars 4, Wild 2
DALLAS — Sergei Zubov scored a tiebreaking goal on the power play with 4:41 left and Dallas overcame a two-goal deficit to beat Minnesota and snap the Wild’s three-game winning streak.
Penguins 4, Predators 1
PITTSBURGH — Mark Recchi scored and set up rookie Evgeni Malkin for the go-ahead goal, leading the Penguins past Nashville.
Marc-Andre Fleury, who hasn’t lost in regulation in 10 games since Jan. 9, turned aside 25 shots as the Penguins won their ninth in 11 games, with two overtime losses.
Maple Leafs 2, Blues 1
ST. LOUIS — Alex Steen snapped a tie late in the second period and Andrew Raycroft made it stand up with strong third-period play in goal for Toronto.