The NHL roundup …
ATLANTA ó Slava Kozlov scored his ninth goal of the season and Atlanta tied a team record with its fifth consecutive win, beating the Carolina Hurricanes 3-2 on Friday night.
Marty Reasoner had his third goal in two games against the Hurricanes and the Thrashers improved to 7-7-2 after a dismal start that included six losses in a row just before the winning streak.
Johan Hedberg made 27 saves for Atlanta after stopping 35 shots in a 5-2 victory at Carolina on Sunday and Eric Perrin scored his first goal of the season for the Thrashers.
Tuomo Ruutu and Rod Brind’Amour had power-play goals for the Hurricanes (8-7-2), with Brind’Amour’s sixth coming with 5:59 remaining.
Carolina has lost three straight.
Red Wings 3, Panthers 2
SUNRISE, Fla. ó Johan Franzen scored on the power play early in the third period to lift the Detroit Red Wings to a 3-2 victory over the Florida Panthers.
Blue Jackets 6, Sabres 1
BUFFALO, N.Y. ó Pascal Leclaire made 36 saves in his return from an ankle injury and R.J. Umberger scored twice.
Capitals 3, Devils 1
WASHINGTON ó Brooks Laich and Tomas Fleischmann each scored and Alex Ovechkin added an empty-net goal in the final minute for Washington.
NOTETAMPA, Fla.ó The Tampa Bay Lightning have fired coach Barry Melrose just 16 games into the season.
Assistant Rick Tocchet was appointed interim head coach.
The announcement Friday came less than five months after Melrose was hired. The Lightning have a record of 5-7-4.
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