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NHL: Hurricanes win

Associated Press
The NHL roundup…
MONTREAL ó Andrei Meszaros scored 8:08 into the third, Mathieu Carle had three assists and the Philadelphia Flyers extended their winning streak to seven with a 4-3 victory over the Montreal Canadiens on Thursday night.
Maxime Talbot, Harry Zolnierczyk and Wayne Simmonds also scored for the Flyers in the victory tempered by news that captain Chris Pronger will miss the rest of the regular season and playoffs because of severe post-concussion syndrome.
BLUES 4, RANGERS 1
ST. LOUIS ó Brian Elliott made 25 saves for his ninth victory in the last 10 games, and Alex Steen had a goal and an assist for St. Louis.
Elliott lowered his NHL-leading goals-against average to 1.43 and increased his league-best save percentage to .950. The Blues (7-0-1) have 15 of a possible 16 points against Eastern Conference foes this season. St. Louis also has beaten up the Rangers over the past 10 years, going 9-1-3 since 2000-01.
PREDATORS 4, RED WINGS 3
NASHVILLE, Tenn. ó Shea Weber scored two goals late in the third period to lift Nashville.
Detroit native David Legwand and Jordin Tootoo also scored for Nashville in its fourth straight victory.
Tomas Holmstrom, Henrik Zetterberg, and Nicklas Lidstrom scored for the Red Wings.
KINGS 2, BLUE JACKETS 1
COLUMBUS, Ohio ó Dustin Brown scored on a redirect midway through the third period and Jonathan Quick had 24 saves to help Los Angeles beat Columbus, ending the Kingsí five-game losing streak and giving interim coach John Stevens his first victory.
HURRICANES 4, CANUCKS 3
RALEIGH ó Drayson Bowman scored two goals and Carolina rallied to beat Vancouver to give Kirk Muller his first coaching win on home ice and snap a slide in which they had lost 16 of 20.
Tuomo Ruutu added a deflected goal and an assist, and Jaroslav Spacek scored his first goal since being acquired by the last-place Hurricanes. They scored four straight goals to rally from a 2-0 deficit.
Alex Burrows and Mason Raymond each had a goal and an assist, Kevin Bieksa also scored and Henrik Sedin had two assists to reach 700 career points for the Canucks, who entered 9-1-1 in their previous 11.
Cam Ward made 33 saves for the Hurricanes.
STARS 3, ISLANDERS 2
UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) ó Jamie Benn scored the go-ahead goal 4:33 into the third period and also had an assist in Dallasí victory over New York.
Loui Eriksson and Brendan Morrow also scored and Richard Bachman made 25 saves to improve to 3-0 in the NHL and help the Stars run their winning streak to three games.
Michael Grabner and Kyle Okposo scored for New York. The Islanders have lost four in a row.
New Yorkís Brian Rolston left the game because of a concussion in the first period.
LIGHTNING 5, FLAMES 4, OT
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) ó Steven Stamkos scored his 19th goal of the season 30 seconds into overtime to lift Tampa Bay past Calgary.Stamkos got the winner from in close off a nifty pass from Eric Brewer.
Teddy Purcell, Tom Pyatt, Ryan Malone and Nate Thompson also scored Tampa Bay. The Lightning had lost seven of eight. Matt Stajan, Jarome Iginla, Rene Bourque and Olli Jokinen scored for the Flames.
The Associated Press
12/15/11 22:57

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