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Islanders send Penguins to 16th straight defeat

Posted: Thursday, February 19, 2004

UNIONDALE, N.Y. Mariusz Czerkawski scored a pair of power-play goals, and Garth Snow stopped 18 shots as the New York Islanders held on for a 4-3 victory over Pittsburgh on Wednesday night that sent the Penguins to their 16th straight loss. Since the Penguins lost in overtime on Saturday to St. Louis, their official losing streak ended at 13 games.

Panthers 1, Sabres 1

BUFFALO, N.Y. Roberto Luongo stopped 41 shots, allowing Florida to rally for a tie.

Red Wings 5, Coyotes 2

DETROIT Brett Hull tied Dave Andreychuk's NHL record with his 263rd career power-play goal and Kris Draper scored twice to lead Detroit over Phoenix. Phoenix's Chris Gratton had a goal, then Detroit's Mathieu Schneider scored before Fredrik Sjostrom got the Coyotes within 3-2.

Predators 7, Sharks 3

NASHVILLE, Tenn. Steve Sullivan made the most of his Nashville debut with three power-play goals and an assist, and Marek Zidlicky set a Predators record with five assists.

Oilers 5, Avalanche 1

DENVER Ryan Smyth had a goal and two assists, and Shawn Horcoff added a goal and assist as Edmonton beat Colorado. Igor Ulanov, Steve Staios and Jason Smith also scored in a three-goal second period for the Oilers.

Stars 4, Kings 3

LOS ANGELES Mike Modano scored twice for his first multigoal game of the season and Dan Ellis made 25 saves in his NHL debut to lead Dallas over Los Angeles. Modano had two goals in the second period to end a six-game scoreless stretch.

Mighty Ducks 3, Blue Jackets 1

ANAHEIM, Calif. Vaclav Prospal scored the go-ahead goal with 1:49 left and Cam Severson recorded his first NHL goal as Anaheim extended Columbus' road winless streak to eight games. Jean-Sebastien Giguere made 19 saves, two in the last 30 seconds against Rick Nash.



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