Cujo backstops Wings win

Posted: Thursday, March 06, 2003

DETROIT -- Curtis Joseph made 33 saves as the Detroit Red Wings won their seventh straight game, beating the Tampa Bay Lightning 3-2 Wednesday night.

Detroit has won 10 of its last 11 (10-0-0-1) games. The loss snapped Tampa Bay's four-game winning streak.

Nicklas Lidstrom, Mathieu Dandenault and Brendan Shanahan scored for the Red Wings, who got two assists from Pavel Datsyuk. Dan Boyle and Vaclav Prospal had the goals for the Lightning.

Only spectacular play by Joseph held the Lightning to one goal in the period. Joseph capped off a series of outstanding stops with 5:45 left when he smothered a tip attempt by Dave Andreychuk.

Avalanche 3, Panthers 1

SUNRISE, Fla. -- Third-period goals by Alex Tanguay and Peter Forsberg gave surging Colorado the victory over goal-starved Florida.

Rob Blake also scored for Colorado, 16-1-2-2 in its last 21 games and 9-1-1-1 in its last 12 on the road.

Matt Cullen had the only goal for Florida, winless in its last eight home games. The Panthers have failed to score more than two goals in any of their last six games.

Flames 5, Devils 4, OT

CALGARY, Alberta -- Martin Gelinas' second goal of the game, at 1:54 of overtime, gave Calgary Flames a come-from-behind victory.

Gelinas carried the puck down the left wing and into the corner where his pass to Jarome Iginla banked off the back of defenseman Scott Stevens' leg and past goalie Corey Schwab.

Stars 7, Blackhawks 4

DALLAS -- Phillippe Boucher put Dallas ahead in the third period, and the Stars took the lead in the race for the Presidents' Trophy by beating hapless Chicago.

Jere Lehtinen extended his career-best goal-scoring streak to six games as the Stars moved a point ahead of idle Ottawa. The team with the most regular-season points is guaranteed home-ice advantage throughout the playoffs.

Mighty Ducks 3, Canadiens 1

ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Mike Leclerc and Patric Kjellberg scored 63 seconds apart in the third period to give Anaheim the victory over slumping Montreal.

Anaheim backup goalie Martin Gerber made 24 saves and won for the third time in four starts after going 0-7-3 in his previous 10 decisions -- including 1-0 losses to Philadelphia and Edmonton. He has not allowed more than two goals in any of his last nine starts.

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