Hurricanes take Weekes to wipe out Islanders

Posted: Thursday, November 27, 2003

UNIONDALE, N.Y. Kevin Weekes turned aside 28 shots for his second straight shutout, and Josef Vasicek and Bret Hedican scored first-period goals in the Carolina Hurricanes' 2-0 victory over the New York Islanders on Wednesday night.

Weekes earned his fourth shutout of the season and 17th career in lifting Carolina to its first win in six games (1-3-2).

Sabres 5, Capitals 2

BUFFALO, N.Y. Miroslav Satan scored two goals and Mika Noronen made 18 saves to lead Buffalo past Washington.

J.P. Dumont and Dmitri Kalinin each added a goal and an assist, and Ales Kotalik also scored for Buffalo, which snapped a two-game losing streak. Daniel Briere and Chris Drury each had two assists.

Red Wings 7, Oilers 1

DETROIT Kris Draper scored twice, including one of Detroit's four power-play goals, against Edmonton.

Steve Yzerman and Brendan Shanahan each had a goal and an assist, and Darryl Bootland, Brett Hull and Steve Thomas scored the other Detroit goals in Yzerman's 1,400th NHL game. Mathieu Schneider had three assists for the Red Wings, who held a 43-16 shots advantage.

Flyers 1, Penguins 1

PITTSBURGH Eric Chouinard scored off Pittsburgh goalie Sebastien Caron's misplay in the second period, and Philadelphia ran its unbeaten streak to 10 games.

Dick Tarnstrom put the Penguins up 1-0 in the final minute of the first period with only their 10th power-play goal in 20 games.

Rangers 3, Panthers 3

SUNRISE, Fla. Mike Dunham made 37 saves in his return from injury, but allowed two goals to Florida's Olli Jokinen.

Dunham, who sat out the previous four games because of a groin injury, allowed three goals on 30 shots in his first game in 10 days. New York rallied from a 3-1 deficit with two goals in the second period.

Stars 3, Wild 1

ST. PAUL, Minn. Bill Guerin scored two goals, and Dallas snapped a five-game road losing streak.

Marty Turco stopped 18 shots for the Stars, who hadn't won on the road since beating Columbus on Oct. 25.

Predators 4, Blue Jackets 2

NASHVILLE, Tenn. Scott Walker scored two goals, one on a power play and one when Nashville was short-handed to lead the host Predators.

Sharks 3, Blackhawks 2

SAN JOSE, Calif. Christian Ehrhoff's first NHL goal helped San Jose extend its season-best winning streak to three games.

Niko Dimitrakos and Nils Ekman also scored for the Sharks, who stretched their unbeaten streak to five games (3-0-2) and reached the .500 mark (6-6-8-2) for the first time since last Dec. 30.

Devils 3, Mighty Ducks 3

ANAHEIM, Calif. Sergei Fedorov scored his second goal of the game during a power play with 1:49 left in the third period as Anaheim tied New Jersey in their first meeting since the Stanley Cup finals.

Patrick Elias and John Madden scored six minutes apart in the third period and Brian Rafalski had a power-play goal in the first, helping the Devils extend their unbeaten streak to a franchise record-tying 13 games (10-0-3).

The defending champions have gone 15 straight regular-season road games without a loss (9-0-6).

Sergei Brylin nearly won it for the Devils in overtime, but video replay showed that he kicked the puck past Jean-Sebastien Giguere.

Devils captain Scott Stevens broke the NHL record for defenseman by playing in his 1,616th regular-season game.

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