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Canucks run winning streak to 10 games

Posted: Sunday, December 01, 2002

SUNRISE, Fla. -- Matt Cooke scored a short-handed goal, and the Vancouver Canucks added three power-play tallies to beat the Florida Panthers 5-2 Saturday night and stretch their franchise-record winning streak to 10 games.

Markus Naslund, Todd Bertuzzi and Sami Salo each scored power-play goals for the Canucks, who led 3-1 after the first period. Brendan Morrison also scored, and Dan Cloutier (14-5-3) made 29 saves to earn his first career win against Florida (1-3-1).

Maple Leafs 3, Sabres 1

TORONTO -- Alexander Mogilny had a goal and two assists as Toronto beat Buffalo.

Mats Sundin and Robert Svehla also scored for the Maple Leafs, who have won of seven of nine to reach .500 (11-11-2).

Hurricanes 4, Blue Jackets 2

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Erik Cole scored two second-period goals and Carolina held on to beat Columbus.

The defending Eastern Conference champion Hurricanes moved into first place in the Southeast Division. Columbus has lost four of five.

Senators 4, Islanders 2

OTTAWA -- Marian Hossa had two goals and an assist to extend his club-record point streak to 13 games and lead Ottawa over New York.

Todd White scored early in the third period as Ottawa extended its unbeaten streak to 10 games. Martin Havlat scored into an empty net with 34 seconds remaining.

Bruins 3, Penguins 2

PITTSBURGH -- Joe Thornton scored twice and linemate Sergei Samsonov, returning to the Boston lineup after missing 18 games, added a third-period goal as the Bruins beat Pittsburgh.

Jan Hrdina brought the Penguins within 3-2 when he deflected Alexei Kovalev's shot in. But John Grahame, who stopped 24 shots, held off the Penguins the rest of the way to push his career record against them to 5-0-1.

Flyers 2, Canadiens 1, OT

MONTREAL -- Justin Williams scored on a breakaway with 6.3 seconds remaining in overtime to lift Philadelphia over Montreal.

Williams stripped the puck from defenseman Patrice Brisebois at the Philadelphia blue line and moved in on goalie Jeff Hackett, who had stopped 37 of 38 shots to that point.

Predators 5, Stars 2

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Andy Delmore and Scott Hartnell each had a power-play goal and an assist to lead Nashville past Dallas.

Scott Walker, Vladimir Orszagh, and Vernon Fiddler also had Predators goals.

Devils 5, Blues 4, OT

ST. LOUIS -- Jeff Friesen scored with 12 seconds left in overtime to lift New Jersey over St. Louis. New Jersey is unbeaten in three games.

Oilers 1, Avalanche 0

EDMONTON, Alberta -- Tommy Salo made 22 saves, and Daniel Cleary scored his first goal of the season as Edmonton extended its unbeaten streak to six games.

Coyotes 3, Sharks 2

SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Branko Radivojevic scored the tiebreaking goal midway through the third period and Phoenix snapped its six-game winless streak.

Kings 4, Blackhawks 1

LOS ANGELES -- Derek Armstrong and Eric Belanger scored 27 seconds apart at the end of a four-goal rally in the second period, and Mathieu Schneider had two assists as Los Angeles beat Chicago.

Erik Rasmussen and rookie Michael Cammalleri also scored for the Kings. Felix Potvin faced only 13 shots, including Kyle Calder's power-play goal.

Each team went more than 11 1/2 minutes without a shot, before the Kings outscored Chicago 4-1 during a 8:14 span of the second period and drove Jocelyn Thibault to the Blackhawks bench after 23 shots.



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