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Nashville nips 'Canes for fifth straight win

Posted: Thursday, December 04, 2003

RALEIGH, N.C. Scott Hartnell scored 3:30 into overtime to lift Nashville to a 2-1 victory Wednesday night over the Carolina Hurricanes and extend the Predators' winning streak to a team-record five games.

Nashville won despite allowing 41 shots in improving to 9-2 in its last 11.

David Legwand, who also assisted on the game-winner, scored after a Carolina turnover by Nic Wallin 3:14 into the third as Nashville broke a scoreless tie.

Thirty seconds after Legwand's goal, Ron Francis scored his 541st career goal, tying Stan Mikita for 21st place on the NHL's career list.

Flyers 5, Penguins 2

PHILADELPHIA Radovan Somik, Eric Weinrich, and Chris Therien all scored their first goals of the season to help Philadelphia extend its home-unbeaten streak to 13 games.

Jeremy Roenick and Mark Recchi also scored for Philadelphia, the only team in the NHL still unbeaten at home (11-0-2).

Jeff Hackett stopped 30 shots to extend his unbeaten streak to seven games (6-0-1) for the Flyers, who lead the NHL with 36 points.

Matt Bradley and Ramzi Abid scored for the Penguins, who have the fewest points in the league with 17.

Red Wings 7, Mighty Ducks 2

DETROIT Pavel Datsyuk had two goals and two assists, and the Red Wings spoiled Sergei Fedorov's return to Detroit.

After playing 13 seasons with the Red Wings, Fedorov signed with Anaheim. He was booed every time he touched the puck, but there was a mixed reaction when he scored in the second period.

Mark Mowers, Brett Hull and Kirk Maltby each had a goal and an assist for Detroit and Jason Williams and Brendan Shanahan also scored.

Tony Martensson had the other Mighty Ducks goal.

Hull's goal was the 729th of his career and moved him within of third place on the NHL's career list. Shanahan scored his 542nd career goal, good for 20th place.

Senators 4, Panthers 0

SUNRISE, Fla. Backup goalie Martin Prusek stopped 30 shots for his first career shutout to help Ottawa beat Florida.

Prusek has given up one goal in two starts in place of Patrick Lalime, out with the flu. Zdeno Chara had a goal and two assists, matching his career high of three points. Daniel Alfredsson, Jason Spezza and Martin Havlat scored the other goals.

The loss extended Florida's winless streak to four games (0-2-2), and the Panthers were shut out for the second time this season.

Bruins 6, Thrashers 4

ATLANTA Martin Lapointe scored the go-ahead goal in his 700th NHL game, helping Boston beat Atlanta.

Joe Thornton had a goal and an assist for the Bruins, who weren't called for a penalty for the first time since March 28, 2001, against the Toronto Maple Leafs.

Rob Zamuner added an empty-net goal with 1:04 left, and Travis Green, Michal Grosek and Mike Knuble also scored for Boston, which snapped a four-game winless streak (0-2-1-1).

Marc Savard tied it early in the third period for the Thrashers, 1-4 in their last five. They lead Tampa Bay by one point in the Southeast Division.

Slava Kozlov, J.P. Vigier and Shawn McEachern also scored for Atlanta.

Sabres 3, Blackhawks 2

CHICAGO Dmitri Kalinin and Maxim Afinogenov scored third-period goals to lead Buffalo over Chicago.

Daniel Briere also scored for the Sabres, who extended Chicago's losing streak to seven games and winless slide to 12 (0-8-1-3) its longest since the 1994-95 season.

Bryan Berard and Brett McLean scored for the Blackhawks, who haven't won since Nov. 7 at Nashville.

Buffalo goalie Mika Noronen stopped 22 shots, and Chicago's Michael Leighton blocked 25.

Wild 1, Oilers 0

EDMONTON, Alberta Manny Fernandez stopped 34 shots for his first shutout of the season and Minnesota extended Edmonton's winless streak to six games.

Marian Gaborik scored in the first period for the Wild, who stopped a five-game winless streak with their first regulation victory over Edmonton.

Ty Conklin made 30 saves for Edmonton, which has lost five of six during its winless streak. In their last three games, the Oilers have just two goals on 111 shots.



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