Detroit outlasts San Jose

Posted: Thursday, December 18, 2003

DETROIT Brendan Shanahan scored with 1:09 left in overtime to give the Detroit Red Wings a 3-2 victory over the San Jose Sharks on Wednesday night.

Pavel Datsyuk scored his 19th goal with 18.8 seconds remaining in regulation, and Henrik Zetterberg, in his first game since breaking his left leg on Nov. 3, had a goal and two assists for Detroit. Brett Hull extended his point streak to 12 games with an assist on the tying goal. Scott Thornton and Marco Sturm scored for San Jose.

Capitals 2, Panthers 2

SUNRISE, Fla. Stephen Weiss scored a power-play goal midway through the third period for Florida.

Valeri Bure also scored, and Roberto Luongo made 25 saves for Florida, which has won only one of its last 10 games.

Bates Battaglia and Peter Bondra scored for Washington, and Maxime Ouellet, who shut out Atlanta on Tuesday night in his first start of the season, made 20 saves.

Stars 3, Canucks 1

DALLAS Bill Guerin scored the tiebreaking goal with 10:09 remaining in Dallas' victory over Vancouver.

Jason Arnott and Rob DiMaio also scored to help Dallas snap Vancouver's five-game unbeaten streak (3-0-2). Dallas, 2-0-1 in its last three games, had five goals in its previous seven games.

Markus Naslund had a second-period goal for the Canucks, who had played five consecutive overtime games.

Wild 3, Avalanche 2

DENVER Pascal Dupuis and Filip Kuba scored to lift Minnesota to its first road win over Colorado.

Sergei Zholtok added his 100th NHL goal, and Dwayne Roloson had 37 saves for the Wild, who won their third straight and have lost only twice (5-2-2) in nine games.

The Avalanche were 7-0-2 at home against the Wild and had outscored them 31-18. However, Minnesota eliminated Colorado in the first round of last season's playoffs.

Joe Sakic had a pair of goals, and Milan Hejduk and Steve Konowalchuk had two assists each for the Avalanche. Colorado had its unbeaten streak ended at eight (4-0-4).

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