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February 20. 2013 4:48AM
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PHILADELPHIA — Claude Giroux and Danny Briere each had a goal and an assist to help the Philadelphia Flyers beat the Carolina Hurricanes 5-3 Saturday night.


Kurtis Foster, Brayden Coburn and Mike Knuble also scored for the Flyers, who won for just the third time in nine games.


Joni Pitkanen, Eric Staal and Patrick Dwyer had Carolina's goals.


Ilya Bryzgalov made several tough saves among his 39 stops and the Flyers continued their dominance over the Hurricanes. They are 23-4-4 against Carolina since Nov. 28, 2003.


Philadelphia scored three power-play goals on its first three chances. The Flyers came in just 5 for 40 on the power play.


Penguins 5, Devils 1

PITTSBURGH — Sidney Crosby and Chris Kunitz each had a goal and two assists, and the Pittsburgh Penguins picked up their first home victory of the season, beating the New Jersey Devils.


Penguins defenseman Robert Bortuzzo scored his first NHL goal, Brandon Sutter got his first with Pittsburgh and Kris Letang also found the back of the net for the Penguins, who handed the Devils their first loss in regulation this season.


Marc-Andre Fleury stopped 15 shots for the win, while Evgeni Malkin and Pascal Dupuis had two assists apiece.


Andy Greene scored a short-handed goal for the Devils. Martin Brodeur was sharp through two periods, stopping 17 of 19 shots, but allowed three goals in the third as the Penguins turned a one-goal game into a rout.


Canadiens 6, Sabres 1

MONTREAL — Rene Bourque and David Desharnais each scored twice to lead Montreal to a win over Buffalo.


Carey Price made 30 saves for the Canadiens for his fifth win of the season. Lars Eller added a goal and two assists, while rookie Brendan Gallagher also scored.


Ryan Miller stopped 17 shots over two periods for Buffalo before being replaced in the third by backup Jhonas Enroth.


Coyotes 2, Stars 0

GLENDALE, Ariz. — Mike Smith stopped 17 shots and the Phoenix Coyotes were at their tight-checking best in a win over the Dallas Stars.


Nick Johnson scored his third goal of the season and Mikkel Boedker his second for the Coyotes, who have points in four straight games.


The Coyotes have gotten back to their stay-at-home style that helped them reach the Western Conference finals last season.


Avalanche 3, Oilers 1

DENVER — P.A. Parenteau and Jamie McGinn scored goals 3 minutes, 29 seconds apart in the second period to help Colorado rally past Edmonton.


Paul Stastny also scored and Semyon Varlamov made 25 saves for Colorado, which remained unbeaten in three home games. Matt Duchene and McGinn added assists.


Devan Dubnyk stopped 37 shots and Nail Yakupov scored for the Oilers.


Rangers 3, Lightning 2

TAMPA, Fla. — Rick Nash scored a go-ahead goal early in the third period and the New York Rangers beat the Tampa Bay Lightning.


The Rangers took a 2-1 lead on Nash's second goal of the season, coming at 3:04 of the third period. He skated in from the right wing boards, eluded Tampa Bay defenseman Victor Hedman and jammed the puck past goalie Mathieu Garon.


Carl Hagelin made it 3-1 with 5:13 to play with his first goal in 20 games. Derek Stepan also scored for New York.


Steven Stamkos scored both goals for the Lightning, who went 4-1 on a five-game homestand. The center, who cut the deficit to 3-2 with 21 seconds remaining, has seven goals and 16 points during a season-opening eight-game point streak.


Blue Jackets 4, Red Wings 2

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Artem Anisimov scored twice in the second period, and Steve Mason stopped 32 shots to lead the Columbus Blue Jackets past the Detroit Red Wings.


Mark Letestu added a short-handed goal, and James Wisniewski also scored for the Blue Jackets before leaving with an injury after he struck the end boards with his back early in the second period. Fedor Tyutin had two assists.



Bruins 1, Maple Leafs 0

TORONTO — Chris Bourque scored his first goal with the Bruins and Boston held on to edge the Toronto Maple Leafs.


The Bruins threatened throughout the tightly played game, but James Reimer stopped 33 shots from all angles as Boston came at him in waves.




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