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Iginla sparks Flames who douse Coyotes

VITAL STRIKES The Calgary player scored four goals for the first time in his career to lead the Flames to victory over the Phoenix Coyotes. Iginla is the subject of trade rumors


Phoenix Coyotes defenseman Danny Markov, center, pins Calgary Flames center Stephane Yelle, top,as Coyotes center Daniel Briere, bottom, chases the puck, on Sunday, in Phoenix. The Flames won 4-2.


Jarome Iginla scored all of Calgary's goals -- the first four-goal game of his career -- as the Flames downed the Phoenix Coyotes 4-2 in NHL action on Sunday.

Iginla, the defending NHL scoring champion and subject of persistent trade rumors, notched his second hat trick of the season and third of his career as the slumping Flames ended a seven-game winless streak (0-4-2-1) with the win.

Roman Turek made 32 saves for the Flames, who are last in the Western Conference and may be looking to trim payroll before the NHL's trade deadline next month.

Iginla signed a multi-year contract with the team in the off-season.

Ladislav Nagy had a goal and an assist for the Coyotes, whose five-game unbeaten streak was snapped (4-0-1).

Teppo Numminen assisted on both Phoenix goals. Sean Burke, also a subject of trade rumors, made 29 saves after missing 19 games with a sprained knee.

Iginla became the fourth player in the NHL this season to score four goals in a game.

Predators 5 Maple Leafs 2

In Toronto, Vitali Yachmenev scored a pair of goals to give the Nashville Predators a 5-2 win over the Maple Leafs.

Tomas Vokoun made 21 saves in goal for Nashville to end Toronto's five-game winning streak.

The Maple Leafs have lost just twice in the past 12 games (10-2-0).

Scott Walker, Rem Murray and Adam Hall also scored for Nashville, which improved to 5-1 in its last six games.

Mark Eaton added a pair of assists. Alexander Mogilny and Gary Roberts scored for the Maple Leafs.

Thrashers 3 Oilers 3

In Edmonton, Dan Snyder's goal with less than three minutes remaining in regulation gave the Atlanta Thrashers a 3-3 tie with the Oilers.

Yannick Tremblay and Daniel Tjarnqvist scored the other Thrashers goals for an Atlanta side that has just one win in its past seven games (1-4-2).

Mike Comrie, Steve Staios and Eric Brewer scored for the Oilers, who ended a five-game losing streak but are still winless in six games.

Wild 3 Blues 1

In Minneapolis, Wes Walz scored a pair of goals to lead the Minnesota Wild to a 3-1 win over the St. Louis Blues.

Filip Kuba scored the other Minnesota goal, while Antii Laaksonen added a pair of assists.

Pavol Demitra had the lone St. Louis goal as the Blues are now winless in three games.

Avalanche 4 Rangers 1

In Denver, Milan Hejduk scored a pair of goals, leading the Colorado Avalanche past the new York Rangers 4-1.

Hejduk increased his goal-scoring streak to seven games.

Patrick Roy made 37 saves while Derrick Morris and Alex Tanguay scored the other Colorado goals.

Peter Forsberg added three assists. Eric Lindros scored the lone goal for the Rangers.

Canucks 7 Blue Jackets 2

In Vancouver, Markus Naslund and Todd Bertuzzi both had two goals and two assists to lead the Vancouver Canucks past the Columbus Blue Jackets 7-2. Vancouver is now unbeaten in 13 games (9-0-4), and has won four straight.

Brendan Morrison had a goal and three assists for the Canucks, while Trevor Letowski and Mats Lindgren scored the other goals.

Geoff Sanderson and Espen Knutsen scored for the Blue Jackets, who have lost five straight.

Mighty Ducks 4 Hurricanes 0

In Raleigh, Martin Gerber stopped 28 shots for his first career shutout as the Anaheim Mighty Dicks blanked the Carolina Hurricanes 4-0.

Sandis Ozolinsh and Adam Oates both had a goal and an assist for the Mighty Ducks, who have won seven of their last 10 games.

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