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Joseph stands firm for Detroit

NHL ACTS The Red Wings goalie held off Tampa Bay with 33 saves to give his team a 3-2 victory on the night and 10 wins from 11


Detroit Red Wings goalie Curtis Joseph stops a Tampa Bay Lightning shot in the second period in Detroit on Wednesday. Joseph made 33 saves as the Red Wings won their seventh- straight game 3-2, and their 10th game in 11.


Curtis Joseph made 33 saves as the Detroit Red Wings won their seventh straight game, beating the Tampa Bay Lightning 3-2 on Wednesday.

Detroit has won 10 of its last 11 (10-0-0-1) games. The loss snapped Tampa Bay's four-game winning streak.

Nicklas Lidstrom, Mathieu Dandenault and Brendan Shanahan scored for the Red Wings, who got two assists from Pavel Datsyuk. Dan Boyle and Vaclav Prospal had the goals for the Lightning.

Only spectacular play by Joseph held the Lightning to one goal in the period. Joseph capped off a series of outstanding stops with 5:45 left when he smothered a tip attempt by Dave Andreychuk.

That ended a sequence during which Tampa Bay had a five-on-three advantage for 1:06. The Lightning outshot the Red Wings 18-9 in the period but left trailing 2-1.

Avalanche 3, Panthers 1

In Sunrise, Florida, third-period goals by Alex Tanguay and Peter Forsberg gave surging Colorado a victory over goal-starved Florida.

Rob Blake also scored for Colorado, 16-1-2-2 in its last 21 games and 9-1-1-1 in its last 12 on the road.

Matt Cullen had the only goal for Florida, winless in its last eight home games. The Panthers have failed to score more than two goals in any of their last six games.

Flames 5, Devils 4, OT

In Calgary, Alberta, Martin Gelinas' second goal of the game, at 1:54 of overtime, gave Calgary a win over New Jersey.

Gelinas, who now has 17 goals, extended his point streak to eight games.

Calgary tied the game 4-4 with 1:25 left in the third period when defenseman Robyn Regehr intercepted a clearing attempt at the New Jersey blue line and fired a quick shot that was deflected in by Oleg Saprykin.

Chris Drury and Rob Niedermayer also scored for Calgary. The Flames won consecutive games for the first time since Jan. 18-20.

Scott Stevens, Brian Rafalski, Patrik Elias and Jamie Langenbrunner had goals for the Devils.

Stars 7, Blackhawks 4

In Dallas, Phillippe Boucher put Dallas ahead in the third period as the Stars took the lead in the race for the Presidents' Trophy by beating hapless Chicago.

Jere Lehtinen extended his career-best goal-scoring streak to six games as the Stars moved a point ahead of idle Ottawa. The team with the most regular-season points is guaranteed home-ice advantage throughout the playoffs.

Mighty Ducks 3, Canadiens 1

In Anaheim, California, Mike Leclerc and Patric Kjellberg scored 63 seconds apart in the third period to give Anaheim the victory over slumping Montreal.

Anaheim backup goalie Martin Gerber made 24 saves and won for the third time in four starts after going 0-7-3 in his previous 10 decisions. He has not allowed more than two goals in any of his last nine starts.

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