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Solid Tugnutt steers Stars to victory

AP , CHICAGO

Ron Tugnutt stopped 26 shots for his first shutout this season and 26th of his career to lead the Dallas Stars to a 4-0 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks.

Tugnutt, who on Sunday was making just his seventh appearance this season, was only lightly tested by Chicago for most of the game.

"This was a solid game," Tugnutt said. "We are a better team than them. So if we give them confidence like we did in Pittsburgh, it could have been a tougher night. We didn't give them the opportunity and, therefore, did our job."

Pierre Turgeon and Jere Lehtinen each had a goal and assist for the Stars, who snapped a three-game winless streak.

Bill Guerin and Valeri Bure also scored for Dallas.

"Tuggy made some big saves and we played solid defense," Turgeon said.

Penguins 3, Flyers 3, OT

In Pittsburgh, Simon Gagne took advantage of a puckhandling mistake by the Penguins and scored into an open net early in the third period to lift the Philadelphia Flyers to a tie.

Penguins goaltender Sebastien Caron stopped a Philadelphia dump-in behind the net as teammate Rico Fata approached, but neither played the puck.

The Flyers' Alex Zhamnov threw it in front for Gagne, who scored his 21st goal, and second in as many games, at 1:16.

Avalanche 4, Coyotes 1

In Denver, newcomer Matthew Barnaby scored the winning goal for the second straight game, and another recent acquisition, Tommy Salo, had 26 saves as the Colorado Avalanche beat the Phoenix Coyotes.

John-Michael Liles, Rob Blake and Steve Konowalchuk also scored for the Avalanche, who won their fourth straight.

Mike Comrie had the lone goal for Phoenix, which got 21 saves from Brian Boucher and had its winless streak extended to 12 games.

Kings 5, Mighty Ducks 1

In Los Angeles, Luc Robitaille, Trent Klatt and defenseman Nathan Dempsey each had a goal and two assists to lift the Kings past the Mighty Ducks.

Ian Laperriere also scored and Alexander Frolov had an empty-net goal for the Kings, who scored more than three goals for only the second time in 17 games.

Cristobal Huet made 29 saves, losing his shutout bid when Sergei Fedorov scored his 25th goal with 10:09 to play.

Red Wings 3, Predators 2, OT

In Detroit, Brendan Shanahan's third goal of the game, completing his 16th career hat trick, won it. The victory gave the Red Wings 96 points, the most in the NHL.

Shanahan's shot from the right faceoff dot 40 seconds into the extra period beat Tomas Vokoun on the short side and stretched Detroit's unbeaten streak to eight games (7-0-1).

Oilers 3, Senators 1

In Edmonton, Alberta, Radek Dvorak and Ethan Moreau scored 45 seconds apart in the second period to help the Oilers down the Senators. Edmonton's NHL-record consecutive overtime streak of seven games ended.

In other NHL games: Wild 3, Blue Jackets 2; Flames 3, Blues 0

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