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Red Wings fly way over Avalanche

NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE Goalie Manny Legace stopped 28 shots for his fourth shutout of the season and the 10th of his career as Detroit beat Denver 3-0

AP , DENVER, COLORADO

Avalanche left wing Alex Tanguay, left, has his shot stopped by Red Wings goalie Manny Legace during the third period in Denver on Saturday. Detroit defeated Colorado 3-0.

PHOTO: AP

Dan Cleary broke a scoreless tie in the third period and Manny Legace handed Colorado its first shutout of the National Hockey League season, leading Detroit past the Avalanche 3-0 on Saturday.

Legace (22-6-2) stopped 28 shots. His fourth shutout of the season and 10th of his career left just three teams who haven't been held without a goal this year: Detroit, Dallas and San Jose.

Detroit broke the scoreless tie with Cleary's third goal of the season. He took a nifty pass out of the right corner from Henrik Zetterberg and pushed it stickside past David Aebischer (20-12-2), who had stopped the first 21 shots he faced, at 5:40 of the third period.

Blues 4, Stars 3, OT

In St. Louis, Barret Jackman scored in overtime to give the Blues their second straight victory.

Jackman's third goal of the season also snapped the Stars' six-game winning streak. He took a pass from Keith Tkachuk and his shot deflected off of Stephane Robidas' stick and past Marty Turco.

Dallas got goals from Jon Klemm, Jason Arnott and Jere Lehtinen in regulation.

Blues goalie Curtis Sanford (8-12-4) made 25 saves while Turco (28-14-2) made 23 saves in the loss.

Canadiens 2, Bruins 0

In Montreal, Andrei Markov scored in his return to the lineup and Cristobal Huet got his first shutout for the Canadiens.

Markov, who missed eight games with a shoulder injury, scored a power-play goal 10:22 into the third period, putting a rebound of Alex Kovalev's shot off the left post into an open left side.

Huet, acquired from Los Angeles following the 2003-2004 season, made 35 saves for his fifth career shutout, his first since Feb. 23, 2004 against Nashville with the Kings. The 30-year-old Frenchman made several big saves throughout and caught a break late when Sergei Samsonov hit the left post during Boston's seventh power-play opportunity with less than 1 minute remaining.

Sheldon Souray scored a short-handed goal into an empty net with 21.2 seconds remaining.

Islanders 5, Penguins 4, SO

In Pittsburgh, Miroslav Satan notched his seventh career hat trick and added a shootout goal to help the Islanders get the win.

Satan, the first player in the shootout, made several moves on Pittsburgh goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury before slipping a low backhander behind him. Trent Hunter, New York's next shooter, also was successful on his backhand. Islanders goaltender Rick DiPietro capped a 44-save performance by stopping Mark Recchi and Michel Ouellet in the shootout.

Rangers 4, Flyers 3, OT

In Philadelphia, Jaromir Jagr scored 1:24 into overtime to lift New York to its third straight victory.

The Rangers have won seven of their last nine to move one point ahead of the Flyers for first place in the Atlantic Division.

Petr Sykora scored with 41.1 seconds left in regulation to force the extra period and Marcel Hossa and Michael Nylander also scored for New York, which trailed the Flyers by nine points less than one month ago.

Mike Knuble had two goals and Jeff Carter also scored for struggling Philadelphia, which is 3-4-3 since going 8-2-1 on an 11-game road trip.

With the goalie pulled in the final minute, Sykora scored the tying goal by deflecting a slap shot from Martin Rucinsky.

Maple Leafs 4, Devils 2

In Toronto, Ed Belfour made 36 saves and Alex Ponikarovsky scored twice, leading the Maple Leafs to just their second victory in 12 games.

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