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Modano thrusts Stars past Sharks


Toronto Maple Leafs Jason Allison, right, skates toward the net as New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist, left, defends and Tom Poti follows during first period at Madison Square Garden in New York, Saturday.


Mike Modano had a goal, two assists and the first shootout goal in the Dallas Stars' seventh victory in eight games, 4-3 over the San Jose Sharks on Saturday.

Antti Miettinen also scored in the shootout for the Stars, who set an NHL record with their 10th come-from-behind win after trailing entering the third period -- though four of those wins were in shootouts, which didn't exist before this season.

Ville Nieminen and rookies Patrick Rissmiller and Milan Michalek scored for San Jose in a 79-second flurry late in the second period, with Rissmiller scoring his first NHL goal and Nieminen getting his first goal with the Sharks.

But Modano tied it early in the third, and Dallas followed up Milan Michalek's shootout score for San Jose with goals from Modano and Miettinen. When Marty Turco stopped Nils Ekman's final attempt, the Stars celebrated.

Jere Lehtinen and Niko Kapanen scored in regulation for Dallas.

Bruins 4, Hurricanes 2

At Boston, rookie Brad Boyes scored three third-period goals for his first career hat trick to lead Boston past Carolina for to its second straight victory.

Patrice Bergeron added a goal and an assist, and Tim Thomas made 38 saves after signing a three-year contract extension earlier in the day.

Rangers 5, Maple Leafs 2

At New York, Jaromir Jagr hit the 100-point mark in style Saturday night, scoring his NHL-leading 46th goal and setting up three others for New York.

Jagr made several dents in the Rangers' record book. He passed Hall of Famer Rod Gilbert for points in a season by a right winger; tied Vic Hadfield's mark of 23 power-play goals; and became the sixth Blueshirt to reach 100 points in a season -- the first since Mark Messier and Brian Leetch did it in 1991-1992.

Petr Sykora added two goals for the Rangers, and Michael Nylander and Petr Prucha also scored. Henrik Lundqvist made 33 saves for the 27th win of his rookie season. He outdueled Mikael Tellqvist, his backup on the gold-medal winning Swedish Olympic team.

Jason Allison scored twice for Toronto.

Penguins 5, Canadiens 4

At Montreal, Andre Roy scored his second goal of the season in the third period, and John Leclair had a goal and two assists in the first period to lead Pittsburgh.

Marc-Andre Fleury stopped 42 shots, including 18 in the second as Montreal outshot Pittsburgh 19-5 in the period and 46-23 overall.

With the score tied at 4, Roy took a pass from Sidney Crosby on a 2-on-1 and drove in on Canadiens goalie David Aebischer. The Penguins' forward completely fanned on his shot, but the puck's forward momentum carried it under Aebischer's right pad and into the net to give Pittsburgh its second and final lead of the game.

Eric Boguniecki, Ryan Malone and Ryan Whitney also scored for Pittsburgh. Sheldon Souray scored twice, and Jan Bulis and Garth Murray added goals for the Canadiens.

Predators 9, Flames 4

At Nashville, Tennessee, Paul Kariya scored two power-play goals and added an assist for Nashville.

Steve Sullivan, Scott Nichol, Martin Erat, Greg Johnson, Kimmo Timonen, Jordin Tootoo and Darcy Hordichuk also scored for the Predators. Dion Phaneuf had two power-play goals for Calgary, and Darren McCarty and Kristian Huselius added goals.

Nashville scored three power-play goals on eight attempts, and Calgary was 4-for-9 with the man advantage.

Red Wings 4, Oilers 3, SO

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