Wed, Nov 07, 2007 - Page 19 News List

NHL:Hurricanes blow away Capitals

TRICKY At Denver, Paul Stastny scored two goals and Wojtek Wolski added a goal, while Lundqvist stopped 30 shots in New York against Philadelphia


The Carolina Hurricanes' Cory Stillman, right, shoots the puck past the Washington Capitals' Olaf Kolzig of South Africa during the first period of their NHL hockey game in Raleigh, North Carolina, on Monday.


Cory Stillman completed a hat trick just 11:28 into the game and Eric Staal added two goals to help the Carolina Hurricanes beat the Washington Capitals 5-0 on Monday.

Cam Ward made 35 saves for the Hurricanes, who improved to 5-1-1 at home.

Washington is 2-9-0 in its last 11 games. Alexander Semin (ankle), Chris Clark (ear) and Tom Poti (groin) missed the game for the Capitals.

Stillman scored three goals for the fourth time in his career, but for the first time with Carolina.

Avalanche 4, Flames 1

At Denver, Paul Stastny scored two goals and Wojtek Wolski added a goal and two assists as Colorado downed Calgary.

Milan Hejduk had three assists for Colorado, which has beaten the Flames seven straight games dating back to the 2006-07 season. Jose Theodore stopped 23 shots for the victory.

It was Stastny's first multi-goal game since his hat trick opening night.

He scored twice in the third period, and his second goal of the game chased Flames goalie Miikka Kiprusoff.

Penguins 5, Devils 0

At Newark, New Jersey, Sidney Crosby scored twice and Dany Sabourin made 20 saves for his first shutout as Pittsburgh beat New Jersey.

Adam Hall, Petr Sykora and Erik Christensen also scored for Pittsburgh. Crosby has nine goals this season, and leads the NHL with 12 points on the power play, including his first-period goal.

Pittsburgh had blown two-goal leads in the last two games, both losses. The Devils had gone 2-0-1 in their past three games.

Rangers 2, Flyers 0

At New York, Henrik Lundqvist earned his fourth shutout of the young season, stopping 30 shots, and Jaromir Jagr and Brendan Shanahan scored to lead New York past Philadelphia.

Not only has Lundqvist looked incredibly sharp all season, he has shown no signs of fatigue despite playing all 14 games for the Rangers (7-6-1).

New York won its fourth straight to finish a 5-1 homestand while the first-place Flyers (8-5) were shut out for the first time this season.

Philadelphia has lost eight of 11 to the Rangers, who fired a season-high 45 shots at Martin Biron.

Wild 5, Oilers 2

At St. Paul, Minnesota, Niklas Backstrom kept up his mastery of Edmonton, and Mark Parrish scored twice for Minnesota.

Pierre-Marc Bouchard, Kurtis Foster and Stephane Veilleux also scored and Mikko Koivu had three assists for the Wild, who fired away at former teammate Dwayne Roloson and forced a goalie change for the Oilers after the first period.

Edmonton has a league-low 10 points in 15 games and a handful of injuries to defensemen, including All-Star Sheldon Souray, but Minnesota was missing its entire original top line of Pavol Demitra (groin strain), Marian Gaborik (groin strain) and Wes Walz (personal reasons).

Canadiens 2, Sabres 0

At Montreal, Cristobal Huet made 29 saves for his first shutout in nearly a year and Tomas Plekanec scored in the second period as Montreal blanked Buffalo.

Huet stopped 16 shots in the first period on his way to his 14th career shutout.

It was his first since Nov. 28 when he beat Florida 1-0 in a shootout.

Plekanec scored his fourth goal of the season on a 2-on-1 at 13:04 of the second.

Panthers 4, Lightning 3

At Sunrise, Florida, David Booth scored with 1:19 left in the third period and Florida kept Tampa Bay winless on the road.

The Lightning, who have lost six in a row overall, are off to a franchise-worst 0-7 start away from home.

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