Sun, Nov 11, 2007 - Page 22 News List

NHL: Detroit Red Wings extend winning streak to nine


Alex Ponikarovsky of the Toronto Maple Leafs, center, passes the puck under pressure from Henrik Tallinder of the Buffalo Sabres during the second period of their NHL game at the HSBC Arena in Buffalo, New York, on Friday.


Tomas Holmstrom broke a second-period tie with a power-play goal and Dominik Hasek made 15 saves to help the Detroit Red Wings win their ninth straight NHL game 4-1 over the Columbus Blue Jackets on Friday.

Henrik Zetterberg scored his 13th goal of the season with 1 minute, 28 seconds left to extend his season-opening points streak to 16 games, the longest in team history. Dan Cleary scored two goals and Mikael Samuelsson had two assists.

Rick Nash scored for Columbus and Pascal Leclaire stopped 32 shots.

With the score tied at 1-1 in the second period, Holmstrom's power-play goal with 6 minutes 7 seconds left put the Red Wings ahead for the second time. He stuffed in a loose puck for his ninth goal.

Thrashers 4, Panthers 1

At Sunrise, Florida, rookie goalie Ondrej Pavelec stopped 36 shots and Ilya Kovalchuk scored his eighth goal in his last four games for Atlanta.

Vyacheslav Kozlov, Chris Thorburn and Marian Hossa also scored for the Thrashers, who improved to 7-3 under interim head coach Don Waddell after starting the season 0-6 under Bob Hartley. Bobby Holik had two assists.

Nathan Horton scored for Florida.

Tomas Vokoun, starting in net for the 10th consecutive game, made 23 saves.

Maple Leafs 3, Sabres 0

At Buffalo, New York, Andrew Raycroft made 30 saves for his sixth career shutout and Mats Sundin had a goal and an assist in Toronto's win over Buffalo.

Bryan McCabe and Boyd Devereaux also scored to help the Maple Leafs, last in the NHL in goals against entering the game, win for the second time in the last three games.

The Sabres, the highest scoring team last season, were shutout for the third time this season, and second in the last three games.

Buffalo goalie Ryan Miller finished with 20 saves.

Blackhawks 4, Blues 2

At Chicago, Rookie Patrick Kane and Jim Vandermeer scored power-play goals and Chicago won its second straight.

Rene Bourque scored short-handed and Yanic Perreault added an empty-net goal for the Blackhawks. Goalie Patrick Lalime blocked 23 shots.

Steve Wagner had a power-play goal and an assist for the Blues, who lost their third straight. St Louis' David Perron also scored a power-play goal.

Canucks 2, Avalanche 1, OT

At Vancouver, British Columbia, Henrik Sedin scored his second goal of the game in overtime for Vancouver's winner.

Ducks 3, Sharks 2, SO

At Anaheim, California, Andy McDonald scored the tying goal with 14 minutes, 4 seconds left in the third period and beat goalie Evgeni Nabokov again for the clinching goal in the shootout for Anaheim.

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