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NHL: Panthers beat Rangers in 4-0 stomping

AP , NEW YORK

Referees separate New York Rangers forward Aaron Voros, left, and Florida Panthers forward Anthony Stewart during the third period of their game in New York on Sunday.

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Stephen Weiss and Gregory Campbell scored 12 seconds apart in the second period and Craig Anderson made 37 saves for his sixth NHL shutout in Florida’s 4-0 victory over the New York Rangers on Sunday.

With Florida leading 1-0 on Ville Peltonen’s breakaway goal earlier in the second, Weiss and Campbell connected in quick-strike fashion to knock out Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist for the second time in three home games.

Anderson, making his second straight start over No. 1 goalie Tomas Vokoun, had his second shutout of the season. Michael Frolik added a goal and assist for Florida.

BLUES 4, THRASHERS 2

At Atlanta, Keith Tkachuk tied it at 2-all late in the second period for his 1,000th point, and Brad Boyes scored the go-ahead goal midway through the third for St. Louis.

Tkachuk, in his 17th NHL season, has 511 goals and 489 assists in 1,077 regular-season games. Jay McClement added an empty-net goal and David Backes also scored.

Colby Armstrong and Niclas Havelid scored for Atlanta. The Thrashers have lost six of their last seven games.

STARS 4, OILERS 3

At Dallas, Mike Modano scored on a power play with 2:21 remaining to give the Dallas Stars a 4-3 victory over the Edmonton Oilers.

Modano broke a tie with his 537th career goal, beating rookie Jeff Drouin-Deslauriers from the left circle off a feed from Brad Richards. Modano, the career goal leader among US-born players, became the 31st NHL player to reach 1,300 points.

Sean Avery gave Dallas — last in the Western Conference — a 3-2 lead with 5:09 remaining off a centering pass from rookie James Neal, but the Oilers tied it with 3:22 left on Kyle Brodziak’s goal off a rebound, his second goal of the game.

Toby Petersen scored his first goal in two seasons, and Mike Ribeiro added a power-play goal for Dallas. Ales Hemsky also scored for Edmonton.

DUCKS 4, HURRICANES 1

In Raleigh, North Carolina, Rob Niedermayer and Teemu Selanne scored in a 1:09 span of the third period, and Niedermayer added another goal to help the Anaheim Ducks beat the Carolina Hurricanes.

The Ducks tied a team record by earning at least a point in their eighth consecutive road game.

NHL standings

EASTERN CONFERENCE

Atlantic Division

 WLOTGFGA Pts
Y Rangers
17
8
2
72
65
36
Pittsburgh
14
6
3
75
63
31
Philadelphia
11
7
5
76
71
27
New Jersey
12
8
2
65
60
26
NY Islanders
10
12
2
65
80
22
Northeast Division
Boston
16
4
4
82
55
36
Montreal
13
6
4
67
61
30
Buffalo
11
9
3
65
69
25
Toronto
8
9
6
71
82
22
Ottawa
8
10
4
52
56
20
Southeast Division
Washington
13
8
3
77
75
29
Carolina
12
11
2
65
75
26
Florida
9
11
3
56
65
21
Atlanta
8
12
3
67
82
19
Tampa Bay
6
10
7
53
72
19

 

WESTERN CONFERENCE

Central Division

 
W
L
OT
GF
GA
Pts
Detroit
15
4
4
82
70
34
Chicago
10
6
6
75
65
26
Nashville
11
10
2
68
77
24
Columbus
10
10
3
68
73
23
St. Louis
10
10
2
63
67
22
Northwest Division
      
Vancouver
14
8
2
73
59
30
Minnesota
14
7
1
62
47
29
Calgary
14
9
1
72
74
29
Colorado
11
12
0
58
66
22
Edmonton
10
11
2
61
70
22
Pacific Division
      
San Jose
20
3
1
92
57
41
Anaheim
14
8
3
74
70
31
Los Angeles
10
9
3
59
60
23
Phoenix
10
11
2
55
63
22
Dallas
8
11
4
65
86
20

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