Mon, Jan 12, 2009 - Page 19 News List

Bruins outpace Hurricanes 5-1


Boston Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara, right, is checked into the boards by the Carolina Hurricanes’ Eric Staal during their game in Boston, Massachusetts, on Saturday.


Michael Ryder scored twice and David Krejci added a goal and two assists in the Boston Bruins’ 5-1 victory over the Carolina Hurricanes in the NHL on Saturday.

Stephane Yelle and Mark Stuart also scored for Boston, which has won 12 of 14.

Tim Thomas made 29 saves for Boston and missed out on a shutout when Justin Williams scored with 13:53 remaining.

Blake Wheeler had two assists for Boston, 3-0 against Carolina this season and 11-1 versus the Southeast Division.


At Denver, Colorado, David Jones had two goals and an assist as Colorado beat Pittsburgh for its third straight win.

Ryan Smyth and Wojtek Wolski each had a goal and an assist for the Avalanche. Jordan Leopold also scored.

Sydney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin had a goal and assist apiece, and Jordan Staal scored a short-handed goal for the Penguins, who have lost seven of eight.


At Sunrise, Florida, Ville Peltonen scored twice in a five-goal third-period outburst that lifted Florida over Atlanta.

Michael Frolik, Jay Bouwmeester, Radek Dvorak, Cory Stillman, David Booth and Nathan Horton also scored for the Panthers, unbeaten in their last five games. Dvorak also had two assists.

The Panthers set a season high with the eight goals. They have scored 27 goals in their last five games.

Colby Armstrong, Todd White, Erik Christensen and Ilya Kovalchuk scored for Atlanta, which has lost three of four. White and Vyacheslav Kozlov each had two assists.


At Detroit, Michigan, Mikael Samuelsson scored the go-ahead goal with 2:34 as Detroit beat Buffalo.

Samuelsson added an assist, Jiri Hudler had a goal and an assist, and Marian Hossa also scored for Detroit, which won its sixth straight. Ty Conklin made 21 saves.

Derek Roy scored for Buffalo, which had its four-game winning streak snapped.


At Los Angeles, Brian Rolston, Travis Zajac and Patrik Elias scored power play goals as New Jersey downed Los Angeles.

Jamie Langenbrunner had a goal and an assist and backup Kevin Weekes made 34 saves in his first start since Dec. 13. All-Star Zach Parise got his 100th career goal and Zajac had two assists.

In other games, it was:

• Rangers 2, Senators 0

• Canadiens 5, Capitals 4

• Blue Jackets 4, Wild 2

• Sharks 4, Canucks 2

• Flyers 4, Maple Leafs 1

• Predators 4, Blackhawks 1

• Coyotes 1, Stars 0, SO

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