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NHL: San Jose’s home domination goes down in Flames

AP , SAN JOSE, CALIFORNIA

The San Jose Sharks’ 11-month run without a home loss in regulation time was ended on Thursday, conceding a late goal to lost 3-2 to the Calgary Flames in the NHL.

Dion Phaneuf scored on a deflected shot with four minutes to play, notching his first goal in 26 games.

The Sharks hadn’t lost at home in regulation for 31 games, matching the second-longest streak in NHL history.

The result meant San Jose slipped to second in overall league standings behind Boston, while Calgary built its lead atop the Northwest Division to nine points.

RED WINGS 4, KINGS 0

In Los Angeles, Detroit extended their run of games earning at least a point to 10 with a comfortable win over Los Angeles.

Ty Conklin made 23 saves for his fifth shutout of the season, and Kris Draper and Kirk Maltby each had a goal and an assist for the defending Stanley Cup champions.

The Red Wings are 19-2-0 in the past 20 meetings with Los Angeles.

CANADIENS 3, PREDATORS 2

In Montreal, the hosts extended their recent strong home form with a win over Nashville.

Andrei Markov had a goal and an assist for the Canadiens, while Andrei Kostitsyn and Guillaume Latendresse also scored, and Jaroslav Halak made 23 saves.

Montreal improved to 5-0-1 at home since Dec. 13.

COYOTES 4, CANUCKS 1

In Vancouver, British Columbia, Joakim Lindstrom scored the first two goals to set up Phoenix’s defeat of Vancouver.

The loss spoiled star goalie Roberto Luongo’s return to the Vancouver lineup after eight weeks out with a groin injury.

WILD 5, OILERS 1

In St Paul, Minnesota, Krys Kolanos and Cal Clutterbuck gave Minnesota an early lead, setting up the win over Edmonton.

Wild goalie Niklas Backstrom made 20 saves to improve to 10-0 against the Oilers.

LIGHTNING 4, FLYERS 1

In Tampa, Florida, Tampa Bay scored three times in two minutes during the second period to overwhelm Philadelphia.

Martin St Louis, Andrej Meszaros and Ryan Craig got the flurry of goals and Vincent Lecavalier scored on a penalty.

SABRES 5, STARS 4, SO

In Dallas, Jason Pominville beat Marty Turco with a wrist shot in the sixth round of the shootout to give Buffalo victory over Dallas.

Buffalo goalie Ryan Miller turned aside five of six Dallas shootout attempts.

MAPLE LEAFS 6, HURRICANES 4

In Raleigh, North Carolina, Toronto blew a four-goal lead before recovering to down Carolina.

Tomas Kaberle scored on a power play late in the third period to put the Leafs back up 5-4.

BLUES 5, AVALANCHE 2

In St Louis, Patrick Berglund scored his 14th goal to take over the NHL rookie lead, helping St Louis down Colorado.

Blues goalie Manny Legace made 24 saves.

BRUINS 2, ISLANDERS 1

In Uniondale, New York, Boston notched its fourth straight win with a tight victory over struggling New York.

Tim Thomas made 40 saves, and Marc Savard and Martin St Pierre scored the Bruins goals.

Thomas was on the verge of his fourth shutout of the season, but Islanders scored with less than a minute left.

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