Panthers halt Penguins winning streak

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Panthers 5, Penguins 2

Panthers 5, Penguins 2

In Pittsburgh, Pavel Bure scored his fourth and fifth goals in two nights and the Florida Panthers ended the Pittsburgh Penguins' four-game winning streak under new coach Herb Brooks, winning 5-2 Saturday night.

Jaroslav Spacek had a goal and two assists as Florida won its second game in two cities in as many nights by opening a 4-0 lead in the second period.

Mark Parrish and Viktor Kozlov also scored for Florida, and Mikhail Shtalenkov stopped 25 shots. The Panthers have won four in a row and six in seven games.

Bure, who had a three-goal game Friday night in Florida's 4-2 victory in Buffalo, added an assist and an empty-net shorthanded goal with 45 seconds remaining to win his personal shootout with NHL scoring leader Jaromir Jagr.

Jagr scored his league-leading 25th goal, but only after Florida led 4-1. Jiri Slegr also scored for Pittsburgh.

Blackhawks 8, Kings 4

In Los Angeles, Jean Pierre Dumont scored two goals as Chicago ended a 10-game losing streak against Los Angeles.

Chicago scored three goals on its first four shots, with Doug Zmolek, Tony Amonte and Dumont connecting during a 3:06 span.

Dave Manson also scored a first-period goal, and Sylvain Cote, Steve Sullivan and Bryan McCabe added goals for Chicago.

Craig Johnson scored twice and Brian Smolinski and Ian Laperriere added goals for the Kings, who have allowed 13 first-period goals and 22 overall during their three-game losing streak.

Stars 4, Canucks 2

In Vancouver, British Columbia, Kirk Muller, playing his first game of the season, scored the go-ahead goal early in the third period as Dallas beat Vancouver.

Mike Modano had two goals and two assists to help the Stars improve to 8-2-1 in their last 11 games. Darryl Sydor added a goal and assist, and Brett Hull had two assists.

Adrian Aucoin and Alexander Mogilny scored for Vancouver, 0-6-1 in its last seven games and 1-9-3 in its last 13.

Muller, who signed a $190,000 deal through the end of the season on Wednesday, broke a 2-2 tie with a power-play goal at 1:18 of the third period.

Maple Leafs 2, Canadiens 1

In Toronto, Sergei Berezin scored on a snap shot from the slot with 3:42 remaining as Toronto beat Montreal.

Curtis Joseph made 21 saves for the Maple Leafs, including two great stops with Montreal on a power play in the final 20 seconds.

Jim Cummins gave the Canadiens a 1-0 lead midway through the second period, and Dmitri Yushkevich tied it on a power play with 3:42 left in the period.

Flyers 4, Lightning 0

In Philadelphia, John LeClair scored two goals and rookie Brian Boucher made 29 saves for his first NHL shutout as Philadelphia beat Tampa Bay.

Ulf Samuelsson and Mark Bureau added goals to help the Flyers improve to 10-0-1 in their last 11 home games, the longest current home unbeaten streak in the NHL. Philadelphia is 19-5-3 in its last 27 games following a a franchise-worst 0-5-1 start.

Devils 5, Capitals 4

In East Rutherford, New Jersey, John Madden and Patrick Elias each scored two goals as New Jersey rallied to beat Washington.

Claude Lemieux also scored to help the Devils extend their winning streak to a season-best three games. New Jersey goalie Chris Terreri, starting in place of Martin Brodeur, made 17 saves.

Sergei Gonchar scored twice for Washington, and Chris Simon and Jeff Halpern also had goals.

Flames 2, Senators 1

In Calgary, Alberta, Fred Brathwaite made 35 saves and Hnat Domenichelli had a goal and an assist as Calgary beat Ottawa for its fifth straight home victory.

Brathwaite, making his 14th start in the last 16 games, allowed only Igor Kravchuk's power-play goal at 13:43 of the first period. Rookie defenseman Robyn Regehr also scored for the Flames.

Avalanche 2, Predators 2

In Nashville, Tennessee, Sergei Krivokrasov scored with 37.8 seconds left as Nashville rallied to tie Colorado.

With goalie Mike Dunham off for a sixth attacker, Krivokrasov scored from near the left post after Greg Johnson's pass from the side went by goalie Marc Denis. Johnson also had a goal.

Shjon Podein and Adam Foote scored for the Avalanche.

Blues 4 Bruins 0

St Louis, Scott Young scored two goals and Roman Turek made 25 saves for his second shutout of the season for St Louis.

Al MacInnis and Michal Handzus also scored for the Blues, 7-3-1 in their last 11 games. St Louis is 4-0-2 against Boston since November 18, 1995.

Islanders 2, Sabres 2

In Uniondale, New York, Niklas Andersson, recalled from the minors Friday, had a goal and an assist as New York tied Buffalo.

Andersson, promoted from Chicago of the IHL, tied it at 1 with a power-play goal midway through the second period, and set up Tim Connolly tying goal at 6:53 of the third period.

Curtis Brown and Jason Woolley scored for the Sabres.

Hurricanes 4, Thrashers 2

In Raleigh, North Carolina, Gary Roberts, Robert Kron and Ron Francis scored second-period goals as Carolina beat Atlanta.

Martin Gelinas also scored for the Hurricanes. Dean Sylvester and Patrik Stefan had first-period goals for the expansion Thrashers, who have lost seven straight.