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Penguins 4, Islanders 0

Penguins 4, Islanders 0

In Uniondale, New York, Peter Skudra made 21 saves in his fourth career shutout in Pittsburgh's victory.

German Titov had a goal and an assist for the Penguins, who snapped a two-game losing streak.

Michal Rozsival, Robert Lang and Jan Hrdina also scored for the Penguins, while Jaromir Jagr added two assists. The shutout was Skudra's first of the season.


Maple Leafs 4, Lightning 2

In Tampa, Florida, Cory Cross scored the go-ahead goal with just over seven minutes left.

In his first game against his former team, Cross broke a 2-2 tie when his slap shot from the left point deflected off Tampa Bay goalie Dan Cloutier's glove with 7:16 left in the game.

Garry Valk added an insurance goal with three minutes left as Toronto won its fourth straight. The Maple Leafs have also won eight straight against the Lightning, who have dropped three consecutive games.


Coyotes 4, Sharks 3

In Boston, Sergei Krivokrasov scored the go-ahead goal late in the third period as the Nashville Predators beat the Boston Bruins 3-1.

The victory on Tuesday night broke a seven-game winless streak for Nashville, which beat Boston for the first time in four career meetings.

Mike Dunham, who made his fifth consecutive start, made 37 saves. He has 58 saves in his last two games.

Krivokrasov scored on a shot from high in the slot with 5:01 remaining after taking a pass from Drake Berehowsky. Sebastien Bordeleau capped the Predators' scoring with an empty netter, at 19:10 of the third period.


Sabres 3, Rangers 1

In New York, Curtis Brown had a goal and an assist as Buffalo stretched its unbeaten streak against the New York Rangers to 12 games.

The Sabres have not lost to the Rangers since December 13, 1996. Buffalo is 8-0-4 in that span.

The loss marked the first time in eight games that the Rangers have not earned a point in the standings (5-1-1-1).


St Louis 6, Phoenix 0

In Phoenix, Mike Eastwood scored twice during a five-goal first period en route to his first career hat trick in St Louis' rout of Phoenix.

Roman Turek, rarely threatened until the closing minutes, made 17 saves for his third shutout of the season and fifth of his career. His 16 victories are second only to the 17 of New Jersey's Martin Brodeur and Toronto's Curtis Joseph.

Pavel Demitra, Tyson Nash and Lubos Bartecko also scored and Michal Handzus added three assists for the Blues (21-9-3), who are unbeaten in their last five games (4-0-1) and are 8-2-1 in their last 11.


Oilers 6, Capitals 2

Tom Poti, Jim Dowd, Ryan Smyth and Todd Marchant also scored for the Oilers, who had three power-play goals.

Guerin's first goal came when he tipped in a wrist shot from the point by Poti on a power play to make it 2-0 at 7:40. Guerin's second goal came at 5:16 when he took a pass from Pat Falloon and his quick release from the slot surprised goalie Craig Billington.


Stars 0, Flames 0

In Calgary, Alberta, Calgary's Fred Brathwaite made 32 saves and Dallas' Ed Belfour stopped 31 shots.

Brathwaite got his third career shutout, including his second against the Stars. Calgary extended its home unbeaten streak to six games (5-0-1). The Flames have lost just two of their last 10 (5-2-3).

The shutout was the 47th of Belfour's career as Dallas is 8-2-2 in its last 12.