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Predators 3, Blues 2

Predators 3, Blues 2

In St Louis, Tomas Vokoun ended a 10-game winless slump and Nashville beat St Louis for the first time in six games.

The Predators have a modest five-game unbeaten streak (2-0-3), which is a record for the year-old franchise. The Blues' six-game unbeaten streak (4-0-2) came to an end.

Vokoun, the backup to Mike Dunham, was 0-8-1 this season and 0-9-1 dating to last season. He made 26 saves for the Predators, who were 0-4-1 against the Blues since February 20.

Flames 2, Canucks 0

In Vancouver, British Columbia, Fred Brathwaite stopped 27 shots for his third shutout in 10 games, leading Calgary to a win over Vancouver.

Derek Morris and Phil Housley scored as the Flames - unbeaten in their last four (3-0-1) - moved within a point of the idle Northwest Division-leading Colorado Avalanche.

Brathwaite, who has allowed just six goals in seven games, is 5-0-2 over that stretch. He has lost just once in 10 games (7-1-2).

The shutout was the fourth in his career for Brathwaite.

Thrashers 6, Lightning 3

In Atlanta, Shean Donovan and Steve Staois scored 30 seconds apart in the third period to break open a tie game as Atlanta beat Tampa Bay.

The expansion Thrashers, who entered with an NHL-worst seven wins, took their third victory over the Lightning and won for the first time since December 4.

Donovan scored the game-winner with 4:33 remaining. Staios' goal, from 25 feet out, came at the 4:03 mark for a 5-3 Thrashers lead. Nelson Emerson scored an empty-net goal with 2:40 left.

Penguins 4, Blackhawks 2

In Chicago, Jaromir Jagr scored twice to take over the NHL lead as Pittsburgh won its third straight by beating Chicago.

Jagr, who also leads the league in points with 58, moved past San Jose's Owen Nolan, who has 26 goals.

Ian Moran and Tyler Wright also scored for Pittsburgh, which improved to 7-2-0 under coach Herb Brooks.

Tony Amonte and Dean McAmmond scored for the Blackhawks, who continued to struggle at home. The Blackhawks dropped to 3-11-3 at the United Center.

Rangers 3, Devils 3

In New York, Rookie Scott Gomez made his parents proud with his first hat trick for New Jersey, and Theo Fleury had a goal and two assists for New York on Sunday as the Rangers and Devils pla

The Devils, who held a 44-24 shot advantage, remained unbeaten against the Rangers in the post-Mark Messier era. New Jersey is 11-0-5 in the regular season while playing New York, a streak dating to January 12, 1997.

The Alaskan native, with his cheering parents in attendance, had the first multiple-goal game of his young career.

Mighty Ducks 1, Sharks 0

In San Jose, California, Teemu Selanne scored with 5:58 remaining to lift Anaheim past San Jose.

Dominic Roussel stopped 26 shots for his first shutout of the season and seventh of his career as Anaheim, winners of five of its last six, extended its road winning streak to five.

Selanne has 64 points, including 31 goals, in 37 career games against the Sharks, his most against any team.

Hurricanes 4, Panthers 3, OT

In Raleigh, North Carolina, Nolan Pratt's first goal of the season 27 seconds into overtime gave Carolina the victory.

The Southeast Division-leading Panthers lost for the first time in 16 tries when leading after two periods, while the Hurricanes snapped their three-game losing streak.

Pratt scored from in close after taking a pass from Jeff O'Neill to give the Hurricanes their first overtime victory in 21 tries dating to January 28.

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