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Canadiens stop Flyers

Zednik scores twice in victory

Jose Theodore made 22 saves, and Richard Zednik scored two power-play goals to lead the Montreal Canadians to a 4-1 win over the host Philadelphia Flyers last night.

Jan Bulis and Michael Ryder also scored for the Canadiens, who won for the fourth time in five games (4-0-1).

Theodore was never really threatened but he made a nice stick save off a one-timer by Simon Gagne midway through the second period.

He lost his shutout when Gagne scored with 1:18 left.

Zednik struck first for Montreal. Flyers goalie Robert Esche, who stopped 18 shots, could not control the puck in a scramble in front of the net and Zednik dumped it in.

Zednik's second goal came 21 seconds into a power play in the second period when he took a centering pass from Ryder and flipped it in for a 2-0 lead. Zednik also missed a penalty shot in the second period, shooting just right of the net, after being taken down by Chris Therien.

Bulis added his 10th goal in the third.

Senators 3, Hurricanes 1 -- Marian Hossa had a goal and two assists to lift Ottawa past host Carolina. Daniel Alfredsson added a power-play goal in the first period for the Senators, who pushed their unbeaten streak against the Hurricanes to 11 games.

Carolina has not beaten Ottawa since taking a 3-2 overtime win in April 2001.

Devils 3, Penguins 0 -- New Jersey rookie Scott Clemmensen shut out host Pittsburgh on 25 shots in his first NHL start and Turner Stevenson had two goals and an assist. Stevenson had only three goals in 24 games before scoring in each of the first two periods. Stevenson has 10 of his 65 NHL goals in 39 career games against Pittsburgh, which lost its sixth straight at home. Clemmensen, a surprise last-minute starter called up from Albany (AHL) and a former Boston College star, became the second Devils backup goalie to shut out the Penguins in as many games in Pittsburgh. Corey Schwab also did it.

Maple Leafs 2, Islanders 0 -- Ed Belfour made 25 saves for his fifth shutout of the season in host Toronto's victory. Mikael Renberg and Gary Roberts scored for the Maple Leafs, who are still first in the Eastern Conference with 61 points despite winning just two of six games.

Belfour, rarely tested in the first two periods, recorded his 70th career shutout, three fewer than New Jersey's Martin Brodeur on the active list.

The Maple Leafs lost yet another player to injury when Darcy Tucker didn't return after New York's Jason Blake high-sticked him in the face.

Thrashers 4, Sabres 1 -- Slava Kozlov scored two goals, and Pasi Nurminen turned away 24 shots, leading Atlanta over visiting Buffalo. The Thrashers won their second in a row after enduring a nine-game winless streak that knocked the team out of first place in the Southeast Division.

Buffalo, which got a goal from J.P. Dumont, lost its third straight.

Oilers 3, Stars 0 -- Scott Ferguson scored his first goal of the season, Raffi Torres had two goals, and Tommy Salo earned a shutout as host Edmonton beat Dallas. Salo has allowed just five goals in six games. He made 16 saves to record his third shutout of the season, all in the last 11 days. He made a crucial stop on an unobstructed point shot by Sergei Zubov with under four minutes remaining.

Kings 4, Flames 1 -- Ian Laperriere scored two goals to snap a 29-game drought, and Derek Armstrong had a goal and an assist to lift host Los Angeles. Joe Corvo capped a three-goal first period with his third of the season and Trent Klatt had two assists for the Kings.

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