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CAPITALS BREAK WINLESS STREAK AGAINST DEVILS

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Chris Simon scored a pair of power-play goals and Olaf Kolzig made 38 saves as the Washington Capitals broke a 10-game winless streak against New Jersey with a 5-1 victory Friday night.

The Capitals had gone 0-9-1 against the Devils in their 10 previous meetings. The Capitals also registered their first-ever victory against goaltender Martin Brodeur (1-11-1).

Penguins 7, Whalers 1

At Hartford, Conn., Ken Wregget stopped 36 shots and Jaromir Jagr scored twice as the Pittsburgh Penguins finally broke their road jinx.

Five other skaters scored as the Penguins, who hadn't won in their first 12 away games (0-11-1) and were the NHL's only winless road team, snapped Hartford's unbeaten streak at five games (0-4-1).

Panthers 2, Stars 1, OT

At Dallas, Jody Hull's shorthanded goal with 4.8 left in overtime lifted the Panthers in a battle of two of the hottest teams in the NHL.

Bill Lindsay of the Panthers broke up a scoreless game with 15:12 left in regulation before Greg Adams scored the tying goal for the Stars with 8:20 remaining.

Avalanche 3, Islanders 2

At Denver, Valeri Kamensky scored two goals and NHL scoring co-leaders Peter Forsberg and Joe Sakic had an assist each for the Avalanche.

Kamensky scored his eighth and ninth goals of the season for the Avalanche, 11-1-3 over their last 15 games. The assists by Forsberg and Sakic gave them an NHL-leading 35 points apiece.

Blackhawks 5, Flames 2

At Calgary, Alberta, the Blackhawks scored three times in a 4:40 span of the third period, with Sergei Krivokrasov getting the winner, to come from behind.