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Colorado tips Philly as NHL takes a break

Eric Lacroix broke a third-period tie and the Colorado Avalanche took advantage of two disallowed goals for a 3-2 win Saturday over the Philadelphia Flyers.

Sandis Ozolinsh and Stephane Yelle added goals for the Avalanche, who erased an early 2-0 deficit and won for the fifth time in six games heading into the 17-day Olympic break.Philadelphia has lost five of six and fell to 1-6-1 against the NHL's other top five teams - Colorado, Dallas, Detroit, New Jersey and Pittsburgh.

Colorado goaltender Patrick Roy finished with 19 saves and had an assist to improve his career record against the Flyers to 3-11-8. Two of the wins have come this season.

BLUES 4, RED WINGS 1: At St. Louis, Pierre Turgeon and Steve Duchesne scored in a 19-second span of the second period as the St. Louis Blues beat the Detroit Red Wings.

Duchesne added an assist on Al MacInnis' third-period power-play goal as the Blues head into the Olympic break having won four of five.

SENATORS 2, PENGUINS 2: Andreas Dackell scored at 15:46 of the third period to give Ottawa a tie with Pittsburgh.

Rob Brown had put Pittsburgh ahead 2-1 at 8:06 of the third period with his eighth goal of the season. Stu Barnes also scored for the Penguins. Wade Redden had the other Ottawa goal.

HURRICANES 3, BRUINS 1: At Boston, Keith Primeau headed for the Canadian Olympic team with his first goal in 10 games, breaking a tie with 4:59 left as the Carolina Hurricanes beat the Boston Bruins.

Paul Ranheim carried the puck across the Boston blue line and dropped it for Primeau.

DEVILS 3, ISLANDERS 2: At Uniondale, N.Y., Martin Brodeur allowed a goal for the first time in his last three games, but turned aside 32 other shots as New Jersey beat the New York Islanders.

STARS 3, BLACKHAWKS 1: At Dallas, Pat Verbeek scored twice over a span of 1:23 in the second period and Roman Turek continued his stellar goaltending with 23 saves as Dallas beat Chicago.

KINGS 5, MIGHTY DUCKS 2: At Anaheim, Calif., Russ Courtnall scored twice, giving him six goals in his last five games, and Vladimir Tsyplakov had a power-play goal as Los Angeles beat Anaheim.

MAPLE LEAFS 3, PANTHERS 2: At Toronto, Derek King scored on a third-period penalty shot, leading the Toronto Maple Leafs over the Florida Panthers.

LIGHTNING 4, CAPITALS 3: At Washington, Stephane Richer and Jason Wiemer each had a goal and two assists as the Tampa Bay Lightning snapped a 16-game winless streak with a victory over the Washington Capitals.

RANGERS 1, COYOTES 1: At Phoenix, Brian Leetch scored a power-play goal at 8:54 of the second period to lift the New York Rangers to a tie with Phoenix.

SABRES 4, CANADIENS 1: At Montreal, Dominik Hasek stopped 33 shots as Buffalo extended its undefeated streak to nine games.

FLAMES 4, OILERS 2: At Calgary, Alberta, newest Calgary Flame Valeri Bure snapped out of a 27-game goal-less drought in a big way, scoring three goals in the Flames' victory over the Edmonton Oilers.

CANUCKS 6, SHARKS 3: At Vancouver, British Columbia, Todd Bertuzzi scored the winning goal and picked up an assist on his first shift with Vancouver as the Canucks beat San Jose.