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L.A. completes a King-size month

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The Los Angeles Kings interrupted one of the finest runs in franchise history to play host to the NHL's midseason showcase.

As players from around the league gather at the Staples Center for NHL All-Star festivities, the Kings eased into the break after completing the finest month of hockey in team history.

Felix Potvin made 20 saves for his third shutout of the month, and Philippe Boucher and Nelson Emerson scored as the Kings beat the Minnesota Wild 2-0 Wednesday night.

The Kings finished January with an 11-3-0-0 record, the first 11-win month in franchise history.

Emerson said the Kings welcome the vacation.

"As good as things are right now, everyone on this team needs a break," Emerson said. "This break, just like Christmas, is one we look forward to because the schedule is so demanding."

CANUCKS 2, OILERS 2: Henrik Sedin scored 8:37 into the third period as host Vancouver rallied from a two-goal deficit to tie Edmonton.

MIGHTY DUCKS 3, BLUE JACKETS 1: Jeff Friesen scored on a breakaway and assisted on Matt Cullen's goal as Anaheim extended its winning streak to five games.

Rookie Andy McDonald also scored for the Ducks, and goalie Jean-Sebastien Giguere made 25 saves.

FLAMES 4, RED WINGS 3:Marc Savard scored three goals as Calgary beat NHL-leading Detroit for the third time this season.

PREDATORS 5, AVALANCHE 2:Scott Hartnell scored two goals as Nashville snapped a six-game unbeaten streak in Denver.

HURRICANES 3, LIGHTNING 1:Arturs Irbe made 18 saves, and Bates Battaglia scored the go-ahead goal to lead Carolina to victory in Tampa Bay.

BLUES 4, CAPITALS 1:Pavol Demitra scored two goals in a three-goal second period and St. Louis snapped a three-game losing streak with a victory in Washington.

SHARKS 6, PENGUINS 3:Alexander Korolyuk scored the go-ahead goal as visiting San Jose scored four goals in less than 18 minutes.

DEVILS 3, BLACKHAWKS 1:Bobby Holik, Sergei Brylin and Jim McKenzie scored, and Martin Brodeur had 27 saves as host New Jersey beat Chicago, the Devils' second victory in as many games under coach Kevin Constantine.

ISLANDERS 6, RANGERS 3:Alexei Yashin scored three goals in the first period to lead the Islanders to the victory in Madison Square Garden.

SENATORS 3, FLYERS 1:Marian Hossa scored the go-ahead goal with 3:39 left, and Patrick Lalime made 18 saves as Ottawa beat visiting Philadelphia.

BRUINS 4, CANADIENS 3 (OT):Sean O'Donnell scored 1:16 into overtime as Boston won in Montreal, extending its winning streak to three games.

MAPLE LEAFS 6, THRASHERS 0:Curtis Joseph made 17 saves for his fourth shutout of the season, and six players scored for Toronto in Atlanta.

COYOTES 3, PANTHERS 1: Radoslav Suchy snapped a 30-game scoreless streak and Sean Burke made 41 saves to lead Phoenix to victory at Florida.