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Coyotes parlay power-play goals into win over Florida

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Phoenix Coyotes' Shane Doan, no. 19, scores his second goal past Florida Panthers goalie Roberto Luongo in the first period Thursday.

Phoenix Coyotes’ Shane Doan, no. 19, scores his second goal past Florida Panthers goalie Roberto Luongo in the first period Thursday.

Paul Connors, Associated Press

Shane Doan scored two of Phoenix's five power-play goals and Ladislav Nagy and Keith Ballard each had four assists to lead the Coyotes past the Florida Panthers 6-3 Thursday night in Glendale, Ariz.

Zbynek Michalek, Dave Scatchard, Geoff Sanderson and Paul Mara also scored for the Coyotes, who won for the third time in four games. Phoenix converted five of seven power-play opportunities.

Martin Gelinas and Jozef Stumpel scored for the Panthers, who lost in regulation for just the fifth time in 17 games (9-5-3). Joe Nieuwendyk also was credited with a goal midway through the third period when Michalek slid the puck under Joseph's left leg off a faceoff.

Doan scored twice in a span of 2:18 late in the first period to snap a 1-1 tie. He first beat Panthers goalie Robert Luongo with his own rebound at 16:41 of the period, then fired the puck past Luongo's outstretched glove at 18:59 of the period to give the Coyotes a 3-1 lead.

Stumpel pulled the Panthers within 3-2 when he redirected a crisp pass from Sean Hill to the right of the net past Curtis Joseph at 5:21 of the second.

But Scatchard redirected Mike Comrie's shot in the low slot at 13:13, and Mara added a goal on another redirection at 18:53 to extend the Phoenix lead to 5-2.

Luongo was replaced by backup Jamie McLennan at the start of the third period.

Michalek's own goal cut the lead to 5-3 with 14:02 to go. Sanderson made it 6-3 with 6:10 remaining on a short wrist shot off an errant attempt by Ballard.

Michalek opened the scoring with a pass from the left point 6 minutes into the game. Gelinas tied it 91 seconds later when he whiffed on a shot, but the puck bounced in off the toe of his left skate.

BRUINS 5, FLYERS 2: At Philadelphia, Travis Green scored twice to lead the Boston Bruins past the Philadelphia Flyers 5-2 on Thursday night.

Patrice Bergeron, Marco Sturm and Wayne Primeau also had goals, and rookie Tim Thomas made 35 saves for Boston, the last-place team in the Northeast Division.

Sami Kapanen and Simon Gagne scored for Atlantic Division-leading Philadelphia. The suddenly struggling Flyers have lost four straight and five of six and trail NHL-leading Carolina by four points. They've lost three in a row at home since returning from an 8-2-1 road trip.

The Bruins scored three goals on just five shots in the second period and needed only 12 shots to get their first four goals. They finished with a season-low 18 shots.

HURRICANES 4, ISLANDERS 3: At Raleigh, N.C., Kevyn Adams scored the go-ahead goal seconds after he inadvertently caused one to be waved off and Eric Staal added his 30th of the season, helping Carolina earn its ninth straight victory by beating New York. The winning streak ties the franchise record set earlier this season — the previous best of seven came about 21 years ago when the team was the Hartford Whalers. And Carolina improved the NHL's best home record to 21-4-1.

Backup Cam Ward won his third straight start spread over nearly two weeks by stopping 36 shots.

The Islanders finished with a 39-25 edge in shots, including 29-12 through the opening two periods. Arron Asham, Radek Martinek and Mark Parrish had goals as New York was trying to win consecutive road games for the first time since early December.

CAPITALS 5, BLUES 4 (SO): At Washington, Matt Pettinger scored in the fourth round of a shootout, giving Washington its season-high third straight victory. It was Washington's first three-game winning streak since January 2003. In his last six games, the 20-year-old Russian has eight goals and five assists.

Dean McAmmond tied the game at 4 with 4:29 left in regulation, but the Blues lost their eighth straight.

Mike Sillinger, Young and Dennis Wideman scored power-play goals for the Blues, who have dropped seven in a row on the road. It was the first time in 10 games since 1997 that St. Louis lost to Washington. The Capitals trailed 3-2 before Chris Clark and Brian Willsie scored on successive shots.

RANGERS 4, PENGUINS 2: At Pittsburgh, Michal Rozsival scored the winning goal late in the third period after accidentally creating Pittsburgh's first goal, and New York ran the Penguins' losing streak to eight games.

Rangers rookie Petr Prucha scored two goals, each of which gave the Rangers a one-goal lead. He has 23 on the season, the same number as Pittsburgh's Sidney Crosby, who scored for the second straight game.

Dick Tarnstrom also scored for the Penguins.

MIGHTY DUCKS 4, SENATORS 3 (SO): At OTTAWA, Chris Kunitz scored the only shootout goal, lifting Anaheim over Ottawa. Andy McDonald and Jonathan Hedstrom failed to beat Dominik Hasek, but Mighty Ducks goalie Jean-Sebastien Giguere turned aside Dany Heatley, Daniel Alfredsson and Patrick Eaves to give Anaheim just its second win in 11 overtime games.

Trailing 3-2, Ottawa tied it when Heatley scored his 30th goal — a short-handed tally — with 2:28 remaining in regulation.

Teemu Selanne had a goal and an assist as Anaheim scored three unanswered goals in the second after falling behind 2-0. Selanne reached 20 goals for the 12th time in 13 seasons.

Todd Marchant scored his seventh midway through the period to put the Mighty Ducks up 3-2.

Bryan Smolinski and Eaves scored in the first for Ottawa.

DEVILS 4, PREDATORS 3 (SO): At Nashville, Tenn., Viktor Kozlov and Brian Gionta scored in a shootout and New Jersey won its eighth straight game. New Jersey was 16-18-5 after a loss to Toronto on Dec. 31, but the Devils are perfect in the new year and have their longest winning streak since a 13-game run in the 2000-01 season.

Patrik Elias, Jamie Langenbrunner and Grant Marshall scored for New Jersey, which trailed 1-0.

Sullivan, Kimmo Timonen and Martin Erat had Predators goals.

BLACKHAWKS 4, AVALANCHE 2: At Chicago, Kyle Calder scored two goals, Nikolai Khabibulin made 37 saves in his first game back following a groin pull, and Chicago snapped Colorado's eight-game winning streak.

Marek Svatos and Antti Laaksonen had goals for the Avalanche, who hadn't lost since Dec. 30 at San Jose. The streak was the third longest in franchise history.