Slumping Thrashers shut down Capitals

ATLANTA — Ondrej Pavelec made 36 saves for his third shutout of the season and Nik Antropov scored the only goal as the Atlanta Thrashers won for only the fifth time in 17 games, blanking Washington 1-0 on Wednesday.

Canucks 2, Predators 1

At Vancouver, British Columbia, Lee Sweatt scored the winning goal with 7:29 left in his first NHL game, and Vancouver rallied to beat Nashville.

Bruins 2, Panthers 1

At Boston, All-Star Tim Thomas stopped 34 shots and Boston headed into the break in first place in the Northeast Division.

Kings 3, Sharks 2, SO

At Los Angeles, Jarret Stoll scored the only shootout goal in the fourth round and Los Angeles headed into the All-Star break win a win.

Stars 3, Oilers 1

At Dallas, Brenden Morrow scored twice and Kari Lehtonen made 34 saves for Dallas to rebound from a poor performance in his previous start.

Red Wings 3, Devils 1

At Detroit, Valtteri Filppula scored 5:32 into the third period, putting Detroit ahead to stay.

Flames 4, Blues 1

At Calgary, Alberta, David Moss had two power-play goals and added an assist for Calgary.

Coyotes 5, Avalanche 2

At Denver, Ilya Bryzgalov made 29 saves and Eric Belanger scored twice for Phoenix.

Hurricanes 4, Islanders 2

At Uniondale, N.Y., Eric Staal scored goals in a 1:38 span in the second period and also had an assist to lead Carolina.

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