Surging Devils win seventh straight

RALEIGH, N.C. — Dainius Zubrus scored goals in the first and third periods and the surging New Jersey Devils earned their season-best seventh straight victory by beating the Carolina Hurricanes 4-1 on Saturday night.

The Devils, who are in a desperate fight to get into playoff contention after a miserable start, are 10 points behind the eighth-place Hurricanes in the Eastern Conference race.

The Hurricanes remained four points ahead of Buffalo and Atlanta.

Islanders 3, Kings 0

At Uniondale, N.Y., Al Montoya made 35 saves in his first NHL start in nearly two years, and Matt Moulson scored twice against his brother-in-law, Los Angeles' Jonathan Quick, in the New York Islanders' victory.

Frans Nielsen also scored for New York, which has won six of the 10 games it has played in February.

Coyotes 3, Predators 2

At Nashville, Tenn., Keith Yandle and Taylor Pyatt scored 58 seconds apart in the second period to lead Phoenix over Nashville.

Lauri Korpikoski also scored for Phoenix, which tied a season high by winning its seventh straight.

Panthers 3, Lightning 2, SO

At Tampa, Fla., Mike Santorelli scored the tying goal with 3 minutes left in the third period and added the lone shootout goal to lead Florida past Southeast Division-leading Tampa Bay.

Blues 9, Ducks 3

At St. Louis, Chris Stewart made a two-goal debut, and St. Louis, energized by a pair of high-profile trades, just missed a franchise record with two goals in a 7-second span of the first period.

Oilers 5, Thrashers 3

At Edmonton, Alberta, Edmonton rookie Taylor Hall scored three power-play goals in the third period for his first NHL hat trick, and the Oilers rallied to beat Atlanta.

Senators 1, Maple Leafs 0, SO

At Toronto, Craig Anderson stopped 47 shots through overtime in his Senators debut and was also perfect in the shootout as Ottawa outlasted Toronto.

Sharks 4, Avalanche 0

At San Jose, Calif., Devin Setoguchi recorded his first career hat trick and Ian White recorded a point in his first game with San Jose as the Sharks handed Colorado its 10th straight loss.

Canucks 5, Stars 2

At Vancouver, British Columbia, Daniel Sedin scored twice and added an assist to take over the NHL scoring lead and lift the Vancouver Canucks to a win over the slumping Dallas Stars.

Sedin opened the scoring on a sharp-angle shot, and added his 32nd goal of the season 7:39 into the third period to give the Canucks a 3-1 lead.

Dallas captain Brenden Morrow cut into the lead with 6:27 left, but Daniel set up twin brother, Henrik, on a three-on-one just over 2 minutes later.

That gave Daniel Sedin 77 points, two more that Tampa Bay's Steven Stamkos for the NHL lead.

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