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PHILADELPHIA - Matt Read knocked in a rebound with 18.6 seconds left to lift the Philadelphia Flyers to a 2-1 win over the Phoenix Coyotes on Thursday night.

Read's sixth goal of the season made a winner out of goalie Ilya Bryzgalov in his first game against the Coyotes. Bryzgalov spent four years with Phoenix and blossomed into one of the NHL's top goalies.

James van Riemsdyk scored for the Flyers. Mikkel Boedker had the lone goal for the Coyotes.

Mike Smith stopped 40 shots for Phoenix.

Flyers forward Jaromir Jagr left with an undisclosed lower body injury in the first period.


TAMPA, Fla. (AP)—Dwayne Roloson made 33 saves, Vincent Lecavalier had two goals, and Tampa Bay beat Pittsburgh.

Brett Connolly and Steve Downie also scored for the Lightning, who have won six consecutive home games.

Pittsburgh got a third-period goal from Tyler Kennedy.

It was the first game between the teams since Tampa Bay beat Pittsburgh in the first round of the playoffs last season.

Roloson stopped an in-close shot by Steve Sullivan in the first. He also made several strong saves, including a lunging pad stop on Sullivan's backhander during a late second-period power play.


UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP)—Rick DiPietro made 24 saves in relief of injured starter Evgeni Nabokov, and Matt Moulson scored a key goal in the New York Islanders' win over Montreal.

P.A. Parenteau, Jay Pandolfo, and Mark Streit also scored for the Islanders, who were winless in four straight (0-3-1). New York, which scored all of its goals in the second period, held on after taking a 3-0 lead.

DiPietro replaced Nabokov 7:55 in after the starter injured a groin while making a pad save on Yannick Weber. Nabokov, who made two saves, will be re-evaluated on Friday.

Max Pacioretty, Erik Cole and Brian Gionta scored for the Canadiens, and Peter Budaj stopped 29 shots. Montreal had won three of four.


NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP)—Martin Erat scored two goals and Pekka Rinne made 38 saves to lift Nashville over Toronto.

Nashville, which has won five of seven, sent Toronto to its fifth loss in six games.

Ryan Suter and Matt Halischuk scored the other Nashville goals. John-Michael Liles had the only tally for Toronto.

Sergei Kostitsyn had three assists, tying his career high for assists and points in a game.

Erat gave the Predators a 1-0 lead just 5:48 into the game.


WINNIPEG (AP)—Evander Kane scored two goals and Blake Wheeler added his first of the season as Winnipeg beat Washington.

Kyle Wellwood had the other goal for Winnipeg, which recorded back-to-back wins in regulation for the first time this season. Ondrej Pavelec, making his 11th straight start for the Jets, made 31 saves.

Alexander Semin scored for the Capitals, who have dropped two straight.

Three unanswered goals in the second period by the Jets vaulted them to a 4-1 lead.


EDMONTON (AP)—Milan Michalek had a goal and an assist, and Ottawa won its third straight game on a long road trip with a win over Edmonton.

Colin Greening, Kaspars Daugavins, Jesse Winchester and Zenon Konopka also scored for the Senators (10-9-1), who have rebounded following a five-game slide. This marked the first time Ottawa has won both games on an Alberta road trip since 2003.

Anton Lander and Ryan Jones scored for the Oilers (9-7-2), who have lost four in a row and five of six following a six-game winning streak.


BOSTON (AP)—Tuukka Rask made 30 saves through overtime and then stopped Columbus' Antoine Vermette in the shootout as Boston beat Columbus for its seventh straight win.

Rich Peverley and David Krejci scored to put Boston ahead 2-1 in the shootout, and Rask ended it by stoning Vermette.

Adam McQuaid scored his first goal of the season for the defending Stanley Cup champions, who nearly lost to the team with the worst record in the NHL. Derek MacKenzie gave the Blue Jackets (3-13-2) a 1-0 lead early in the second period.

Columbus is winless on the road this season (0-7-1). Curtis Sanford made 26 saves in his first start of the season.


SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP)—Joe Thornton, Marc-Edouard Vlasic and Torrey Mitchell all scored in the second period and helped San Jose beat Detroit.

Joe Pavelski and Brad Winchester also had goals for the Sharks, who won for the third time in four games and extended their winning streak over the Red Wings to five, dating to last November.

Niklas Kronwall and Danny Cleary scored for the Red Wings, who have lost two straight since a four-game winning streak. Detroit has been beaten in five consecutive road games.

Antti Niemi stopped 40 shots in the win. Jimmy Howard allowed four goals on 21 shots before being replaced by Ty Conklin, who allowed a goal on seven shots.


ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP)—Anze Kopitar scored the tiebreaking goal on his own rebound with 3:01 to play, and Los Angeles blew a two-goal lead in the final minutes of the third period before rallying to beat Anaheim for back-to-back victories in the Freeway Faceoff.

After Andrew Cogliano tied it for Anaheim on his second goal with 6:25 left, Kopitar capitalized on a defensive breakdown and circled the net before forcing the puck underneath Ducks backup goalie Dan Ellis, who made 31 saves.

Mike Richards added his second goal of the night on a short-handed, empty-netter with 1:38 to play for the Kings, who have won four of five after a five-game skid.

Jonathan Quick stopped 35 shots to beat Anaheim for the second straight night, and Simon Gagne scored a short-handed goal in the second period for the Kings. Rookie Slava Voynov also scored for Los Angeles, which beat Anaheim 2-1 in a shootout Wednesday.

Corey Perry scored a third-period goal for the struggling Ducks, who have lost 12 of 14.


ST. LOUIS (AP)—David Backes scored twice, Jaroslav Halak stopped 20 shots and St. Louis beat Florida.

Chris Porter had his first goal of the season and Kris Russell added his second with St. Louis as the Blues finished a 4-0-1 homestand for new coach Ken Hitchcock.

The Panthers, who lead the NHL with seven road wins, had their four-game, road-winning streak snapped. They got a goal from Mike Santorelli and 28 saves from Jose Theodore.

Two turnovers led to a pair of first-period goals. Backes beat Theodore with a shot from the slot 6:04 into the game.


ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP)—Niklas Backstrom stopped 27 shots for his second shutout of the season, and Devin Setoguchi scored the game's only goal with 2:31 left to give Minnesota a win over Colorado.

Backstrom earned his 24th NHL shutout and the Wild's third this season in 19 games. Minnesota has won three straight and eight of 10.

Jean-Sebastien Giguere made 17 saves for the Avalanche, who have lost three straight and four of five.


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