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Kozlov helps Atlanta sink Pittsburgh again

Kozlov helps Atlanta sink Pittsburgh again

Slava Kozlov scored the decisive goal in the third period to beat the Pittsburgh Penguins for the second time in a week, and the Atlanta Thrashers ran their winning streak to five NHL games with a 4-2 victory on Wednesday.
The Penguins have lost five straight.
The Thrashers have had two five-game winning streaks this month, the longest in the franchise's short history. Pittsburgh has been streaking for a month, losing four in a row, then winning four straight before its latest skid.
Kozlov got the game-winner, his 15th of the season, about seven minutes into the third period on a wrist shot from along the goal line that got past goalie Marc-Andre Fleury inside the near post. Kozlov has two goals and four assists in three games against Pittsburgh this season.
Kari Lehtonen stopped 35 of 37 shots and has turned away 162 of 173 during the current winning streak.
Senators 2, Islanders 0
At Ottawa, Ray Emery stopped 18 shots in his second shutout of the season and Mike Fisher and Chris Kelly scored to lead Ottawa.
Fisher scored his ninth goal late in the first period off Rick DiPietro, who was coming off consecutive shutout victories against Columbus and the New York Rangers.
Kelly gave Ottawa an insurance goal at 16:29 of the third period when he redirected defenseman Anton Volchenkov's point shot past DiPietro with a second remaining on a power play.
Canadiens 4, Capitals 1
At Washington, Mathieu Dandenault and Aaron Downey scored first-period goals and Montreal beat Washington.
Saku Koivu and Sheldon Souray also scored and Guillaume Latendresse had two assists for Montreal.
Canadiens goaltender Cristobal Huet came within 2:56 of his 14th career shutout, which Alexander Semin ruined by knocking in his own rebound at the left post on a power play.
Panthers 3, Flyers 1
At Sunrise, Florida, Rostislav Olesz had a goal and an assist as Florida extended Philadelphia's franchise-record losing streak to 10 games.
Jozef Stumpel and Mike Van Ryn also scored for Florida. Martin Gelinas had two assists.
Kyle Calder scored for the Flyers, who haven't won since beating the New York Islanders on Nov. 30.
Ed Belfour made 23 saves for Florida.
Captain Peter Forsberg also was back in the lineup for the Flyers after missing the last three games because of a concussion..
Red Wings 3, Wild 1
At Detroit, Dominik Hasek made 32 saves and Johan Franzen had a goal and an assist to lift Detroit to a win.
It was Detroit's third consecutive game against Minnesota, and the Red Wings' second victory. Detroit won the first game and lost the second in overtime.
Kirk Maltby and Henrik Zetterberg also scored for the Red Wings.
Pavol Demitra got Minnesota's goal, and Niklas Backstrom stopped 30 shots.
Stars 5, Avalanche 4
At Denver, Jeff Halpern and Jere Lehtinen each had a goal and two assists and depleted Dallas beat Colorado.
Trailing 4-3 heading into the third period, Halpern and Sergei Zubov scored goals 1:16 apart to give Dallas a lead it wouldn't give up.
Dallas' scoring spree also ended the night of Avalanche goalie Jose Theodore, who saved just 17 of 22 shots.
Marty Turco stopped 28 shots and has now won three of his last four starts.
Canucks 6, Flames 5
At Vancouver, British Columbia, Sami Salo scored 2:46 into overtime as Vancouver recovered from blowing a pair of leads to complete a home-and-home sweep of Calgary.
Salo's one timer from the right point deflected off the stick of Calgary forward Chuck Kobasew in the slot and went through Miikka Kiprusoff's legs, finally ending a wild, back-and-forth game that saw the Flames rally from a pair of two-goal deficits only to blow a late lead of their own.
Daymond Langkow gave the Calgary its first lead with a power-play goal with 4:47 left, but Ryan Kesler answered on a rebound 67 seconds later for Vancouver.
Identical twins Daniel and Henrik Sedin each had a goal and Matt Cooke and Brendan Morrison also scored for the Canucks.