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NHL EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division
W L OT Pts GF GA
Pittsburgh 7 3 0 14 37 27
N.Y. Islanders 6 4 2 14 36 36
New Jersey 6 5 1 13 30 37
N.Y. Rangers 6 6 0 12 44 46
Philadelphia 3 8 1 7 25 48
Northeast Division
W L OT Pts GF GA
Buffalo 11 0 1 23 58 32
Montreal 7 2 3 17 42 35
Toronto 7 5 3 17 50 55
Ottawa 5 6 0 10 35 27
Boston 3 5 2 8 23 38
Southeast Division
W L OT Pts GF GA
Atlanta 8 3 3 19 49 40
Carolina 6 6 2 14 45 51
Florida 6 7 2 14 41 49
Tampa Bay 6 7 0 12 40 37
Washington 4 3 4 12 35 38
WESTERN CONFERENCE Central Division
W L OT Pts GF GA
Nashville 8 3 1 17 43 36
Detroit 7 4 1 15 32 29
St. Louis 3 5 3 9 28 40
Chicago 4 8 0 8 34 45
Columbus 3 6 1 7 22 31
Northwest Division
W L OT Pts GF GA
Minnesota 9 2 0 18 33 21
Vancouver 7 5 1 15 34 29
Edmonton 7 5 0 14 36 33
Colorado 6 4 2 14 42 37
Calgary 3 7 1 7 27 32
Pacific Division
W L OT Pts GF GA
Anaheim 9 0 4 22 44 31
Dallas 10 2 0 20 39 22
San Jose 9 4 0 18 42 29
Los Angeles 4 8 3 11 32 42
Phoenix 3 9 0 6 28 53
Thursday’s Games

Montreal 4, Carolina 0

Tampa Bay 5, Philadelphia 2

Florida 4, Toronto 2

Buffalo 5, Boston 4, SO

N.Y. Islanders 5, New Jersey 2

Minnesota 5, Vancouver 2

St. Louis 4, Colorado 1

Detroit at Chicago, late

N.Y. Rangers at San Jose, late

Today’s Games

Calgary at Columbus, 7 p.m.

Atlanta at Washington, 7 p.m.

Dallas at Edmonton, 9:30 p.m.

Phoenix at Anaheim, 10 p.m.

Thursday’s Boxscores Canadiens 4, Hurricanes 0
Montreal 0 2 2 4
Carolina 0 0 0 0

First Period—None. Penalties—Perezhogin, Mon (holding), 8:53; Begin, Mon (slashing), 12:23; Staal, Car (tripping), 13:54.

Second Period—1, Montreal, Komisarek 1 (Begin), 10:45 (sh). 2, Montreal, Koivu 3 (Markov), 12:29 (pp). Penalties—Higgins, Mon (hooking), 1:38; Staal, Car (goalie interference), 2:06; Streit, Mon (interference), 8:38; Bonk, Mon (hooking), 9:38; Belanger, Car (hooking), 11:10; Kovalev, Mon (high-sticking), 17:58.

Third Period—3, Montreal, Johnson 4 (Bonk, Komisarek), 13:07. 4, Montreal, Plekanec 1, 14:56 (sh). Penalties—Belanger, Car (interference), 2:09; Komisarek, Mon (hooking), 4:55; Niinimaa, Mon (hooking), 14:01; Ladd, Car (roughing), 15:26; Komisarek, Mon (roughing), 15:26; Commodore, Car (holding), 17:00.

Shots on goal—Montreal 8-9-10—27. Carolina 15-8-8—31.

Power-play Opportunities—Montreal 1 of 5; Carolina 0 of 8.

Goalies—Montreal, Huet 3-1-2 (31 shots-31 saves). Carolina, Ward 6-5-1 (27-23).

A—16,486 (18,730). T—2:22.

Referees—Eric Furlatt, Dan Marouelli. Linesmen—Scott Driscoll, Derek Nansen.

Lightning 5, Flyers 2
Tampa Bay 1 2 2 5
Philadelphia 0 0 2 2

First Period—1, Tampa Bay, St. Louis 8 (Lecavalier, Afanasenkov), 10:39. Penalties—Boyle, TB (hooking), 5:57; Pitkanen, Phi (holding), 6:14; Pratt, TB (slashing), 16:10.

Second Period—2, Tampa Bay, St. Louis 9 (Richardson, Lecavalier), 7:27. 3, Tampa Bay, Taylor 1 (Richards, Fedotenko), 18:10. Penalty—Forsberg, Phi (unsportsmanlike conduct), 18:10.

Third Period—4, Philadelphia, Umberger 2 (Calder), 11:20. 5, Philadelphia, Jones 1 (Gagne, Sanderson), 11:41. 6, Tampa Bay, Lecavalier 8 (St. Louis), 18:26 (en). 7, Tampa Bay, Perrin 1, 19:03 (sh-en). Penalties—Sanderson, Phi (hooking), 1:02; Forsberg, Phi (hooking), 12:25;

Forsberg, Phi, double minor-misconduct (high-sticking, unsportsmanlike conduct), 15:50; Holmqvist, TB (high-sticking), 17:57; Richards, TB (tripping), 18:38.

Shots on goal—Tampa Bay 9-12-8—29. Philadelphia 7-10-15—32.

Power-play Opportunities—Tampa Bay 0 of 6; Philadelphia 0 of 4.

Goalies—Tampa Bay, Holmqvist 1-2-0 (32 shots-30 saves). Philadelphia, Niittymaki 2-6-1 (27-24).

A—18,833 (19,519). T—2:23.

Referees—Marc Joannette, Dan O’Halloran. Linesmen—Steve Miller, Pierre Racicot.

Sabres- 5, Bruins 4
Buffalo 0 1 3 0 5
Boston 0 3 1 0 4
Buffalo won shootout 2-1

First Period—None. Penalties—Hecht, Buf (hooking), :46; Sturm, Bos (holding), 7:31.

Second Period—1, Boston, Axelsson 3 (Savard, Lashoff), 1:16. 2, Buffalo, Pominville 8 (Campbell, Hecht), 6:43. 3, Boston, Savard 2 (Bergeron), 13:26 (pp). 4, Boston, Murray 5 (Savard, Axelsson), 19:16 (pp). Penalties—Spacek, Buf (hooking), 13:01; Afinogenov, Buf (roughing), 15:04; Sturm, Bos (roughing), 15:04; Savard, Bos (cross-checking), 16:23; Hecht, Buf (hooking), 18:41; Savard, Bos (holding stick), 19:57.

Third Period—5, Boston, Mowers 1 (Boyes, Hoggan), 3:56. 6, Buffalo, Afinogenov 7 (Roy, Vanek), 11:11. 7, Buffalo, Afinogenov 8 (Vanek, Roy), 17:30. 8, Buffalo, Kotalik 4 (Gaustad, Drury), 18:25. Penalties—Kotalik, Buf (interference), 1:37; Donovan, Bos (diving), 1:37.

Overtime—None. Penalty—Mara, Bos (tripping), 1:23.

Shootout—Buffalo 2(Briere G, Afinogenov NG, Kotalik G); Boston 1 (Murray NG, Axelsson NG, Bergeron G).

Shots on goal—Buffalo 5-13-11-4—33. Boston 16-12-5-1—34.

Power-play Opportunities—Buffalo 0 of 4; Boston 2 of 3.

Goalies—Buffalo, Miller 9-0-1 (34 shots-30 saves). Boston, Thomas 1-2-2 (33-29).

A—12,547 (17,565). T—2:46.

Referees—Stephane Auger, Don Van Massenhoven. Linesmen—Andy McElman, Jean Morin.

Panthers 4, Maple Leafs 2
Toronto 0 0 2 2
Florida 2 0 2 4

First Period—1, Florida, Olesz 1 (Salei, Stumpel), 1:07. 2, Florida, Jokinen 6 (Horton, Peltonen), 10:03. Penalties—Ponikarovsky, Tor (slashing), 14:17.

Second Period—None. Penalties—McCabe, Tor (holding the stick), 2:29; Battaglia, Tor (holding), 6:40; Belak, Tor (roughing), 10:12; Montador, Fla (tripping), 12:39.

Third Period—3, Florida, Kwiatkowski 3 (Gelinas, Campbell), 3:19. 4, Toronto, McCabe 2 (Kaberle), 7:19. 5, Toronto, Sundin 6 (Kaberle), 14:09. 6, Florida, Gratton 3 (Olesz, Allen), 19:23 (en). Penalties—Montador, Fla (holding), 4:53.

Shots on Goal—Toronto 5-8-12—25. Florida 23-8-12—43.

Power-play opportunities—Toronto 0 of 2; Florida 0 of 4.

Goalies—Toronto, Aubin 1-1-1 (42 shots-39 saves). Florida, Belfour 3-2-1 (25-23).

A—13,233 (19,250). T—2:16.

Referees—Bill McCreary, Ian Walsh. Linesmen—Derek Amell, Jonny Murray.

Islanders 5, Devils 2
N.Y. Islanders 2 2 1 5
New Jersey 1 1 0 2

First Period—1, N.Y. Islanders, Hunter 2 (York), 8:00. 2, New Jersey, Zajac 3 (Langenbrunner, Parise), 15:30. 3, N.Y. Islanders, Satan 2 (Hunter, York), 16:02. Penalties—Asham, NYI, major (fighting), 2:47; Janssen, NJ, major (fighting), 2:47; Bates, NYI (interference), 5:07; Poti, NYI (tripping), 18:14.

Second Period—4, N.Y. Islanders, Zhitnik 1 (Yashin, Blake), 10:10. 5, N.Y. Islanders, Kozlov 4 (Yashin, Blake), 15:14. 6, New Jersey, Parise 6 (Langenbrunner, Zajac), 18:46. Penalties—Hill, NYI (delay of game), 3:03; Langenbrunner, NJ (holding), 3:40; York, NYI (holding), 11:54; Witt, NYI (delay of game), 11:59.

Third Period—7, N.Y. Islanders, Blake 7 (Yashin, Sillinger), 4:46 (pp). Penalties—Langenbrunner, NJ (interference), 1:12; White, NJ (slashing), 3:17; Brylin, NJ (hooking), 9:29; Gionta, NJ (charging), 13:26; Asham, NYI (hooking), 15:35.

Shots on goal—N.Y. Islanders 13-5-9—27. New Jersey 6-6-4—16.

Power-play Opportunities—N.Y. Islanders 1 of 5; New Jersey 0 of 6.

Goalies—N.Y. Islanders, DiPietro 4-4-0 (16 shots-14 saves). New Jersey, Brodeur 6-5-0 (27-22).

A—8,269 (19,040). T—2:18.

Referees—Gord Dwyer, Brad Meier. Linesmen—Michel Cormier, Greg Devorski.

AHL EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division
W L OL SL Pts GF GA
Portland 6 3 0 1 13 38 34
Worcester 5 2 0 2 12 35 29
Providence 4 2 1 0 9 22 24
Manchester 3 3 1 0 7 24 24
Lowell 3 4 0 0 6 21 25
Springfield 3 5 0 0 6 22 32
Hartford 2 6 0 0 4 15 23
East Division
W L OL SL Pts GF GA
Wilkes-Barre 8 1 0 0 16 36 21
Hershey 7 0 0 1 15 36 20
Norfolk 7 0 1 0 15 37 17
Bridgeport 3 3 0 2 8 21 25
Binghamton 3 4 0 2 8 26 32
Philadelphia 3 5 1 0 7 23 32
Albany 3 6 0 0 6 17 32
WESTERN CONFERENCE North Division
W L OL SL Pts GF GA
Rochester 8 1 0 0 16 29 17
Grand Rapids 4 3 1 1 10 28 27
Toronto 4 5 1 0 9 34 33
Manitoba 3 5 1 1 8 27 33
Hamilton 3 6 0 0 6 26 29
Syracuse 2 6 0 1 5 21 35
West Division
W L OL SL Pts GF GA
Omaha 8 0 1 0 17 32 18
Iowa 7 2 0 0 14 40 27
Chicago 6 3 1 0 13 39 32
Peoria 5 4 0 1 11 25 31
Houston 3 6 0 1 7 28 32
San Antonio 3 8 0 0 6 29 44
Milwaukee 2 3 0 0 4 14 17
Today’s Games

Manitoba at Grand Rapids, 7 p.m.

Providence at Hartford, 7 p.m.

Bridgeport at Binghamton, 7:05 p.m.

Albany at Philadelphia, 7:05 p.m.

Norfolk at Portland, 7:05 p.m.

Syracuse at Hamilton, 7:30 p.m.

Lowell at Manchester, 7:35 p.m.

Rochester at Springfield, 7:35 p.m.

Iowa at Milwaukee, 8 p.m.

Chicago at Omaha, 8 p.m.

Toronto at Houston, 8:35 p.m.

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