Record is not in the stars for Devils

Record is not in the stars for Devils

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Bill Guerin scored a power-play goal in the second period, and Marty Turco stopped 21 shots to help the Dallas Stars snap the New Jersey Devils’ club record-tying 13-game unbeaten streak with a 2-0 victory on Friday night at Dallas.

The Devils were 10-0-3 in their previous 13 games.

Guerin beat goaltender Martin Brodeur off Pierre Turgeon’s goal- mouth pass at 10:16.

Guerin’s team-high 15th goal gave Dallas a 1-0 lead and extended his point streak to six games, one short of his career best. He has four goals and four assists during that span.

Turco registered his first shutout of the season and the 13th of his career.

Jason Arnott added an insurance goal on a rebound of Guerin’s shot with 3:25 to play.

New Jersey also had its 15-game regular-season road unbeaten streak ended. The Devils hadn’t lost a game on the road since March 13, 2003. They were 9-0-6 since, including 5-0-3 this season.

Dallas is 4-1 in its last five following a seven-game winless streak (0-5-2).

Brodeur had 19 saves as his 12-game unbeaten streak (12-0-2) ended.

[] Sharks 2, Wild 1:

San Jose scored two power-play goals and stopped Minnesota on five man-advantage situations in its win on the road. It was the fourth consecutive victory for the Sharks, who are unbeaten in their last six (4-0-2). Minnesota has lost four consecutive games. San Jose dominated the opening period, outshooting Minnesota 10-2 and taking a 1-0 lead on a power-play goal by Mike Ricci. The Wild are are 1-5-1 when trailing after one period.

[] Predators 2, Bruins 1:

Greg Johnson scored on a power play midway through the first period to lead visiting Nashville to its third straight victory. The Predators have won seven of their last nine games and with 24 points in 22 games, they are off to the best start in the team’s six-year history. Boston has lost three straight. Johnson scored his sixth goal and gave Nashville the lead for good 13:14 into the first after Andrew Raycroft stopped Rem Murray’s wraparound. Last season, Nashville won just three of its first 22 games.

[] Flyers 4, Hurricanes 2:

Kim Johnsson assisted on three goals, helping Philadelphia extend its unbeaten streak to 11 games. Johnsson set up power-play goals by Jeremy Roenick and Joni Pitkanen and a goal by Claude LaPointe to back the goaltending of Robert Esche. Esche made 29 saves to increase his personal unbeaten streak to eight games. The Flyers tied Vancouver for the best record in the NHL with 32 points. The visiting Hurricanes have won only once in their last seven games.

[] Rangers 4, Penguins 1:

Martin Rucinsky had two goals and an assist to lead New York to a victory at Pittsburgh. Rucinsky has eight points in his last four games. Penguins rookie goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury turned 19 but lost his sixth consecutive decision. The Rangers are unbeaten in four games (3-0-1) and have lost only once in seven games (3-1-3).

[] Red Wings 6, Islanders 0:

Manny Legace stopped 30 shots for his fourth career shutout, and Steve Thomas had two goals and an assist to lift Detroit to an easy win at Joe Louis Arena. Brendan Shanahan, Pavel Datsyuk, Kris Draper and Brett Hull scored the other Detroit goals. Datsyuk added three assists. Shanahan’s goal was the 541st of his career, tying him with Stan Mikita for 20th place on the NHL career list.

[] Lightning 2, Blues 2:

Eric Nickulas and Keith Tkachuk scored third-period goals helping St. Louis gain a tie against Tampa Bay on the road. Fredrik Modin and Dan Boyle scored for the Lightning. Modin put Tampa Bay ahead 1-0 when he beat Brent Johnson with a backhander at 11:38 of the first period. The goal snapped a 160-minute, 10-second scoring drought for Tampa Bay.

[] Canadiens 5, Capitals 3:

Sheldon Souray had his second two-game game of the season, and Pierre Dagenais and Michael Ryder scored 61 seconds apart in the first period to lead visiting Montreal at Washington. Robert Lang extended his scoring streak to 14 games with a first-period goal, but the Capitals lost their third straight at home and have an NHL-worst 14 points in 23 games.

[] Sabres 4, Panthers 3:

Daniel Briere scored two goals in the third period to lift Buffalo at home. Curtis Brown and Taylor Pyatt also scored for the Sabres. Briere tied the game 3-3 with a power-play goal at 13:22 of the third. Pyatt scored just 66 seconds later.

[] Avalanche 4, Oilers 1:

Joe Sakic had a goal and two assists, and David Aebischer stopped 40 shots in Colorado’s victory at Edmonton. Teemu Selanne, Dan Hinote and Martin Skoula also scored for the Avalanche, who are 8-2-0-1 in their last 11 games.

ETC: Former Duck Adam Oates, signed by Edmonton on Nov. 17, made his Oilers debut.

[] Around the league:

Atlanta center Marc Savard was suspended one game by the NHL for biting the glove of Toronto winger Darcy Tucker during a scuffle last Thursday.

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