Stars stretch winning streak to six

<img border='0' align='left' title=' ' src='' class='caption'> Dallas Stars beat the New York Islanders 3-2 for their sixth straight NHL win on Monday.

Updated: November 30, 2007 19:10 IST
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Mike Modano scored his second goal of the game 35 seconds into overtime, Marty Turco made 23 saves and the Dallas Stars beat the New York Islanders 3-2 for their sixth straight NHL win on Monday.

Modano knocked in a rebound from the slot of Stephane Robidas' shot to give the Stars' their first win over the Islanders since March 2001.

Jeff Halpern had given Dallas a 2-1 lead in the third period, but that was erased with 2:38 left in regulation when Miroslav Satan tied it for New York.

Turco earned his second straight victory following an 0-2-1 stretch in which he allowed 14 goals.

The Stars have outscored opponents 20-7 during their winning streak and have earned points in eight straight games (6-2-0).

Sabres 3, Capitals 1

At Washington, Jochen Hecht had two goals and an assist to lead Buffalo to its season-high fifth straight victory.

Hecht scored Buffalo's first two goals, with the second snapping a 1-1 tie in the second period. He then assisted on Jason Pominville's insurance goal later in the period at the end of a 2-on-1 breakaway.

Washington had won consecutive games since Bruce Boudreau took over as interim coach last Thursday.

The Sabres have totaled 10 goals in two wins over the Capitals this season.

Hecht nearly had a hat trick, but Washington goalie Olie Kolzig robbed him from right in front during the third period.

Bruins 6, Flyers 3

At Philadelphia, Glen Murray scored two goals and Marc Savard added a goal and three assists to lead Boston to its fifth win in seven games.

Glen Metropolit, Peter Schaefer, and Chuck Kobasew also scored for the Bruins, who built leads of 4-0 and 5-2.

Mike Knuble, Mike Richards, and Scottie Upshall scored power-play goals for Philadephia.

Boston rookie goaltender Tuukka Rask had 20 saves to pick up his second win in two starts.

The game was the first between the teams since Philadelphia's Randy Jones was suspended for two games after checking the Bruins' Patrice Bergeron hard into the boards during the Flyers' 2-1 win at Boston on October 27.

Bergeron remains on injured reserve with a severe concussion.

There were no incidents involving Jones, but Philadelphia's Scott Hartnell was given a 5-minute boarding penalty and a game misconduct at 14:22 of the second period.

Oilers 3, Blue Jackets 1

At Edmonton, Alberta, Andrew Cogliano scored the tiebreaking goal in the third period, Dwayne Roloson stopped 36 shots, and Edmonton defeated Columbus for its second straight victory.

Kyle Brodziak and Ales Hemsky also scored for Edmonton, which finished its season-high six-game homestand 3-3.

The Oilers improved to 10-13-1 and moved five points behind first-place Minnesota and two behind fourth-place Calgary in the Northwest Division.

Ron Hainsey scored for Columbus, which snapped a two-game winning streak in the opner of a three-game road trip.

The Blue Jackets remained tied with Chicago and St. Louis for second place in the Central, six points behind Detroit.

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