Modano scores in Stars' win over Sharks

Updated: 09 November 2007 07:44 IST

Mike Modano scored two goals in the first 4:24 as the Dallas Stars beat the San Jose Sharks 3-1 on Wednesday night.

Modano scores in Stars' win over Sharks

San Jose, California:

Mike Modano scored two goals in the first 4:24 to surpass Phil Housley's career record for points by a U.S.-born player, and the Dallas Stars beat the San Jose Sharks 3-1 on Wednesday night.

Modano, the 37-year-old Michigan native who has been the star of Stars for nearly two decades in Minnesota and Dallas, tied the mark with a long slap shot past Evgeni Nabokov just 2:19 in.

The speedy center added a short-handed goal moments later, earning grudging applause from the Shark Tank crowd for the longtime foe's latest remarkable feat.

Steve Ott also scored for the Stars, who were outshot 39-12 - but Marty Turco made 38 saves in Dallas' fourth straight victory in San Jose.

Flyers 3, Penguins 1

At Pittsburgh, Joffrey Lupul and Jeff Carter scored on two of Philadelphia's first three shots and the Flyers beat the Penguins for the first time in two seasons.

The Flyers went 0-8 against the Penguins last season, the first time in club history they lost that many games in a season to a single opponent.

They hadn't won in Pittsburgh in five games since January 2006.

Mike Richards also scored for the Flyers, who scored twice in about 5 1/2 minutes against Penguins backup goaltender Dany Sabourin.

The Penguins, who scored five goals or more five times against the Flyers last season, got back into the game when Ryan Malone scored in the final minute of the period.

Flyers goalie Martin Biron made 26 saves.

Sabres 2, Bruins 1, OT

At Buffalo, New York, Clarke MacArthur scored 3:16 into overtime, and Ryan Miller made 25 saves to give Buffalo the win.

Cruising in the high slot, MacArthur one-timed Drew Stafford's pass from the left boards past goalie Tim Thomas for the win.

Ales Kotalik also scored for Buffalo, which snapped a three-game losing streak.

Marc Savard scored for Boston, which lost for the third straight time. Boston has lost eight of its last nine in Buffalo.

Lightning 3, Panthers 1

At Tampa, Florida, Martin St. Louis and Jan Hlavac scored first-period goals and Johan Holmqvist stopped 22 shots to help Tampa Bay snap a six-game losing streak.

Two nights after losing 4-3 at Florida, the Lightning tied the season series between the intrastate rivals at two games apiece. The home team has won each.

Hlavac and St. Louis scored less than 7 minutes into the game for a 2-0 lead. Kamil Kreps replied in the second period for the Panthers, and Tomas Vokoun finished with 30 saves.

Vincent Lecavalier scored an empty-net goal with just under a minute to go to make it 3-1.

Red Wings 3, Predators 2, SO

At Detroit, Pavel Datsyuk and Henrik Zetterberg scored shootout goals to give Detroit its eighth straight win.

Detroit came back to win after blowing a 2-0 lead late in the third period.

Jiri Hudler had a goal and an assist in regulation for Detroit, and Dan Cleary got the other goal. Chris Osgood made 28 saves.

Alexander Radulov and J.P. Dumont were both unsuccessful for Nashville.

Ryan Suter, and Dumont scored for Nashville, and Radulov had two assists. Chris Mason stopped 43 shots.

Blackhawks 5, Blue Jackets 2

At Chicago, Jonathan Toews, Brent Seabrook and Duncan Keith scored during a decisive stretch in the third period, and Chicago rallied to beat Columbus.

James Wisniewski and Patrick Sharp also scored for the Blackhawks, who handed Columbus its first regulation loss in seven games.

Rostislav Klesla and Nikolai Zherdev scored Columbus' goals 1:25 apart early in the third period to make it 2-1.

Patrick Lalime stopped 24 shots for Chicago and Toews, a rookie, added an assist for his first multipoint game.

Fredrik Norrena made 30 saves for Columbus.

Avalanche 4, Oilers 3, SO

At Denver, Wojtek Wolski and Marek Svatos scored shootout goals to lead Colorado to its sixth win in seven games.

Colorado goalie Peter Budaj, who finished with 30 saves, denied Sam Gagner, Ales Hemsky and Marty Reasoner in the shootout.

Ian Laperriere scored his second goal of the game 2:20 into the third period to tie the game at 3. Laperriere later had an assist on Tyler Arnason's first-period goal.

The Oilers scored three times in the first period on goals from Kyle Brodziak, Tom Gilbert and Ales Hemsky.

It was a change of pace as Edmonton had been held scoreless in the opening period of its last three games.

Coyotes 6, Ducks 5, OT

At Anaheim, California, Peter Mueller got his first career hat trick, Shane Doan scored with 30.3 seconds left in overtime and Phoenix extended its road winning streak to five games.

Steven Reinprecht had a power-play goal and two assists and Radim Vrbata scored in his third straight game for the Coyotes.

Mathieu Schneider had a goal and two assists for Anaheim. Chris Kunitz, Todd Marchant and Corey Perry also scored for the Ducks, while Chris Pronger and Ryan Getzlaf each had two assists.

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