NHL: Devils beat Thrashers 3-2 for 7th straight win

Updated: 05 December 2007 10:05 IST

Brian Gionta scored the only goal of the shootout as the New Jersey Devils beat the Atlanta Thrashers 3-2 for their seventh straight NHL win on Sunday.

NHL: Devils beat Thrashers 3-2 for 7th straight win

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Brian Gionta scored the only goal of the shootout as the New Jersey Devils beat the Atlanta Thrashers 3-2 for their seventh straight NHL win on Sunday.

Gionta, the Devils' second shooter, beat Johan Hedberg with a backhander. Martin Brodeur, who had 23 saves in regulation, preserved the win with a glove save on Ilya Kovalchuk.

Sergei Brylin and John Madden had New Jersey's goals in regulation.

Todd White and Kovalchuk scored in regulation and Hedberg made 34 saves as the Thrashers lost for the fourth time in five games.

Minnesota 2, Vancouver 1

At St Paul, Minnesota, Aaron Voros and Eric Belanger scored to lead Minnesota to its fourth straight win.

Mike Brown scored for Vancouver, which lost in regulation for just the second time in 13 outings to fall two points behind the Wild in the Northwest Division.

Canucks goalie Roberto Luongo finished with 28 saves, and his shutout streak ended at 210 minutes, 34 seconds.

Voros scored an improbable goal late in the second period, lifting a pass from Marian Gaborik over Luongo's shoulder.

After passing to Marian Gaborik from below the goal line, Voros - better known for his physical play than his stickwork - skated to edge of the left crease and took the shot as he was being checked to the ice by Lukas Krajicek and Byron Ritchie.

Oilers 4, Ducks 0

At Anaheim, California, Dustin Penner provided Anaheim with a reminder of what it lost when it let him go.

While the Ducks continued to struggle to find their scoring touch, Penner scored a first period goal off a deflection as Edmonton completed a season sweep of Anaheim.

Raffi Torres, Joni Pitkanen and Tom Gilbert also scored for the Oilers who have won four of their last five games.

Mathieu Garon made 25 saves for his second shutout of the season and 12th of his career.

It was Penner's second game in Anaheim after he signed a five-year, $21.5 million (euro15 million) offer sheet by the Oilers in August, which the Ducks refused to match.



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