Flyers snap nine-game skid
Published: Monday, January 29, 2007 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Monday, January 29, 2007 at 12:00 a.m.
ATLANTA — Jeff Carter scored two goals, including the game-winner with 1:02 remaining, as the Philadelphia Flyers ended a nine-game losing streak with a 2-1 win over the Atlanta Thrashers on Sunday.
It was also Philadelphia goalie Antero Nittymaki's first win since a 3-2 victory over the New York Islanders on Nov. 30, snapping a personal 15-game skid.
The Flyers avoided matching a franchise-record 10 game losing streak, set earlier this season from Dec. 2-27, when Carter scored his sixth goal on a blast from the right circle and over the left-shoulder of Atlanta goalie Kari Lehtonen.
Atlanta's Ilya Kovalchuk, who has four goals in his last three games, opened the scoring with his 27th goal 11:21 into the game.
The Flyers tied it at 11:43 of the second period as Carter beat Lehtonen from in close on a power play.
RED WINGS 3, AVALANCHE 1
Pavel Datsyuk and Tomas Holmstrom each had a goal and an assist to lift host Detroit.
Kirk Maltby got the other goal, and Dominik Hasek made 11 saves for Detroit, which snapped its three-game losing streak.
Paul Stastny got the Avalanche's goal and Jose Theodore stopped 38 shots.
Datsyuk opened the scoring 9:44 into the second period with his 14th goal. Holmstrom swatted a rebound into the net with 5:58 left for his 15th goal.
Stastny got a power-play goal when he put in a rebound just 35 seconds later for his 14th of the season. Maltby capped the scoring with 1:06 left.
DUCKS 4, STARS 1
Andy McDonald scored twice and Teemu Selanne had a goal and an assist to lead host Anaheim.
Jean-Sebastien Giguere made 30 saves after missing 11 games with a groin strain. The 2003 playoff MVP improved to 12-2-0 over his last 14 starts.
Playing for the first time since Jan. 19 because of the All-Star break, the Ducks won for only the third time in 12 games and snapped a four-game losing streak with help from Dustin Penner's 17th goal.
Jere Lehtinen scored the Stars' only goal on a penalty shot with 12:14 to play.
BLACKHAWKS 4, FLAMES 3 (OT)
Denis Arkhipov scoring a power-play goal at 2:53 of overtime to end host Chicago's 10-game losing streak.
Arkhipov beat Calgary goalie Miikka Kiprusoff with a high screened shot from the right circle. Arkhipov had deflected in Duncan Keith's shot from left wing with 44 seconds left in regulation to tie the score at 3 and set up overtime.
James Wisnieski and Jeff Hamilton also scored for the Blackhawks.
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