NHL roundup: Adams leads Hurricanes to ninth straight win

first_img Kevyn Adams scored the go-ahead goal seconds after he inadvertently caused one to be waved off and Eric Staal added his 30th of the season, helping the Hurricanes earn their ninth straight victory. Boston 5, Matt Pettinger scored in the fourth round of a shootout, giving the Capitals their season-high third straight victory. It was Washington’s first three-game winning streak since January 2003. N.Y. Rangers 4, at Pittsburgh 2 Michal Rozsival scored the winning goal late in the third period after accidentally creating the Penguins’ first goal, and the Rangers ran Pittsburgh’s losing streak to eight games. New Jersey 4, Nashville 3, (SO) Viktor Kozlov and Brian Gionta scored in a shootout and the Devils won their eighth straight game. New Jersey is perfect in 2006 and have its longest winning streak since a 13-game run in the 2000-01 season. at Chicago 4, Colorado 2 Kyle Calder scored two goals, Nikolai Khabibulin made 37 saves in his first game back following a groin pull, and the Blackhawks snapped the Avalanche’s eight-game winning streak. at Phoenix 6, Florida 3 Shane Doan scored two of Phoenix’s five power-play goals and Ladislav Nagy and Keith Ballard each had four assists to lead the Coyotes, who won for the third time in four games. Phoenix converted five of seven power-play opportunities. at Calgary 3, Montreal 2 Jarome Iginla scored twice, including the decisive goal in the second period, as the Flames won their fifth consecutive home game as they defeated the Canadiens, who opened a six-game road trip. at Vancouver 4, Buffalo 1 Nolan Baumgartner’s power play goal 4:06 into the third period snapped a 1-1 tie and was the first of three Canucks goals in the period. Vancouver has won six out of seven games. Edmonton 3, at San Jose 2 (SO) Michael Peca and Ryan Smyth each scored shootout goals to help the Oilers snap their three-game losing streak. It was Edmonton’s fourth overtime win of the season and the Sharks’ sixth overtime loss. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! at Carolina 4, N.Y. Islanders 3 center_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card at Philadelphia 2 Travis Green scored twice to lead the Bruins. Patrice Bergeron, Marco Sturm and Wayne Primeau also had goals, and rookie Tim Thomas made 35 saves for Boston. at Washington 5, St. Louis 4 (SO) last_img read more