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Florida goaltenderneed not be perfect

Panthers 3 1 1 5
Penguins 1 1 0 2

SUNRISE — After leading Florida to consecutive 1-0 wins, Craig Anderson's bid for a third shutout ended early Thursday. But he was good enough, making 25 saves, to help the Panthers beat the Penguins 5-2 in the opener of their seven-game homestand.

Anderson, normally the backup to Tomas Vokoun, stopped 93 shots against the Islanders and Bruins, making Florida the first team to win consecutive 1-0 road games.

By the time he faced his first shot Thursday, he led 2-0 courtesy of goals 39 seconds apart by David Booth and Rostislav Olesz. He stopped that shot, but Anderson's streak ended on Pittsburgh's next shot, when Ryan Malone tapped in a rebound.

First Period1, Florida, Booth 20 (Weiss, Horton), 4:19. 2, Florida, Olesz 12 (McLean, Jokinen), 4:58. 3, Pittsburgh, Malone 24 (Gill, Sykora), 6:19. 4, Florida, Weiss 11 (Booth, Johansson), 17:54. PenaltiesLaraque, Pit, major (fighting), 4:52; Belak, Fla, major (fighting), 4:52; Montador, Fla (boarding), 6:45; Sydor, Pit (holding), 8:33.

Second Period5, Florida, McLean 11 (Jokinen, Allen), 3:34. 6, Pittsburgh, Letang 5 (Gonchar, Crosby), 9:02. PenaltiesHorton, Fla (hooking), 6:58; Johansson, Fla (hooking), 10:32.

Third Period7, Florida, Allen 2 (Booth), 19:08 (en). PenaltiesMontador, Fla (slashing), 4:54; Letang, Pit (tripping), 14:55; Johansson, Fla (holding), 16:30. Shots on GoalPittsburgh 9-10-8—27. Florida 19-10-13—42. Power-play opportunitiesPittsburgh 0 of 5; Florida 0 of 2. GoaliesPittsburgh, Fleury 11-9-1 (19 shots-16 saves), Conklin (0:00 second, 22-21). Florida, Anderson 6-5-1 (27-25). A17,012 (19,250).

Rangers 2 0 2 4
Islanders 0 1 0 1

UNIONDALE, N.Y. — The Rangers moved to 8-0-3 in their past 11. Rick DiPietro was available in net for the Islanders after returning from his grandmother's funeral. But Wade Dubielewicz started and allowed three goals. One, by Brendan Shanahan, came on a breakaway. Another caromed off teammate Rob Davison and the Devils' Scott Gomez before going in.

First Period1, N.Y. Rangers, Shanahan 22 (Dawes, Tyutin), 1:29. 2, N.Y. Rangers, Avery 12 (Malik, Dubinsky), 13:25. PenaltiesShanahan, NYR (hooking), 10:06; Johnson, NYI (hooking), 17:32.

Second Period3, N.Y. Islanders, Bergenheim 9 (Satan, Park), 10:34. PenaltiesMalik, NYR (holding), 6:35; Rozsival, NYR (delay of game), 7:45; Avery, NYR (high-sticking), 14:32; Davison, NYI (tripping), 19:08.

Third Period4, N.Y. Rangers, Gomez 15 (Staal, Dawes), 1:12. 5, N.Y. Rangers, Avery 13, 19:02 (en). PenaltiesVasicek, NYI (slashing), 5:57; Shanahan, NYR (roughing), 19:34. Shots on GoalN.Y. Rangers 12-5-11—28. N.Y. Islanders 10-14-3—27. Power-play opportunitiesN.Y. Rangers 0 of 3; N.Y. Islanders 0 of 5. GoaliesN.Y. Rangers, Lundqvist 30-21-7 (27 shots-26 saves). N.Y. Islanders, Dubielewicz 6-6-0 (27-24). A16,234 (16,234).

Hurricanes 2 1 0 3
Wild 1 1 0 2

RALEIGH, N.C. — Matt Cullen had a goal and an assist for the Hurricanes, who are 9-2-1 since Feb. 12. The Wild was held to three or fewer goals for the ninth consecutive game.

First Period1, Carolina, Cullen 12 (Corvo, Samsonov), 12:30. 2, Carolina, Walker 9 (Staal, Aucoin), 14:09. 3, Minnesota, Demitra 15 (Bouchard, Rolston), 18:02. PenaltiesStaal, Car (hooking), 11:45; Demitra, Min (hooking), 11:59; Hill, Min (interference), 15:19; Fedoruk, Min, major (fighting), 15:19; Conboy, Car, major (fighting), 15:19.

Second Period4, Minnesota, Koivu 10 (Voros, Gaborik), :19. 5, Carolina, Cole 19 (Cullen, Corvo), 9:41 (pp). PenaltiesCullen, Car (hooking), 3:03; Carney, Min (slashing), 9:11; Conboy, Car (hooking), 12:29; Gleason, Car (roughing), 16:33.

Third PeriodNone. PenaltiesGleason, Car (slashing), 3:17; Carney, Min, misconduct-game misconduct (), 5:59; Voros, Min, major (fighting, boarding), 5:59; Walker, Car, misconduct-game misconduct (), 5:59; Cole, served by Conboy (unsportsmanlike conduct, instigator, misconduct, fighting), 5:59; Belanger, Min (holding), 7:47; Corvo, Car (holding), 16:48; Voros, Min (hooking), 19:06; Schultz, Min (roughing), 19:56; Samsonov, Car (cross-checking), 19:56. Shots on GoalMinnesota 7-12-9—28. Carolina 15-11-2—28. Power-play opportunitiesMinnesota 0 of 6; Carolina 1 of 5. GoaliesMinnesota, Harding 11-13-1 (28 shots-25 saves). Carolina, C.Ward 30-21-4 (28-26). A16,297 (18,730).

Maple Leafs 1 4 3 8
Bruins 1 0 1 2

BOSTON — Mats Sundin scored his 30th for the Maple Leafs while becoming the 46th player to appear in 1,300 games. Toronto, which has won seven of 10, chased Tim Thomas after its fourth goal of the second. Thomas also was pulled in Monday's 10-2 loss to the Capitals.

First Period1, Boston, Schaefer 8 (Krejci, Ference), 11:40. 2, Toronto, Blake 13 (Kaberle, McCabe), 14:42. PenaltiesWideman, Bos (hooking), 7:54; Steen, Tor (hooking), 9:33; Axelsson, Bos (hooking), 14:23.

Second Period3, Toronto, Ponikarovsky 15 (White), 1:17. 4, Toronto, McCabe 5 (Steen, Sundin), 4:48 (pp). 5, Toronto, Stajan 14 (Blake, Tucker), 8:05. 6, Toronto, Antropov 25 (McCabe, Sundin), 11:50 (pp). PenaltiesMurray, Bos (hooking), 3:09; Chara, Bos (cross-checking), 10:27; Sundin, Tor (interference), 17:43.

Third Period7, Toronto, Tucker 15 (Blake, Kaberle), 6:44 (pp). 8, Toronto, Antropov 26 (Steen, Colaiacovo), 8:16. 9, Sundin 30 (McCabe, Steen), 15:05. 10, Boston, Kessel 16 (Stuart, Chara), 19:24. PenaltiesMcCabe, Tor (interference), 1:35; Stajan, Tor (holding), 4:04; Ference, Bos (tripping), 5:32; Thornton, Bos (roughing), 10:59; Ponikarovsky, Tor (slashing), 15:48; Sturm, Bos (slashing), 15:48; Hnidy, Bos, major-misconduct (fighting), 15:48; Tlusty, Tor (hooking), 18:49. Shots on GoalToronto 13-14-13—40. Boston 8-13-8—29. Power-play opportunitiesToronto 4 of 7; Boston 0 of 5. GoaliesToronto, Toskala 27-20-6 (29 shots-27 saves). Boston, Thomas 23-16-4 (23-18), Auld (11:50 second, 17-14). A15,483 (17,565).

Canucks: Mattias Ohlund, whose 22 points lead Vancouver's defensemen, is out indefinitely with bone chips in his left knee. He will rest for 4-6 days to see if the swelling goes down. Otherwise, arthroscopic surgery likely would end his season.

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