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Ducks' 7th of 8 puts an end to Capitals' win streak

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Shawn Thornton scored 57 seconds in and Teemu Selanne had his team-high 16th goal and an assist in the third period for the league-leading Ducks, who beat the Capitals 6-1 Friday night for their seventh victory in eight games.

Todd Marchant had a goal and two assists, and Jean-Sebastien Giguere made 26 saves to help stop Washington's four-game winning streak. Giguere's bid for a second consecutive shutout ended with Alexander Semin's goal 5:06 into the third period.

Thornton was called up from the minors during the day and immediately produced his first goal since the 2003-04 season, when he played for the Blackhawks. And the evening was eventful for the right wing: He served a 5-minute penalty for fighting in the first period and assisted on Dustin Penner's goal in the second period that made it 3-0.

Selanne, Andy McDonald and Corey Perry all scored in the final period for the Ducks, who are off to the best start in franchise history.

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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - Martin Brodeur recorded his 84th career shutout to tie Glenn Hall for third place in league history for the Devils, who recorded their fourth straight win.

Brodeur made 28 saves in posting his fourth shutout of the season and helping New Jersey improve to 11-1-1 at home. His best save was a sweeping glove stop on a power-play rebound attempt by Geoff Sanderson with 10:06 left in the second period and the Devils clinging to a 1-0 lead.

Jamie Langenbrunner and Brian Gionta scored on the power play, and the Devils' penalty killers blanked the Flyers on six extra-man chances. Mike Rupp missed empty-net chances twice in the final minute.

Philadelphia was a little off, playing its first game in six days and being without center Peter Forsberg.

The Devils, who beat the Canadiens on Wednesday on an overtime power-play goal, needed just 29 seconds to convert their first chance against Antero Niittymaki at 3:37 of the first period.

Oilers 1 1 0 2

Stars 0 0 0 0

DALLAS - Dwayne Roloson stopped 22 shots for his second straight shutout and Marc-Andre Bergeron notched a power-play goal to help Edmonton end Dallas' six-game home winning streak.

Raffi Torres scored for the Oilers, who have won three straight and are 8-2-1 in their last 11.

Roloson's 21st career shutout improved Edmonton to 4-19-2 in regular-season games in Dallas since the Stars moved from Minnesota in 1993.

Stars goalie Marty Turco was coming off consecutive shutouts, but the Oilers capitalized on a two-man power play midway through the first period and never allowed Dallas to gain momentum. Turco finished with 13 saves. His shutout streak ended at 154 minutes, 19 seconds.

SUSPENSION: Blues forward Dallas Drake was banned for two games for hitting Red Wings defenseman Brett Lebda in the head Thursday. No penalty was assessed on the play in the first period of the Red Wings' 4-3 overtime victory. Drake, 37, was considered a repeat offender.

FLYERS: Peter Forsberg's search for a specialized skate boot to stabilize his right foot and ankle will continue, but the Flyers will not have him for at least the next four games, general manager Paul Holmgren said. "He can't get his skate to fit properly where he has balance," coach John Stevens said of Forsberg. "He feels like he can't turn. He feels like he can't even get out of the way when he's going to get hit and maybe injured. He feels like he's not helping ... the team."

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