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Weekes blanks Leafs

His 6th shutout powers Carolina

Kevin Weekes made 32 saves for his sixth shutout of the season and Erik Cole scored a shorthanded goal as the Carolina Hurricanes beat the Maple Leafs, 2-0, last night in Toronto.

Weekes has the second-most shutouts in the NHL this season, four fewer than New Jersey's Martin Brodeur. Weekes is 17-7-7 and is the only goalie to win a game for the Hurricanes.

Toronto outshot Carolina, 32-19, but went 0 for 6 on the power play.

Sabres 4, Canadiens 1 -- Maxim Afinogenov scored to spark a three-goal third period that lifted host Buffalo over Montreal.

Chris Drury and Ales Kotalik had a goal and assist apiece, and Alexei Zhitnik also scored for the Sabres. Martin Biron stopped 29 shots, helping Buffalo rally from a 1-0 deficit.

Saku Koivu scored for the Canadiens, who have lost three straight for only the third time this season. It was also Montreal's sixth consecutive loss at Buffalo, dating to Oct. 26, 2001.

Flames 2, Coyotes 1 -- Shean Donovan scored on a penalty shot with 2:08 left, lifting visiting Calgary over Phoenix.

Donovan was awarded the penalty shot -- his second successful attempt of the season -- after he was pulled down from behind by Phoenix defenseman Ossi Vaananen, who had slipped and lost the puck to the Calgary forward.

Donovan faked a shot to his backhand to draw goalie Sean Burke to the ice and slipped it into the right side of the net for his 16th goal.

Avalanche 3, Oilers 1 -- Peter Forsberg scored two goals for the second straight game since returning from a groin injury, helping host Colorado beat Edmonton.

Colorado goaltender David Aebischer had 33 saves and recorded an assist on one of Forsberg's goals. Colorado, the Western Conference points leader, is 12-1-1-1 in its last 15 games. Edmonton has lost three straight.

Lightning 6, Penguins 2 -- Pavel Kubina scored two power-play goals 54 seconds apart, Cory Stillman added two goals during Tampa Bay's four-goal third period, and the Lightning ran Pittsburgh's home losing streak to a club-record eight games.

The game was the first in the NHL in more than two seasons with multiple penalty shots -- both unsuccessful. Penguins rookie Marc-Andre Fleury smothered Dan Boyle's shot at 15:44 of the second and Brian Holzinger shot high and wide off the glass at 12:00 of the third after a Lightning player threw a stick as he skated down the slot.

Devils 4, Blue Jackets 3 -- Grant Marshall scored in his first game against his former team and Patrik Elias added a goal and an assist in visiting New Jersey's victory over Columbus.

Canucks 3, Blackhawks 2 -- Magnus Arvedson scored twice and Daniel Sedin added two assists as Vancouver sent Chicago to a franchise-record 18th straight loss on the road.

Todd Bertuzzi also scored for the Canucks, who wrapped up their five-game homestand with three straight wins.

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