NHL Roundup

Leafs' Sundin scores 400th in shootout loss to Habs

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Associated Press / November 28, 2007

One point is not enough for the Toronto Maple Leafs.

"We're the people who control what's going on on the ice," captain Mats Sundin said last night after host Toronto's 4-3 loss to the Montreal Canadiens in a shootout. "We can't blame coaches or management for how we're doing.

"We have to make sure we take our responsibility as players."

After an 8-11-6 start, the Maple Leafs still have time to turn things around. Sundin forced overtime by scoring with 17.6 seconds left in the third period.

"We have [57] games to play and we have a chance to be a playoff team and to be a lot better than we are right now," he says. "We did a lot of good things."

Yet, they lost their fourth consecutive game and are buried near the bottom of the overall standings, which means coach Paul Maurice and general manager John Ferguson will continue to feel the heat.

"It is crazy but, hey, I'd rather have people worrying about what's going on with our team than not," Sundin said. "I think most of the guys feel that way.

Alex Kovalev scored two power-play goals, then found the net again in the shootout for Montreal.

Andrei Kostitsyn scored between Vesa Toskala's legs in the tiebreaker, and Carey Price made a right leg save against Jason Blake to win it in the fifth shootout round.

Guillaume Latendresse also scored for the Canadiens.

Darcy Tucker, Chad Kilger and Sundin, who scored his club-record 400th goal for Toronto, beat Price in regulation.

Toronto, which entered the game ranked 27th in power-play efficiency, was 0 for 4 and Montreal was 2 for 5 with the advantage.

Red Wings 5, Flames 3 - Pavel Datsyuk had two goals and an assist to power host Detroit.

Tomas Holmstrom added a goal and an assist, and Kris Draper, and Valtteri Filppula also scored for Detroit. Nicklas Lidstrom had two assists, and Chris Osgood made 19 saves

Robyn Regehr, Dion Phaneuf, and Alex Tanguay scored for Calgary, and Jarome Iginla added three assists. Miikka Kiprusoff made 12 saves before being pulled early in the second period after giving up three goals.

Holmstrom gave Detroit a 3-1 lead with his NHL-leading ninth power-play goal 4:36 into the second period. With the Red Wings enjoying a two-man advantage, Holmstrom put a shot between Kiprusoff's pads from the slot for his 13th goal.

Canucks 4, Ducks 0 - Ryan Kesler scored two power-play goals, and Roberto Luongo made 15 of his 26 saves in the first period to lift host Vancouver.

It was the second straight shutout for Luongo, who made 27 saves against Chicago Sunday night.

Markus Naslund and Matt Cooke also scored, and Mattias Ohlund and Henrik Sedin each had two assists as the Canucks improved to 8-1-2 in their last 11 games.

Jean-Sebastien Giguere made 23 saves before being pulled in the third period as Anaheim lost in regulation for the second time in nine games (5-2-2).

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