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PHILADELPHIA (AP) -Ales Hemsky had two goals and an assist, and the Edmonton Oilers held on to end the Philadelphia Flyers' four-game winning streak with a 5-4 win Sunday.

Sheldon Souray added a goal and an assist, Erik Cole and Dustin Penner also scored, and Tom Gilbert had three assists for the Oilers, who won their second straight after dropping five in a row.

Mike Knuble and Simon Gagne each had a goal and an assist, and Braydon Coburn and Jeff Carter also scored goals for Philadelphia, which outscored its opponents 19-7 during the streak.

Dwayne Roloson stopped 22 shots as the Oilers built a 5-2 lead. He denied Scott Hartnell on a breakaway with 9:07 left in the third period and Edmonton leading 5-4.

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - Tuomo Ruutu had a goal and an assist, and Carolina scored three times in less than 4 minutes during the second period of a victory over Toronto.

Dwight Helminen and Chad LaRose also had a goal and an assist apiece, Joe Corvo and Ray Whitney also scored and Eric Staal added an empty-netter for Carolina, which scored four goals in the second period to rally from a 3-1 deficit.

Mikhail Grabovski scored two goals less than 4 minutes apart, Niklas Hagman had a goal and an assist, Ian White also scored and Nikolai Kulemin had two assists for the Maple Leafs, who had won four of five.

Backup goalie Michael Leighton made 29 saves in his first home victory for the Hurricanes. Curtis Joseph struggled in net for Toronto, stopping just 24 shots while remaining winless this season.

ATLANTA (AP) - Ilya Kovalchuk scored two goals and added an assist, and Atlanta held off Florida to end a six-game losing streak.

The defeat was the fourth straight for the Panthers.

Kovalchuk scored both goals - his fourth and fifth - and assisted on Bryan Little's sixth goal in the second period, giving the Thrashers a 4-1 lead. Erik Christiansen assisted on both of Kovalchuk's goals.

The Panthers made it close when Nathan Horton scored at 18:20 of the second period and Noah Welch got his first goal of the season 3:17 into the final period.

Todd White scored an empty-net goal with 44 seconds remaining to clinch the victory for Atlanta, which hadn't won since Oct. 18.

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