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DETROIT (AP) -Ty Conklin made 24 saves for his sixth NHL shutout and Pavel Datsyuk had two goals and two assists to lift the Detroit Red Wings to a 6-0 win over the San Jose Sharks on Thursday night.

San Jose has the NHL's best record (25-4-3), but the Sharks lost for the second straight night. They fell at Columbus 2-1 in overtime on Wednesday. The defending Stanley Cup champion Red Wings have the second-best record in the Western Conference (21-6-4).

Marian Hossa had a goal and an assist for the Red Wings and Johan Franzen, Valtteri Filppula and Brad Stuart also scored. Brett Lebda added two assists in Conklin's second shutout of the season.

Evgeni Nabokov stopped 22 shots for San Jose.

BOSTON (AP) - David Krejci had his first NHL hat trick and Phil Kessel scored twice to extend his point streak to an NHL-high 16 games as Boston, which nearly blew a four-goal lead, held on to beat Toronto.

Marco Sturm, Marc Savard and Michael Ryder also scored for the Bruins, who won their 12th consecutive home game and their 12th in 14 games overall. Tim Thomas stopped 18 shots but left after two periods with the Bruins leading 6-5; they had led 5-1 with just over four minutes gone in the second period.

Manny Fernandez stopped all 13 shots he faced in the third period.

That was better than Vesa Toskala: he gave up two goals on five shots in the first 4:34 and was pulled for Curtis Joseph. The backup allowed four goals on 10 shots in the second period, then another in the third to let Boston take a 7-5 lead on Ryder's goal with 9:18 to play.

Pavel Kubina, Alexei Ponikarovsky, Nik Antropov, Mikhail Grabovski and Jason Blake scored for the Leafs, who had won three in a row.

WASHINGTON (AP) - Viktor Kozlov had two goals and an assist, and Washington extended its winning streak to five games by beating struggling St. Louis.

Tomas Fleischmann and Alex Ovechkin also scored for the Capitals, who have won seven of eight overall and improved to 13-1-1 at home. Simeon Varlamov, summoned from Hershey of the AHL because Jose Theodore is sidelined due to a hip flexor injury, made 29 saves.

David Backes scored for the third consecutive game, and Brad Winchester also had a goal for the Blues, who have dropped five straight.

Three Capitals goals in a span of 3:07 beginning late in the second period turned a 1-1 tie into a one-sided affair. Washington notched its 20th victory in its 33rd game. Last season, it took the Capitals 46 games to reach that mark.

MONTREAL (AP) - Alex Kovalev scored a goal to reach 900 NHL points, and Sergei Kostitsyn and Steve Begin each had a goal and an assist to help Montreal snap Philadelphia's five-game winning streak.

Kovalev scored for the second game in a row. He ended a personal 19-game goal drought Tuesday in Montreal's 3-2 loss at Carolina.

Matt D'Agostini, Kostitsyn and Begin scored in the opening period for the Canadiens, who ended a three-game losing streak. Guillaume Latendresse also scored for the second game in a row late in the third.

Jaroslav Halak made his fifth straight start for Montreal and stopped 30 shots.

Arron Asham scored in the first and assisted on Braydon Coburn's goal in the third for Philadelphia, which had not lost in regulation in seven games (6-0-1).

Canadiens defenseman Mike Komisarek returned to the lineup and assisted on Kovalev's goal after missing 16 games because of a shoulder injury.

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - Joe Corvo scored with 43.3 seconds left in overtime to lift Carolina past Florida.

Justin Williams scored his first goal in nearly 13 months and Whitney had two assists for Carolina, which held a 37-20 shots advantage.

The Hurricanes have won 15 of 16 at home against the Panthers, though the lone loss in that stretch came in April and kept Carolina out of the playoffs.

Former Hurricanes forward Cory Stillman tied it with 17 minutes left in regulation, and Tomas Vokoun finished with 35 saves for the Panthers.

Cam Ward stopped 19 shots for the Hurricanes, who have earned points in six of seven games since Paul Maurice was rehired as coach.

ATLANTA (AP) - Evgeni Malkin, the NHL leader with 53 points, had two goals and two assists, and Marc-Andre Fleury made 28 saves in his return to the lineup as Pittsburgh beat Atlanta.

The Penguins had lost four of five and were 5-6-2 since Fleury last played on Nov. 15 in a victory over Buffalo. He kept Pittsburgh in it as Atlanta held a 31-19 shots advantage.

Malkin netted his 13th goal in the first period, added his 38th and 39th assist in the second period, and scored into an empty net with 26.2 seconds left. He has 14 points during a seven-game scoring streak.

Matt Cooke, Jordan Staal, Miroslav Satan and Phillippe Boucher had the other goals for Pittsburgh. Marty Reasoner, Bryan Little and Colby Armstrong tallied Atlanta's goals.

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Milan Hejduk was awarded the lone goal in a shootout when Tampa Bay goalie Mike Smith was penalized for throwing his stick, and Colorado edged the Lightning.

Smith's stick came loose when he was making a save on Hejduk's backhander. After discussing the play for several minutes, the officials awarded the goal.

Paul Stastny had the Colorado goal in regulation, and Andrew Raycroft stopped 37 shots.

Jeff Halpern, playing in his first game of the season after being sidelined by a knee injury, scored for Tampa Bay, which has lost 16 of 18. Smith made 34 saves.

Tampa Bay is 4-14 in one-goal games.

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