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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -Tom Kostopoulos and Jussi Jokinen scored first-period goals off turnovers in Florida's end, and Cam Ward made 25 saves to help the Carolina Hurricanes beat the Panthers 7-2 on Friday night.

Tuomo Ruutu also scored in the opening period for the Hurricanes, who dominated early and then cruised to a second straight victory against a Southeast Division rival. Carolina beat Tampa Bay in a shootout for its first win Tuesday night.

Ray Whitney, Matt Cullen, Rod Brind'Amour and Jay Harrison also scored for Carolina. Shawn Matthias and Michael Frolik scored for Florida.

CALGARY, Alberta (AP) - Alex Auld made 21 saves in his Dallas debut to help the Stars win for the first time this season.

Mike Ribeiro, Brian Sutherby, Tom Wandell, Loui Eriksson and Brad Richards scored for Dallas, coming off season-opening shootout losses to Nashville and Edmonton with Marty Turco in goal. Dion Phaneuf and Rene Bourque had power-play goals for Calgary in the Flames' first loss in five games this season.

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