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PHILADELPHIA (AP) -Braydon Coburn scored twice and Scott Hartnell and Matt Carle each had a goal and two assists to help the Philadelphia Flyers snap a two-game losing streak and send the Carolina Hurricanes to their eighth straight loss, 6-1 on Saturday.

David Laliberte, playing in his first NHL game, and James Van Riemsdyk each had a goal and an assist for the Flyers, unbeaten in their last six regulation games at home against Carolina.

Brandon Sutter scored for the Hurricanes (2-7-3), off to their worst start since 1997 - the franchise's first season in Carolina - when they were 2-7-2. Carolina, winless on the road (0-5-2), is on an 0-5-3 skid overall.

Ray Emery, who stopped 28 saves in the Flyers' season-opening, 2-0 win over Carolina on Oct. 2, made 39 saves in the rematch.

Michael Leighton, making his first start for the Hurricanes, stopped 22 shots.

BOSTON (AP) - Rookie Tuukka Rask turned aside 19 shots for his second shutout in eight NHL starts, and Vladimir Sobotka and Blake Wheeler set each other up for goals to lead Boston over Edmonton.

Rask was locked in a scoreless duel with veteran Nikolai Khabibulin until Wheeler converted on Sobotka's hard work 2:47 into the third period. Sobotka finished off a 2-on-1 at 7:02.

Daniel Paille assisted on both goals.

Rask, in his fourth start this season, gave Boston its third straight shutout of Edmonton and the Bruins' eighth win in a row over the Oilers, dating to 2000. He blanked the New York Rangers in his only start last season.

Claude Julien earned his 100th victory as Bruins' coach.

Edmonton has lost four of five. The Oilers last defeated Boston Oct. 17, 2000, and last scored against the Bruins Dec. 3, 2005. Boston's shutout streak over Edmonton grew to 204 minutes, 2 seconds.

OTTAWA (AP) - Ondrej Pavelec made 50 saves, and Rich Peverley had a goal and assist for Atlanta, which broke a four-game losing streak by beating Ottawa.

Zach Bogosian and Maxim Afinogenov also scored for the Thrashers (5-4-1), who played without injured captain Ilya Kovalchuk. Atlanta snapped an 0-3-1 skid.

Mike Fisher scored the lone goal for the Senators (6-4-2), who lost their second in a row. Pascal Leclaire stopped 18 shots, but his teammates struggled to create any real offensive threat.

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - David Clarkson scored the lone shootout goal in the fourth round of the tiebreaker and New Jersey extended its road winning streak to seven games.

The run at the start of the season equals the second longest in NHL history, matching Toronto (1940-41), Philadelphia (1985-86) and Detroit (2005-06). Buffalo holds the league record of 10 in a row, set at the beginning of the 2006-07 season.

Travis Zajac scored in regulation for the Devils. Martin Brodeur stopped 18 shots, but had his bid to tie Terry Sawchuk's NHL shutout record of 103 end just under 5 minutes into the third period.

Tampa Bay's Steven Stamkos scored in his fifth straight game and backup goalie Antero Niittymaki made 37 saves. The Lightning dropped to 4-0-3 at home.

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