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SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) -Tomas Vokoun made 31 saves for his second straight shutout, Steven Reinprecht opened the scoring early in the third period, and Florida extended Carolina's winless streak to 10 games with a 3-0 victory Wednesday night.

Vokoun beat St. Louis 4-0 on Saturday.

Cory Stillman added a power-play goal and an assist, and Reinprecht also had an assist. Defenseman Bryan Allen scored an empty-net goal with 2:01 left.

Cam Ward stopped 22 shots for Carolina, 0-6-0 in the road.

The Panthers have won three straight after opening 2-7-1.

Carolina, 0-7-3 during its losing streak, hasn't won since beating Florida 7-2 on Oct. 9 in its fourth game of the season.

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - San Jose defenseman Dan Boyle scored the lone goal in a shootout, and Evgeni Nabokov stopped all three Columbus shooters to give the Sharks their sixth straight win and eighth in their last nine games.

Nabokov made 26 saves in regulation and overtime, then stopped attempts by Nikita Filatov, Anton Stralman and Rick Nash in the tiebreaker to improve to 10-3-1.

Joe Thornton scored and Dany Heatley added a power-play goal for San Jose. Nash had a power-play goal and Jason Chimera also scored for the Blue Jackets.

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) - Ryan Miller made 24 saves for his second shutout of the season and 14th overall, and Thomas Vanek had a goal and assist for Buffalo.

Derek Roy and Paul Gaustad also scored to help the Sabres (9-2-1) rebound from a 5-0 loss to the Islanders on Saturday on Long Island.

Former Sabres goalie Martin Biron made 36 saves for the Islanders (5-5-5), who had their winning streak snapped at four.

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - Niclas Bergfors scored power-play goals 3:13 apart in the third period and New Jersey beat Alex Ovechkin-less Washington.

Brian Rolston also scored, and Martin Brodeur made 26 saves for New Jersey. Tyler Sloan and Tomas Fleischmann scored for Washington. Ovechkin, the NHL MVP the past two seasons, sustained an upper-body strain Sunday against Columbus.

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