RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -Cam Ward broke the franchise victory record, and Jussi Jokinen had a goal and two assists in the Carolina Hurricanes' 5-1 victory over the Boston Bruins on Sunday night.
Ward made 27 saves for his 131st victory to move one ahead of Arturs Irbe atop the Hartford/Carolina victory list. The Hurricanes snapped a six-game regular-season losing streak against Boston, and moved out the NHL's cellar - a point ahead of Edmonton.
Ray Whitney and Brandon Sutter each had a goal and an assist, Eric Staal and Chad LaRose also scored and Joni Pitkanen had two assists for the Hurricanes. They scored three goals in 6:36 span and led 5-0 in the opening minute of the third period.
David Krejci scored for Boston. The Bruins have lost five straight.
DENVER (AP) - Craig Anderson made 27 saves for his firth shutout of the season, abd Paul Stastny and Chris Stewart each had a goal and an assist to help Colorado win its season-high sixth straight game.
Brett Clark and T.J. Galiardi added goals for Colorado (30-15-6). The Avalanche have won six in a row for the first time since Feb. 26-March 8, 2008 to move two points ahead of idle Vancouver atop the Northwest Division.
Anderson has won all six games in the streak and has allowed only two goals in the last four games. He has 12 career shutouts.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Matt Cooke scored on a power play with 1:47 left to give the Pittsburgh Penguins a 2-1 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers on Sunday.
Cooke deflected Gonchar's slap shot between goalie Ray Emery's legs.
Sergei Gonchar also had a power-play goal for the Penguins. Brent Johnson made 27 saves, allowing only Jeff Carter's power-play goal early in the first period.