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The Detroit Red Wings are revving it up in Hockeytown - again.

Marian Hossa, Dan Cleary, Pavel Datsyuk and Henrik Zetterberg each had a goal and an assist, and the Stanley Cup champions beat the Dallas Stars 6-1 on Thursday night for their fifth straight victory.

Kirk Maltby and Tomas Holmstrom also scored, Niklas Kronwall added three assists, and Chris Osgood made 22 saves against the overmatched Stars.

"I thought we had a great start tonight and the special teams were good," Cleary said. "We had a good, solid 60-minute game for once."

Cleary and Kronwall became the 10th and 11th Red Wings to reach 20 points.

"I think that just shows how balanced this team is," Hossa said. "We know we've got lots of guys who can score. If we play well defensively, everybody, we're going to get goals. It's big for our hockey team."

In other NHL games Thursday night, it was: Boston 6, Ottawa 4; Philadelphia 3, Minnesota 1; Colorado 2, Chicago 1; Atlanta 4, New Jersey 0; Los Angeles 4, Anaheim 3; Montreal 6, Toronto 2; Calgary 5, the New York Islanders 2; Nashville 5, Pittsburgh 3; Florida 4, Carolina 2; and Phoenix 3, Tampa Bay 2.

In Detroit, Loui Eriksson scored for Dallas, and former University of Michigan star Marty Turco stopped 14 shots in two periods before being replaced by Tobias Stephan.

"They're the top team in the league and they pretty much embarrassed us for 60 minutes," Dallas forward Steve Ott said.

Turco is 3-11-5 against the Red Wings and 0-8-2 at Joe Louis Arena.

Eriksson scored 38 seconds into the third period to end Detroit's home shutout streak at 179:24. The Red Wings hadn't allowed a goal at home since Dec. 23.

At Boston, David Krejci and Marc Savard scored 4:16 apart midway through the third period, and NHL-leading Boston ended a two-game losing streak.

Savard also had two assists, and Aaron Ward, Chuck Kobasew, Michael Ryder and P.J. Axelsson added goals for Boston. Brendan Bell, Chris Phillips and Chris Kelly scored for Ottawa. The Senators have lost seven of their last eight.

At Philadelphia, Mike Knuble, Scott Hartnell and Scottie Upshall scored to help Philadelphia take sole possession of the Atlantic Division lead.

Hartnell's tying goal in the second period ended Wild goalie Niklas Backstrom's bid for three straight shutouts. Backstrom stretched his shutout streak to 149 minutes, 9 seconds before Hartnell in the second. Stephane Veilleux scored for Minnesota.

At Denver, Wojtek Wolski's goal with 6:59 remaining broke a tie, and Andrew Raycroft stopped 43 shots for Colorado.

Ryan Smyth had a goal and an assist. Brian Campbell scored for Chicago.

At Newark, N.J., Ilya Kovalchuk had a goal and an assist, and Kari Lehtonen made 29 saves for Atlanta's first shutout of the season and the 12th of his career.

Colby Armstrong, Jim Slater and Marty Reasoner also scored.

At Los Angeles, Alexander Frolov scored the go-ahead goal for Los Angeles on a power play after Anaheim rookie Bobby Ryan tied it with three consecutive goals.

Anze Kopitar and Dustin Brown each had a goal and an assist, Wayne Simmonds also scored, and Jonathan Quick made 24 saves for Los Angeles.

Ryan's hat trick was the first by a rookie in the Ducks' 15-year history. He scored the three goals in a 2:21 span.

At Montreal, Andrei Kostitsyn had a goal and two assists, and Jaroslav Halak made 30 saves in Montreal's third straight victory.

Sergei Kostitsyn, Maxim Lapierre, Guillaume Latendresse, Alex Kovalev and Max Pacioretty also scored for the Canadiens, 8-1-1 in their last 10 games.

Tomas Kaberle and Matt Stajan scored for Toronto.

At Calgary, Alberta, Daymond Langkow had a goal and two assists for Calgary, giving him six goals and six assists during a seven-game points streak.

Rene Bourque, Mike Cammalleri, Curtis Glencross, and Adam Pardy also scored, and Miikka Kiprusoff made 24 saves for his NHL-leading 25th victory. He's 25-11-3.

Trevor Smith scored his first NHL goal, and Jeff Tambellini added a goal for New York, 0-13-1 in its last 14 road games.

At Nashville, Tenn., Ryan Suter's power-play goal at 9:04 of the third period broke a tie, and Nashville snapped a five-game losing streak.

Martin Erat, David Legwand, Jerred Smithson and Greg Zanon also scored for Nashville. Petr Sykora, Jordan Staal and Maxime Talbot scored for Pittsburgh. The Penguins have lost six of their last seven.

At Sunrise, Fla., Jay Bouwmeester and Nathan Horton scored in the third period to break a tie, and Florida ended Carolina's winning streak at four games.

David Booth had a goal and an assist, Gregory Campbell added an empty-net goal, and Tomas Vokoun made 30 saves. Anton Babchuk and Sergei Samsonov scored for Carolina.

At Glendale, Ariz., Kyle Turris broke a tie with 11:51 remaining and Phoenix beat Tampa Bay for the first time in nearly eight years.

Olli Jokinen and Peter Mueller also scored for Phoenix. Jeff Halpern had a goal and an assist, and Andrej Meszaros scored his first goal for Tampa Bay.

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