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Oilers win in OT, end Red Wings' streak at nine

Associated Press
Published November 4, 2005


DETROIT - Raffi Torres scored 1:51 into overtime, and the Edmonton Oilers beat the Red Wings 4-3 on Thursday night to end Detroit's nine-game winning streak.

Shawn Horcoff had a goal and an assist for Edmonton. Ryan Smyth and Fernando Pisani also scored, and Chris Pronger added three assists.

Tomas Holmstrom scored twice for the Red Wings (12-1-1-0). Jason Williams had a goal and an assist, and Pavel Datsyuk had two assists. Detroit's nine-game winning streak tied a franchise record.

Torres tipped in a pass from Steve Staios after a give-and-go for his ninth goal of the season.

Williams' power-play goal 8:05 into the third period tied it at 3 for Detroit. He scored on a one-time slap shot off a pass from Datsyuk.

Pisani gave Edmonton a 3-2 lead 4:11 into the third when he tipped Pronger's shot from the point out of midair.

PENGUINS 5, ISLANDERS 1: Sidney Crosby had his first two-goal game and set up another score for visiting Pittsburgh.

Crosby, the No. 1 pick in the draft, had a goal and an assist in the first period and scored again in the third off a brilliant pass from Mario Lemieux for his second three-point game in 13 contests. Crosby has at least one point in all but two games.

He gave the Penguins the lead 4:40 in and then set up Mark Recchi's fourth goal to make it 2-0 at 15:27. Crosby pushed the lead to 5-1 at 4:01 of the third when he cut to the net to receive Lemieux's pass that sailed over the stick of Islanders defenseman Alexei Zhitnik. The rookie knocked the puck out of midair for his fourth of the season.

New York's Rick DiPietro stopped 28 shots after missing a game because of a sore knee.

BRUINS 4, PANTHERS 1: Hannu Toivonen made 15 saves in the third period and finished with 29 for host Boston. Florida goalie Roberto Luongo has given up eight goals in two games against the Bruins this season.

FLYERS 8, CAPITALS 1: Jeff Carter, Simon Gagne and Jon Sim each scored twice for host Philadelphia. The Flyers, already missing captain Keith Primeau because of a concussion, lost defenseman Eric Desjardins to a concussion.

AVALANCHE 4, MIGHTY DUCKS 3: Antti Laaksonen scored two goals and Joe Sakic moved into a tie for 14th place on the NHL's career points list for host Colorado. Sakic tied Doug Gilmour with his 1,414th point, and Laaksonen sealed Colorado's fourth straight win on a short-handed goal with 4:42 left - one of numerous defensive breakdowns by the Ducks. Anaheim's Joffrey Lupul made it interesting for the final minute, scoring a short-handed goal from the top of the right circle with 55 seconds left.

HURRICANES 4, MAPLE LEAFS 3: Erik Cole scored with 1:34 left in regulation and host Carolina rallied with two goals in the third period to win its sixth straight. Eric Staal regained the NHL scoring lead with two goals and an assist, and Cole added an assist as Carolina improved to 6-0 at home and extended its best start.

RANGERS 4, DEVILS 2: Jaromir Jagr scored his NHL-leading 13th and 14th goals and Michael Nylander had two goals for visiting New York. Kevin Weekes made 30 saves in his first appearance since giving up three goals on three shots in the Rangers' loss to the Islanders on Oct. 20.

COYOTES 4, KINGS 0: Curtis Joseph stopped streaking Los Angeles with his second shutout this season. Against a visiting team that entered third in the NHL in goals (49), Joseph faced only 21 shots. Defenseman Paul Mara had a goal and two assists.

FLAMES 2, BLUE JACKETS 1: Marcus Nilson scored the winning goal and had an assist for host Calgary. After scoring a power-play goal in seven straight games, the Flames went 0-for-7. Columbus was 0-for-3.

BRUINS: Hall of Fame defenseman Ray Bourque rejoined the team as a coaching consultant. Bourque will work with the team at practice.

KINGS: Left wing Luc Robitaille was expected to miss at least three weeks with a broken right ankle. He played seven games with the injury, thinking it was a sprain.

SABRES: Starting goaltender Ryan Miller is expected to be out six to eight weeks and will have surgery after breaking his right thumb during practice. He is scheduled to have screws put into his thumb today.

COURT RULES FOR EX-PLAYER: Former minor-league player Ty A. Jones, who injured his shoulder in a fight he claimed his coach told him to start, is entitled to workers' compensation, the Virginia Court of Appeals ruled. The court upheld a Virginia Workers' Compensation Commission finding that "fighting is an integral part of the game of hockey" and that Jones' injury arose in the course of his employment as an "enforcer." The Norfolk Admirals said the fight amounted to willful misconduct. The coach at the time of Jones' injury, Trent Yawney, now coaches the Blackhawks.