NEWARK, N.J. – Zach Parise had his first three-goal game, Martin Brodeur made 27 saves for his 94th shutout and the New Jersey Devils extended their winning streak to six with a 4-0 victory over the Montreal Canadiens on Friday night.

Parise had a goal in every period and assisted on Brian Gionta’s power-play goal in the third to help the Devils beat the Canadiens for the ninth straight time.

Parise opened the scoring with 34.2 seconds remaining in the first on a play that started when a cross-ice pass hopped over Montreal defenseman Patrice Brisebois’ stick. Parise broke into the Montreal zone and slipped a backhander past Carey Price.

Hurricanes 4, Capitals 3

RALEIGH, N.C. – Rod Brind’Amour scored two goals to lead the Carolina Hurricanes past the Washington Capitals, 4-3 on Friday night.

Cory Stillman and Matt Cullen also scored for the Southeast Division-leading Hurricanes, who rallied from a 1-0 deficit with three straight goals – just the kind of scoring outburst that could help them snap out of their worst stretch of the season. They entered the game with just 13 goals in seven games and lost five.

Penguins 4, Stars 1

PITTSBURGH – Sidney Crosby had two goals, and Marc-Andre Fleury made 22 saves to help the Pittsburgh Penguins beat the Dallas Stars 4-1 on Friday night for their third straight victory.

Tyler Kennedy and Evgeni Malkin also scored, and Colby Armstrong had two assists. The Penguins have scored 14 goals in their past three games and have at least a point in five of their past six after a 1-6 stretch.

Mike Ribeiro scored for Dallas.

The Stars have lost two in row after winning six straight.

Wild 3, Blues 2

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Marian Gaborik did it again.

Gaborik’s wrist shot with 2:39 to play in overtime gave the Minnesota Wild a 3-2 victory over the St. Louis Blues on Friday night.

Gaborik corralled the puck about 5 feet inside the Minnesota zone, wheeled, and saw nothing but open ice in front before he turned on the jets. One of the fastest skaters in the NHL, Gaborik skated in on Manny Legace and beat him on the stick side.

Brian Rolston and Brent Burns also scored for the Wild, who have won three in a row for the first time since starting the season with five straight victories.

Oilers 5, Ducks 1

EDMONTON, Alberta – Shawn Horcoff had a goal and two assists, and Dwayne Roloson made 21 saves to help the Edmonton Oilers beat the Anaheim Ducks 5-1 on Friday night for their third victory in four games. Ales Hemsky, Andrew Cogliano, Kyle Brodziak and Steve Staios also scored for Edmonton. Roloson allowed only Ryan Getzla

NBA

76ers 85, Wizards 84

PHILADELPHIA – Samuel Dalembert had 19 points and 11 rebounds and Andre Miller scored 18 points to lead the Philadelphia 76ers to an 85-84 victory over the Washington Wizards on Friday night.

Willie Green and Reggie Evans added 13 points each for the Sixers (5-10), who snapped a two-game losing streak at home and a four-game skid against the Wizards.

Hornets 92, Hawks 86

ATLANTA – The New Orleans Hornets like playing on the road this season. They like playing the Atlanta Hawks anywhere. David West had 22 points and 17 rebounds and the Hornets won for the eighth time in 10 road games this season, beating the turnover-plagued Hawks 92-86 on Friday night.

The Hornets moved to 17-9 in their last 26 games against the Hawks.

New Orleans won with a 22-10 advantage in points off turnovers. The Hawks committed 20 turnovers.

Raptors 91, Cavaliers 82

TORONTO – Andrea Bargnani and Carlos Delfino had career highs with 26 and 24 points each, and the Toronto Raptors beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 91-82 on Friday in a game that stars LeBron James and Chris Bosh missed with injuries.

James, the league’s leading scorer, was out of the Cavaliers’ lineup with a sprained left index finger, while Bosh sat out with a strained groin as the Raptors won their third straight.

Knicks 91, Bucks 88

NEW YORK – No questioning the Knicks’ effort on this night.

Jamal Crawford made the go-ahead basket with 28 seconds left, and New York erased a 17-point deficit to beat the Milwaukee Bucks 91-88 on Friday.

One night after they were accused of quitting during a 104-59 loss in Boston, the Knicks surged back in the fourth quarter to win for the third time in four games.

Spurs 106, Wolves 91

MINNEAPOLIS – Manu Ginobili scored a season-high 31 points, and the San Antonio Spurs showed the fledgling Minnesota Timberwolves why they’re the defending NBA champions with a 106-91, comeback victory Friday night.

Ginobili, San Antonio’s super sub, shot 11-for-16 from the field. Tim Duncan had 20 points and 14 rebounds for the Spurs, who didn’t lead until early in the fourth quarter.

Mavericks 91, Blazers 80

DALLAS – Josh Howard had 23 points and a season-high 14 rebounds, and the Dallas Mavericks overcame a weak performance by Dirk Nowitzki for a 91-80 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers on Friday night.

Jason Terry added 17 points and Devin Harris had 14 points and seven assists for the Mavericks, who extended their home winning streak against the Blazers to nine games.

Suns 110, Magic 106

PHOENIX – Raja Bell had a season-high 20 points to pace the Suns to a 110-106 victory on Friday night over the Orlando Magic, the NBA’s winningest team. The Magic are 14-4, with two of their losses against the Suns, who also beat them 106-96 at Orlando Nov. 10. Orlando had been 9-1 since then.


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