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Wednesday, November 15, 2006 - Page updated at 12:04 AM


NHL Roundup | Canucks lose to hot Red Wings


VANCOUVER, B.C. — Johan Franzen's tiebreaking, short-handed goal helped Detroit beat the Vancouver Canucks 3-2 Tuesday night.

The Red Wings matched a franchise record with their ninth win in a row. They have won nine straight five other times, including last season.

Franzen was killing off the final seconds of a Vancouver power play when he pulled up at the top of the right faceoff circle and wristed a shot between the legs of both Vancouver defenseman Patrick Coulombe and goaltender Roberto Luongo at 6:19 of the third period.

"I was just taking a chance — you never lose anything by shooting — but usually he stops those," Franzen said of Luongo.

Henrik Zetterberg and Valtteri Filppula also scored for the Red Wings.

Dominik Hasek, who blanked Edmonton and Nashville in his previous two starts, extended his shutout streak to a career-best 181 minutes, 17 seconds before Henrik Sedin scored on a power play 7:49 into the second period.

Detroit was outshooting the Canucks 16-4 and leading 1-0 before being penalized for too many men on the ice. Hasek stopped Markus Naslund's wrist shot from the top of the left circle, but couldn't glove Sedin's rebound shot.

It was the first goal given up by Hasek in 10 days. The 41-year-old made 18 saves to keep another streak alive, with his seventh straight win.

Kevin Bieksa also scored, and Luongo finished with 30 saves as the Canucks lost for the sixth time in the last seven games.

"It's the best I've felt in awhile, so it's disappointing it turned out that way," Luongo said.

Other games

At Rangers 3, Devils 2

Jaromir Jagr scored two goals 26 seconds apart and Brendan Shanahan finished off a third-period rally 1:04 later to lift New York to a victory that ended New Jersey's season-high winning streak at four.

A 2-0 Devils lead was erased in a 1:30 span, leaving goalie Martin Brodeur hanging his head and fans derisively chanting "Mar-ty, Mar-ty."

At Coyotes 4, Wild 3

Ex-Seattle Thunderbird Oleg Saprykin and Yanic Perreault each scored two goals to lead Phoenix over Minnesota.

Pavol Demitra, Wes Walz and former Thunderbird Mark Parrish each had a goal and an assist for the Wild.

At Flames 3, Blues 0

Miikka Kiprusoff made 24 saves, earning his third shutout of the season, as Calgary blanked St. Louis and extended its winning streak to five.

Daymond Langkow, Kristian Huselius and Andrew Ference scored.


Gary Agnew was promoted from assistant coach to interim coach of the Columbus Blue Jackets, a day after Gerard Gallant was fired. Doug MacLean, Columbus general manager and president, said he will prepare a list of permanent coaching candidates. It includes Agnew and fired Philadelphia coach Ken Hitchcock.

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