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Nov 29 (The Sports Xchange) - Highlights of Friday's National Hockey League games:

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Flyers 2, Jets 1

Left winger Scott Hartnell and center Sean Couturier scored goals, Steve Mason made 25 saves and the Philadelphia Flyers beat the Winnipeg Jets 2-1.

It was the Flyers (11-12-2) seventh win in the last 10 games and they have inched their way back into playoff contention following a 1-7 start.

Right winger Michael Frolik scored the only goal for the Jets (12-12-4).

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Bruins 3, Rangers 2

Black Friday turned into Black and Gold Friday in the third period as the Boston Bruins scored twice to pull out a 3-2 decision over the New York Rangers.

Center Patrice Bergeron and defenseman Zdeno Chara beat goalie Henrik Lundqvist in the first 8:55 of the final period as the Bruins rebounded from Wednesday's 6-1 loss to the Red Wings in Detroit by dominating the second and third periods.

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Red Wings 5, Islanders 0

Center Darren Helm and right winger Daniel Alfredsson each scored two goals and goalie Jimmy Howard made 29 saves in a shutout as the Detroit Red Wings beat the slumping New York Islanders 5-0.

Right winger Gustav Nyquist also scored as the Red Wings (13-7-7) won their third in a row, a stretch in which they have outscored the opposition 14-2, and their fourth in five games since a seven-game losing streak.

The victory also snapped a decade-long drought against the Islanders (8-15-3).

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Ducks 5, Flames 2

Left winger Dustin Penner scored twice as the Anaheim Ducks continued their dominance of the Calgary Flames at Honda Center in a 5-2 victory.

The Ducks (18-7-3) won their 18th successive game at home against the Flames (8-13-4), who have not won in Anaheim since Jan. 2004.

Anaheim also improved to 10-0-1 on home ice, where they remain the only side to avoid losing a game in regulation.

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Penguins 3, Lightning 0

Goalie Marc-Andre Fleury had 21 saves to lead the Pittsburgh Penguins to a 3-0 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning.

Fleury, who was replaced during his most recent start after a little more than a period of play, had a tough assignment against the explosive Lightning but made several tough saves to re-establish himself as the Penguins' top goalie.

Pittsburgh (17-9-1) made a first-period goal by left winger Chris Kunitz hold up as the blue line consistently frustrated a Lightning (16-9-1) attack that had scored nine goals in their previous two games.

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Sharks 6, Blues 3

Right winger Brent Burns' first career hat-trick enabled the San Jose Sharks to beat the St. Louis Blues 6-3.

Burns converted a power-play goal at 12:19, just 60 seconds after the visitors had cut a four-goal deficit to only one. Burns has eight goals and 13 points in 12 games this season.

The Sharks have now won seven out of the last eight while the Blues had their five-game winning streak ended.

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Capitals 3, Canadiens 2

Center Mikhail Grabovski scored to force overtime and then produced the winning goal in the shootout to lift the Washington Capitals to a 3-2 victory over the Montreal Canadiens to snap a four-game losing streak.

It looked as if the Capitals were headed for another loss, trailing 2-1, when right winger Eric Fehr fired a shot on goaltender Peter Budaj late in the third period.

Fehr lost his stick and after scrambling to pick it up and shift it to his right hand, fired a pinpoint pass to Grabovski who ripped a shot past Budaj to draw Washington even.

The loss ended Montreal's five-game winning streak.

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Avalanche 3, Wild 1

Left winger Gabriel Landeskog scored a goal and set up goals by defenseman Jan Hejda and center Nathan MacKinnon as the Colorado Avalanche withstood a Minnesota Wild rally for a 3-1 victory.

It was the fourth win in the past five games for Colorado (16-5), who got 27 saves from goaltender Jean-Sebastien Giguere.

Dany Heatley scored the only goal for Minnesota, which lost its third game in a row.

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Blue Jackets 4, Oilers 2

The Columbus Blue Jackets got a much-needed home win after scoring three second-period goals to pull away for a 4-2 result over Edmonton.

Ryan Johansen, Artem Anisimov, Nick Foligno and Jack Skille scored for the Blue Jackets.

Sam Gagne and Jordan Eberle scored third-period goals for the Oilers after the Blue Jackets had staked a 4-0 lead.

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Devils 5, Hurricanes 2

Center Adam Henrique's go-ahead power-play goal with 7:58 remaining helped the New Jersey Devils produce a comeback and defeat the Carolina Hurricanes 5-2.

Henrique flipped a rebound past Carolina goalie Cam Ward as the Devils avoided what would have been a fourth consecutive loss by scoring four third-period goals.

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Sabres 3, Maple Leafs 2 (OT)

Defenseman Christian Ehrhoff scored 38 seconds into overtime to lead the Buffalo Sabres to a 3-2 win over the Toronto Maple Leafs.

Ehrhoff's blast from the blue line found its way through traffic and beat Toronto goaltender James Reimer between his legs.

The goal came as Leafs (14-10-2) defenseman Paul Ranger exited the penalty box for a holding penalty.

Left winger Matt Moulson and center Luke Adam also scored for the Sabres (6-20-1), who ended a five-game losing streak.

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Blackhawks 2, Stars 1 (SO)

Ben Smith scored the clinching goal for the Chicago Blackhawks in a 2-1 shootout win over the Dallas Stars.

Smith, the 11th Chicago player to take a shot, beat Dallas goaltender Kari Lehtonen with a wrister over his glove for the clincher.

Lehtonen had stopped the previous eight attempts and Chicago goaltender Corey Crawford turned back 10 of Dallas' 11 shootout attempts. (Compiled by Ben Everill in Los Angeles)

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