NHL ROUNDUP | Sunday's games
Canadiens 2, Capitals 0
WASHINGTON -- Mathieu Garon made 25 saves in his first start of the season as Montreal snapped a four-game losing streak. Saku Koivu and Jan Bulis scored for Montreal. It was the third shutout of Garon's career and first since Jan. 12, 2001 against Atlanta. Sunday's game was the first road shutout of the season for Montreal and its first shutout since beating the Islanders 3-0 back in November.
Devils 3, Wild 2
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Patrik Elias scored a second-period goal and Martin Brodeur stopped 19 shots for his league-leading 30th win of the season. It also marked the eighth straight season in which Brodeur has won at least 30 games. No other goaltender in NHL history has achieved that mark. Colin White and Jamie Langenbrunner also scored for New Jersey. Pierre-Marc Bouchard and Pascal Dupuis had the Wild's goals.
Stars 3, Kings 1
DALLAS -- Mike Modano and Rob DiMaio scored in a 48-second span of the second period, and Modano added a third-period goal. Los Angeles took a 1-0 first-period lead on Derek Armstrong's eighth goal, but the Stars took control on the rapid-fire scores from Modano and DiMaio. Modano wrapped up the victory with 2:19 to play, working his way from the right boards to the front of the net for his 23rd goal. Marty Turco made 24 saves for the Stars, 17-0 at home when leading after two periods. Dallas is unbeaten in its last six games (5-0-1).
Mighty Ducks 2, Carolina 1
ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Paul Kariya scored his 20th goal and Jason Krog got his first career short-handed goal as Anaheim dealt Carolina its sixth straight loss. Jean-Sebastien Giguere made 28 saves for the Ducks, who have won five of their last six games and 10 of 14 after going 0-6-1 in their previous seven. The Hurricanes have dropped eight straight on the road, getting outscored 37-14.
Avalanche 4, Flames 2
DENVER -- Peter Forsberg scored three goals, Alex Tanguay and Greg de Vries each had two assists for Colorado, which extended its unbeaten streak to nine (7-0-2). Backup goaltender David Aebischer had 38 saves for Colorado. Forsberg, scoring on his first three shots, had the sixth hat trick of his career and second of the season. It also was Colorado's second hat trick in as many games; Milan Hejduk did it Saturday in a 5-3 win over Detroit. Forsberg missed an empty net in the closing seconds for what would have been his first four-goal game.
-- Associated Press