NHL ROUNDUP Wednesday's games



Coyotes 2, Capitals 1
WASHINGTON -- Tony Amonte scored with 3:40 left in overtime for Phoenix. Amonte, playing in his 900th NHL game, beat goaltender Olaf Kolzig with a hard shot from the left circle to give the Coyotes their third straight victory. It also ended the Capitals' five-game home winning streak. Washington controlled play for much of the game, finishing with a 32-14 advantage in shots, but Phoenix goalie Sean Burke made a number of tough stops to keep the Coyotes close. Sergei Gonchar gave the Capitals a 1-0 lead on a power-play goal in the second period. Washington had a 25-6 advantage in shots after two periods but still only a 1-0 lead. Ladislav Nagy tied it at 7:11 of the third period.
Avalanche 7, Predators 3
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Peter Forsberg had a goal and five assists, and Milan Hejduk added two goals and three assists to lead the Avalanche. Forsberg set a new record for most points in a game against Nashville, beating the old mark set by Wayne Gretzky, who had five assists. Steven Reinprecht, Mike Keane, Adam Foote and Rob Blake also scored for the Avalanche. Colorado goaltender Patrick Roy started the game but did not come out for the second period because of the flu. He was replaced by David Aebischer, who gave up a goal to Adam Hall on a rebound at 2:46.
Panthers 2, Devils 1
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Branislav Mezei scored the go-ahead goal late in the second period, and Roberto Luongo made 26 saves to lead the Panthers. The win ended Florida's five-game winless streak (0-1-1-3) while also extending its team record to 13 straight road games in which it gained at least one point (5-0-4-4). The Panthers last lost a regulation game on the road Oct. 24. Marcus Nilson also scored for Florida. Sergei Brylin had the Devils' goal. Mezei broke a 1-1 deadlock in the second period to give the Panthers their first lead of the game. Mezei, the trailer on the rush into the Devils zone, beat Martin Brodeur with a shot through a maze of players at 16:30 for his third career goal.
-- Associated Press

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