Joe Corvo leads Carolina past Toronto

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Carolina's Joe Corvo (center) celebrates his goal against Toronto with Bobby Sanguinetti (left) and Alexander Semin.   GERRY BROOME/ASSOCIATED PRESS
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Carolina's Joe Corvo (center) celebrates his goal against Toronto with Bobby Sanguinetti (left) and Alexander Semin.

RALEIGH, N.C. — Joe Corvo had a goal and an assist and the Carolina Hurricanes won their third consecutive game, a 3-1 victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs on Thursday.

Jussi Jokinen scored the go-ahead goal, and Jeff Skinner had two assists for Carolina.

ISLANDERS 4, RANGERS 3 (SO)

In New York, John Tavares scored one of the Islanders’ three second-period goals and then netted the winner in a shootout as they broke a five-game losing streak.

Tavares followed Frans Nielsen’s goal in the opening round of the tiebreaker with one of his own, and Evgeni Nabokov stopped Marian Gaborik and Rick Nash to give the Islanders the elusive win. They had dropped eight in a row at Madison Square Garden.

CANADIENS 1,

PANTHERS 0 (OT)

In Sunrise, Fla., Rene Bourque scored 2:10 into the extra period as Montreal beat Florida.

Bourque’s winner came on a tip-in just in front of the net. The puck drifted in front of the crease and Shawn Matthias couldn’t clear it for Florida. Instead, it bounced off goalie Jose Theodore’s pad and Bourque poked it in.

AVALANCHE 4, WILD 3 (SO)

In St. Paul, Minn., Milan Hejduk and Matt Duchene scored in the shootout as Colorado beat Minnesota.

Jean-Sebastien Giguere stopped Zach Parise and Mikko Koivu in the shootout to get the win.

Hejduk beat Niklas Backstrom with a backhand move and Duchene beat the Minnesota goaltender with a wrist shot.

CAPITALS 4, LIGHTNING 3

In Tampa, Fla., Eric Fehr scored two goals, Mathieu Perreault had three assists, and Washington won its third game in a row.

Troy Brouwer and Jay Beagle had the other Washington goals.

PREDATORS 3, COYOTES 0

In Nashville, Tenn., Pekka Rinne made 19 saves for his second consecutive shutout, leading the Predators.

Gabriel Bourque, Nick Spaling and Mike Fisher had the Nashville goals.


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