DI GIUSEPPE’S FIRST GOAL LIFTS ’CANES

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raleigh, n.c.» Phillip Di Giuseppe scored his first goal of the sea­son 1:26 into over­time, giv­ing the Hur­ri­canes a 1-0 vic­tory over the Light­ning on Sun­day night.

Vik­tor Stal­berg as­sisted on Di Giuseppe’s wrist shot from the right cir­cle.

Tampa Bay, with­out in­jured star Steven Stamkos, lost for the fifth time in six games. Its last reg­u­la­tion win was on Nov. 23.

Hur­ri­canes goalie Cam Ward had 30 saves in his 25th career shutout. Tampa Bay’s Ben Bishop stopped 29 shots.

HIGH­LIGHTS

Paul By­ron scored the clinch­ing goal in the fourth round of the shootout, and the Canadiens avoided a win­less swing through Cal­i­for­nia with a 5-4 vic­tory over the Kings. Max Pa­cioretty had two goals and an as­sist for the Canadiens. Alexan­der Radulov and An­drew Shaw also scored and Carey Price made 27 saves. Jeff Carter and Drew Doughty had a goal and an as­sist apiece for the Kings. … Danny DeKeyser scored 1:02 into over­time to give the Red Wings a 4-3 vic­tory over the Is­landers. Mike Green scored twice and Hen­rik Zet­ter­berg had a goal and as­sist for De­troit. Peter Mrazek stopped 32 shots to im­prove to 3-0-2 in his past five starts. De­troit’s Frans Nielsen had an as­sist while fac­ing his for­mer team for the first time since leav­ing the Is­landers for a six-year, $31.5 mil­lion deal with the Red Wings last sum­mer. … Wayne Sim­monds scored two power-play goals and the Fly­ers beat the Preda­tors 4-2 to win their fifth con­sec­u­tive game. Sim­monds, who leads the Fly­ers with 13 goals, scored twice against what had been a stingy Nashville penalty-killing unit at home. The Preda­tors did not al­low a power-play goal in their first 10 home games, but have given up three in their last two games. … An­drew Copp scored the tiebreak­ing goal with 4:45 left, Bryan Lit­tle got his third goal in three games and the Jets edged the Black­hawks 2-1. Copp beat Scott Dar­ling on the stick side with a shot from the right cir­cle that slipped just in­side the left post.

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