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NHL: Forsberg Helps Flyers Defeat Bruins


National Hockey League star Peter Forsberg scored two goals and made an assist before leaving the ice with an injury as his Philadelphia Flyers defeated the Boston Bruins 5-3.

Forsberg put the Flyers ahead for good with his second goal late in the second period Friday in Boston. He sat out the third period with a groin muscle strain. Despite his absence, the Flyers still managed to hand the Bruins their seventh loss in their last eight games.

The Florida Panthers snapped a 12-game losing streak with a 6-3 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins. Florida's Olli Jokinen scored three goals for his first career hat trick. The win prevents the Panthers from tying a team record for consecutive losses.

Phoenix goalie Curtis Joseph made 32 saves to lead the Coyotes 4-1 over the Dallas Stars and post his 406th career win. Joseph and the Coyotes' defense stifled the Stars, allowing only one goal on 12 Dallas power plays. The loss snaps the Stars' five-game winning streak.

New Jersey's Viktor Kozlov had a career-high points total with one goal and four assists as the Devils crushed the defending champion Tampa Bay Lightning 8-2. Alexander Mogilny and Sergei Brylin each had a pair of goals for visiting New Jersey.

Other NHL winners Friday were the Senators, Wild, Mighty Ducks, Avalanche, Sabres, Hurricanes and Oilers.

The Ottawa Senators sank the New York Islanders 6-2, the Minnesota Wild overpowered the St. Louis Blues 5-3, and the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim defeated the Detroit Red Wings 3-1. The Colorado Avalanche shut out the Columbus Blue Jackets 5-0, the Buffalo Sabres topped the Montreal Canadiens 3-1, the Carolina Hurricanes beat the Toronto Maple Leafs 4-3 in a shootout, and the Edmonton Oilers also won a shootout to edge the Calgary Flames 2-1.

Some information for this report provided by AP and Reuters.

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