Shane Doan had two goals and an assist, and relief goalie Robert Esche made 25 saves for his first career win as the Phoenix Coyotes beat the Red Wings, 5-2, last night in Detroit.
Juha Ylonen, Jeremy Roenick and Rick Tocchet also scored for the Coyotes, who improved their NHL-best marks for road wins (12) and points (26) with their fourth straight victory in Joe Louis Arena.
Larry Murphy and Steve Duchesne scored for the Red Wings, who lost their second straight and had a seven-game home unbeaten streak snapped.
Esche replaced starter Bob Essensa, who strained a hamstring, after Murphy gave the Red Wings a 1-0 lead late in the first period. Phoenix scored the next four goals, and Esche stymied the Red Wings until Duchesne scored with 2 minutes 20 seconds remaining.
Tocchet scored an empty-net goal 25 seconds later.
Esche, who turns 22 on Jan. 22, was the Coyotes' fifth choice in the 1996 draft. He was 0-4 with a 3.77 goals-against average in seven previous appearances.
SENATORS 2, HURRICANES 1: In Raleigh, N.C., Shaun Van Allen scored a short-handed goal early in the third period as Ottawa broke a 10-game road winless streak.
Ottawa improved to 13-1-3 when leading after two periods and closed within six points of Northeast Division-leading Toronto as the season's halfway point nears.
Van Allen's fifth goal of the season came a minute and a half after Carolina's Ron Francis tied the score at 1 with a power-play goal 23 seconds into the third.
"I have been shooting a bit lately and it seems like it has been going in," said Van Allen, who also had a short-handed winning goal last week against Montreal. "I've had a couple of chances from the left side and they've gone in, so I'll keep shooting."
KINGS 2, BLUES 2: In St. Louis, Luc Robitaille scored his 553rd career goal in his 1,000th game to help Los Angeles earn the tie. Robitaille is tied with Frank Mahovlich for 20th place on the all-time list.
The Kings ended the 15-game scoring streak of Pierre Turgeon, whose run is tied for the longest of the season with Pittsburgh's Jaromir Jagr. Turgeon had seven goals and 17 assists during the stretch.
BRUINS 7, ISLANDERS 3: Playing the team with the worst record in the NHL was just what the Bruins needed. In Uniondale, N.Y., P.J. Axelsson and Anson Carter each scored twice to lead Boston to its first win in eight games.
Joe Murphy, Joe Thornton and Jason Allison also scored for the Bruins, who finally solved Roberto Luongo after losing to him twice. Luongo has allowed 16 goals in two games.
THRASHERS 5, SABRES 4: In Buffalo, Jason Botterill scored with 1:09 to play as Atlanta overcame a three-goal deficit.
The expansion Thrashers have won only two of their last 13 games, including two ties and two losses in overtime.