Pittsburgh 6, Phoenix 1: Evgeni Malkin tied a career high with five points, while Sidney Crosby extended his scoring streak to 21 games with a goal and two assists for the Penguins.
Atlanta 6, Toronto 3: The Thrashers moved past the Washington Capitals for first place in the Southeast Division. Atlanta has picked up at least a point in 14 of its last 16 games. Tobias Enstrom had two goals and two assists, and Fredrik Modin scored twice against his former team.
Florida 5, Philadelphia 0: Tomas Vokoun earned his fourth shutout of the season and rookie Evgeny Dadonov had a goal and an assist to lead the Panthers. Vokoun stopped 26 shots. Philadelphia had only 16 shots on goal through the first two periods.
Anaheim 3, Boston 0: Jonas Hiller stopped 45 shots for his second shutout of the season and Brandon McMillan had his first career multipoint game to pace the Ducks.
Tampa Bay 5, Carolina 1: Steven Stamkos scored his 26th goal this season for the Lightning, which gave out 5,000 bobbleheads of him before the game.
Vancouver 3, St. Louis 1: Aaron Volpatti scored his first career goal and Ryan Kesler had his fourth in three games for the surging Canucks. The Blues have one win in their last five games.
Minnesota 4, Calgary 1: Martin Havlat had a goal and an assist and Niklas Backstrom stopped 34 shots as the Wild won. Kyle Brodziak, John Madden and Cal Clutterbuck also scored for the Wild, who beat the Flames for the second time in three nights.
Around the rinks
Detroit Red Wings: Mike Modano hopes to return to the lineup by March; he is recovering from a severed tendon in his right wrist.
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Compiled from News and wire service reports.