Sharks Smack Flyers to End 5-Game Slide

Hot Islanders melt Lightning, Hurricanes blow past Thrashers
By Mitch Pritchard,  Newser User
Posted Feb 21, 2008 10:50 PM CST
San Jose Sharks goalie Evgeni Nabokov, of Khazakstan, deflects a shot as Philadelphia Flyers Sammy Kapanen, of Finland, looks on in the second period of a hockey game on Thursday Feb. 21, 2008, in Philadelphia....   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – Jonathan Cheechoo helped the San Jose Sharks snap a five-game losing streak with his 17th goal in a 3-1 win last night over the Philadelphia Flyers, reports the Associated Press. The Flyers tied it in the second period, but Douglas Murray and Milan Michalek scored in the third for the Sharks. In other NHL action:

  • Rick DiPietro stopped 32 shots and Miroslav Satan scored in the third period as the New York Islanders beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 1-0 for their sixth straight win.
  • Scott Walker had a goal and two assists as the Carolina Hurricanes stayed unbeaten in their last six homes games with a 5-3 win over the Atlanta Thrashers.