Canadiens 4, Flames 1

MONTREAL - Robert Lang had two goals and an assist, Matt D'Agostini extended his goal-scoring streak to four games and the Montreal Canadiens beat the Calgary Flames, 4-1, last night.

Canadiens backup Jaroslav Halak made 32 saves for his first win in seven weeks.

The 23-year-old Slovak, who has allowed one goal in each of his three wins this season, went 0-2-1 in four starts since winning his first two outings.

Alex Kovalev had two assists - both on Lang's goals in the first and second periods- in his 1,100th regular season game. Kovalev, though, failed to score a goal for a 17th game in a row, two short of his longest career drought - set in 1995-96 with the New York Rangers.

Andrei Markov scored Montreal's fourth goal in the third period as the Canadiens improved to 3-0-1 on their franchise-record seven-game homestand.

Dustin Boyd scored Calgary's lone goal in the second in his return to the lineup after missing five games because of a shoulder injury.

Calgary 0 1 0 – 1

Montreal 1 2 1 – 4

First period: 1, Montreal, Lang 9 (Kovalev, Markov), 3:41. Penalties: Gorges, Mon (tripping), 4:27; Sarich, Cal (hooking), 17:06; Ro.Regehr, Cal (boarding), 19:28.

Second period: 2, Montreal, D'Agostini 4, 4:17. 3, Calgary, Boyd 7 (Iginla, Bertuzzi), 6:32. 4, Montreal, Lang 10 (Tanguay, Kovalev), 15:18. Penalties: Lapierre, Mon (holding), 11:24; Pardy, Cal (roughing), 16:57.

Third period: 5, Montreal, Markov 5 (Lang, Tanguay), 11:06. Penalties: Tanguay, Mon (delay of game), 6:22; Plekanec, Mon (roughing), 8:27; Giordano, Cal (roughing), 18:06; Calgary bench, served by Nystrom (abuse of officials misconduct), 18:06; Markov, Mon (tripping), 18:06; Lapierre, Mon (roughing), 18:06.

Shots on Goal: Calgary 14-8-11–33. Montreal 13-14-4–31.

Power-play opportunities: Calgary 0 of 4; Montreal 0 of 3.

Goalies: Calgary, Kiprusoff 16-10-1 (31 shots-27 saves). Montreal, Halak 3-2-1 (33-32).

A: 21,273 (21,273). T: 2:18.

Referees: Paul Devorski, Chris Rooney. Linesmen: Derek Amell, Lonnie Cameron.

Canucks 3, Predators 1

NASHVILLE - Defenseman Alexander Edler scored a power-play goal 24 seconds into the third period as Vancouver pulled out a win over Nashville.

The Canucks snapped an 0-5-1 skid in the sixth of a seven-game road trip that's their longest this season.

Radek Bonk scored on a five-on-three for the Predators.

Nashville 1 0 0 – 1

First period: 1, Vancouver, Demitra 8 (Wellwood), 8:35. 2, Nashville, Bonk 2 (Erat, Dumont), 11:03 (pp). Penalties: Davison, Van (hooking), 4:14; Burrows, Van (roughing), 9:08; Vancouver bench, served by Jaffray (too many men), 10:21; Davison, Van (roughing), 15:06; Jaffray, Van, major (fighting), 15:06; Klein, Nas, served by Dumont, double minor (roughing), 15:06; Peverley, Nas, major (fighting), 15:06; Kesler, Van (diving), 18:55.

Second period: None. Penalties: Belak, Nas (hooking), 2:55; O'Brien, Van, misconduct, 5:19; Arnott, Nas, minor-major (instigator, fighting, misconduct), 5:19; Erat, Nas (hooking), 14:43; Kesler, Van, major (boarding), 17:24; Weber, Nas, double minor (roughing), 17:24; Pihlstrom, Nas (tripping), 20:00.

Third period: 3, Vancouver, Edler 2 (D.Sedin, Bieksa), :24 (pp). 4, Vancouver, Burrows 8 (Kesler), 19:16 (en). Penalties: Edler, Van (interference), 9:14; Pyatt, Van (hooking), 15:01.

Shots on Goal: Vancouver 10-11-7–28. Nashville 7-4-10–21.

Power-play opportunities: Vancouver 1 of 6; Nashville 1 of 7.

Goalies: Vancouver, Sanford 4-3-0 (21 shots-20 saves). Nashville, Ellis 8-11-2 (27-25).

A: 12,441 (17,113). T: 2:29.

Referees: Mike Leggo, Brad Watson. Linesmen: Steve Barton, Anthony Sericolo.

Avalanche 6, Kings 1

DENVER - Cody McLeod scored twice, Chris Stewart added his first NHL goal, and Colorado routed Los Angeles in the Avalanche's fourth straight win at home.

Marek Svatos, Milan Hejduk and Ryan Smyth also scored for Colorado, which matched a season high for goals.

Peter Budaj stopped 30 shots, beaten only by Oscar Moller's power-play goal.

First period: 1, Colorado, Svatos 6 (Arnason, Salei), 3:28. 2, Colorado, Hejduk 12 (Stastny, Smyth), 3:53. 3, Colorado, McLeod 4 (McCormick, Hensick), 11:44. Penalties: Zeiler, LA, major (fighting), 3:29; Laperriere, Col, major (fighting), 3:29.

Second period: 4, Colorado, Smyth 10 (Hensick, Liles), 2:11 (pp). 5, Colorado, McLeod 5 (Arnason, Stewart), 4:48. 6, Colorado, Stewart 1 (Laperriere), 11:18 (sh). 7, Los Angeles, Moller 6 (Frolov, O'Sullivan), 12:02 (pp). Penalties: Doughty, LA (interference), 1:21; Greene, LA (holding), 2:36; Ivanans, LA (roughing), 4:48; McLeod, Col (roughing), 4:48; Stewart, Col (holding), 8:42; Salei, Col (tripping), 10:14; Harrold, LA (holding), 15:46.

Third period: None. Penalties: Laperriere, Col (interference), 5:04; D.Gauthier, LA (holding), 11:48; McCormick, Col (hooking), 14:46.

Shots on Goal: Los Angeles 7-10-13–30. Colorado 11-7-8–26.

Power-play opportunities: Los Angeles 1 of 4; Colorado 1 of 4.

Goalies: Los Angeles, LaBarbera 5-7-2 (26 shots-20 saves). Colorado, Budaj 11-12-1 (30-29).

A: 14,122 (18,007). T: 2:21.

Referees: Dan Marouelli, David Banfield. Linesmen: Andy McElman, Thor Nelson.