DENVER — The Colorado Avalanche swapped defensemen with the Boston Bruins, sending Colby Cohen to the Bruins for Matt Hunwick.

Hunwick, 25, has a goal and two assists in 22 games this season. A seventh-round pick by Boston in 2004, Hunwick has played in 164 games and has 45 points.

Cohen, a former Boston University player, suited up in three games for Colorado this season after making his NHL debut earlier in the month. He was taken by the Avalanche in the second round of the 2007 draft.


PAT BURNS, who coached the New Jersey Devils to the 2003 Stanley Cup title, was remembered Monday at his funeral for his booming voice, big heart and the ability to draw the most out of his players.

Players, coaches and executives from across hockey gathered in Montreal to honor the police officer-turned-coach who also had successful runs in Montreal, Toronto and Boston before joining the Devils. Burns died of cancer this month at 58.


PENGUINS 3, RANGERS 1: Sidney Crosby extended his point streak to 13 games and visiting Pittsburgh won its seventh straight.

The Penguins, 9-0-1 in their past 10, haven’t lost since falling to the Rangers at home in a shootout on Nov. 15.

Pascal Dupuis scored in the first period, and goals by Kris Letang and Chris Conner in the second stretched Pittsburgh’s lead to 3-0.

Crosby, the NHL scoring leader, assisted on Letang’s goal and has 12 goals and 14 assists during his point streak.

Marian Gaborik returned from a one-game absence, despite still feeling the effects of the flu, and scored for the Rangers.


OILERS 4, SENATORS 1: Andrew Cogliano and Gilbert Brule each had a goal and an assist in the third period to lead Edmonton to a win at Ottawa.

Cogliano deflected Brule’s slap shot from the left point past Brian Elliott to give Edmonton a 2-1 lead 4:19 into the third, and Brule tapped home Cogliano’s centering pass at 12:48. Dustin Penner assisted on both goals.

Taylor Hall scored into an empty net with 1:55 remaining.


STARS 4, HURRICANES 1: James Neal scored twice and Kari Lehtonen made 27 saves to lift Dallas to a victory at Raleigh, N.C.

Jamie Benn had a goal and an assist, and Steve Ott also scored for the Stars, who have won four in a row. They’ve earned points in seven of their last eight games to move into first place in the Pacific Division.

Eric Staal scored for Carolina.