Wednesday, February 14, 2001

Mighty Ducks 5, Providence 1

        PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Jarrett Smith and Toivo Suursoo scored twice each as the Cincinnati Mighty Ducks defeated Providence Bruins 5-1 in the AHL.

        Yuri Butsayev scored his team-leading 17th goal of the season with an empty-netter for the Ducks, who improved to 11-4-2-0 in their last 17 games.

        Cincinnati ....... 0  2  3—5

        Providence ....... 1  0  0—1

        First period: 1. Pro, Brown 9 (Nickulas, Karlin), 10:12.

        Second period: 2. Cin, Smith 4 (Sawyer), 5:47. 3. Cin, Smith 5 (Sawyer), 11:12.

        Third period: 4. Cin, Suursoo 11 (Wren, Legault), 4:01. 5. Cin, Suursoo 12 (Wren, Legault), 12:18. 6. Cin, Butsayev 17, 19:31 (eng).

        Shots: Cin 13-7-13=33; Pro 9-7-13=29. Power plays: Cin 0-3; Pro 0-6. Goalies: Cin, Naumenko (28 saves; record 17-9-2); Pro, Whitmore (28 saves, 1 eng; record 7-5-1). Records: Cin 29-16-4-2; Pro 25-22-6-3.


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