Thursday, November 15, 2001
Lindros, Rangers beat Flyers
By The Associated Press
NEW YORK Eric Lindros made up for some early jitters in his first game against his former Philadelphia Flyers teammates, scoring the New York Rangers' first goal in a 4-2 victory Wednesday night.
Theo Fleury scored the go-ahead goal at 8:20 of the third, converting a perfect back pass from Mike York, and Petr Nedved made it 4-2 with 2:14 left.
Rangers' Eric Lindros, skating against his former team for the first time since being traded in the off-season, is slammed against the boards by Flyers' Dan McGillis.
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Mike Richter made 40 saves to help the Rangers extend their winning streak to six games and move into a tie for first place in the Eastern Conference with the New York Islanders.
Jan Hlavac and Kim Johnsson, two of the three players who went to Philadelphia in exchange for Lindros, each had a point.
Islanders 3, Penguins 3
PITTSBURGH Alexei Kovalev scored three goals in 5 1/2 minutes of the third period for his second hat trick in as many nights and Pittsburgh rallied to tie the New York Islanders.
Kovalev's remarkable burst rallied the Penguins from deficits of 2-0 and 3-1. He has six goals in two games after missing 13 for knee surgery.
Brad Isbister scored two goals for the Islanders, who have dominated Eastern Conference teams with a 10-2-1 record but are winless (0-2-1) in three games. Mariusz Czerkawski also scored for New York.
Kovalev scored his second and third goals 33 seconds apart for Pittsburgh, 4-0-2 in its last six at home. Defenseman Hans Jonsson assisted on all three Kovalev goals.
Maple Leafs 3, Panthers 2
SUNRISE, Fla. Tomas Kaberle scored a power-play goal with 7:47 left, lifting Toronto over Florida. Kaberle's first goal of the season came just 10 seconds into the advantage.
Corey Schwab, making his second start this season, stopped 15 shots in the third period and 26 overall for the victory.
Florida's Roberto Luongo faced 34 shots, marking the eighth time in nine games he has seen more than 30.
Toronto improved to 6-1-1-2 in its last 10 games. The Panthers finished a five-game homestand 1-3-0-1.
Sharks 4, Mighty Ducks 2
ANAHEIM, Calif. Teemu Selanne scored his first goal in Anaheim since being traded by the Mighty Ducks, and Adam Graves got his first in 19 games with San Jose.
Evgeni Nabokov made 27 saves, Vincent Damphousse also scored and Marco Sturm got a short-handed goal for the second time in two games against Anaheim.
Ruslan Salei and Jeff Friesen scored for the Ducks, 0-4 against San Jose since trading Selanne to the Sharks last March for Friesen and Steve Shields. Shields, who made 19 saves, has lost both starts against San Jose.
Selanne scored on the first shot of the game, just 78 seconds after the opening faceoff.
Avalanche 1, Wild 0
DENVER Patrick Roy stopped 26 shots in becoming the first goalie to win 200 games with two teams, and Colorado ended a six-game winless streak by beating Minnesota.
Roy who was 289-175-66 with Montreal, is 200-110-45 since being acquired on Dec. 6, 1995. He went eight starts without a win before getting his second shutout of the season and 54th career.
Chris Drury scored the only goal 1:14 into the game, leading Colorado to its first win since Oct. 28. The Avalanche, 1-5-1 in the last seven games, snapped a goal drought at 133 minutes, 51 seconds.
Dwayne Roloson made 29 saves in losing for the first time in three starts. The Wild lost for the fourth time in six games.
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