Sunday, December 09, 2001

NHL roundup

Devils on the rise

By The Associated Press

Devils' Brian Rafalski upends Capitals' Peter Bondra.
(AP photo)
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        EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Sergei Brylin and Brian Rafalski scored second-period goals as the New Jersey Devils beat the Washington Capitals 3-1 Saturday to reach .500 for the first time since Nov. 17.

        Scott Gomez also scored as the Devils extended their unbeaten streak to four games (3-0-1).

        Sergei Gonchar scored for the Capitals, who hadn't lost in their last four games.

        Flyers 5, Wild 1

PHILADELPHIA — Jan Hlavac scored two goals in a span of 42 seconds, and Roman Cechmanek made 31 saves as Philadelphia beat Minnesota.

        Luke Richardson, who celebrated his return to the lineup with his first goal in almost a year, Mark Recchi, and Keith Primeau also scored for the Flyers. Recchi had two assists.

        Wes Walz scored for the Wild.

        Bruins 4, Sabres 2

        BOSTON — Brian Rolston scored two short-handed goals and Joe Thornton added two at even strength as Boston defeated Buffalo.

        Rolston is the first Bruin to score two short-handed goals in a game since Bryan Smolinski did it on March 27, 1994 at Washington.

        Miroslav Satan and Vaclav Varada scored for the Sabres.

        Maple Leafs 4, Rangers 3

        TORONTO — Mats Sundin and Alexander Mogilny each had a goal and an assist as Toronto beat New York.

        Darcy Tucker and Travis Green also scored for the Maple Leafs, who had won in New York, 6-3, on Thursday.

        New York blew a 2-0 lead in Thursday's game, and Toronto almost blew a 4-1 lead Saturday.

        Rookie Daniel Blackburn started in net for the Rangers, who have allowed 15 goals in their last three games.

        Andreas Johansson and Petr Nedved scored third-period goals for New York, which also got a goal from Eric Lindros.

        New York's Bryan Berard, playing his first game in Toronto since almost losing his right eye in Ottawa on March 11, 2000, had an assist. Berard received polite applause when he appeared on the video monitor.

        Avalanche 2, Blue Jackets 0

        COLUMBUS, Ohio — Patrick Roy stopped 26 shots for his sixth shutout of the season and Radim Vrbata and Rob Blake scored as Colorado beat Columbus.

        Roy registered his 58th career shutout and sixth of the season. He is 8-1-1 in his last 10 starts.

        The Blue Jackets were shut out for the third game in a row, stretching their scoreless streak to 195 minutes and 21 seconds — the longest in the franchise's two seasons.

        Colorado is unbeaten in eight games (7-0-1). Columbus lost its fifth in a row.

        Mighty Ducks 4, Flames 0

        CALGARY, Alberta — Jean-Sebastien Giguere stopped 28 shots, including NHL leading scorer Jarome Iginla on a penalty shot, as Anaheim defeated Calgary.

        Anaheim broke the game open on goals 1:14 apart by Paul Kariya and Patric Kjellberg, who scored his first goal in 25 games.

        Jason York and German Titov also scored for Anaheim while Jeff Friesen chipped in with three assists.

        It was Giguere's second shutout of the season and fifth of his career, all coming with Anaheim.

        Calgary has won just once in its past 11, including a five-game winless skid at home.

        Sharks 5, Canucks 3

        VANCOUVER, British Columbia — Mike Ricci and Teemu Selanne scored 2:21 apart early in the third period as San Jose rallied from a pair of two-goal deficits to beat Vancouver.

        Vincent Damphousse and Marco Sturm each had a goal and two assists, and Patrick Marleau added a third-period insurance goal for the Sharks, who extended their unbeaten streak to six games (5-0-1).

        Donald Brashear, Daniel Sedin and Brendan Morrison scored for the Canucks, who have one win in their last six games (1-4-1).

        Penguins 6, Thrashers 3

        PITTSBURGH — Hans Jonsson and Michal Rozsival scored power-play goals as Pittsburgh beat Atlanta.

        The Penguins, who extended their winning streak to a season-best three games, are 10-0 against Atlanta since the Thrashers joined the NHL for the 1999-2000 season.

        Kris Beech, Dan Lacouture, Alexei Kovalev and Milan Kraft added Penguins goals.

        Yannick Tremblay, Lubos Bartecko and Tony Hrkac scored for Atlanta.

        Hurricanes 3, Panthers 2

        SUNRISE, Fla. — Sami Kapanen and Josef Vasicek each scored goals with a two-man advantage as Carolina came from behind to beat Florida.

        Florida, 1-5 in its last six games, is 1-1 under coach Mike Keenan, who replaced Duane Sutter on Dec. 3.

        Tom Barrasso had 34 saves, and the Hurricanes killed a Florida power play in the final 1:56 of the game.

        Jeff O'Neill also scored for the Hurricanes.

        Marcus Nilson and Paul Laus scored for the Panthers.

        Coyotes 3, Canadiens 3

        MONTREAL — Brad May scored twice, including the tying goal with 3:20 left in regulation, as Phoenix extended its unbeaten streak to five games with a draw with Montreal.

        Krys Kolanos also scored for Phoenix.

        Richard Zednik, Andreas Dackell and Chad Kilger scored for Montreal.

        Senators 5, Lightning 2

        OTTAWA — Zdeno Chara, Daniel Alfredsson and Mike Fisher scored second-period goals as Ottawa beat Tampa Bay.

        Radek Bonk and Marian Hossa also scored for Ottawa.

        Brad Richards and Vincent Lecavalier scored for the Lightning.

        Alfredsson left the game with a hip injury late in the period and did not return. The Senators also lost defenseman Karel Rachunek, who did not return after hurting his left shoulder.

        Blues 2, Kings 0

        ST. LOUIS — Al MacInnis and Dallas Drake scored and goalie Fred Brathwaite stopped 17 shots leading St. Louis past Los Angeles.

        Brathwaite recorded his first shutout with the Blues. His last shutout came March 21 when he was with the Calgary Flames.

        Brathwaite (5-5-3) had five shutouts with the Flames last season and now has 12 in his career.

        The Blues are undefeated in their last six home games, outscoring their opponents 22-10 in that span.

        Oilers 2, Predators 2

        NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Edmonton's Ethan Moreau had a goal and an assist and Todd Marchant had a pair of assists as the Oilers and Nashville tied.

        Mike Grier also scored for Edmonton.

        David Legwand and Denis Arkhipov scored for Nashville.


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