Friday, December 14, 2001
Theodore's 31 saves leads Canadiens
By The Associated Press
PHILADELPHIA Doug Gilmour scored a power-play goal and Jose Theodore made 31 saves as the Montreal Canadiens defeated the Philadelphia Flyers 3-2 on Thursday night.
After going winless in five straight, the Canadiens have rebounded and are undefeated in their last four (2-0-2).
Gilmour, who had announced his retirement before signing with the Canadiens last summer, scored his second goal of the season on a backhander from the doorstep at 15:43 of the second period to extend the Montreal lead to 3-1.
Gilmour had struggled through the first third of the season, going without a goal through the Canadiens first 29 games before notching his first goal in Atlanta on Wednesday.
Richard Zednik and Chad Kilger also scored for Montreal.
Simon Gagne and Kim Johnsson scored for Philadelphia.
Senators 6, Coyotes 0
OTTAWA Martin Havlat got his second career three-goal game and Mike Fisher scored twice as Ottawa beat Phoenix.
Havlat scored twice in the first and added his third goal of the game and 14th of the season with 12:22 remaining in the third.
Fisher scored just 47 seconds after Havlat made it 4-0, and added his second of the game with 2:12 left.
Patrick Lalime, who assisted on Fisher's second goal, stopped 18 shots to record his fourth shutout of the season as Ottawa remained undefeated in its last three games.
Ivan Ciernik also scored for the Senators, who have won their last three home games.
Capitals 2, Bruins 1
WASHINGTON Ulf Dahlen scored with 8:02 left to give Washington a come-from-behind victory over Boston and snap a three-game winless streak.
Washington's Matt Pettinger tied the game at 1 at 5:17 of the third.
Washington goalie Olaf Kolzig made 35 saves as Boston held a 36-20 advantage in shots and repeatedly pressured the Capitals throughout.
Jamie Rivers gave Boston a 1-0 lead with 6:33 left in the second.
Maple Leafs 4, Blues 3, OT
ST. LOUIS Mats Sundin scored 43 seconds into overtime giving Toronto a victory over St. Louis.
Sundin scored a power-play goal on a 2-on-1 break with Alexander Mogilny seconds after Al MacInnis shot high on the other end. The Maple Leafs had a 4-on-3 advantage after Scott Young was penalized for holding the stick at the end of the third period.
Doug Weight forced overtime with his first goal in almost a month as the Blues rallied from two goals down. St. Louis also got goals from MacInnis and Young.
Mogilny had two goals and Tie Domi added one for the Eastern Conference-leading Maple Leafs.
Red Wings 2, Oilers 1
EDMONTON, Alberta Steve Yzerman scored with less than six minutes left in the third period to give Detroit a victory over Edmonton.
Yzerman's eighth goal of the season, a nifty deflection past goalie Tommy Salo, broke a 1-1 tie at 14:36 of the third in a battle between the top two teams in the Western Conference.
Ex-Oiler Boyd Devereaux found a loose puck behind Salo, skated to the corner and passed out to Chris Chelios on the point. A low, hard shot by Chelios was deflected in by Yzerman.
Devereaux also scored for the Red Wings, who halted a four-game winless streak. Detroit is 1-3-1-0 in its last five, during which it has scored just five goals.
Anson Carter scored for the Oilers, who are winless in four (0-2-1-1), their longest winless stretch of the season.
Kings 6, Canucks 3
LOS ANGELES Ian Laperriere, Philippe Boucher and Nelson Emerson all scored for the first time this season during the first 16 minutes as the Los Angeles Kings beat the Vancouver Canucks 6-3 Thursday night.
Craig Johnson and Steve Heinze scored power-play goals 75 seconds apart late in the second period, helping stake goaltender Felix Potvin to a 5-1 lead.
Boucher scored his second goal into an empty net with two seconds left.
Ed Jovanovski, Marcus Naslund and Todd Bertuzzi scored for the Canucks, who are 0-10-2 in their last 12 games in Los Angeles.
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