Saturday, January 19, 2002

Robitaille passes Hull's milestone

611 goals most by left wing

By The Associated Press

Detroit Red Wings left wing Luc Robitaille raises his hands after scoring in the first period. The goal put Robitaille ahead of former Chicago Blackhawk great Bobby Hull as the top goal scoring left wing in NHL history with 611.
(AP photo)
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        DETROIT — Luc Robitaille became the most prolific goal-scoring left wing in NHL history and added an assist as Detroit defeated Washington.

        Robitaille scored his 611th goal 1:50 into the game when he tipped in a shot from the point by Kirk Maltby. It broke his tie with Bobby Hull, whose son — Brett Hull — is Robitaille's Red Wing teammate.

        Brett Hull scored with 45.3 seconds left in the first period to break a 1-1 tie.

        With the goal, Brett passed his father for third on the all-time list in game-winning goals with 99.

        Peter Bondra scored for Washington.

        Sergei Fedorov, who assisted on Robitaille's goal, added a third-period goal.

        Wild 3, Blue Jackets 1

        COLUMBUS, Ohio — Filip Kuba had two power-play goals and Manny Fernandez stopped 25 shots as the Minnesota Wild beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 3-1 Friday night.

        Marian Gaborik chipped in with his 17th goal and an assist and Andrew Brunette had two assists for the Wild, who ended a four-game winless streak (0-2-2-0).

        The loss ended Columbus' five-game home unbeaten streak (4-0-1-0).

        Minnesota is 3-1-0-0 in four meetings between the second-year NHL franchises.

        Fernandez was touched for Espen Knutsen's goal in the first period but turned away 19 shots in the final two periods.

        Blackhawks 2, Lightning 2

        TAMPA, Fla. — Martin St. Louis had both Lightning goals as Tampa Bay and Chicago tied.

        St. Louis got the game-tying goal midway through the second period, scoring on the rebound after Brad Richards' shot hit the post.

        Steve Sullivan had a goal and an assist for Chicago, which is 12-3-1 over the past 16 games.

        Tony Amonte also scored for the Blackhawks.

        Sullivan gave Chicago a 2-1 lead six minutes into the second period. Eric Daze (6 assists and 9 points) and Phil Housley (4 assists and 6 points) extended point streaks to six games by assisting on Sullivan's goal.

        Panthers 3, Stars 2

        DALLAS — Marcus Nilson and Niklas Hagman had goals 5:36 apart in the second period and Florida snapped a four-game losing streak with a victory over Dallas.

        Viktor Kozlov also scored for the Panthers, who had been shut out in their last two games and three of their previous six.

        Kirk Muller and Sergei Zubov scored power-play goals for the Stars, 6-2-0 in their previous eight games.

        Stars center Mike Modano missed the game because he was traveling back from Florida where he'd spend the day while his mother underwent a successful heart procedure.

        Pavel Bure, Florida's top scoring threat, remains out because of a fractured left hand.

        Oilers 3, Mighty Ducks 1

        EDMONTON, Alberta — Tommy Salo made 36 saves and Ryan Smyth's short-handed goal in the second period was the winner as Edmonton beat Anaheim.

        Daniel Cleary and Mike Comrie also scored for the Oilers, who ended a four-game winless streak (0-3-1-0).

        Rem Murray had two assists for Edmonton while Smyth added one.

        Edmonton moved back into a tie with the Colorado Avalanche atop the Northwest Division with 57 points. Colorado has two games in hand.

        Patric Kjellberg scored the lone goal for the Mighty Ducks, who have just one win in their last 11 games (1-8-2-0).


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