Sunday, January 27, 2002

Rangers blitz Caps

Penguins win overtime thriller

Enquirer staff and news services

        NEW YORK — Radek Dvorak had two goals, and Eric Lindros and Theo Fleury both scored their 20th of the season to lead the New York Rangers past the Washington Capitals 6-3 Saturday.

        Sandy McCarthy and Bryan Berard also scored for the Rangers, who have won three straight after a nine-game winless streak.

        Dainius Zubrus scored twice and Brendan Witt had the other for Washington, which lost for the fifth time in six games.

        Penguins 3, Thrashers 2, OT

        PITTSBURGH — Randy Robitaille set up Pittsburgh's second goal, then scored the game-winner with 58 seconds left in overtime as the Penguins ran their winning streak to six by beating Atlanta.

        The Thrashers got a tying goal from Tony Hrkac late in the third period, but still remained winless — 0-11 — against Pittsburgh since joining the NHL.

        Pittsburgh also got goals from Mario Lemieux and Aleksey Morozov.

        Bob Corkum also scored for Atlanta.

        Senators 1, Canadiens 1

        MONTREAL — Daniel Alfredsson scored with 2:59 left to lift Ottawa to a tie with Montreal.

        Richard Zednik gave the Canadiens a 1-0 lead with his 14th goal early in the third period.

        Jose Theodore stopped 34 shots.

        The Senators remained unbeaten in regulation in their last five games (2-0-2-1).

        Avalanche 4, Kings 2

        LOS ANGELES — Milan Hejduk and Chris Drury each scored twice as Colorado beat Los Angeles to extend its winning streak to six games.

        Drury also had an assist for the defending Stanley Cup champs, whose winning streak is their longest since a seven-game stretch last January.

        Jaroslav Modry and Ian Laperriere scored for the Kings.

        Wild 2, Devils 2

        ST. PAUL, Minn. — Martin Brodeur made 34 saves, including two in overtime, as New Jersey skated to a 2-2 tie with Minnesota in a physical game.

        Darby Hendrickson and Stacy Roest scored for the Wild.

        Sergei Nemchinov and Valeri Kamensky had New Jersey's goals.

        Bruins 4, Panthers 2

        BOSTON — Joe Thornton scored his 99th and 100th career goals in the third period to give the Bruins a victory over Florida, spoiling Mike Keenan's return to Boston.

        With the goals, Thornton passed Calgary's Jarome Iginla for the NHL scoring lead with 55 points.

        Thornton, who has 21 goals on the season, also became the fourth member of the Bruins with 20 or more goals; no other team has more than two.

        Martin Lapointe and Mike Knuble also scored for Boston, and Byron Dafoe stopped 20 shots to help the Bruins snap a four-game losing streak.

        Pavel Bure scored his 400th career goal for the Panthers, becoming the 68th NHL player to reach that milestone. Jason Wiemer also scored, and Roberto Luongo made 35 saves.

        Islanders 6, Lightning 2

UNIONDALE, N.Y. — Mariusz Czerkawski and Claude Lapointe each had a pair of goals as New York snapped a four-game home losing streak with a victory over Tampa Bay,

        Mats Lindgren and Michael Peca also scored for the Islanders.

        Chris Osgood, who missed the last two games with tendinitis in his right wrist, stopped 23 shots for his 19th win this season.

        Grant Ledyard and Vincent Lecavalier scored for the Lightning.

        Coyotes 3, Blue Jackets 2

        COLUMBUS, Ohio — Daniel Briere had a goal and an assist and Andrei Nazarov scored a goal in his first game in a Phoenix uniform as the Coyotes beat Columbus.

        Nazarov arrived from Boston after a trade Friday. His goal was his first of the season after he failed to score in 47 games with the Bruins.

        Shane Doan scored off an assist from Brian Savage, also acquired in a trade Friday with the Montreal Canadiens.

        Lyle Odelein assisted on both of Columbus goals, one by Kevin Dineen and the other by Ray Whitney.

        Flyers 4, Hurricanes 2

        PHILADELPHIA — Jeremy Roenick and Justin Williams scored 38 seconds apart in the first period as Philadelphia defeated Carolina to snap a three-game winless streak.

        Carolina captain Ron Francis moved into second place on the all-time assist list with his 1,170th on Jeff O'Neill's goal.

        Mark Recchi and Simon Gagne also scored for the Flyers.

        Sami Kapanen scored the other goal for the Hurricanes, who are winless in their last six (0-2-4).

        Red Wings 5, Blues 2

        ST. LOUIS — Brett Hull scored three goals and added two assists, leading Detroit to a victory over St. Louis.

        Pavel Datsyuk and Boyd Devereaux each scored a goal and had two assists for the Red Wings, who are 4-0-1 in their last five games.

        Keith Tkachuk and Cory Stillman scored for the Blues, who have lost two straight after winning their previous 10 games in a row.

        Mighty Ducks 3, Predators 1

        NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Matt Cullen scored the go-ahead goal late in the second period as Anaheim beat Nashville for its third straight victory.

        Dan Bylsma and Mike Leclerc also scored for Anaheim.

        It was only the Predators' third loss in their past 20 home games.

        David Legwand scored for the Predators.

        Oilers 4, Maple Leafs 1

        EDMONTON, Alberta — Mike Comrie scored twice, including the go-ahead goal midway through the third period, as Edmonton ended a three-game losing streak with a win over Toronto.

        Ethan Moreau and Todd Marchant also scored for the Oilers.

        Bryan McCabe scored for Toronto, which has lost two in a row and is 1-4-0-1 in its last six.

        Canucks 2, Flames 0

        CALGARY, Alberta — Peter Skudra made 29 saves as Vancouver beat Calgary, extending the Canucks' winning streak to five games.

        Brent Sopel scored early in the first and Todd Bertuzzi added a power-play goal with 3:40 left as Vancouver moved into a tie with Los Angeles for the eighth spot in the Western Conference.

        Shut out for the second game in a row, the Flames haven't scored a goal in a franchise-record 167 minutes 38 seconds.

        Jarome Iginla failed to register a point for the fourth consecutive game and had his reign as the NHL's leading scorer end after 93 straight days. He was passed by Boston's Joe Thornton.


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