Saturday, February 09, 2002

Wooley beats buzzer, Sens

Jackets top Red Wings

By The Associated Press

        BUFFALO, N.Y. — Jason Woolley scored with 38.8 seconds left in overtime, lifting the Buffalo Sabres to a 3-2 victory Friday night over the Ottawa Senators.

        Miroslav Satan and Erik Rasmussen also scored as the Sabres, who stretched their unbeaten streak to a season-best five-games (3-0-2).

        Ottawa's Magnus Arvedson scored 2:04 into the third period to tie it. Chris Neil also scored for the Senators.

        Ottawa had a six-game unbeaten streak snapped (3-0-3). The Senators are also winless in six trips to Buffalo, dating to Dec. 30, 1998.

        Blue Jackets 3, Red Wings 2

        DETROIT — David Vyborny's goal 19 seconds into the third period helped Columbus to its fifth road win and handed Detroit just its fifth home loss.

        Vyborny, who also had an assist, broke a 2-2 tie when he tipped in a pass from Ray Whitney.

        The win was the Blue Jackets' first ever at Joe Louis Arena and broke a five-game losing streak and 10-game road winless streak. Detroit's 13-game home unbeaten streak was also snapped.

        Detroit is the league's best team at 38-11-6-2 while Columbus is the NHL's worst with a 15-33-7-1 mark.

        Whitney and Deron Quint had the other Columbus goals.

        Chris Chelios and Brett Hull scored for Detroit.

        Rangers 2, Thrashers 1

        ATLANTA — Eric Lindros and Matthew Barnaby scored second-period goals as the New York Rangers remained perfect in Atlanta.

        The Rangers, 6-0 on the road against the Thrashers, snapped a three-game losing streak and moved three points ahead of New Jersey for eighth place in the Eastern Conference.

        Mike Richter made 29 saves for his 292nd victory, third-most among United States-born goalies. Ray Ferraro was the only Atlanta player to score against him, tallying with 6:29 left.

        New York captain Mark Messier became the fourth player to skate in 1,600 NHL games, joining Gordie Howe, Larry Murphy and Ray Bourque.

        Avalanche 6, Wild 0

        ST. PAUL, Minn. — Rookie Radim Vrbata had three goals, Alex Tanguay scored twice, and Colorado ended a three-game losing streak by beating struggling Minnesota.

        The Avalanche, unbeaten in six road games, scored three power-play goals in the first period to support goalie David Aebischer.

        Starting for just the second time in 13 games, Aebischer made 24 saves for his second straight shutout.

        The Wild lost their fifth straight. They've scored two goals or less in 17 of their past 19 games.

        Rob Blake scored the other Colorado goal.

        Hurricanes 4, Mighty Ducks 1

        ANAHEIM, Calif. — Rod Brind'Amour scored the tying goal, before leaving with an eye injury, and Ron Francis scored twice as Carolina ended Anaheim's six-game winning streak.

        Jeff O'Neill also scored, helping the Southeast Division leaders win for just the second time in 11 games (2-2-6).

        Tom Barrasso, playing for the first time in four games since straining his groin, made 19 saves.

        Mike Leclerc scored for the Ducks, who fell one shy of tying the club record for consecutive wins, set Feb. 20-March 7, 1999. Anaheim was 1-10-2 before the winning streak.

        Sharks 4, Blackhawks 2

        SAN JOSE, Calif. — Niklas Sundstrom and Scott Thornton each had a goal and assist as San Jose beat Chicago for its third straight win.

        Patrick Marleau and Owen Nolan also scored for the Sharks, who improved to 18-1-3 when leading after two periods.

        San Jose goalie Evgeni Nabokov stopped 26 shots for his 57th career victory, matching Arturs Irbe for the franchise record.

        Eric Daze and Igor Korolev each had a goal and assist for Chicago, which has lost three of four.

        Canucks 4, Flames 1

        CALGARY, Alberta — Peter Skudra made 25 saves, and four Vancouver players scored as the Canucks stretched their unbeaten streak to nine games (8-0-1).

        The team record is 10 (5-0-5) set in March 1977.

        Leading 2-1 in the third period, Vancouver put the game away by scoring two power-play goals while Igor Kravchuk served a double minor for high-sticking.

        Andrew Cassels, Bryan Helmer, Trevor Linden and Jan Hlavac all scored for Vancouver.

        Vancouver right wing Todd Bertuzzi failed to record a point, snapping his team record-tying streak at 15 games.

        Coyotes 6, Kings 5, OT

        PHOENIX — Brian Savage scored his second goal of the night with 33.9 seconds left in overtime as Phoenix snapped a two-game losing streak.

        The Coyotes erased a 4-0 deficit to take a 5-4 lead, then let Ziggy Palffy tie it with his third power-play goal.

        Daymond Langkow, who also had an assist, scored twice in the first 7:19 of the third period to give Phoenix a 5-4 lead.

        Claude Lemieux had a goal and an assist, and Ladislav Nagy also scored for the Coyotes.

        Jason Allison had a goal and two assists, Ian Laperriere scored, and Adam Deadmarsh had three assists.

        Predators 3, Capitals 3

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Cliff Ronning scored with 2:26 left in regulation, lifting Nashville into a tie with Washington.

        Jaromir Jagr and Adam Oates each had a goal and two assists for Washington.

        The Predators took the lead with a pair of second-period goals. Reid Simpson scored from the top of the left circle on a slap shot at 9:31 and Andy Delmore made it 2-1 on a power play at 15:17.

        The Predators have tied or won 19 of 22 at home.

        Washington goalie Olaf Kolzig didn't play the third period because of a groin strain.

        Oilers 1, Stars 1

DALLAS— Dallas' Ryan Smyth scored the tying goal with 22.3 seconds left and Edmonton goalie Jussi Markkanen off for an extra skater.

        Jamie Langenbrunner scored with 6:30 left in the third for the Stars, unbeaten in their last 13 home games against Edmonton.

        The Oilers are 0-12-1 in Dallas since their last regular-season victory in Texas on Jan. 17, 1996. Dallas also has knocked Edmonton out of the playoffs in each of the last four seasons.

        Ed Belfour made 20 saves for the Stars, 2-5-1 in their last eight games and 1-3-1 in their last five at home.

        Edmonton is 0-8-4 in its last 12 road games.


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