Sunday, February 10, 2002

Rafalski, Devils win thriller in OT

Bruins unbeaten in six

By The Associated Press

        PITTSBURGH — Brian Rafalski scored with 8.6 seconds remaining in overtime to lead New Jersey past Pittsburgh.

        Pittsburgh is winless in five games (0-3-1-1) with two games remaining before the Olympic break.

        Bobby Holik also scored for New Jersey.

        Aleksey Morozov got Pittsburgh's goal.

        Bruins 4, Panthers 1

        BOSTON — Byron Dafoe made 22 saves and Boston extended its unbeaten streak to six games as the Bruins beat the Florida Panthers 4-1 Saturday.

        The Bruins became the only team in the NHL to have five players with 20 or more goals when Sergei Samsonov scored his 20th. Detroit and Ottawa are the only other teams with three.

        Florida's Pavel Bure hit the post on a penalty shot at 10:50 of the second period.

        Bill Guerin, Glen Murray and Brian Rolston also scored for Boston.

        Valeri Bure scored for Florida.

        Maple Leafs 4, Canadiens 1

TORONTO — Shayne Corson and Robert Reichel each had a goal and an assist as Toronto beat Montreal.

        Travis Green and Jyrki Lumme also scored for the Maple Leafs, who outshot Montreal 46-22.

        Montreal goalie Jose Theodore, who had shutouts in his previous two games, made 42 saves.

        Sergei Berezin scored the Canadiens' goal.

        Flames 4, Canucks 3

VANCOUVER, British Columbia — Jason Botterill scored the game-winner on a power play 10:05 into the third period as Calgary ended Vancouver's nine-game unbeaten streak.

        With time running out in Todd Bertuzzi's roughing penalty, Botterill, recalled from Saint John of the AHL earlier in the day, deflected Bob Boughner's high point shot past Peter Skudra.

        Jarome Iginla had a goal and an assist and Ronald Petrovicky and Marc Savard also scored as the Flames avenged a 4-1 loss to the Canucks on home ice just 24 hours earlier.

        Markus Naslund had a goal and an assist for the Canucks, and Brent Sopel and Bertuzzi also scored for Vancouver, which lost for the first time since Jan. 17 (8-1-1).

        Blackhawks 3, Avalanche 2

DENVER — Steve Sullivan and Kyle Calder scored second-period goals, and Chicago beat Colorado.

        It was Colorado's fourth straight loss at home, a first for the Avalanche. The last time the franchise lost four in a row at home was in February 1994 when playing as the Quebec Nordiques.

        Tony Amonte had a goal and an assist for Chicago.

        Goals by Dan Hinote and Joe Sakic gave Colorado a 2-1 lead in the first period.

        Flyers 5, Blues 0

ST. LOUIS — Roman Cechmanek stopped 30 shots for his third shutout of the season and Chris Therien scored a shorthanded goal as Philadelphia beat St. Louis.

        It was the second shutout in four starts for Cechmanek.

        Keith Primeau had a goal and reached 300 career assists with his second of the night.

        Kim Johnsson, Justin Williams and John LeClair also scored for the Flyers.

        Red Wings 3, Senators 2

OTTAWA — Sergei Fedorov scored his 350th and 351st career goals to lead Detroit past Ottawa.

        All five goals were scored in the second period.

        Steve Duchesne also scored for Detroit, which lost a pair of one-goal leads before Fedorov scored his second of the period at 18:15 to put the Red Wings in front for good.

        Fedorov joined teammates Steve Yzerman, Brett Hull, Luc Robitaille and Brendan Shanahan to give the current Red Wings roster five players with more than 350 career goals.

        Marian Hossa and Daniel Alfredsson scored for Ottawa.

        Capitals 4, Lightning 2

TAMPA, Fla. — Dainius Zubrus, Ulf Dahlen and Colin Forbes scored second-period goals as Washington beat Tampa Bay.

        Vaclav Prospal and Dave Andreychuk scored for the Lightning, who are 1-8-2-1 in their last 12 home games.

        Forbes made it 3-1 with 7 1/2 minutes left, chasing Lightning goalie Nikolai Khabibulin who allowed three goals on 12 shots.

        Chris Simon scored an empty-net goal for the Caps in the final minute.

        Predators 1, Blue Jackets 0, OT

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Denis Arkhipov split two defenders and scored while sliding to the ice with 2:15 left in overtime as Nashville beat Columbus.

        Tomas Vokoun had 25 saves for his second shutout of the season. Marc Denis stopped the first 23 shots he faced.

        Arkhipov skated past the benches while being dogged by defender Jean-Luc Grand-Pierre, then deked and moved the puck to his left side to avoid defenseman Mattias Timander. As he slid to the ice, Arkhipov flipped the puck high over the left shoulder of Denis for his 14th goal of the season.

        The Predators remained perfect in overtime (5-0-10) this season.


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