Monday, March 18, 2002

Portland 3, Mighty Ducks 2

        PORTLAND, Me. — Stephen Peat and Ivan Ciernik scored first-period goals to lift the Portland Pirates to a 3-2 victory over the Cincinnati Mighty Ducks Sunday in the AHL.

        Trent Whitfield scored the game-winner in the third period, and Chris Corrinet had a pair of assists for the Pirates, who won their third straight game and improved to 6-2-3-0 in their last 11.

        Dave Roche and Yuri Butsayev scored for the Ducks, who fell to 1-6-1-0 in their last eight. Cincinnati was held under three goals for the eighth time in 11 games this month.

        Jason Elliott gave up two goals on three shots before being replaced by Ilja Bryzgalov five minutes into the opening period.

        Cincinnati ....... 0-1-1-2

        Portland ....... 2-0-1-3

        First period: 1. Por, Peat 1 (Murphy, Corrinet), 0:37.2. Por, Ciernik 9 (Hlinka, Ferraro), 5:04.

        Second period: 3. Cin, Roche 28 (Zinger), 4:53.

        Third period: 4. Por, Whitfield 13 (Corrinet, Mink), 9:16 (pgg).5. Cin, Butsayev 21 (Brule), 19:06.

        Shots on goal: Cin 8-14-12=34; Port 12-18-8=38. Power-play opportunities: Cin 0-for-3; Port 1-for-5. Goaltenders: Cin, Elliott (5:04; 3 shots, 2 saves), Bryzgalov (53:27; 35 shots, 34 saves; record 18-13-4); Port, Charpentier (38 shots, 36 saves; record 19-14-10). A: 4,568. Records: Cin 30-28-9-3; Port 26-25-15-3.


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