Sunday, February 9, 2003

Avalanche again deny Hull, Red Wings

Extend unbeaten streak to 8 games

The Associated Press

DENVER - The Colorado Avalanche kept Brett Hull out of the 700-goal club and their unbeaten streak alive.

Milan Hejduk had three goals and Radim Vrbata scored the game-winner with 7:08 left as Colorado extended its unbeaten string to eight games with a 5-3 victory over the Detroit Red Wings on Saturday.

It was the second meeting in three days between the last two Stanley Cup champions. The Avs also beat Detroit 1-0 Thursday.

Colorado is 6-0-2 the past eight games, its longest streak since going 10 games without a defeat late in 2001. The Avalanche haven't lost since a 4-2 setback to Detroit on Jan. 16.

Flyers 2, Rangers 1

PHILADELPHIA - Sami Kapanen scored the tiebreaking goal in his first game with Philadelphia .

Kapanen, acquired Friday in a deal with Carolina, has just seven goals this season after registering 27 last season.

Penguins 5, Bruins 2

BOSTON - Mario Lemieux had four assists to become the 10th player in NHL history with 1,000 in his career as Pittsburgh broke a four-game losing streak.

Alexei Kovalev and Steve McKenna each had two goals and Randy Robitaille one for the Pens.

Predators 3, Blue Jackets 2

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - David Legwand scored two goals and Scott Walker had three assists for Nashville.

Andy Delmore also scored for the Predators.

Espen Knutsen and David Vyborny scored for Columbus.

Maple Leafs 3, Canadiens 1

TORONTO - Mats Sundin scored his 25th and 26th goals as Toronto won its season-high fifth straight. Jyrki Lumme also scored.

Senators 3, Thrashers 1

OTTAWA - Shaun Van Allen and Daniel Alfredsson scored special-teams goals and Marian Hossa added his 34th goal into an empty net for Ottawa.

Islanders 3, Sabres 1

UNIONDALE, N.Y. - Oleg Kvasha scored his eighth goal of the season 8:42 into the final period. Aaron Asham tied it earlier in the third period for New York.

Lightning 4, Panthers 4, tie

SUNRISE, Fla. - Jay Bouwmeester scored a power-play goal with 12 seconds left in regulation as Florida overcame a three-goal deficit to tie Tampa Bay.

Olli Jokinen scored his 27th and 28th goals for Florida.

Blues 4, Sharks 1

ST. LOUIS - Keith Tkachuk scored his seventh goal in five games to snap a second-period tie as St. Louis beat San Jose to improve to 3-0-2 in its last five games.

Dallas Drake added his third goal in four games, Pavol Demitra and Doug Weight also scored, and Al MacInnis had two assists for the Blues. Jonathan Cheechoo scored for the Sharks.

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