Wednesday, February 19, 2003

Hockey Today

By The Associated Press



- Keith Tkachuk and Pavol Demitra, Blues, each had two goals and an assist as St. Louis rallied from a two-goal deficit to beat Calgary 5-3.

- Patrik Stefan, Thrashers, scored in overtime to give Atlanta a 4-3 win over Buffalo.

- Rem Murray, Predators, had two goals to lead Nashville over Boston 5-1.

- Radim Vrbata, Avalanche, had a goal and two assists as Colorado defeated Chicago 5-4.


Colorado is 10-0-2-1 since losing in to Detroit on Jan. 16 after a 5-4 victory in Chicago on Monday night. ... Ottawa improved to 5-1-1 in its last seven games with a 3-2 win over the New York Rangers. ... Los Angeles' 3-2 win over San Jose was the Kings' sixth victory in eight games.


Pavel Bure returned to the New York lineup Monday night in the Rangers' 3-2 loss to Ottawa. Bure, who missed 31 games with torn cartilage in his left knee, assisted on Alexei Kovalev's goal in the third and had a game-high seven shots.


Alexei Yashin, playing his second game since being demoted to the fourth line, scored the tying goal in the New York Islanders' 2-2 result in Anaheim on Monday night. Yashin's 14th goal of the season ended a seven-game drought.


Chicago is 3-10-2 in its last 15 games and has lost four of five following a 5-4 loss to Colorado on Monday night. ... San Jose's 3-2 loss in Los Angeles was its sixth in seven games. The Sharks completed a seven-game road trip with a 1-6 record.


Andy Delmore added to his NHL lead among defensemen with his 17th goal in Nashville's 5-1 win over Boston on Monday night.


Steve Thomas scored his 400th goal in the NHL in the second period of Chicago's 5-4 loss to Colorado on Monday night. In 1,170 games with Chicago, the New York Islanders, New Jersey and Toronto, Thomas has 896 points. ... Adam Oates helped set up both goals in Anaheim's 2-2 tie with the New York Islanders to overtake Gordie Howe for sixth place on the career assists list. The assist was the 1,050th of Oates' career.


Vincent Lecavalier's two assists in Tampa Bay's 3-1 win over Washington on Monday night moved him past Chris Gratton into second place on the team's career points list with 237. Brian Bradley heads the list with 300.


"I feel (referee) Chris Rooney had a direct effect on the outcome of the game with those two calls. Especially the second one on Bondra. That's ridiculous. I watched it 10 times and he didn't do anything. The guy goes down. To me that's inexcusable." - Washington coach Bruce Cassidy. The Capitals were penalized for delay of game at 31 seconds of the third period, and Peter Bondra was sent off for boarding at 1:21 on Monday night. Tampa Bay's Dan Boyle scored and the Lightning won 3-1.

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