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Second-period goals insulate Jackets from Predators

Posted: Monday, January 07, 2002

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Serge Aubin and Rostislav Klesla scored in a span of 36 seconds in the second period as the Columbus Blue Jackets beat the Nashville Predators 4-3 Sunday.

Aubin, who had tallied just once since Dec. 1, later added his eighth goal of the year.

Flyers 4, Hurricanes 3

RALEIGH, N.C. -- Jeremy Roenick scored the go-ahead goal with 10:11 left and Marty Murray had the second two-goal game of his career as Philadelphia defeated Carolina.

The Flyers, with the most road wins (13) in the NHL, finished 4-2 on their season-long, six-game trip.

Sabres 4, Wild 1

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Martin Biron made 17 saves to record his first victory since Dec. 4 as Buffalo defeated Minnesota.

J.P. Dumont, Jason Woolley, Vaclav Varada and Maxim Afinogenov scored for the Sabres, who snapped a six-game road winless streak.

Blackhawks 2, Penguins 0

CHICAGO -- Jocelyn Thibault blocked 22 shots for his second straight shutout as Chicago extended its winning streak to six games with a victory over Pittsburgh.

Islanders 3, Thrashers 2

ATLANTA -- Brad Isbister scored two second-period goals and New York matched last season's victory total by beating Atlanta.

Alexei Yashin assisted on both of Isbister's goals as the Islanders improved 21-13-5-2. They are third in the Atlantic Division, three points behind the New York Rangers and Philadelphia.

Lightning 3, Coyotes 0

PHOENIX -- In his return to Phoenix, Nikolai Khabibulin made 33 saves for his franchise-record sixth shutout of the season and Tampa Bay beat the Coyotes.

Martin St. Louis, Zdeno Ciger and Dave Andreychuk scored.

Khabibulin was making his first appearance at America West Arena since May 4, 1999 when he started the Coyotes' 1-0 loss to St. Louis in Game 7 of the Western Conference quarterfinals.

Oilers 7, Canadiens 6

EDMONTON, Alberta -- Jochen Hecht scored two third-period goals and added two assists as Edmonton rallied for three goals in the third to beat Montreal.

After Ethan Moreau tied the game at 6 at 13:44 of the third, Hecht took a feed from Rem Murray and put it past Montreal goalie Jose Theodore at 15:09 for the winner.

Hecht's first of the night came at 11:09 of the third to cut Montreal's lead to 6-5.

His four-point night was a career high.

Karl Dykhuis scored twice and Patrick Traverse, Brian Savage, Oleg Petrov and Doug Gilmour also had goals for Montreal.

Ryan Smyth, Scott Ferguson, Jason Smith and Sean Brown also scored for the Oilers, who hold a two-point lead in the Northwest Division.



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