Brind'Amour nets hat trick as Carolina tops Islanders to run unbeaten streak to six

Hurricanes continue blowing away the NHL

Posted: Monday, January 08, 2001

RALEIGH, N.C. -- Rod Brind'Amour tied a career high with three goals as the Carolina Hurricanes extended their home unbeaten streak to six games with a 5-2 victory Sunday over the New York Islanders.

It was the first hat trick by a Hurricanes player since Bates Battaglia did it March 8 against Chicago. It was Brind'Amour's first three-goal game since Dec. 29, 1992, with Philadelphia, and second career.

New York has allowed hat tricks in two of three games. New Jersey's Alexander Mogilny scored three times Thursday in a 4-2 Devils victory.

The Islanders have lost five in a row and eight of nine, and have won just five of their last 28 games. Their 28 points are the fewest in the NHL.

Brind'Amour, who had no goals in 14 games, scored his first 5:36 in, knocking in a rebound of a Shane Willis shot.

Oilers 4, Blue Jackets 2

EDMONTON, Alberta -- Ethan Moreau had a goal and an assist to lead Edmonton over Columbus.

Daniel Cleary, Shawn Horcoff and Ryan Smyth also scored for the Oilers, who scored at least four goals for the first time in 11 games.

Espen Knutsen and Jamie Heward scored for Columbus.

Doug Weight assist on Smyth's goal, putting him atop the NHL with 38 assists and extending his point streak to five games.

Red Wings 4, Avalanche 3, OT

DETROIT -- Steve Yzerman's second goal of the game 1:08 into overtime lifted Detroit past Colorado.

Colorado's Chris Drury tied it with just 11.5 seconds left in regulation.

Kirk Maltby gave the Red Wings a 3-2 lead with 5:45 left in the second period with his first goal and point in 19 games. Steve Duchesne also scored for Detroit. Joe Sakic and Shjon Podein had the other Colorado goals.

Blackhawks 7, Lightning 4

CHICAGO -- Michael Nylander and Tony Amonte each scored twice as Chicago rallied to spoil John Tortorella's debut as head coach of Tampa Bay.

Dean McAmmond, Eric Daze and Jaroslav Spacek also scored for the Blackhawks, who outshot Tampa Bay 43-20 and are 6-2-1 in their last nine outings. Chicago's seven-goal output was its highest this season.

Brian Holzinger had two goals and Wayne Primeau and Alexander Kharitonov each had one for the Lightning.

, who led 3-1 in the first period.

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