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Wings get rough with Vancouver

Posted: Thursday, January 10, 2002

DETROIT -- Kris Draper's goal 2:26 into overtime completed a comeback from a three-goal, third-period deficit that lifted the Detroit Red Wings to a 5-4 win over the Vancouver Canucks Wednesday.

The Red Wings' Luc Robitaille scored the 610th goal of his career to tie him with Bobby Hull for the NHL record for most goals by a left wing.

Draper put in the rebound of a Kirk Maltby shot for the OT winner.

Trailing 4-1 going into the third period, Detroit got third-period goals from Brendan Shanahan, rookie Pavel Datsyuk and Brett Hull, Bobby's son.

Devils 5, Flames 1

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Scott Niedermayer scored two goals and Jean-Francoise Damphouse had 23 saves in posting his first NHL victory in the New Jersey Devils win over the Calgary Flames.

Petr Sykora, Sergei Nemchinov and Jason Arnott also scored and rookie Christian Berglund got an assist in his first NHL game in the Devils' biggest offensive effort since a 5-1 victory over Florida on Nov. 24.

The scoring burst also helped the Devils end a run of five one-goal games, a franchise record.

Capitals 6, Blue Jackets 3

WASHINGTON -- Sergei Gonchar scored twice as Washington ended a three-game losing streak.

Stephen Peat, Adam Oates, Jaromir Jagr and Colin Forbes also scored for the Capitals, who were 1-2-2 in their last five home games. Tyler Wright had a goal and two assists for Columbus.

David Vyborny and Jean-Luc Grand-Pierre also scored for the Blue Jackets, who had won two of three games after an 0-4-1 slide.

Oates gave the Capitals the lead for good 13:16 into the second period, just 56 seconds after Grand-Pierre's second goal of the season made it 2-all.

Stars 3, Panthers 2

SUNRISE, Fla. -- Mike Modano had two goals and Jamie Langenbrunner scored with 2:36 left in regulation for Dallas.

Langenbrunner broke a 2-2 tie with a close-range slap shot that beat Roberto Luongo high on the stick side. From behind the net, Kirk Muller found Langenbrunner wide open for the game winner.

Ed Belfour had 16 saves as he improved to 8-1-1 lifetime against Florida.

Thrashers 4, Senators 3, OT

ATLANTA -- Ilya Kovalchuk scored from the left face-off circle with 2:02 left in overtime as Atlanta snapped a five-game losing streak.

Kovalchuk took a cross-ice pass from Patrik Stefan and shot it past Senators goalie Jani Hurme. It was the Thrashers' first victory since Dec. 28 against Toronto.

Kings 4, Rangers 0

NEW YORK -- Jamie Storr made 34 saves for his first shutout of the season as Los Angeles became the first team to sweep the three New York area teams in consecutive road games.

The Kings beat the Islanders 3-0 on Saturday and the New Jersey Devils 3-2 on Monday.

Mikko Eloranta, Steven Heinze, Ziggy Palffy and Lubomir Visnovsky scored as the Kings won for the first time in Madison Square Garden since March 12, 1990.

The Kings, best in the NHL in penalty killing, stopped four Rangers power plays and have now killed 27 straight penalties in their four-game win streak.

Sharks 6, Coyotes 5

PHOENIX -- Teemu Selanne scored his first goal in 11 games and Adam Graves scored twice for San Jose.

Marco Sturm, Mike Ricci and Matt Bradley also scored for the Sharks, who won for the fourth time in their last five games.

Michal Handzus had two goals and an assist for Phoenix, which dropped its third in a row. Daniel Briere, Claude Lemieux and Paul Mara added goals as the Coyotes had a season-high 42 shots against Evgeni Nabokov.

Avalanche 7, Blackhawks 3

DENVER -- Chris Drury had two goals and an assist, and Colorado used a four-goal flurry in the second period to beat Chicago.

With star forward Peter Forsberg set to return to the team after a four-month leave of absence, the Avalanche ended Chicago's six-game winning streak.

Colorado's second line of Drury, Ville Nieminen and Steven Reinprecht scored three straight goals in a span of 5:34, giving the Avalanche a 5-2 lead entering the final period.

Blues 3, Mighty Ducks 2

ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Doug Weight scored with less than a second left in the second period and set up the game-winner by Cory Stillman with 10:28 remaining as the St. Louis Blues beat the Anaheim Mighty Ducks.

Stillman also assisted on a short-handed goal by Dallas Drake in the first period and Brent Johnson made 19 saves for the Blues. It was their fourth straight victory, matching their longest winning streak of the season. They have won six of their last seven -- a stretch in which they have not allowed more than two goals in any game.



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