Penguins extend Philly's misery

Posted: Tuesday, January 13, 2004

PHILADELPHIA Dick Tarnstrom and Tom Kostopoulos scored power-play goals, and the Pittsburgh Penguins held off Philadelphia 2-1 Monday night, extending the Flyers' winless streak to five games (0-4-1).

Jean-Sebastien Aubin made 33 saves for the Penguins, who dropped four of their previous five games.

Bruins 4, Sabres 3

BOSTON Sergei Samsonov's tiebreaking goal with 7:12 remaining lifted Boston past Buffalo.

Boston has won four straight and is 5-0-1 in its last six games.

After Jason Botterill gave Buffalo a 3-1 lead 2:35 into the second, the Bruins scored three unanswered goals including a pair from rookie Patrice Bergeron. Joe Thornton also scored.

Jochen Hecht and Daniel Briere had the other goals for Buffalo.

Predators 3, Wild 3

ST. PAUL, Minn. Sergei Zholtok scored on a slap shot with 13.9 seconds left in the third period to move Minnesota into a tie with Nashville.

The Wild controlled the game, outshooting the Predators 39-23, but Minnesota trailed 3-2 after Vladimir Orszagh's goal midway through the third. Tomas Vokoun made 36 saves for Nashville in his return from a two-game absence caused by the flu.

Blues 7, Blackhawks 4

ST. LOUIS Chris Pronger scored twice and added an assist, and Mike Danton added two goals as St. Louis prolonged Chicago's road woes.

Chicago is winless in 14 straight on the road (0-13-0-1) and hasn't won away from home since beating Nashville on Nov. 7

Christian Backman, Pavol Demitra and Scott Mellanby also scored for St. Louis. Mark Bell, Bryan Berard, Keith Calder and Alexei Zhamnov had the Chicago goals.

St. Louis' Chris Osgood allowed four goals on 14 shots and was pulled for Reinhard Divis. Chicago's Michael Leighton got the hook in favor of Steve Passmore after giving up four goals on 16 shots.



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