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Pens upend Bruins

Posted: Tuesday, January 14, 2003

BOSTON -- Jan Hrdina scored the game-winning goal with 5:58 remaining and Sebastien Caron made 31 saves to lead the Pittsburgh Penguins to a 2-1 victory over the Boston Bruins on Monday night.

Hrdina scored his 14th goal when Alexei Kovalev fed him a pass coming out of the corner that he wristed past goalie Steve Shields. The victory snapped a three-game losing streak for the Penguins and a four-game losing streak against Boston.

Canadiens 4, Flames 2

MONTREAL -- Rookie Marcel Hossa had his first career two-goal game and Jose Theodore made 26 saves to lead the Montreal Canadiens to their second win in three home games.

Hossa, who has five goals in four games since being recalled from the minors, scored a power-play goal in the first before adding his second of the game with 6:35 remaining in the third.

Jan Bulis and Donald Audette also scored for Montreal.

Rangers 5, Maple Leafs 1

NEW YORK -- Petr Nedved scored three goals, and Eric Lindros had a goal and assist for the New York Rangers, who have won two straight for the first time since Dec. 1-3.

Nedved has five goals in two games after scoring twice Saturday in Pittsburgh, his first game back after missing four because of a hip injury. Darius Kasparaitis added a goal for the Rangers.

Nedved, who has 17 goals, completed his seventh career hat trick with 16.8 seconds left.

Mike Dunham made 23 saves and assisted on Nedved's final goal in his 13th start in 15 games since being acquired from Nashville. His shutout bid was spoiled with 10:09 remaining when Alyn McCauley scored his third goal of the season.

Thrashers 7, Flyers 4

PHILADELPHIA -- Dany Heatley scored three goals and Marc Savard added a goal and two assists as the Atlanta Thrashers snapped the Philadelphia Flyers' six-game winning streak.

Vyacheslav Kozlov, Jeff Odgers, and Lubos Bartecko also scored for the Thrashers, who entered the game with the NHL's fewest wins (11), fewest points (28), and fewest road victories (five). But they matched their highest scoring output of the season.

It was the first career hat trick for Heatley, last year's NHL rookie of the year.

Capitals 4, Islanders 3, OT

WASHINGTON -- Jaromir Jagr scored two goals, including the winner with 36.4 seconds to play in overtime.

Jagr also had two assists, giving him 11 points in the past two games. That is the best two-game stretch of Jagr's career and he is the first person to record 11 points in a two-game span since Mario Lemieux in November 1995.

Washington has earned points in 13 straight games and built a three-point lead over idle Tampa Bay in the Southeast division.

Devils 6, Panthers 2

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Michael Rupp celebrated his 23rd birthday by scoring twice in his first NHL game.

Jeff Friesen scored twice in a 26-second span in a big four-goal second period as the Devils extended their unbeaten streak to a season-high four games (3-0-1).

Patrik Elias added a goal and two assists in the third game between the teams in 13 days. Jiri Bicek also scored for New Jersey, who outshot Florida 41-12 in posting a season high for goals.

Oilers 8, Blue Jackets 5

EDMONTON, Alberta -- Georges Laraque and Todd Marchant each scored twice and Ryan Smyth had a goal and three assists for the Edmonton Oilers.

Laraque scored both of his goals in the second period when the Oilers scored four goals and took a 6-4 lead.

Mike York, Anson Carter also scored for the Oilers, who are 4-1-1-0 in their last six. Marty Reasoner added an empty-net goal. The eight goals were the most by the Oilers since an 8-2 win over Washington on Oct. 28, 1998.

Kings 3, Sharks 2, OT

LOS ANGELES -- Jason Allison scored on a power play with 1:10 left in overtime as the Los Angeles Kings ended a five-game home losing streak.

The San Jose Sharks, playing their first road game since Dec. 23, found themselves short-handed just 14 seconds into the extra period as defenseman Scott Hannan received four minutes for cutting Ziggy Palffy with a high stick behind the San Jose net.

Sharks goaltender Miikka Kiprusoff stopped seven shots on the ensuing power play, but couldn't handle a floater from the low slot by Allison after Vincent Damphousse got his stick in the way of the shot. It was the sixth goal this season for Allison, who was playing in his third game after missing the previous eight because of a sore knee.

Red Wings 5, Blackhawks 4, OT

DETROIT -- Nicklas Lidstrom scored his second goal 47 seconds into overtime to give the Detroit Red Wings their first home win over Chicago in 10 meetings.

Chicago's last loss in Detroit was April 2, 1999.

Brendan Shanahan and Sergei Fedorov assisted on the game-winning goal, which started with a three-on-two rush. Fedorov had three assists.

Chicago's Phil Housley scored with 3:19 left in regulation to force overtime. Kyle Calder corralled the puck behind the net and assisted on the game-tying goal.



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