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Posted: Wednesday, January 14, 2004

NEW YORK Tom Poti had a goal and assist, and defense partner Brian Leetch set up two scores to lead the Rangers to their fourth straight victory over the Islanders, 4-1 Tuesday night.

Alex Kovalev and Vladimir Malakhov added goals in the third period and Eric Lindros also scored to help the Rangers stretch their unbeaten streak against the Islanders to 6-0-2. Mike Dunham made 18 saves to improve to 8-2-2 against the Islanders.

Jason Blake scored for the Islanders.

Sabres 6, Flyers 2

BUFFALO, N.Y. Curtis Brown had two goals and Mika Noronen made 35 saves for the Sabres.

Chris Drury added a goal and two assists, Jason Botterill had a goal and an assist, and Daniel Briere and Chris Taylor also scored for the Sabres, 2-1-1 in their last four games. Kim Johnsson and Tony Amonte scored for Philadelphia, 0-4-1-1 in its last six games.

Senators 4, Devils 0

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. Marian Hossa scored two goals and Ottawa held New Jersey to eight shots in the first two periods.

Bryan Smolinski and Josh Langfeld also scored, and Radek Bonk and Martin Havlat had two assists apiece for the Senators, 10-1-3 in their last 14 games (10-1-3). Patrick Lalime made 26 saves for his third shutout of the season and the 31st of his career.

Lightning 3, Penguins 1

PITTSBURGH Cory Stillman and Brad Richards scored less than a minute apart early in the first period to help Tampa Bay run its franchise-best road winning streak to four games.

Lightning backup goalie John Grahame allowed only one goal for the fourth straight game all during the road winning streak while facing only 13 shots.

Canadiens 5, Blues 2

MONTREAL Mike Ribeiro and Jan Bulis each had a goal and an assist and Canadiens backup goalie Mathieu Garon made 16 saves.

Richard Zednik, Michael Ryder and Craig Rivet also scored for Montreal, 6-1-1 in its last eight games. Pavol Demitra and Eric Nickulas scored for St. Louis.

Maple Leafs 4, Flames 1

TORONTO Bryan McCabe scored two power-play goals to help Toronto push its Eastern Conference-leading points total to 59.

Tom Fitzgerald, playing his 1,000th career game, added a goal for Toronto, and Nik Antropov also scored. Toronto's Gary Roberts also played his 1,000th game. Shean Donovan scored for Calgary.

Kings 0, Predators 0

NASHVILLE, Tenn. Nashville's Chris Mason made 33 saves for his first NHL shutout and Los Angeles' Roman Cechmanek stopped 29 shots.

The Predators nearly scored with four minutes left in regulation, but Denis Arkhipov's wrist shot from the slot bounced off the left goal post.

Canucks 4, Coyotes 1

GLENDALE, Ariz. Markus Naslund scored two goals to help Vancouver extend its road winning streak to eight games.

Ed Jovanovski and Daniel Sedin added power-play goals for the Canucks, 6-2-1 in their last nine games overall.

Avalanche 3, Mighty Ducks 1

DENVER Paul Kariya scored in his first game against his former team, leading Colorado past Anaheim.

Kariya, the Mighty Ducks' career leader in goals and assists, signed with Colorado last July.

Peter Forsberg and Rob Blake each had a goal and an assist for Colorado, 7-0-0-1 in its last eight games. Sergei Fedorov scored for Anaheim, 0-4-3-0 in its last seven games.

Oilers 4, Panthers 2

EDMONTON, Alberta Raffi Torres and Ryan Smyth scored power-play goals for Edmonton.

The power-play goals were Edmonton's first in eight games since a 2-1 home loss to Calgary on Dec. 28.

Cory Cross and Fernando Pisani also scored for Edmonton. Mike Van Ryn and Valeri Bure scored for Florida.

Stars 3, Sharks 0

SAN JOSE, Calif. Bill Guerin scored his 300th and 301st career goals, and Marty Turco stopped 17 shots for his third shutout of the season for Dallas.

Guerin became just the 14th American-born player to reach 300 goals when he ripped a shot past Evgeni Nabokov midway through the second period. Scott Young also scored for the Stars.



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