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Flyers top Canadiens

Posted: Tuesday, January 15, 2002

MONTREAL -- John LeClair had two goals, and Philadelphia scored three times in the third period to rally the Flyers to a 5-3 victory over the Montreal Canadiens on Monday night and extend their winning streak to five games.

Simon Gagne, Keith Primeau and Jeremy Roenick also scored for the Flyers, who have not lost since a 5-2 defeat at San Jose on Jan. 2. Philadelphia is 11-2-0 in its last 13, and is tied with Toronto and Boston for the Eastern Conference lead with 58 points.

Capitals 1, Bruins O, OT

WASHINGTON -- Dainius Zubrus scored 13 seconds into overtime on Adam Oates' 1,000th career assist to lead Washington over Boston.

Oates, who leads the league with 37 assists, became the eighth NHL player to reach 1,000 assists as Washington remained unbeaten in its last four games.

Rangers 2, Blue Jackets 2

NEW YORK -- Tyler Wright scored with 1:09 remaining in regulation to lift Columbus to a tie with New York.

Ray Whitney also scored and Marc Denis made 28 saves for Columbus, who are 2-2-1 in their last five games.

Blackhawks 2, Oilers 1

CHICAGO -- Alex Zhamnov and Phil Housley scored 1:13 apart early in the third period to lift Chicago over Edmonton.

Jocelyn Thibault stopped 17 shots for the Blackhawks, who outshot Edmonton 15-3 in the third period and have won eight of their last 10 games.

Mighty Ducks 5, Predators 3

ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Paul Kariya scored three goals as Anaheim ended an eight-game winless streak with a victory over Nashville.

It was Kariya's sixth career hat trick, and his first since last March 29 at San Jose.

Kariya scored on his first three shots to help Anaheim build a 4-1 lead with 8:41 left in the second period.

The Ducks are 4-2 when Kariya has a hat trick, and 32-14-3 when he has more than one goal.

Marty McInnis also scored for Anaheim, Matt Cullen scored into an empty net in the final minute, and Mike Leclerc had two assists.

Martin Erat, Cliff Ronning and Kimmo Timonen scored for the Predators, who have lost their last four road games and are 1-8-0 in Anaheim.



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