Lightning take fifth straight

Posted: Friday, January 16, 2004

TAMPA, Fla. Martin St. Louis had the second hat trick of his career and Dave Andreychuk got his 1,300th point Thursday night, leading the Tampa Bay Lightning to their fifth straight victory, 5-4 over the Carolina Hurricanes.

St. Louis scored all three of his goals during the Lightning's five-goal first period, matching the three-goal performance the All-Star forward had against Carolina on Jan. 30, 2003.

Predators 4, Coyotes 3

NASHVILLE, Tenn. Scott Hartnell scored a power-play goal with 47 seconds left, sending Nashville to a victory over Phoenix.

Andrew Hutchinson, Marek Zidlicky and Martin Erat also scored for the Predators, who got 21 saves from Tomas Vokoun.

Devils 3, Rangers 3

NEW YORK Matthew Barnaby scored with 1:49 remaining in regulation to lift New York into a tie with New Jersey.

The Devils appeared to be on their way to another win over the Rangers after Sergei Brylin scored to snap a third-period tie. But Barnaby salvaged a rare point for New York against New Jersey with his late goal.

Martin Brodeur made 30 saves in his 50th straight start against the Rangers, who are 1-21-13-1 versus the Devils since Feb. 17, 1997.

Mike Dunham made 30 stops for New York, which also got goals from Anson Carter and Chad Wiseman.

New Jersey's Scott Niedermayer assisted on goals by Erik Rasmussen and Jay Pandolfo.

Bruins 1, Sabres 0

BUFFALO, N.Y. Felix Potvin made 27 saves for his 31st career shutout and Sergei Samsonov scored to lift Boston over Buffalo.

Potvin, 3-0-1 in his last four starts, helped Boston extend its winning streak to five games and its unbeaten streak to seven (6-0-1-0).

The Bruins got their first shutout in Buffalo since April 4, 1993.

Mika Noronen made 24 saves for Buffalo, which had its home unbeaten streak stopped at seven games.

Islanders 4, Senators 4

OTTAWA Todd White, Martin Havlat and Zdeno Chara scored in the third period to help Ottawa overcome a four-goal deficit and tie New York.

Patrick Lalime made 34 saves for the Senators, who earned a point for the 14th time in their last 15 games (10-1-4).

Michael Peca scored twice, and Mattias Weinhandl and Mariusz Czerkawski had power-play goals as New York built a 4-0 lead 14:13 into the second.

Ottawa rookie Josh Langfeld scored for the second straight game at 14:30, just 17 seconds after Peca's second goal, to draw the Senators within three.

Blues 5, Blue Jackets 3

ST. LOUIS Eric Boguniecki scored twice to lead slumping St. Louis past Columbus.

Mark Rycroft added a goal and an assist for the Blues. Chris Pronger and Dallas Drake also scored for St. Louis, which won for just the fourth time in its last 14 games.

Backup goalie Reinhard Divis made 23 saves to improve his record to 3-0 and keep the Blues perfect against the Blue Jackets (4-0-0-0).

Geoff Sanderson, Nikolai Zherdev and Todd Marchant each had a goal and an assist for Columbus.

Avalanche 4, Stars 1

DENVER Peter Forsberg scored twice, David Aebischer stopped 29 shots and Colorado beat Dallas for its fourth straight win.

Brad Larsen scored his first goal in nearly two years and Dan Hinote added his fourth of the season for the Avalanche, 9-1-2-1 in their past 13 games.

Forsberg has five goals and 11 assists in an eight-game point streak.

Sergei Zubov scored for Dallas.

Oilers 1, Mighty Ducks 0

EDMONTON, Alberta Tommy Salo made 28 saves, Ales Hemksy scored and Edmonton extended Anaheim's winless streak to eight games.

Hemksy scored in the first period and Salo got his second shutout in four games for the Oilers, who have won three of their last four and are 5-2-0-1 in their last eight.

Salo, who shut out the Flyers 3-0 in Philadelphia on Jan. 10, has two shutouts this season and 36 in his career. Anaheim, which hasn't won since a 3-1 victory at Carolina on New Year's Eve, is 0-5-3-0 in its last eight games. The Mighty Ducks have also lost nine straight games in Edmonton.

Sharks 3, Canucks 1

SAN JOSE, Calif. Alex Korolyuk had a goal and an assist, and Evgeni Nabokov made 34 saves to help San Jose beat Vancouver in a meeting of division leaders.

Alyn McCauley and Jonathan Cheechoo also scored for the surprising Sharks, who moved seven points ahead of Los Angeles in the Pacific Division. San Jose, widely thought to be in a rebuilding season, now has the largest division lead in the league.

NHL scoring leader Markus Naslund got the only goal for the Canucks, whose franchise-record eight-game road winning streak was snapped.

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