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Richter moves to top of Rangers goalies

Posted: Friday, January 19, 2001

NEW YORK -- Brian Leetch's goal with 26.8 seconds left in overtime made Mike Richter the winningest goalie in Rangers history and gave New York a 2-1 victory Thursday night over the Toronto Maple Leafs.

Richter made 30 saves, including a stop in front on Mats Sundin right before Leetch's goal, for his 267th career win that snapped Ed Giacomin's team mark.

Hurricanes 4, Bruins 2

RALEIGH, N.C. -- Glen Wesley and Josef Vasicek scored in the first 6:37 as the Carolina Hurricanes ran their unbeaten streak to nine with a win over the Boston Bruins.

The Hurricanes, who have won five in a row and are 7-0-2 during this stretch, are within one game of matching the franchise's unbeaten record of 10 set in 1982 when the team played in Hartford, Conn.

Devils 7, Flyers 1

PHILADELPHIA -- Scott Gomez had a goal and two assists and Martin Brodeur stopped 18 shots as the New Jersey Devils beat the Philadelphia Flyers in a matchup of the top two teams in the Atlantic Division.

Senators 5, Capitals 4

OTTAWA -- Mike Fisher scored midway through the third period to lift the Ottawa Senators over the Washington Capitals.

Canadiens 3, Lightning 1

MONTREAL -- Juha Lind got the go-ahead goal with 1:45 left in the third period and Craig Darby scored into an empty net to lead the Montreal Canadiens over the Tampa Bay Lightning.

Blues 4, Oilers 1

ST. LOUIS -- Pierre Turgeon had two assists in his first game back from a mild concussion as the St. Louis Blues beat the Edmonton Oilers.

Avalanche 7, Canucks 3

DENVER -- Milan Hejduk scored twice just 10 seconds apart during Colorado's three-goal flurry in the second period, and the Avalanche beat the Vancouver Canucks.

Colorado's Alex Tanguay had the first five-point game of his career with two goals and three assists.

The Avalanche scored their three early goals in a span of only 1:06, with Peter Forsberg stealing the puck at mid-ice and scoring at 14:26. Hejduk followed with his rapid-fire goals at 15:22 and 15:32, producing a 4-2 lead.

One day after being left off of the list of reserves named to the World team for the NHL All-Star game, Hejduk had his sixth multiple-goal game of the season. Hejduk, who was selected to the All-Star game last season, has even better statistics this year with 26 goals and 21 assists.

Vancouver's Andrew Cassels had three assists, and Markus Naslund, the NHL's leading goal scorer, got his 28th in the third period.



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