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Kings stop slide against Chicago

Posted: Monday, January 19, 2004

CHICAGO Alexander Frolov scored with 8:26 left, and the Los Angeles Kings snapped a 14-game winless streak.

Derek Armstrong also scored for the Kings, who won for the first time since beating Edmonton 4-2 on Dec. 16. Los Angeles was 0-3-9-2 since that win.

Los Angeles goalie Roman Cechmanek blocked 34 shots, allowing only a goal by Chicago's Alex Zhamnov in the third period.

Thrashers 5, Hurricanes 2

RALEIGH, N.C. Randy Robitaille scored two power-play goals off assists from Ilya Kovalchuk to lift the Atlanta Thrashers past the Carolina Hurricanes 5-2 on Sunday.

Daniel Tjarnqvist had a big third period for the Thrashers, scoring a short-handed goal with Carolina on a five-on-three power play and making a key defensive play that preserved Atlanta's lead.

Zdenek Blatny added a second-period goal and Kovalchuk had an empty-net score for the Thrashers, who won for the first time in 2004. Atlanta came in 0-5-1 in January.

Capitals 4, Penguins 3

WASHINGTON Peter Bondra had a power-play goal and an assist to lead Washington over Pittsburgh.

Robert Lang scored his 23rd goal and had three assists for Washington. Jason Doig and Jeff Halpern also scored for the Capitals.

Milan Kraft and Konstantin Koltsov scored power-play goals, and Drake Berehowsky added a goal for the Penguins, who have lost three straight.

Oilers 4, Blue Jackets 4

COLUMBUS, Ohio Rick Nash scored his NHL-leading 28th goal and added an assist to help the Columbus Blue Jackets tie the Edmonton Oilers.

The Oilers' Eric Brewer scored his second goal of the season 5:45 into the third to tie it.

There were plenty of prime scoring chances the rest of the way the best coming when Nash fed fellow 19-year-old Nikolai Zherdev and his shot was just wide with 41 seconds left in overtime.

Mike York, Ethan Moreau and Brad Isbister also had goals for Edmonton.



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