Hurricanes summon third-period rally to tie New Jersey

Posted: Sunday, January 20, 2002

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Defenseman Aaron Ward scored with 2:53 left to cap a two-goal third-period rally, giving the Carolina Hurricanes a 3-3 tie with the New Jersey Devils on Saturday.

Rookie Erik Cole, who assisted on Ward's goal, and Bret Hedican also scored for the Hurricanes.

Tom Barrasso had 23 saves as Carolina stretched its unbeaten streak to three games (1-0-2).

Jason Arnott, Petr Sykora and John Madden scored for the Devils, who have not won consecutive games since Dec. 30-Jan. 1.

Islanders 3, Kings 2

LOS ANGELES -- Adrian Aucoin and Mariusz Czerkawski scored 55 seconds apart early in the second period to lead New York past Los Angeles.

Kip Miller had a goal and an assist in his second game with the Islanders, and backup goalie Garth Snow made 14 of his 23 saves in the first period to win his third straight start.

Canadiens 5, Lightning 1

TAMPA, Fla. -- Andreas Dackell, Jan Bulis and Gino Odjick had first-period goals as Montreal beat Tampa Bay.

Lightning All-Star goalie Nikolai Khabibulin was pulled after allowing three goals on seven shots in the opening period. He was replaced by Kevin Weekes.

Tampa Bay is 0-6-1 in its last seven home games.

Canucks 5, Capitals 1

WASHINGTON -- Ed Jovanovski and Artem Chubarov scored in a 23-second span late in the second period and Vancouver beat Washington.

Andrew Cassels scored twice and Brendan Morrison also tallied for the Canucks. Markus Naslund had three assists.

Chris Simon scored for the Capitals, who have dropped three straight.

Capitals right wing Jaromir Jagr and defenseman Ken Klee sat out with groin injuries. Center Jeff Halpern was placed on injured reserve before the game with a knee injury and will miss 4-to-6 weeks.

Senators 4, Wild 1

OTTAWA -- Shawn McEachern scored for the first time in 22 games and Ottawa stopped a two-game losing streak with a win over Minnesota.

Chris Herperger, Martin Havlat and Marian Hossa also scored for the Senators and Patrick Lalime made 22 saves as Ottawa outshot Minnesota 39-23.

Wes Walz scored for Minnesota.

McEachern swept Radek Bonk's rebound past goalie Manny Fernandez 3:53 into the third to put Ottawa up 3-1.

Flyers 3, Maple Leafs 0

TORONTO -- Donald Brashear scored a goal and won two fights against Tie Domi as Philadelphia beat Toronto for the Flyers' season-high eighth straight victory.

Roman Cechmanek made 31 saves for his second shutout of the season for the Flyers, who have won 14 of their last 16 games. Philadelphia passed Toronto for the Eastern Conference lead last week.

Predators 2, Blue Jackets 1

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Nashville's Karlis Skrastins got the game-winner when he scored his first goal on home ice this season in a victory over Columbus.

The victory gives the Predators a 12-1-5 record in their last 18 games.

Greg Johnson also scored for Nashville.

Thrashers 6, Panthers 1

SUNRISE, Fla. -- Pascal Rheaume scored four goals, including three on the power play, and added an assist to lead Atlanta past Florida.

Ilya Kovalchuk had a power-play goal and four assists for Atlanta, giving him an NHL rookie-high 43 points.

Milan Hnilicka made 44 saves to help the Thrashers win for the fourth time in six games.

Pierre Dagenais scored for Florida, which has lost five straight at home, and five of their last six overall.

Blues 2, Bruins 1, OT

ST. LOUIS -- Keith Tkachuk had both St. Louis goals, including one on a power play 3:29 into overtime, as the Blues beat Boston to extend a season-high eight-game winning streak.

It was his third game-winning goal in the last three games.

The Blues are 10-1-0 in their last 11 games and unbeaten in their last seven home games.

Sabres 3, Coyotes 1

PHOENIX -- Martin Biron stopped 32 shots as Buffalo beat Phoenix.

Stu Barnes, Jay McKee and Miroslav Satan scored for the Sabres, who won for the fifth time in seven games.

McKee gave Buffalo a 2-1 lead at 4:03 of the second period.

Flames 2, Mighty Ducks 1

CALGARY, Alberta -- Chris Clark scored the go-ahead goal 1:35 into the third period and Calgary ended a four-game losing streak with a win over Anaheim.

In the first meeting since their fight-filled game in Calgary on Dec. 8, the teams engaged in a couple of fights early in the first period, but settled down after that.

Scott Nichol scored Calgary's other goal.

Penguins 1, Oilers 0

EDMONTON, Alberta -- Janne Laukkanen scored his first goal of the season and Johan Hedberg stopped 25 shots as Pittsburgh beat Edmonton.

Laukkanen scored 7:01 into the second period. Alexei Kovalev stole the puck deep in the Edmonton end and tried to jam the puck past Tommy Salo. Laukkanen picked up the loose puck in front and beat Salo high to the blocker side.

Hedberg, Salo's backup on the Swedish Olympic squad, earned his sixth shutout of the season and second in nine days.

Avalanche 3, Sharks 1

SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Patrick Roy stopped 22 shots, and Rob Blake had two assists while leading a physical defensive performance by Colorado in its victory over San Jose.

Radim Vrbata, Chris Drury and Martin Skoula scored for Colorado, while Blake assisted on both of Colorado's power-play goals. The Stanley Cup champions killed all seven of San Jose's power-play opportunities while beating the Sharks for the first time in three tries this season.

Patrick Marleau's goal with 12:25 to play denied Roy of his eighth shutout of the season.

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