Blues top Bruins for franchise-record ninth straight win

Posted: Tuesday, January 22, 2002

BOSTON -- Bryce Salvador scored with 2:12 left in overtime and the St. Louis Blues set a franchise record with their ninth consecutive win, 4-3 over the Boston Bruins on Monday.

Pavol Demitra, Keith Tkachuk and Mike Keane also scored for St. Louis, which won for the first time this season when trailing after two periods.

The Blues swept the home-and-home matchup against the Bruins, winning both games in overtime and improving to 10-2 in its last 12 games against Boston.

Panthers 7, Canadiens 5

SUNRISE, Fla. -- Pavel Bure had two goals and an assist in his return to the lineup, and the Panthers withstood a four-goal third period by the Canadiens.

Bure, back after missing five games with a broken left hand, helped the Panthers reach a season high in goals and win for just the second time in six games while ending a five-game home losing streak.

Pierre Dagenais, Ivan Novoseltsev, Brad Ference, Viktor Kozlov and Kristian Huselius also scored for the Panthers.

Stars 5, Blue Jackets 3

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Pierre Turgeon had a goal and two assists, and Brenden Morrow scored the go-ahead goal early in the third period as Dallas beat Columbus.

Turgeon had his first three-point game with Dallas, which improved to 13-0-0-0 when scoring three or more goals on the road this season. Benoit Brunet and Joe Nieuwendyk each added a goal and an assist, and Mike Modano scored his 27th goal into an empty net.

Brett Harkins scored his first NHL goal since March 12, 1997, when he played with Boston, and Jody Shelley and Blake Sloan also had goals for Columbus, which has lost three straight.

Canucks 7, Hurricanes 5

RALEIGH, N.C. -- Brent Sopel scored twice from 55 feet during the final 7:59 as the Canucks blew a pair of two-goal leads but rallied to beat the Hurricanes.

Trevor Linden sealed it with his second of the game with 2:33 left on an assist from Sopel as the Canucks beat Carolina for the second time in nine days. Vancouver handed the Hurricanes their worst loss of the season, 7-1, on Jan. 12.

Lightning 3, Devils 2

TAMPA, Fla. -- Vincent Lecavalier, Ben Clymer and Martin St. Louis scored first-period goals as Tampa Bay beat New Jersey.

The Lightning, who snapped a seven-game home winless streak (0-6-1), are six points behind New Jersey and Montreal for eighth place in the Eastern Conference.

Penguins 5, Flyers 2

PITTSBURGH -- Aleksey Morozov, finding his scoring touch now that he's playing on Mario Lemieux's line, had two goals and Lemieux set up four goals as Pittsburgh ended Philadelphia's eight-game winning streak.

Sharks 4, Oilers 3

SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Scott Hannan scored his first goal of the season midway through the third period to give San Jose a victory over Edmonton.

Mike Ricci, Brad Stuart and Bryan Marchment also scored for the Sharks, who won for just the second time in their last five home games, and improved to 4-0-3 in their previous seven games against Edmonton.

Coyotes 1, Predators 0

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Robert Esche stopped 19 shots for his third career shutout, and Sergei Berezin scored the game's only goal at 10:08 of the second period as Phoenix edged Nashville.

Avalanche 3, Sabres 2

DENVER -- Chris Drury scored the go-ahead goal and also had an assist as Colorado beat Buffalo to increase its Northwest Division lead.

Adam Foote and Milan Hejduk also had goals for Colorado, while Patrick Roy made 26 saves to extend his NHL record for victories to 504. Coupled with Edmonton's 4-3 loss to San Jose, the Avalanche moved four points ahead of the Oilers.

Kings 4, Mighty Ducks 2

ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Jason Allison scored two power-play goals and set up Nelson Emerson's go-ahead score as Los Angeles beat Anaheim.

Steve Heinze set up both of Allison's goals, Ian Laperriere also scored and Felix Potvin made 29 saves for the Kings, who are 14-4-3 in their last 21 games. Jeff Friesen had a goal and an assist and Mike Leclerc scored for the Ducks, who have lost four straight and are 1-10-1 in their last 12 contests. They fell to 0-18-1 when trailing after two periods.

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