Rangers chalk up blowout against rival Islanders

Posted: Wednesday, January 22, 2003

UNIONDALE, N.Y. -- Former New York Islanders great Bryan Trottier returned to Nassau Coliseum with the arch enemy and left with a dominant victory.

Matthew Barnaby scored twice, and Mike Dunham made 31 saves Tuesday night to lift the New York Rangers to a 5-0 victory in Trottier's first game on Long Island as coach of the Rangers.

Penguins 0, Sabres 0

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Martin Biron stopped 23 shots for Buffalo in his second straight shutout, and Sebastien Caron made 34 saves for Pittsburgh. Biron, who has three shutouts this season, beat Phoenix 1-0 Saturday night.

Flyers 3, Maple Leafs 1

TORONTO -- Jeremy Roenick and Mark Recchi scored 22 seconds apart in the third period, and surging Philadelphia ended Toronto's 13-game home unbeaten streak. Michal Handzus scored in his fourth straight game for the Flyers, who also won their fourth in a row. Philadelphia has won 10 of 11, and is 6-0 on the road over that span.

Thrashers 8, Blues 4

ATLANTA -- Dany Heatley and Ilya Kovalchuk scored twice each as the Thrashers tied a team record for goals.

Predators 3, Canucks 2

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Scott Hartnell had a goal and two assists, and Tomas Vokoun made 31 saves to lead Nashville. Todd Bertuzzi scored twice for Vancouver.

The Predators opened the scoring in the first period at 8:15 when Hartnell scored from high in the slot.

with a one-timer that beat Vancouver goaltender Dan Cloutier to his glove side.

Adam Hall and David Legwand also scored for Nashville.

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