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Jagr leads Caps past slumping 'Canes

Posted: Thursday, January 23, 2003

WASHINGTON -- Jaromir Jagr had two goals and an assist as the Washington Capitals beat the slumping Carolina Hurricanes 5-3 Wednesday night.

Olaf Kolzig made 35 saves for his 200th career victory. The Capitals snapped a four-game winless streak and moved 11 points ahead of Carolina, the defending Eastern Conference champion, in the Southeast Division.

The Hurricanes have lost eight in a row and are 0-3 against the Capitals this season. Carolina trailed 4-1 midway through the third period before two goals by Josef Vasicek made it close.

Canadiens 2, Lightning 2

TAMPA, Fla. -- Dave Andreychuk scored an unassisted power-play goal with 55 seconds left in regulation as Tampa Bay rallied to tie Montreal.

Ruslan Fedotenko also scored for Tampa Bay.

Saku Koivu had a goal and an assist for the Canadiens, but was stopped by Nikolai Khabibulin on a penalty shot midway through the third period. Montreal's Richard Zednik scored the only goal of the first period.

Senators 2, Panthers 1

SUNRISE, Fla. -- Marian Hossa scored two goals to lead Ottawa over Florida.

Hossa, who leads the NHL with a career-high 33 goals, snapped a tie with 1:04 left. Ottawa nearly scored on a breakaway with 2:02 left when Daniel Alfredsson's shot hit the post.

Patrick Lalime had 16 saves for Ottawa.

Stars 4, Blue Jackets 2

DALLAS -- Mike Modano added to his list of franchise records, as Dallas extended its unbeaten streak to 12 with a victory over Columbus.

Modano tied Neal Broten when he stepped onto the ice for his 992nd game, then his second-period assist on a goal by Bill Guerin put Modano past Broten for the most assists in franchise history at 594.

Scott Young scored an unassisted, short-handed goal to make it 3-1. It was his 12th ever against Columbus.

Oilers 4, Red Wings 3

EDMONTON, Alberta -- Eric Brewer scored 1:42 into overtime to give injury-riddled Edmonton a victory over Detroit.

Anson Carter scored two goals for the Oilers -- his second on the power play tied it four minutes into the third period. It came just 30 seconds after Kris Draper put the Wings ahead 3-2 with a short-handed goal.

Jani Rita also scored for Edmonton, which had six players out of the lineup due to injuries and illness.

Mighty Ducks 6, Kings 5

ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Steve Rucchin and Marc Chouinard scored 55 seconds apart in the third period and Petr Sykora scored with 3:25 remaining as Anaheim beat Los Angeles after blowing a three-goal lead.

Rucchin had two goals and an assist in his 500th NHL game. Paul Kariya also had two goals and two assists, helping the Ducks snap a nine-game winless streak against their Southern California rivals.

Devils 5, Sharks 4, OT

SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Joe Nieuwendyk scored the tying goal with 13 seconds left in regulation and then won it with 28 seconds remaining in overtime to rally New Jersey past San Jose Sharks.

Patrick Marleau and Adam Graves scored 33 seconds apart in the third period to give the Sharks a 4-3 lead. Owen Nolan added two goals as San Jose lost its third straight and fell to 1-5-2-2 in the last 10 games.

Jeff Friesen scored a goal and added an assist as the Devils extended their season-best unbeaten streak to eight games. Scott Niedermayer and Sergei Brylin also scored for the Devils.



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