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Blues' second-leading scorer nets two goals, clinches game in overtime

Turgeon doubles down on Devils

Posted: Friday, January 26, 2001

ST. LOUIS -- The second time the St. Louis Blues put a late deflection past Martin Brodeur, it wasn't a false alarm.

Pierre Turgeon scored his second goal of the game with 1:43 to go in overtime after Jamal Mayers' apparent goal was disallowed with 0.7 seconds to go in regulation as the Blues cooled off the New Jersey Devils 4-3 Thursday night.

''I thought I waited until (my stick) got down below the crossbar, but I guess not,'' said Mayers, who deflected a shot by Bryce Salvador. ''I can't be that lucky. I'm glad Turgeon was able to show me how to do it in the end.''

The Blues rallied in the extra period after squandering a pair of two-goal leads. They handed the defending Stanley Cup champions, playing for the second straight night, only their second loss in 17 games.

''We'd like to have a better measuring stick by not playing the night before, when you're coming in against one of the better teams in the league,'' said Devils coach Larry Robinson. ''We really battled back hard and at least we got a point out of this one.''

Alexander Mogilny scored his 20th goal in 21 games, and Patrik Elias had a goal and an assist for the Devils, 11-1-4-1 since Dec. 20. The club-record 14-game unbeaten streak of goalie Martin Brodeur, who had been 10-0-4, came to an end.

Turgeon, second on the Blues with 22 goals, deflected a Todd Reirden shot from the point for the game winner. Turgeon also scored on a backhander early in the third period.

''Obviously you just try to put your stick on it, you don't try to put it in the corner,'' Turgeon said of the game-winner. ''But it went in the corner and it's a big goal, a big win and obviously a good feeling.''

Maple Leafs 2, Thrashers 1

ATLANTA -- Bryan McCabe scored 39 seconds into overtime as Toronto extended Atlanta's winless streak to 13 games.

Gary Roberts tied it up for Toronto with 7:12 left in regulation before McCabe's fourth goal of the season gave the Maple Leafs just their sixth victory in 20 games.

Ray Ferraro scored for Atlanta, 0-10-3 during the winless streak.

Senators 5, Lightning 2

TAMPA, Fla. -- Mike Fisher scored the go-ahead goal with 3:12 left and Ivan Ciernik had his first two NHL goals as Ottawa handed Tampa Bay its eighth straight loss.

Shawn McEachern and Rob Zamuner also scored for Ottawa. Alexander Kharitonov and Brad Richards scored for Tampa Bay.

Flyers 5, Blackhawks 1

CHICAGO -- Brian Boucher made 25 saves for his first victory since Dec. 6 as Philadelphia beat Chicago.

Simon Gagne scored twice and Keith Primeau, Dan McGillis and Jody Hull also connected for the Flyers, who have won three straight and are 7-1-2-1 in their last 11 games.

Ryan VandenBussche scored for Chicago.

Flames 3, Kings 0

LOS ANGELES -- Fred Brathwaite made 21 saves and Derek Morris snapped a scoreless tie with a power-play goal late in the second period as Calgary beat Los Angeles.

The Flames won consecutive games for the first time this month, and ended a five-game losing streak against the Kings.

Brathwaite improved to 7-7-6 with his fourth shutout of the season and 10th of his career. Dave Lowry and Cory Stillman each had a goal and an assist.



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