Rangers lit up by Lightning strike

Posted: Tuesday, January 29, 2002

NEW YORK -- Nikolai Khabibulin stopped 42 shots, 22 in the third period, and Vincent Lecavalier scored on a breakaway as the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the New York Rangers 1-0 Monday night.

Lecavalier's goal 3:27 into the third helped the Lightning end a three-game losing streak, and snapped the Rangers' winning run at three.

Mike Richter stopped 20 shots for New York, which scored 19 goals in its three previous games.

Coyotes 4, Thrashers 2

ATLANTA -- Daniel Briere scored the tiebreaking goal for Phoenix midway through the second period and Sean Burke had a fairly easy night in goal against Atlanta.

Burke, who missed seven games with a groin strain, faced 16 shots and had to make only a handful of tough saves in his first appearance since a Jan. 9 loss to San Jose.

Phoenix peppered Atlanta goalie Milan Hnilicka with 36 shots. Landon Wilson, Teppo Numminen and Ossi Vaananen also scored for the Coyotes.

Jiri Slegr and rookie Ilya Kovalchuk had Atlanta goals.

Bruins 2, Blackhawks 1

BOSTON -- Bill Guerin scored with 21.1 seconds left and Byron Dafoe made 26 saves as Boston edged Chicago.

Josef Stumpel assisted on both Bruins goals.

Jocelyn Thibault made 20 saves for Chicago, 6-2-2 in its last 10 visits to Boston. The Blackhawks are 10-12-5 on the road this season despite starting the night with the second-most points in the NHL.

Glen Murray gave the Bruins a 1-0 lead, before Michael Nylander tied it at 13:08 of the first period.

Mighty Ducks 1, Blues 0

ST. LOUIS -- Paul Kariya scored late in the second period, and Jean-Sebastien Giguere stopped 15 shots for his seventh career shutout to lead Anaheim over St. Louis.

Giguere's third shutout of the season extended the Mighty Ducks' winning streak to a season-high four games.

St. Louis, which had defeated Anaheim in their last five meetings, lost its third straight game after winning 10 in a row.

Kariya scored his 19th goal at 17:28 of the second when he lifted the puck over the shoulder of Fred Brathwaite, who made his first start since Jan. 1, a span of 12 games.

Stars 4, Blue Jackets 2

DALLAS -- Rob DiMaio broke a tie with 7:04 to play, leading Dallas past Columbus -- the Stars' first win under interim coach Rick Wilson.

Scott Pellerin added an empty-net goal with 42.7 seconds left for Dallas, which snapped a three-game losing streak.

Grant Marshall's second-period goal against his former team moved Columbus into a 2-2 tie. Deron Quint had a power-play goal late in the first period for the Blue Jackets, 1-5 in their last six and 1-14-1 in their last 16 road games.

Martin Rucinsky and Richard Matvichuk had first-period goals for the Stars.

Flames 3, Wild 2, OT

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Jarome Iginla scored on a tip-in 46 seconds into overtime, leading Calgary to its second victory in nine games.

Roman Turek held the Wild scoreless for the final 43 minutes and finished with 31 saves. In three victories over Minnesota this season, Turek has stopped 67 of 72 shots.

Denis Gauthier scored midway through the third period, tying it at 2. The goal was Gauthier's first in 29 games since Nov. 15.

Andrew Brunette had a goal and an assist for Minnesota, which has one victory in 10 games.

Kings 6, Avalanche 4

DENVER -- Craig Johnson scored twice as Los Angeles snapped Colorado's six-game winning streak.

After Joe Sakic ended a career-worst 18-game scoreless streak with two goals in the second period, Jason Allison put the Kings up 5-3.

It was the first time in nine games the Avalanche allowed more than two goals.

Kelly Buchberger and Mattias Norstrom scored to give the Kings a 4-2 lead, but Ville Nieminen brought Colorado within one at 10:43 of the third.

Red Wings 1, Oilers 1

EDMONTON, Alberta -- Tomas Holmstrom scored a power-play goal at 14:42 of the second period to lift Detroit into a tie with Edmonton.

The Red Wings are unbeaten in six games (4-0-2).

Nicklas Lidstrom earned his 29th assist, second on Detroit behind Steve Yzerman, who will miss up to two weeks following right knee surgery.

Anson Carter scored a power-play goal to give Edmonton a 1-0 lead at 13:09 of the first period.

Canucks 5, Predators 1

VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- Markus Naslund took over the NHL scoring lead with a hat trick as Vancouver beat Nashville.

Matt Cooke and Trevor Linden also scored for the Canucks, who won a sixth straight game for the first time since the opening month of the 1993 season.

The win allowed Vancouver, 12-3-0-1 in the last 16 games, to stay tied with Los Angeles for eighth place in the Western Conference playoff race.

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