Hull leads Red Wings past Avs in extra time

Posted: Friday, February 06, 2004

DENVER Brett Hull scored 57 seconds into overtime after two Colorado players were hit with penalties at the end of regulation to give Detroit a 3-2 victory over Colorado.

Canucks 4, Devils 0

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. Brothers Henrik and Daniel Sedin set up goals for each other Thursday night and the Vancouver Canucks avoided a winless tour of the New York metropolitan area.

Canadiens 2, Islanders 1

MONTREAL Rookie Michael Ryder scored the winning goal midway into the third period. Ryder, selected to play in Saturday's YoungStars game during the All-Star weekend in St. Paul, Minn., scored his 15th goal with a shot from the right side that went in off goalie Garth Snow's glove.

Bruins 6, Sabres 2

BUFFALO, N.Y. The Bruins won their fifth straight game as Joe Thornton had a goal and an assist.

Lightning 5, Predators 2

NASHVILLE, Tenn. Pavel Kubina, Dan Boyle and Ben Clymer scored second-period goals and Cory Stillman added three assists.

Flyers 5, Thrashers 1

ATLANTA Antero Niittymaki had 20 saves in the second start of his NHL career. Simon Gagne, Mark Recchi, Sami Kapanen and Tony Amonte scored in the second period for the Flyers, 5-0-1 in their last six road games.

Maple Leafs 5, Senators 4

OTTAWA The Maple Leafs erased a four-goal deficit and won on Owen Nolan's overtime goal. Nolan slapped a shot from the top of the faceoff circle to the right of goaltender Patrick Lalime. The puck lodged in the short side of the net with 30.7 seconds to go in the five-minute overtime.

Blues 2, Flames 1

CALGARY, Alberta The Blues snapped an eight-game winless streak when Scott Mellanby's goal with 4:15 remaining lifted them past Calgary.

Sharks 5, Coyotes 0

SAN JOSE, Calif. All-Star Patrick Marleau scored his team-leading 23rd goal as the San Jose Sharks won their fourth straight home game, 5-0 over the Phoenix Coyotes on Thursday night.

Alyn McCauley, Scott Hannan, Alexander Korolyuk and Marco Sturm also scored for the Pacific Division-leading Sharks, who beat Phoenix for the third time (with one tie) in five meetings.

Evgeni Nabokov needed just 20 saves to record his second straight shutout, and third in four home games.

Coyotes goalkeeper Brian Boucher, tied for second in save percentage entering the game, lost for just the fourth time in his last 18 starts as the Coyotes saw their winless streak extend to six games. Boucher stopped 30 of 35 shots.

The Sharks, who struggled in the first period against Florida on Tuesday, wasted little time establishing control against Phoenix. McCauley's power-play goal came with 12:45 left in the first period after he took a pass from Korolyuk, who was behind the net.

San Jose went up 2-0 just when Hannan slipped the puck past Boucher after taking a pass from Wayne Primeau. The Sharks have now outscored their opponents 53-17 in the first period. Phoenix was limited to five first-period shots.

Hannan broke a six-game pointless streak with the goal.

Korolyuk padded the Sharks' lead in the second period when he punched in a rebound that Boucher couldn't control off the stick of Tom Preissing.

Sturm's goal made it 4-0. Sturm, who has scored in two straight games after not doing so in his previous 10, had an open net when Vincent Damphousse made a nice crossing pass.

Marleau scored a power-play goal less than two minutes into the third period. Sturm's shot bounced off Boucher and Marleau was there for the tip-in. The Sharks had just two power-play goals in their previous 11 games.

Notes: Phoenix RW Landon Wilson injured his eye in the second period and did not return. He was to be re-evaluated on Friday. ... Marleau has four goals and four assists in his last five games. ... Nabokov is 9-6-2 lifetime against the Coyotes. ... Phoenix accumulated 52 penalty minutes on 15 penalties, including a fighting major, a misconduct, and a game misconduct. ... Sharks LW Nils Ekman had a career-high three assists. ... The Coyotes had a point in 14 of their previous 16 road games.



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