Devils continue unbeaten streak

Posted: Monday, February 12, 2001

NEW YORK -- Theo Fleury scored his 30th goal this season for the Rangers, but Turner Stevenson answered early in the third period as the New Jersey Devils extended their unbeaten streak against New York to 22 games with a 1-1 tie Sunday.

New York has not beaten its cross-river rivals in the regular season since Jan. 12, 1997, going 0-14-8. The teams have tied twice in three games this season.

The Devils tied it on a power play 4:33 into the third period when Stevenson, in front of the net, tipped a high shot from Scott Stevens under the pads of Mike Richter. The Rangers are the only NHL team without a shutout this season and Richter hasn't had one in 122 games, dating to Feb. 26, 1999.

Canadiens 4, Sabres 3

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Patrick Poulin scored twice in four minutes in the third period to rally Montreal over Buffalo.

Oleg Petrov had a goal and two assists, and Stephane Robidas also scored for the Canadiens, who overcame a third-period deficit for the first time this season. Montreal had gone 0-24-3-1 when trailing after two periods.

Dave ndreychuk had a goal and assist, Vaclav Varada ended a 19-game goal-less drought, and Dmitri Kalinin also scored for the Sabres, who snapped a three-game win streak.

After tying it 3-3 with 8:36 left in the third, Poulin scored the go-ahead goal with 4:46 remaining.

Wild 4, Penguins 2

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Jamie McLennan made 25 saves as Minnesota stopped Pittsburgh star Mario Lemieux.

Lemieux, playing despite back pain that surfaced during practice Friday, was held without a point for the second time in 19 games since his comeback from a 3 1/2-year retirement Dec. 27, ending a nine-game streak with at least a point.

Stacy Roest, Jim Dowd, Curtis Leschyshyn and Wes Walz scored for the Wild, 7-2-0-1 in their last 10 games.

Blues 3, Stars 3

DALLAS -- Sergei Zubov scored Dallas' third power-play goal of the game with 11:36 left in regulation as the Stars rallied from a two-goal deficit for a tie with St. Louis.

St. Louis had the best scoring opportunity 30 seconds into overtime, but Scott Young's shot hit the goalpost. The Blues came back from a 1-0 deficit behind consecutive second-period goals by Pierre Turgeon, Scott Mellanby and Jochen Hecht to take a 3-1 lead. Mellanby was acquired in a trade with the Florida Panthers on Friday and was making his Blues debut.

But Dallas got close on a power play goal from Joe Nieuwendyk at 16:21 of the second period. Zubov tied it at 3 on a slap shot that got past Blues goalie Roman Turek, the former Stars backup. Mike Modano also scored for the slumping Stars, 2-4-1 in their last seven games.

Hurricanes 2, Mighty Ducks 2

ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Mike Leclerc scored with 8:26 left in the third period as Anaheim earned a tie with Carolina.

Teemu Selanne also scored for the Ducks, who remained winless at home in 10 games (1-8-1) despite ending a club-record eight-game home winless streak. Backup goalie Jean-Sebastien Giguere made 27 saves, including one on Ron Francis from point-plank range with 45 seconds left in overtime. Carolina's Rob DiMaio tied it 1-1 with a short-handed goal, and Rod Brind'Amour scored on a power play.

Coyotes 3, Blackhawks 2

PHOENIX -- Sean Burke stopped 25 shots to lead Phoenix over Chicago. Steve Sullivan, Travis Green and Jeremy Roenick scored for the Coyotes, who had a loss and a tie in two previous games against Chicago this season.

Tony Amonte and Eric Daze had goals for the Blackhawks, who lost their second straight and fourth in six games.

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