Lightning come back to topple Canadiens

Posted: Friday, February 13, 2004

TAMPA, Fla. Vincent Lecavalier scored the go-ahead goal with 5:04 left, and the Tampa Bay Lightning overcame a two-goal deficit to beat the Montreal Canadiens 5-3 Thursday night.

Lecavalier, who also had two assists, was positioned in the low slot when he redirected Darryl Sydor's shot past Jose Theodore.

Hurricanes 3, Capitals 3

RALEIGH, N.C. Pavel Brendl scored late in the third period to tie it for Carolina. Marty Murray and Sean Hill each scored for the Hurricanes, 0-5-2 in their last seven home games. Kevin Weekes had 18 saves for Carolina, which outshot Washington 41-21.

Panthers 5, Penguins 1

SUNRISE, Fla. Niklas Hagman ended a 30-game drought with two goals, helping Florida extend Pittsburgh's franchise-record losing streak to 13 games.

Darcy Hordichuk, Olli Jokinen and Valeri Bure also scored for the Panthers, who have won three in a row for the first time this season. The victory was Florida's eighth straight against Pittsburgh.

Maple Leafs 4, Blue Jackets 1

TORONTO Gary Roberts and Darcy Tucker scored power-play goals, and Ed Belfour made 18 saves in his first start in almost two weeks. Belfour, who missed three games with a back injury, was rarely tested.

Tie Domi and Mikael Renberg also scored for the Maple Leafs, who have won seven of their last 10 games.

Senators 3, Bruins 2, OT

OTTAWA Martin Havlat's second goal of the game 1:23 into overtime won it. Havlat, who put Ottawa on top 2-0 in the second period, beat Felix Potvin for the winner, his 19th goal this season. The Senators have two straight wins after a season-high three-game losing streak.

Boston defenseman Jiri Slegr scored with 40.4 seconds remaining in regulation and the Bruins salvaged a point despite ending a season-high six-game winning streak.

Flyers 2, Rangers 1

NEW YORK Sean Burke made 26 saves in his first game back with Philadelphia, and Sami Kapanen scored the go-ahead goal midway through the third period.

Desperate for goaltending help with Jeff Hackett retiring because of vertigo and Robert Esche sidelined by a knee injury, the Flyers acquired Burke from Phoenix on Monday. Burke also had a short stint with the Flyers late in the 1997-98 season.

Avalanche 4, Blues 0

ST. LOUIS David Aebischer stopped 29 shots for his fourth shutout of the season and the Avalanche extended their points streak to 11 games.

Alex Tanguay and Peter Forsberg each had a goal and an assist for Colorado, 6-0-3-2 in the last 11 games. Steve Konowalchuk and Derek Morris also scored.

The Avalanche have at least one point in 23 of their last 24 road games, including 14 in a row, the NHL's best run since the 1977-78 Montreal Canadians recorded a point in 24 of 25 road games.



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