Flyers crash, burn in Lightning storm

Posted: Wednesday, February 18, 2004

TAMPA, Fla. Brad Richards and Cory Stillman each had a goal and two assists for the Tampa Bay Lightning in a 5-2 win over the Philadelphia Flyers on Tuesday night.

Fredrik Modin, Martin St. Louis and Dan Boyle also scored for Tampa Bay. The Southeast Division-leading Lightning are 10-1-1 in the past 12 games.

Senators 1, Capitals 1

WASHINGTON Marian Hossa scored on a power-play goal with 4:23 remaining, lifting Ottawa into a tie with Washington.

Sergei Gonchar scored his first goal for the Capitals since returning from a shoulder injury.

The game also featured the return of Capitals owner Ted Leonsis, who watched from the owner's box for the first time since his one-week NHL suspension for a scuffle with a taunting fan. This was Washington's first home game since the suspension ended Feb. 4.

Bruins 5, Maple Leafs 2

TORONTO Glen Murray had a goal and an assist, and Boston moved within a point of Toronto for first place in the Northeast Division.

Maple Leafs backup goalie Trevor Kidd struggled again, allowing five goals on 26 shots.

Mike Knuble, Andy Hilbert, Ted Donato and Joe Thornton scored for the Bruins, who led 5-1 early in the second.

The Bruins have recorded at least a point in 10 straight games. Toronto and Ottawa each have 76 points.

Owen Nolan and Matt Stajan scored for the Maple Leafs, who were booed as they left the ice.

Thrashers 4, Canadiens 1

MONTREAL Ilya Kovalchuk had a goal and an assist, and Frantisek Kaberle, Patrik Stefan and Dany Heatley also scored to lead Atlanta over Montreal.

Pasi Nurminen made 29 saves for Atlanta, which won for the second time in three games following a 10-game winless streak.

Montreal's Jan Bulis opened the scoring but the Canadiens allowed four straight goals to extend their losing streak to a season-high four games.

Wild 4, Devils 4, OT

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. Brian Gionta scored his second goal with 6:27 remaining in regulation to lift New Jersey into a tie with Minnesota.

Eric Rasmussen and Paul Martin also scored, and Scott Gomez had three assists for the Devils.

Marian Gaborik had his sixth career hat trick, and Sergei Zholtok scored for the seventh time in the last seven games for Minnesota. Zholtok has goals in six of the last seven games.

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