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Penguins waddle past Blues

Posted: Sunday, February 23, 2003

PITTSBURGH -- Mario Lemieux set up Shawn Heins' first goal in nearly 2 1/2 years, giving the Pittsburgh Penguins a 2-1 victory over the St. Louis Blues on Saturday.

Dominating play in overtime, the Penguins missed several good scoring chances before Heins got the puck to Lemieux in the lower left circle. Lemieux gave it right back for Heins' backhander from along the edge of the circle with 26.3 seconds remaining.

Rico Fata also scored for the Penguins, and rookie Sebastien Caron stopped 24 shots for his second straight victory. Pavol Demitra scored for the Blues.

Red Wings 5, Capitals 1

WASHINGTON -- Mathieu Dandenault and Pavel Datsyuk each had a goal and an assist as Detroit beat Washington.

Tomas Holmstrom, Luc Robitaille and Kris Draper also scored to help the Red Wings improve to 5-0-0-1 and move into a first-place tie with St. Louis in the Central Division.

Sergei Gonchar scored for Washington, which has dropped three straight and five of seven.

Dandenault and Datsyuk scored 15 seconds apart midway through the first period to give the Red Wings a 2-0 lead.

Maple Leafs 5, Canadiens 3

MONTREAL -- Tie Domi, Nik Antropov and Gary Roberts scored late in the third period as Toronto beat Montreal to extend its winning streak to five games.

Domi tied it at 3 with 5:27 left, and Antropov put Toronto ahead with 2:22 to go. Roberts scored into an empty net with 23.2 left as Toronto won its seventh straight road game.

Mats Sundin and Alexander Mogilny also scored for the Maple Leafs, who have won 10 of 11 overall. Richard Zednik, Joe Juneau and Chad Kilger scored for Montreal.

Senators 4, Predators 0

OTTAWA -- Patrick Lalime made 18 saves for his NHL-leading eighth shutout of the season and Magnus Arvedson scored two goals as Ottawa beat Nashville. Lalime has 28 career shutouts.

Daniel Alfredsson and Brian Pothier added goals to help Ottawa push its league-leading points total to 86, three more than Dallas. The Senators have won seven of 10 since the All-Star break.

Panthers 4, Flyers 2

PHILADELPHIA -- Roberto Luongo made 44 saves and Marcus Nilson, Matt Cullen and Kristian Huselius scored third-period goals to help Florida snap Philadelphia's four-game unbeaten streak.

Viktor Kozlov also scored for the Panthers, who won their third straight game and extended their unbeaten string on the road to five games at 3-0-2. Mark Recchi and Jeremy Roenick scored for the Flyers, 2-0-2 in their previous four games.

Canucks 3, Oilers 2, OT

EDMONTON, Alberta -- Brendan Morrison scored in overtime as Vancouver extended its club-record unbeaten streak to 12 games.

Morrison scored off Ed Jovanovski's rebound 1:22 into the extra period, the forward's 16th of the season.

Mattias Ohlund and Trevor Linden also scored for the Canucks, who improved to 8-0-4-0 in their last 12 games and moved within two points of first-place Dallas in the Western Conference.

Shawn Horcoff and Ales Pisa scored for Edmonton.



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