Bruins, Isles play to 4-4 tie

Posted: Monday, February 24, 2003

UNIONDALE, N.Y. -- Don Sweeney scored his second goal of the season with 2:24 left in regulation to lift the Boston Bruins into a 4-4 tie with the New York Islanders on Sunday.

Boston, which finished a seven-game road trip 1-4-2, also got goals from Glen Murray and Jozef Stumpel, and a goal and three assists from Brian Rolston. Steve Shields started, was removed for a short time because of illness, then returned. He made 25 saves.

Mighty Ducks 4, Hurricanes 0

RALEIGH, N.C. -- Sandis Ozolinsh had a goal and an assist against his former team, and Martin Gerber stopped 28 shots for his first career shutout as Anaheim beat Carolina.

Anaheim improved to 7-3 in its last 10 road games and has 70 points, one better than last season with 20 games left.

Devils 4, Penguins 3

PITTSBURGH -- Joe Nieuwendyk scored midway through the third period for his 1,000th NHL career point and Scott Gomez put New Jersey ahead 37 seconds later as the Devils rallied to beat Pittsburgh.

New Jersey overcame deficits of 1-0 and 3-2 while rallying to win for the sixth time this season -- and the second straight game -- after trailing in the third period.

Sabres 4, Lightning 1

TAMPA, Fla. -- Martin Biron made 30 saves as Buffalo kept Tampa Bay from moving into first place in the Southeast Division.

The Sabres, who entered with the NHL's worst record, got goals from Maxim Afinogenov, Alexei Zhitnik and Miroslav Satan. Buffalo is unbeaten in eight games against Tampa Bay (6-0-2).

Stars 3, Blackhawks 0

CHICAGO -- Ron Tugnutt made 20 saves for his second shutout this season and 23rd of his career, and Mike Modano scored two goals to lead Dallas over Chicago.

Scott Young added a goal and an assist for Dallas, which extended its unbeaten streak to four (2-0-2). The Stars have lost only once in 12 games (8-1-3) and twice in 25 (17-2-6).

Flames 4, Coyotes 2

PHOENIX -- Jarome Iginla scored four times as Calgary snapped a six-game losing streak against Phoenix.

Iginla has 13 of his 28 goals this month. The hat trick was his second in nine games. Iginla scored on a power play, short-handed, at even strength and into an empty net as he matched his career high for points with his first four-goal game.

Predators 5, Maple Leafs 2

TORONTO -- Vitali Yachmenev scored twice as Nashville ended Toronto's five-game winning streak.

Rem Murray, Scott Walker and Adam Hall also scored for the Predators, who have won five of six.

Avalanche 4, Rangers 1

DENVER -- Milan Hejduk scored twice to extend his goal streak to seven games and Patrick Roy stopped 37 shots as Colorado beat the New York Rangers.

Colorado's line of Hejduk, Peter Forsberg and Alex Tanguay combined for three goals and three assists, giving them at least one point in 15 straight games.

The trio has 26 goals and 41 assists the past 15 games. Colorado is 12-1-1-1 in that span.

Wild 3, Blues 1

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Wes Walz scored two goals, and Antii Laaksonen had two assists as Minnesota beat St. Louis.

Manny Fernandez stopped 21 shots for the Wild, who snapped their three-game losing streak and sent the Blues to their fifth loss in six games.

Thrashers 3, Oilers 3

EDMONTON, Alberta -- Yannick Tremblay and Dan Snyder scored late in the third period as Atlanta rallied from a two-goal deficit and tied Edmonton.

Daniel Tjarnqvist also scored for Atlanta, 1-4-2 in its last seven games.

Mike Comrie had his first goal in eight games since returning to Edmonton's lineup, while former Atlanta captain Steve Staios and Eric Brewer also scored for the Oilers, who ended a five-game losing streak.



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