Blues win game, lose Pronger for season

St. Louis MVP defenseman sidelined in first period with broken left forearm

Posted: Tuesday, February 27, 2001

ST. LOUIS -- Chris Pronger, the NHL's Most Valuable Player, broke his left forearm in the St. Louis Blues' 7-2 win over the San Jose Sharks on Monday night and will miss the rest of the season.

Pronger was hurt in the first period when struck by a clearing pass by teammate Alexander Khavanov. Pronger had just returned to the Blues last weekend after missing 15 games because of knee surgery.

Marty Reasoner doubled his season total by scoring two goals, and Jochen Hecht also scored twice for St. Louis, which regained first place in the Central Division by a point over idle Detroit.

Devils 5, Panthers 3

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- John Madden scored a short-handed goal with 4:48 left in the third period as New Jersey rallied from a 3-2 deficit.

Patrik Elias had two goals and Sergei Nemchinov and Scott Stevens added the others as the Devils completed a four-game sweep of the Panthers this season by winning for only the second time in 10 games (2-5-3).

Senators 3, Rangers 2

NEW YORK -- Todd White and Daniel Alfredsson scored third-period goals to negate Mark Messier's 20th of the season.

White got Ottawa even with his eighth career goal at 12:24, and Alfredsson put the Eastern Conference-leading Senators ahead with his 16th this season with only 3:11 remaining.

Kirk McLean, in his second start since Mike Richter's season-ending knee injury a week ago, made 39 saves as the Rangers lost their third straight game.

Canucks 5, Wild 2

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Brendan Morrison had a goal and an assist, and Vancouver scored twice in the first five minutes, taking a five-point lead over third-place Edmonton in the Northwest Division.

Scott Lachance put Vancouver ahead with an unassisted goal at 3:45 and Daniel Sedin got his 16th of the season just 36 seconds later.

Flames 3, Stars 2

CALGARY, Alberta -- Fred Brathwaite made 21 saves to extend his undefeated streak against Dallas to seven games, and Calgary hung on to beat the Stars.

Valeri Bure sparked the Calgary offense with a goal and an assist. Jarome Iginla added his team-leading 24th goal of the season and rookie Ronald Petrovicky scoring his first career goal.

Brendan Morrow scored both goals for Dallas, his 16th and 17th goals of the season.

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