Devils whir by New York 4-3

Gomez scores twice

Posted: Wednesday, February 27, 2002

NEW YORK -- Scott Gomez scored twice, and Canada's gold medal-winning goalie Martin Brodeur made 21 saves as the New Jersey Devils beat the New York Rangers 4-3 on Tuesday night.

Scott Niedermayer, who also won gold, also scored for the Devils.

Eric Lindros and Theo Fleury, other members of Team Canada, scored for the Rangers. U.S. defenseman Brian Leetch had an assist for his 900th NHL point. Fleury added an assist.

New Jersey's Jay Pandolfo tied it at 3 at 6:32 of the third.

Daniel Blackburn made 23 saves for the Rangers, who gave U.S. Olympian Mike Richter the night off.

Leetch became just the ninth defenseman to reach 900 points.

Islanders 3, Bruins 3

UNIONDALE, N.Y. -- Michael Peca's second goal of the night -- a short-handed tally with 1.4 seconds left in regulation -- lifted the New York Islanders into a 3-3 tie Tuesday night with the Boston Bruins.

The Islanders lead the league with 17 short-handed goals, six scored by Peca.

Andrew Raycroft, recalled earlier in the day from Providence of the AHL, stopped 26 shots in his season debut. Dennis Bonvie, Sergei Samsonov and Glen Murray scored for the Bruins.

Adrian Aucoin had New York's other goal. Chris Osgood turned aside 28 shots.

Capitals 4, Panthers 3

WASHINGTON -- Ken Klee broke a tie midway through the third period as Washington extended its unbeaten streak to a season-high five games.

Jaromir Jagr and Adam Oates each had a goal and an assist, and Matt Pettinger also scored for the Capitals, 4-0-1 in their last five games.

Pavel Bure scored twice for Florida, which dropped its fourth straight game -- tying a season-worst. Sandis Ozolinsh also tallied for the Panthers.

Kings 5, Blue Jackets 1

COLUMBUS, OHIO -- U.S. Olympian Adam Deadmarsh scored two goals and added an assist to lead Los Angeles over Columbus.

Jason Allison had a goal and three assists, and Ziggy Palffy scored his team-leading 21st goal and added two assists for the Kings, who broke the game open with three goals on 17 shots in the second period. Brad Chartrand also scored for Los Angeles.

Flyers 5, Blackhawks 4

PHILADELPHIA -- Olympians Jeremy Roenick and Simon Gagne each had a goal and an assist, leading Philadelphia past Chicago.

Keith Primeau, Eric Desjardins and Ruslan Fedotenko also scored for the Flyers, who got points from 11 players and held on after taking a 5-2 lead in the second period.

Michael Nylander had a goal and an assist, while Tony Amonte, Eric Daze and Tyler Arnason also scored for the Blackhawks, who had won their two previous games and three of four. Steve Sullivan added two assists for Chicago.

Thrashers 2, Sabres 1

ATLANTA -- Rookie Ilya Kovalchuk scored with 3:06 left to lift Atlanta over Buffalo.

Frantisek Kaberle also scored for the Thrashers, and Milan Hnilicka tied his career high with his 12th victory.

Tim Connolly had the only Sabres goal. Buffalo, with 54 points, is seven behind the eighth-place New York Rangers in the East.

Senators 5, Canadiens 2

MONTREAL -- Daniel Alfredsson scored his 29th goal on a power play midway through the third period as Ottawa beat Montreal.

Chris Neil, Shawn McEachern and Radek Bonk scored as the Senators built a three-goal lead, but Oleg Petrov scored twice for Montreal, including his 21st of the season early in the third period, to make it 3-2.

Red Wings 4, Lightning 3, OT

TAMPA, Fla. -- Brendan Shanahan, playing with a broken thumb, scored two goals, including the game-winner with 2:55 into overtime.

Jimmie Olvestad scored his first goal in 50 games to give Tampa Bay a 3-2 lead midway through the third period.

Lightning forward Dave Andreychuk scored his 241st career power-play goal, eight behind Phil Esposito's NHL record.

Maple Leafs 4, Hurricanes 1

TORONTO -- Curtis Joseph made 27 saves before breaking his left hand as Toronto beat Carolina.

Joseph, who left with 8:22 remaining, is expected to be sidelined 6-to-8 weeks. He was replaced by Corey Schwab.

The Maple Leafs have won five straight at home and six of seven overall.

Sharks 5, Predators 1

NASHVILLE,Tenn. -- Teemu Selanne scored a pair of first-period goals, and Patrick Marleau and Alexander Korolyuk each had three assists as San Jose beat Nashville.

The Sharks extended their winning streak to six games while the Predators ended a five-game unbeaten streak.

Nashville took the game's first seven shots, but the Sharks only needed 18 seconds to take the lead and control of the game.

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