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Bruins topple Philadelphia in overtime

Posted: Sunday, February 29, 2004

BOSTON Glen Murray scored 1:21 into overtime and Andrew Raycroft earned his 22nd win, the most by a Boston rookie in 22 years, to lift the Bruins to a 3-2 win over the Philadelphia Flyers on Saturday.

Raycroft stopped 26 shots to match Marco Baron's mark for victories set during the 1981-82 season. Boston is 9-1-3-3 in its last 16 games.

Philadelphia, which leads the Atlantic, has dropped four of seven.

Ted Donato and Andy Hilbert also scored for the Bruins.

Predators 2, Rangers 1, OT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. Andrew Hutchinson scored a power-play goal 3:50 into overtime, and Nashville beat the New York Rangers for its fifth win in six games.

Matthew Barnaby tied it at 1 in the third period for the Rangers, who couldn't build off another win against the rival New York Islanders.

Kings 2, Mighty Ducks 1

LOS ANGELES Luc Robitaille had a goal and an assist, and Derek Armstrong had two assists to lead Los Angeles past Anaheim.

Rookie defenseman Tomas Zizka also scored and Cristobal Huet made 29 saves for the Kings, 26-21-11 against the Ducks and 3-0-1 in the last four meetings.

Maple Leafs 3, Devils 0

TORONTO Ed Belfour returned to the lineup after missing 11 of 12 games and shut out New Jersey.

Belfour, plagued recently by a sore back, made 17 saves for his sixth shutout of the season and the 71st of his career, putting him in a tie with Harry Lumley for 10th on the NHL career list. He is three shutouts behind New Jersey's Martin Brodeur, first among active goalies.

Karel Pilar, Darcy Tucker and Alexei Ponikarovsky scored first-period goals for the Maple Leafs, who outshot New Jersey 16-3 in the opening 20 minutes.

Senators 7, Sabres 1

OTTAWA Bryan Smolinski had a goal and two assists to help Ottawa beat Buffalo and move into a tie for the points lead in the NHL.

Wade Redden, Daniel Alfredsson, Marian Hossa, Zdeno Chara and Peter Bondra each added a goal and an assist as the Senators caught the Philadelphia Flyers, who also have an NHL-best 84 points.

Chris Neil also scored, Mike Fisher and Jason Spezza each added a pair of assists, and Patrick Lalime made 14 saves for the Senators, who have earned points in 20 straight home games.

Canadiens 1, Hurricanes 0, OT

MONTREAL Mike Ribeiro scored 3:38 into overtime to lift Montreal past Carolina.

Jose Theodore made 18 saves for his sixth shutout of the season, giving Montreal its season-high fourth straight win. The Canadiens, who beat Boston 3-2 Thursday, earned their second straight overtime victory and have won five of six.

Carolina's Kevin Weekes stopped 31 shots and was within 1:22 of setting the Hurricanes' record of seven shutouts when Ribeiro scored.

Lightning 4, Capitals 2

TAMPA, Fla. Cory Stillman scored the go-ahead goal with 3:29 left in the third period and Southeast Division-leading Tampa Bay beat Washington.

Martin St. Louis added an empty-net goal on a power play with 10.3 seconds left.

Washington, which trailed by two early on, tied it on Alexander Semin's goal at 8:44 of the third.

Fredrik Modin had two first-period goals for the Lightning, who trail Philadelphia and Ottawa by two points for the top record in the Eastern Conference. The Lightning are 14-1-1-4 over the past 20 games.

Capitals defenseman Sergei Gonchar, one of several Washington players mentioned in trade rumors, missed his second straight game with the flu.

Blue Jackets 5, Avalanche 4, OT

COLUMBUS, Ohio David Vyborny had a goal and four assists, including one on Jaroslav Spacek's one-timer 3:24 into overtime, to lead Columbus over Colorado.

It was the Blue Jackets' first victory over the Avalanche after going 0-13-1 in their first 14 meetings.

Canucks 2, Blues 0

VANCOUVER, British Columbia Johan Hedberg stopped a penalty shot with 3.4 seconds left and made 31 saves, and Artem Chubarov and Mattias Ohlund each scored to lift Vancouver over St. Louis.

Hedberg preserved his shutout by robbing Pavol Demitra with a sprawling glove save after the Blues were awarded a penalty shot for delay of game because Bryan Allen dislodged Vancouver's net during a scramble in the crease.

Chubarov scored an unassisted goal 4:54 into the second period, seconds after he left the bench on a line change and skated right to a loose puck just inside the St. Louis zone.

Ohlund added a power-play goal with 4:05 left as the Canucks completed a sweep of their three-game home stand.

St. Louis goaltender Chris Osgood finished with 27 saves.



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