Defenseman's goal caps emotional 4-2 victory as Fleury enters rehab

Leetch lights lamp for 200th time

Posted: Thursday, March 01, 2001

NEW YORK -- Brian Leetch scored his 200th goal as the New York Rangers capped an emotion-filled day, after Theo Fleury entered a substance-abuse program, with a 4-2 victory Wednesday night over the Florida Panthers.

Fleury voluntarily entered the league's substance-abuse program and is out indefinitely.

New York also got goals from Sandy McCarthy, Petr Nedved and Radek Dvorak to end a three-game losing streak.

Canadiens 4, Penguins 2

MONTREAL -- Jim Campbell and Saku Koivu each scored twice to ruin Mario Lemieux's homecoming as Montreal beat Pittsburgh.

Lemieux, making his only regular-season appearance in Canada in his native Montreal, set up Krzystof Oliwa's first goal of the season 16:22 into the second to draw Pittsburgh within 2-1.

Jaromir Jagr scored his 33rd goal with 3:10 left as the Penguins again closed within one before Koivu added his second of the game 1:03 later to send Montreal to its second win in as many nights following a six-game losing streak.

Maple Leafs 2, Sharks 1

TORONTO -- Curtis Joseph made 38 saves and Sergei Berezin scored his 20th goal of the season as Toronto beat San Jose.

Joseph stopped 22 shots in the third period alone. He's allowed just five goals in his last four starts.

Blue Jackets 5, Coyotes 2

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Marc Denis made 25 saves, and five Columbus players scored in a victory over Phoenix.

Denis stopped Jeremy Roenick's second-period penalty shot to improve to 6-6 at home, compared to 0-10-3 on the road.

Canucks 5, Stars 4

VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- Daniel Sedin had a goal and an assist and five Vancouver players scored in a victory over Dallas.

Ed Jovanovski snapped a 3-3 tie 11:30 into the third period as the Canucks won for the fifth time in seven games.

Oilers 5, Blues 3

EDMONTON, Alberta -- Mike Grier scored the go-ahead goal midway through the third period as Edmonton beat St. Louis for its fourth straight victory.

Daniel Cleary iced it with an empty-net goal with 10 seconds to play.

Red Wings 3, Mighty Ducks 1

ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Steve Duchesne, Igor Larionov and Pat Verbeek scored power-play goals as Detroit extended its unbeaten streak to 12 games.

Manny Legace made 24 saves in his first start since beating the Ducks on Jan. 26. German Titov cost Legace his shutout with 10 seconds remaining.

The Red Wings, 10-0-2 since Jan. 30, have played a full calendar month without losing for the first time in their 75-year history. They also regained first place in the Central Division.

Anaheim's Jean-Sebastien Giguere made 31 saves, 13 in the opening period.



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