Capitals bruise Bruins

Posted: Sunday, March 09, 2003

BOSTON -- Sean O'Donnell scored his first goal of the season halfway through overtime Saturday, leading the Boston Bruins past the Washington Capitals 5-4 for their third straight win.

Boston let an early 3-0 lead slip away, but it still moved within two points of Tampa Bay for the sixth spot in the Eastern Conference.

Senators 5, Penguins 1

PITTSBURGH -- Magnus Arvedson scored twice and the Ottawa Senators took over the NHL points lead while running Pittsburgh's losing streak to eight.

Arvedson also set up Daniel Alfredsson's 24th goal as the Senators won their second in a row -- giving them 92 points, one more than idle Western Conference leader Dallas. Ottawa has never won the Presidents' Trophy. Ottawa also maintained its three-point lead over New Jersey for the Eastern Conference lead.

Maple Leafs 3, Canucks 3

TORONTO -- Owen Nolan scored twice in his first game for Toronto as the Maple Leafs tied Vancouver.

Nolan, acquired Wednesday from San Jose, gave Toronto a 2-1 lead in first and a 3-1 lead early in the third.

Vancouver's Todd Bertuzzi and Henrik Sedin later scored to tie it at 3. Bertuzzi had two goals and an assist. Shayne Corson also scored for the Maple Leafs.

Devils 4, Islanders 2

UNIONDALE, N.Y. -- Brian Gionta had his first two-goal game in the NHL as New Jersey beat New York.

Gionta tied it at 2 4:25 into the second period and put the Devils ahead with his 10th goal about 12 minutes later.

Sabres 4, Panthers 0

SUNRISE, Fla. -- Mika Noronen made 29 saves for his first career shutout and first victory of the season as the Buffalo Sabres beat the Florida Panthers 4-0 on Saturday night.

Noronen, 1-7-1 this season, was making only his second start since being recalled from the minors Feb. 22.

Flames 3, Blue Jackets 2, OT

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Jarome Iginla scored his 30th goal with 7.4 seconds remaining in overtime for Calgary.

Columbus defenseman Rostislav Klesla scored his second goal of the season with 1:10 remaining in regulation to tie it at 2.

Chris Drury and Oleg Saprykin also scored for Calgary. Rick Nash and Sean Pronger scored for Columbus.

Avalanche 2, Flyers 1, OT

PHILADELPHIA -- Peter Forsberg scored his second goal of the game 26 seconds into overtime for Colorado.

Forsberg poked the puck away from Philadelphia's Eric Desjardins at the blue line and beat goalie Roman Cechmanek with a backhand shot. Forsberg's 23rd and 24th goals of the season extended his scoring streak to eight games.

Coyotes 6, Sharks 4

PHOENIX -- Ladislav Nagy scored two goals and Shane Doan had a goal and three assists as Phoenix rallied from a 3-0 deficit.

Branko Radivojevic, Brian Savage and Ossi Vaananen added goals as the Coyotes kept their slim playoff hopes alive with their fourth victory in six games.

Kings 2, Canadiens 1

LOS ANGELES -- Ryan Flinn scored his first NHL goal and Eric Belanger also scored as the Los Angeles Kings extended Montreal's winless streak to nine games.

Jamie Storr made 27 saves for Los Angeles, eight points behind eighth-place Edmonton in the Western Conference.

Storr came within three-tenths of a second of his 16th career shutout -- and the first ever by the Kings against Montreal in 128 regular-season meetings. Richard Zednik scored his 27th of the season during a goalmouth scramble.



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