Red Wings pummel Blues

Posted: Sunday, March 10, 2002

ST. LOUIS -- Dominik Hasek stopped 28 shots in stretching his unbeaten streak to 15 games Saturday in the Detroit Red Wings' 5-2 victory over the St. Louis Blues.

Luc Robitaille scored twice to back Hasek, 13-0-2 since his last loss Jan. 16 at Phoenix. The Red Wings, who lead the NHL with 100 points, set a franchise record with their eighth consecutive road win.

The Red Wings have won their last eight overall, and are one victory away from tying their longest winning streak. Detroit is 10-1 in its last 11 and hasn't lost since Feb. 8.

Avalanche 4, Kings 3

DENVER -- Ville Nieminen scored with 1:09 left, and Colorado had two goals in the third period to beat Los Angeles.

Colorado, 6-1-1 in its last eight games, scored two goals in the final seven minutes.

Former Colorado forward Adam Deadmarsh had two goals and an assist for Los Angeles, 1-2-1-1 in its last five games.

Penguins 3, Rangers 2, OT

PITTSBURGH -- Jan Hrdina scored 37 seconds into overtime, lifting Pittsburgh over slumping New York.

The Rangers have dropped six of eight and lost a point to the Penguins in the race for the Eastern Conference playoffs. Pittsburgh in 11th place trails New York by four points.

Bruins 3, Flames 2

BOSTON -- Sergei Samsonov scored with 2:31 left in the third period as Boston defeated Calgary despite Jarome Iginla's league-leading 42nd goal.

Rob Zamuner and Marty McInnis also scored for Boston, which posted its second straight win after going winless in its previous five games.

Iginla, who leads the league in scoring with 77 points, scored a game-tying goal that erased Calgary's 2-0 deficit in the second period. He has seven goals and six assists in his last seven games.

Coyotes 3, Senators 2

PHOENIX -- Phoenix captain Teppo Numminen scored two goals, coming within one of his career 100th, as the Coyotes beat Ottawa to vault into a tie for fifth in the Western Conference playoff race.

It was the fourth straight win for Phoenix, which is 6-0-1-1 and has collected 14 standings points in eight games. The Coyotes pulled even with Los Angeles and St. Louis, all with 73 points.

Maple Leafs 1, Canadiens 1

MONTREAL -- Joe Juneau scored in the second period and the Montreal Canadiens held on for a 1-1 tie with the Toronto Maple Leafs at a packed Molson Centre on Saturday night.

Travis Green scored in the first period for Toronto.

The Leafs dropped three points behind Northeast Division-leading Boston, which won 3-2 against Calgary earlier in the day.

Panthers 2, Predators 2

SUNRISE, Fla. -- Byron Ritchie's power-play goal with 7:51 remaining in the third period lifted Florida to a tie with Nashville.

After losing their previous seven games, the Panthers went back-to-back games without a loss for the first time since winning two straight on Dec. 29 and Dec. 31.

Sharks 2, Canucks 0

SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Rookie Miikka Kiprusoff stopped 32 shots as San Jose shutout Vancouver.

Marco Sturm had his career-high 17th goal of the season for the Sharks, who have won their last two after a three-game skid. Teemu Selanne also scored.

It was Kiprusoff's sixth win and second shutout of the season in his role as backup to Evgeni Nabokov.

Vancouver has won just one of its last seven games and is fighting for a playoff spot in the West.



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