Chicago buries Bruins

Posted: Monday, March 10, 2003

CHICAGO -- Steve Sullivan and Eric Daze each scored three goals and had two assists as the Chicago Blackhawks snapped a nine-game losing streak with an 8-5 victory over the Boston Bruins on Sunday.

Theo Fleury, placed on waivers by Chicago on Saturday, and Lyle Odelein also scored for the Blackhawks, whose skid was their longest since the 1988-89 season.

Jocelyn Thibault stopped 29 shots for Chicago, which also ended a nine-game home winless skid and won for just the fourth time in its last 24 games (4-16-2-2).

Wild 6, Thrashers 4

ATLANTA -- Sergei Zholtok scored twice as the Wild equaled the franchise record for goals in a game.

Minnesota rallied twice from two-goal deficits in a game that was thoroughly out of character for the third-year team. The Wild seemed to get a boost after Manny Fernandez took over for Dwayne Roloson in goal, then scored twice in the third to break a 4-4 tie.

Lightning 1, Sabres 1, OT

TAMPA, Fla. -- Nikolai Khabibulin made 26 saves to extend his unbeaten streak to nine games. Khabibulin improved to 7-0-2 with a 1.31 goals-against average and a .950 save percentage in his last nine starts.

Sabres backup goalie Mika Noronen, coming off his first career shutout Saturday night at Florida, stopped 27 shots.

Mighty Ducks 4, Red Wings 1

ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Samuel Pahlsson recorded his first career three-point game with a short-handed goal and two assists as the Mighty Ducks ended Detroit's eight-game winning streak.

Steve Rucchin and rookies Stanislav Chistov and Kurt Sauer -- his first in the NHL -- also scored as Anaheim avoided a four-game season sweep by the defending Stanley Cup champs.

Senators 4, Penguins 2

OTTAWA -- Marian Hossa scored his 39th goal and added an assist as the Senators extended the Penguins' losing streak to nine games. Mike Fisher, Zdeno Chara and Radek Bonk also scored for Ottawa, which beat Pittsburgh for the second straight night to retain its lead atop the NHL's overall standings with 94 points.

Mario Lemieux was rested and didn't play for the Penguins, who got goals from Eric Meloche and Dick Tarnstrom as they tied the second-longest losing streak in team history.

Stars 3, Sharks 0

DALLAS -- Ron Tugnutt stopped 23 shots for his third shutout of the season, making goals by Stephane Robidas, Brenden Morrow and Jason Arnott hold up. Tugnutt registered his 24th career shutout, improving his record to 5-4-3 since taking over while starter Marty Turco recovers from a sprained ankle.

The Stars remained unbeaten in four games against their division rival, which has fallen to last in the Pacific Division and was eliminated for the division championship after winning the Pacific last season. The Stars improved to 93 points, best in the Western Conference.



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