Chelios pushes Red Wings past Oilers in overtime

Posted: Thursday, March 14, 2002

DETROIT -- Chris Chelios' goal four minutes into overtime gave the Detroit Red Wings a 4-3 overtime victory over the Edmonton Oilers on Thursday.

The victory was the ninth in 10 games for the Red Wings.

Nicklas Lidstrom scored a pair of power-play goals and Igor Larionov had three assists for the Red Wings, all on the power play. It marked the fourth time this season Detroit scored three power-play goals in a game.

Flames 3, Panthers 3

SUNRISE, Fla. -- Jason Wiemer and Pavel Bure scored 45 seconds apart in the third period as the Panthers rallied.

Bure's 22nd goal of the season snapped a streak of five games without a goal. Roberto Luongo made seven of his 46 saves in overtime for Florida, which ran its unbeaten streak to three.

Calgary's Jamie Wright had the first two-goal game in his five-year NHL career. Dean McAmmond added a power-play goal. But NHL leading scorer Jarome Iginla had his streak of six games with a goal snapped.

Devils 3, Islanders 2

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Brian Gionta and Jim McKenzie scored early on consecutive shots and Martin Brodeur held off the Islanders.

Sergei Brylin also scored as the Devils opened a three-goal lead and then relied on some spectacular saves by Brodeur to preserve their second straight win.

Michael Peca and Oleg Kvasha scored for the Islanders, who had a two-game winning streak snapped.

The win moved the Devils within four points of the Islanders, who are sixth in the Eastern Conference with 16 games left in the season.

Bruins 3, Rangers 1

NEW YORK -- Byron Dafoe made 33 saves as the Bruins moved into second place in the Eastern Conference, two points behind Philadelphia.

Rob Zamuner, Benoit Hogue and P.J. Axelsson scored for Boston, while Dafoe turned in a strong, acrobatic performance.

New York right wing Radek Dvorak, who sprained his right knee and also has a likely ACL tear, is out for the season after a collision with Boston's Gord Murphy in the second period.

The Rangers are also without captain and steadying force Mark Messier until at least the beginning of any postseason run.

Against Boston, New York missed Eric Lindros, Mike York and Michal Grosek, a recent call-up whose strong and physical game is desperately needed. Lindros, the team's leading goal scorer, has a bruised foot and missed his second straight game. York and Grosek have nasty cases of the flu.

Mighty Ducks 4, Penguins 2

ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Matt Cullen scored twice in the first period and Ruslan Salei and Steve Rucchin also scored for Anaheim. J.S. Giguere made 29 saves, helping the Ducks win for the 10th time in 15 games.

It was the third career two-goal game for Cullen.

Stephane Richer and Aleksey Morozov scored for the Penguins, who are 4-11-1 in their last 16 games.

Blues 2, Sharks 0

SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Scott Young and Jamal Mayers both scored to give the Blues their first victory since the Olympic break. The win snapped a three-game losing streak for the Blues, who are fighting to maintain their playoff position in the Western Conference. They were the only team without a win after the Olympics.

Brent Johnson stopped 18 shots in his fifth shutout of the season for St. Louis.

Evgeni Nabokov made 25 saves for the Sharks. Nabokov scored an empty-net goal Sunday night in the Sharks' 7-4 victory over Vancouver, a rare feat that was repeatedly shown Wednesday night to the hometown fans on the video scoreboard.

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