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Leafs come back to belittle Sabres

Posted: Tuesday, March 16, 2004

BUFFALO, N.Y. Tomas Kaberle's goal with 1:15 remaining in overtime capped a stirring comeback for the Toronto Maple Leafs, who defeated the Buffalo Sabres 6-5 Monday night.

Alexander Mogilny had three assists, including his 1,000th NHL point, and both Mats Sundin and Owen Nolan scored twice to help Toronto snap a two-game losing streak.

With Toronto goaltender Trevor Kidd pulled for an extra attacker, Mogilny wristed a shot that Gary Roberts deflected past Martin Biron for his seventh goal with 37.2 seconds remaining in regulation to tie it.

Devils 3, Rangers 1

NEW YORK Patrik Elias scored his eighth game-winning goal of the season to lead New Jersey over New York.

Martin Brodeur was forced to make just 16 saves in his 65th consecutive start against New York. The Devils ran their unbeaten streak at Madison Square Garden to seven games (4-0-3).

Rangers goaltender Mike Dunham played well in defeat, especially in the first period when he stopped 15 shots and held off the Devils during two-man advantage that lasted 51 seconds. New Jersey has converted just three of its last 35 power plays.

Thrashers 1, Hurricanes 0, OT

ATLANTA Dany Heatley's backhander from the right side of the crease beat goaltender Kevin Weekes with 3:17 left in overtime, giving Atlanta victory.

The Thrashers kept alive their slim Eastern Conference playoff hopes. Atlanta is in 11th place, eight points behind the idle New York Islanders, who hold the eighth and final spot.

Ilya Kovalchuk was against the left boards when he passed to Heatley, who was skating backward, at the bottom of the right circle. Heatley beat Weekes by punching the puck just inside the right post.

Heatley got his 10th point in 11 games, including five goals, for the Thrashers. Pasi Nurminen (25-26-6) stopped 31 shots, including two in overtime.

Weekes (22-66-10) stopped 24 shots, including one in overtime.



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