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Islanders beat Blues in OT

Posted: Wednesday, March 21, 2001

ST. LOUIS -- Roman Hamrlik scored 23 seconds into overtime as the New York Islanders spoiled Al MacInnis' return to the St. Louis Blues lineup with a 4-3 victory Tuesday night.

MacInnis, who missed 23 games after his left eye was hit by a stick blade Jan. 27, assisted on the Blues' first goal.

The game was also the home debut for newly acquired Keith Tkachuk. St. Louis has won only once (1-5-3-1) in 10 games.

Bruins 2, Penguins 2

PITTSBURGH -- Boston shut down Mario Lemieux and Jaromir Jagr and held on to tie Pittsburgh despite wasting a two-goal lead.

Lemieux, who scored at least one goal in five consecutive games, was held scoreless for the first time in 13 games.

Boston's tie clinched a playoff spot for Ottawa, the Northeast Division leaders.

Bill Guerin had a goal, and then set up one by Joe Thornton to give the Bruins a 2-0 lead.

Sabres 3, Maple Leafs 0

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Dominik Hasek stopped 16 shots to earn his 54th career shutout as Buffalo beat Toronto.

Steve Heinze scored his fifth goal in four games with Buffalo, and Dmitri Kalinin and Rhett Warrener also tallied as the Sabres won their fourth straight and 12th in 16 games. Heinze also had an assist, giving him eight points since the Sabres acquired him from Columbus last week.

The shutout was Hasek's ninth of the season, tying him for first with Philadelphia's Roman Cechmanek. Hasek also caught Bernie Parent and Ed Giacomin for 15th on the NHL career list.

Panthers 3, Canadiens 3

MONTREAL -- Jim Campbell had a goal and two assists as Montreal overcame Pavel Bure's league-leading 55th goal to tie Florida.

Campbell set up Craig Darby's game-tying goal with 8:47 left in the third period as the Canadiens overcame a two-goal deficit.

Bure, who assisted on Andrei Podkonicky's first-period goal, extended his goal-scoring streak to five games when he scored his 18th power-play goal with eight seconds left in the second.

Avalanche 4, Sharks 1

DENVER -- Defensemen Ray Bourque, Jon Klemm and Greg de Vries scored as streaking Colorado beat San Jose.

The victory might have been costly for Colorado, however, as All-Star defenseman Rob Blake (sprained knee) and goalie Patrick Roy (knee tendinitis) both left the game.

Colorado, 10-1-0-2 in its last 13 games, extended its lead to eight points over Detroit (107-99) in the race for the NHL's best record.

Joe Sakic, the league's second-leading scorer, had three points, including an empty-net goal in the final minute.



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