Flyers' Primeau returns by shaking up Leafs

Posted: Tuesday, March 26, 2002

PHILADELPHIA -- Keith Primeau celebrated his return to the Philadelphia lineup with two goals as the Flyers extended their unbeaten streak to four games with a 4-1 victory Monday night over the Toronto Maple Leafs.

Primeau missed the last two games because of strained ribs.

Simon Gagne scored a short-handed goal for the Flyers, who moved within two points of Eastern Conference leader Boston with two games in hand. Dan McGillis added an empty-net goal.

Tomas Kaberle scored for the Maple Leafs, who had lost only once in their previous five games (3-1-1). Toronto was 0-for-9 on the power play.

Islanders 4, Rangers 2

UNIONDALE, N.Y. -- Oleg Kvasha scored the tying and game-winning goals in a 4:57 span late in the third period to lift the New York Islanders over the New York Rangers.

Claude Lapointe added an empty-net goal, and Kip Miller also scored for the Islanders. Chris Osgood made 27 saves.

Theo Fleury and Roman Lyashenko scored for the Rangers, who lost for the sixth time in seven games and remained three points behind eighth-place Montreal, with just eight games to play.

Devils 3, Panthers 1

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Joe Nieuwendyk set up goals by linemates Patrik Elias and Jamie Langenbrunner to lead New Jersey past Florida.

John Madden added a breakaway goal in the final minute, and the Devils limited Florida to 15 shots against Martin Brodeur in winning for the sixth time in eight games, and sending the Panthers to their fifth straight loss.

Flames 6, Blue Jackets 1

CALGARY, Alberta -- Craig Conroy scored twice and added two assists, and Mike Vernon made 32 saves to earn just his second win of the season as Calgary snapped an eight-game winless streak. Jarome Iginla scored his league-leading 44th goal and added two assists, boosting his NHL-high points total to 83 for the Flames, who were on a 0-6-2 slide.

Predators 3, Red Wings 3

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Scott Hartnell had a goal and an assist as Nashville tied Detroit.

Nashville is the only team in the NHL not to lose in overtime this season. Sergei Fedorov, Jason Williams, and Brendan Shanahan had Detroit goals.

Denis Arkhipov and Karlis Skrastins also scored for Nashville.

The Predators controlled the overtime period, but were unable to score on three shots.

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