Hot Wings: Detroit tames Wild

Posted: Wednesday, March 26, 2003

DETROIT Curtis Joseph earned his 40th career shutout, and Igor Larionov had a goal and two assists as the Detroit Red Wings beat the Minnesota Wild 4-0 Tuesday night.

Joseph, who has four shutouts this season, was forced to make only 18 saves. Sergei Fedorov, Henrik Zetterberg and Tomas Holmstrom scored the other goals, and Mathieu Schneider had two assists.

Minnesota was held without a shot for over 10 minutes to begin the game before Marian Gaborik was stopped on a breakaway by Joseph.

Hurricanes 3, Maple Leafs 3

RALEIGH, N.C. Jeff O'Neill scored with 33 seconds left in regulation as Carolina avoided a season sweep against Toronto.

O'Neill scored his team-leading 30th of the season 27 seconds after Carolina pulled Kevin Weekes for an extra skater. O'Neill has at least 30 goals three seasons in a row.

The Maple Leafs, who had beaten Carolina three straight this season, took a 3-2 lead with 11:04 left when Owen Nolan scored his seventh goal in nine games since being traded from San Jose on March 5.

Weekes was able to salvage the point for Carolina when he stopped Alexander Mogilny on a breakaway with 14.3 seconds left in overtime.

Avalanche 2, Senators 2

OTTAWA Alex Tanguay scored with 10.2 seconds left in regulation to lift Colorado to a tie with Ottawa.

Tanguay took a pass from Peter Forsberg in front of the Senators goal and beat Patrick Lalime after Vaclav Varada's power-play tally gave Ottawa the lead with less than a minute to go.

Rob Blake also scored for Colorado, which has just one loss in four games and prevented the Senators from recording their franchise-record 49th win.

Blake was almost the goat after he took a late roughing penalty that allowed Ottawa to score with 53.6 seconds left in regulation.

Capitals 4, Canadiens 3, OT

MONTREAL Josef Boumedienne scored 3:09 into overtime to lift the Washington over Montreal. The Capitals tied it three times in the third period.

Jaromir Jagr, Washington's leading scorer with 74 points, returned after missing six games because of a wrist injury and assisted on the winning goal.

Sergei Berezin got Washington even with 3:08 remaining in regulation after Robert Lang and Dainius Zubrus scored tying goals earlier in the period.

The Capitals, sixth in the East with 85 points, are three points behind Tampa Bay for the Southeast Division lead.

Flyers 1, Predators 1

NASHVILLE, Tenn. Mark Eaton scored his second goal of the season with 1:24 left in regulation as Nashville salvaged a tie with Philadelphia but was still eliminated from playoff contention.

Nashville was just three points out of the eighth spot in the Western Conference on March 1, but the Predators have not won since March 7 in a winless skid that reached nine games Tuesday (0-5-3-1).

The Flyers, who already have a playoff spot clinched and are trying to catch Atlantic Division-leading New Jersey, outshot Nashville 43-21.

Islanders 9, Blackhawks 2

CHICAGO Alexei Yashin scored four goals, and five New York teammates also scored as the Islanders routed Chicago.

Yashin had the first four-goal game of his career and has six goals and four assists in his last three games. Mark Parrish, Justin Papineau, Oleg Kvasha, Dave Scatchard and Arron Asham also scored for New York.

The Islanders lead the New York Rangers by six points for the eighth and final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference.

The victory marked the first time the Islanders won at Chicago since October 7, 1990. The Islanders are 2-11-5 in their last 18 games against the Blackhawks.

Blue Jackets 2, Kings 1

LOS ANGELES Andrew Cassels scored an empty-net goal in overtime to give Columbus a victory and knock Los Angeles out of playoff contention.

In a desperate attempt to stave off elimination, the Kings pulled goalie Cristobal Huet in overtime to get a 5-on-4 advantage after Columbus killed off a high-sticking penalty against Jamie Allison.

The move backfired, as Cassels hit the empty net from center ice. Los Angeles needed two points to stay alive in the race, but instead lost their guaranteed point by allowing an empty-net goal in overtime.

Stars 4, Canucks 3

VANCOUVER, British Columbia Scott Young scored his second goal of the third period on a power play with 4:31 left as Dallas defeated Vancouver.

Young gave the Stars a 3-1 lead 3:45 into the third, but Markus Naslund answered with his 45th just 61 seconds later. Todd Bertuzzi tied it with his NHL-best 46th on a power play at 12:58.

Jason Arnott and Sergei Zubov also scored for the Stars, who stayed within a point of first-place Detroit in the Western Conference, three ahead of Vancouver.

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