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Lemieux propels Penguins to victory

Posted: Thursday, April 03, 2003

PITTSBURGH -- Mario Lemieux had two assists in what may have been his final NHL game and the Pittsburgh Penguins rallied for two goals in the closing minutes to beat the Carolina Hurricanes 3-2 on Wednesday night.

Lightning 2, Canadiens 1

TAMPA, Fla. -- Nikolai Khabibulin made 26 saves and extended his career-best unbeaten streak to 16 games as Tampa Bay beat Montreal.

Cory Sarich scored the go-ahead goal in the second, and Vinny Prospal tied a career high with his 22nd goal for the Lightning, who are 7-0-6 in their last 13 games and are approaching the first division title in their 11-year history.

Blue Jackets 3, Wild 0

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Marc Denis stopped 27 shots for his fifth shutout of the season, and Mike Sillinger had a goal and an assist as Columbus scored three power-play goals late in the first period to beat Minnesota.

Sabres 4, Thrashers 3

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Daniel Briere and Tim Connolly scored power-play goals in the final 1:59 and Buffalo rallied for a victory over Atlanta.

Stars 2, Mighty Ducks 1

DALLAS -- With Mike Modano injured and out of the game, Jason Arnott and Derian Hatcher scored third-period goals to lead Dallas past Anaheim in a potential first-round playoff preview.

Canucks 3, Coyotes 3

PHOENIX -- Teppo Numminen scored with 2:01 remaining as Phoenix rallied from a two-goal deficit in the third period and tied Vancouver.

Numminen tied it after he gained control of the puck at the top left side of the crease and slipped a soft wrist shot past Dan Cloutier.

Sharks 2, Flames 2

CALGARY, Alberta -- Chris Drury scored the tying goal at 14:39 of the third period to lead Calgary to a tie with San Jose.

Kings 5, Avalanche 3

LOS ANGELES -- Eric Belanger had two goals and an assist, and Ziggy Palffy had a goal and two assists for Los Angeles.



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