Klatt leads Kings to second straight win

Posted: Monday, October 13, 2003

CHICAGO Trent Klatt doesn't score goals too often.

On Sunday night, he scored twice in one shift to lead the Los Angeles Kings to a 4-2 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks.

Klatt, who has 129 goals in 703 NHL games, gave the Kings a 3-0 lead with his two goals in a 33-second span and help them win their second straight game.

Klatt, who had 16 goals last season with the Canucks, already has three this year.

The Kings' Lubomir Visnovsky scored a power-play goal in the first period and Jaroslav Modry added an insurance goal with 3:31 left in the third.

Los Angeles concluded a season-opening, three-game road trip at 2-1-0.

Coyotes 2, Mighty Ducks 0

ANAHEIM, Calif. Ladislav Nagy scored in the first period, and goaltender Sean Burke made that stand up Sunday night as the Phoenix Coyotes beat the Anaheim Mighty Ducks 2-0.

The loss in their home opener dropped the Ducks, who came within one game of winning the Stanley Cup last season, to 0-3.

Nagy scored on a power play at 9:27 of the opening period, his first goal and second point in the Coyotes' two games. Daymond Langkow added an empty-net goal with five seconds remaining.

Burke stopped 31 shots to earn the 34th save of his career, thwarting the Ducks on five power plays.

Skating down the right side, Nagy took a cross-ice pass from Mike Johnson, bore down on Jean-Sebastien Giguere and wristed a shot over the goaltender's left shoulder.

Giguere had positioned himself near the left post, and Nagy was able to thread the puck through a small opening above the goalie's glove.

The Ducks' goalie faced 28 shots.

Sharks 3, Wild 2

ST. PAUL, Minn. Alyn McCauley's power-play score sparked a three-goal flurry by San Jose over the final four minutes of the first period, and the Sharks held on for a 3-2 win over the Minnesota Wild on Sunday night.

The victory was Ron Wilson's first as San Jose coach.

Christoph Brander got his first career goal to give Minnesota a 1-0 lead 6:24 into the game before McCauley's goal started San Jose's spurt.

Just 37 seconds later, Mike Ricci redirected a pass from Scott Thornton past Wild goaltender Dwayne Roloson to give the Sharks the lead. Patrick Marleau's power-play goal with 9.9 seconds remaining in the first gave San Jose a 3-1 advantage.

Rookie Brent Burns scored his first career goal 4:22 into the second period to pull Minnesota within a goal.

Despite controlling the puck for much of the third period and taking eight shots, the Wild couldn't get the puck past San Jose goalie Vesa Toskala. Toskala finished with 23 saves.

Manny Fernandez replaced Roloson at the start of the second period, and finished with 15 saves.

Blues 2, Avalanche 1

DENVER Keith Tkachuk scored a pair of goals to become the 74th NHL player to score 400 and Chris Osgood stopped 39 shots to lead St. Louis over Colorado.

Tkachuk, who has all three goals for the Blues this year, recorded his 400th goal in the first period and the game-winner at 6:47 of the third period.

Doug Weight had two assists and the Blues killed six power plays in winning for the first time this year.

Paul Kariya scored his second goal in as many games for the Avalanche, who were 1-for-7 on the power play.



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