Coyotes pack up Jackets

Posted: Tuesday, October 15, 2002

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Daniel Briere assisted on two of Phoenix's three power-play goals as the Coyotes beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 4-2 Monday night.

The game set Columbus records for most penalties by the Blue Jackets (15), an opponent (19) and combined penalty minutes (108).

The Coyotes converted just 2 of 13 power-play chances in losing their first two games this season, but scored on two of their first three opportunities against Columbus.

Penguins 5, Maple Leafs 4

TORONTO -- Mario Lemieux scored twice and assisted on Aleksey Morozov's two power-play goals as Pittsburgh avenged its worst opening-game loss by beating Toronto.

Lemieux scored the game-winner on the power play with 2:18 left. Morozov also had two assists for the Penguins, who have won two straight following Thursday's 6-0 home loss to Toronto.

Bruins 2, Avalanche 1

DENVER -- Sergei Samsonov scored a power-play goal with just a half-second left, lifting Boston past Colorado. Boston scored on its 17th power-play shot of the night after Milan Hejduk was penalized for pulling down P.J. Axelsson on a partial breakaway at 19:15.

Flames 3, Canucks 2

VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- Rookie Chuck Kobasew scored with 4:38 left as Calgary rallied from a two-goal deficit to earn its first victory of the season.

Kobasew's shot from the slot went off the blocker of Dan Cloutier and bounced in off of Vancouver defenseman Ed Jovanovski, who was tied up with Marc Savard driving to the net.

Craig Conroy and Micki Dupont, with his first NHL point, also scored for the Flames (1-2).

Brendan Morrison and Brent Sopel scored for the Canucks, who were trying for just the fourth 3-0 start in their 33-year history.

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