Rangers use second period to stop Thrashers

Posted: Sunday, October 16, 2005

NEW YORK — Henrik Lundqvist made 28 saves to win for the second straight game and the New York Rangers blistered Atlanta rookie Adam Berkhoel for three second-period goals in a 5-1 victory Saturday night over the Thrashers.

Lundqvist, subbing for injured regular Kevin Weekes, only allowed Ilya Kovalchuk's first goal of the season and earned his second NHL victory.

Flyers 5, Islanders 1

PHILADELPHIA — Michal Handzus scored twice and Simon Gagne added his NHL-leading seventh goal for the Flyers.

Patrick Sharp and Kim Johnsson also scored for Philadelphia. Robert Esche made 19 shots for the Flyers, allowing only Mike York's goal on a two-man power play.

Maple Leafs 3, Canadiens 2

MONTREAL — Eric Lindros scored twice, including one of Toronto's two power-play goals, leading the Maple Leafs over Montreal.

Ed Belfour made 29 saves to win his second start in as many nights. Belfour was 0-1-2 through his first three games, including a 5-4 loss to the Canadiens a week earlier.

Senators 5, Bruins 1

OTTAWA — Dominik Hasek became the 23rd goalie in NHL history to reach 300 victories, making 34 saves in Ottawa's win over Boston.

Chris Neil, Antoine Vermette, Brandon Bochenski, Anton Volchenkov and Brian Smolinski scored for the Senators, who improved to 5-0-0 this season.

Hurricanes 6, Devils 1

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Rod Brind'Amour scored two goals and Matt Cullen had a goal and two assists, leading the Carolina Hurricanes to a 6-1 victory over the New Jersey Devils on Saturday night.

The Hurricanes, winners of their second straight, chased Devils goalie Martin Brodeur after just two periods. The reigning Vezina Trophy winner gave up five goals on 19 shots and was replaced by Scott Clemmensen to start the third.

Lightning 3, Penguins 1

PITTSBURGH — Vincent Lecavalier scored a goal and set up two others and Tampa Bay extended Pittsburgh's season-opening winless streak to a franchise record-tying six games.

Despite rebuilding what was the NHL's worst team in 2003-04 with rookie Sidney Crosby and a number of veteran stars, the Penguins — the league's only winless team — are 0-2-4 during only the second winless six-game start in team history.

Panthers 3, Sabres 2

SUNRISE, Fla. — Olli Jokinen scored a power-play goal with 1:07 remaining in the third period, lifting Florida over Buffalo.

Mike Van Ryan had three assists and Roberto Luongo stopped 32 shots for the Panthers.

Nashville 4, St. Louis 1

ST. LOUIS — Tomas Vokoun stopped 28 shots, helping Nashville end a nine-game unbeaten string at St. Louis.

The Predators also remained one of the last remaining unbeaten teams, along with Ottawa, at 5-0-0. Nashville won at St. Louis for the first time since Jan. 4, 2001, going 0-8-1 since.

Red Wings 2, Coyotes 0

GLENDALE, Ariz. — Manny Legace had 23 saves to give Detroit its first shutout of the season.

Henrik Zetterberg and Pavel Datsyuk each scored their third goal of the season for the Red Wings (4-1-0), winners of their second straight road game.

Sharks 4, Blackhawks 3

SAN JOSE, Calif. — Patrick Marleau scored two power-play goals in the second period, and San Jose beat Chicago for its third straight victory.

Marco Sturm had a goal and an assist, and Jonathan Cheechoo also scored as the Sharks avenged a 6-3 loss at Chicago last week with more of the up-tempo hockey they love.

Flames 3, Oilers 0

CALGARY, Alberta — Miikka Kiprusoff stopped 33 shots for his eighth career shutout as Calgary beat Edmonton.

Kiprusoff was at his best in the second period when Edmonton outshot Calgary 15-4, but was unable to cut into a 2-0 deficit.



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