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Devils get late goal to forge tie with Maple Leafs

Posted: Friday, October 17, 2003

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. Sergei Brylin scored with two seconds left in regulation and the New Jersey Devils salvaged a 2-2 tie with the Toronto Maple Leafs after raising their Stanley Cup championship banner Thursday night.

Jay Pandolfo also scored for New Jersey, and Martin Brodeur made 12 saves as the Devils remained unbeaten at 1-0-2.

Lightning 5, Coyotes 1

TAMPA, Fla. Martin St. Louis and Jassen Cullimore scored 25 seconds apart in the second period as Tampa Bay spoiled Phoenix's bid for its first 4-0 start in franchise history.

St. Louis put the Lightning up 2-1 during a power play at 8:07. Cullimore made it a two-goal game, scoring from close range at 8:32.

Blue Jackets 2, Blackhawks 1

COLUMBUS, Ohio Rick Nash had a goal and an assist and Marc Denis stopped 30 shots as Columbus won its third straight game at Nationwide Arena the best homestand in the team's four seasons.

Todd Marchant had a goal and Geoff Sanderson added two assists for the Blue Jackets, who are off to a 3-1-0 start.

Thrashers 0, Rangers 0

NEW YORK Pasi Nurminen stopped 29 shots for Atlanta, and New York counterpart Mike Dunham turned aside 30.

It was the first scoreless tie in the five-season history of the Thrashers, who are off to their best start ever at 2-0-2. The four-game unbeaten streak matches a franchise high.

Red Wings 3, Canucks 2

DETROIT Ray Whitney broke a tie with 1:06 left, and Dominik Hasek made 36 saves as Detroit extended its winning streak to three games.

Whitney's backhander in the slot was his first goal with the Red Wings. He was signed as a free agent from Columbus in the offseason.

Detroit also got goals from Brendan Shanahan and Nicklas Lidstrom. Mathieu Schneider had two assists.

Canadiens 4, Penguins 1

MONTREAL Mike Ribeiro had a goal and two assists, and the Montreal Canadiens scored three power-play goals, extending their season-opening winning streak to three games.

Ribeiro set up a goal by Richard Zednik late in the second and Jason Ward's power-play goal in the third.

Ribeiro also scored a power-play goal for his third goal in four games.

Avalanche 5, Wild 2

ST. PAUL, Minn. Peter Forsberg had a goal and an assist, and Teemu Selanne scored his first goal for Colorado in the win.

Forsberg scored the first of three second-period goals for the Avalanche, who beat the Wild for the 12th time in 16 regular-season games. John-Michael Liles and Milan Hejduk also scored in the second for the Avalanche.

Predators 4, Blues 1

NASHVILLE, Tenn. Jordin Tootoo got his first NHL point and Marek Zidlicky scored a power-play goal and assisted on another.

Tootoo, the first person of Inuit descent to play in the league, assisted on Dan Hamhuis' power-play goal at 10:53 of the second. He debuted with the Predators earlier this month.

Sharks 0, Flyers 0

SAN JOSE, Calif. Jeff Hackett made 27 saves and Evgeni Nabokov made 26 for San Jose.

Vincent Damphousse thought he had won it for San Jose 3:47 into overtime when he deflected the puck under Hackett's pads as the goalie slid into the net. But Hackett swept the puck away with his leg, and video replay didn't show conclusive evidence of a goal.

Oilers 4, Sabres 1

EDMONTON, Alberta Ales Hemsky and Raffi Torres had a goal and an assist each for Edmonton.

Ty Conklin stopped 31 shots for Edmonton, which had two straight shutout losses and hadn't scored in 1 hour, 45 minutes, 31 seconds.

Hemsky scored at 14:48 of the second after taking a pass from Torres along the boards.

Torres gave the Oilers a two-goal lead with 38 seconds left in the period, on a pass from Hemsky.



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