Samsanov saves the day for Bruins

Posted: Monday, October 20, 2003

ANAHEIM, Calif. Sergei Samsonov scored with 52 seconds left in overtime after Mike Knuble tied it late in the third period with his second goal of the game as the Boston Bruins beat the Anaheim Mighty Ducks 4-3 Sunday night.

Steve Rucchin scored twice on power plays, Vaclav Prospal had a goal and an assist and Sergei Fedorov had two assists. But it wasn't enough for the Ducks, who are off to their first 0-5 start in the franchise's 11-year history and have matched their longest losing streak of last season.

Knuble, who got the winner with 1:48 left in the third period of Saturday night's 4-3 victory at Los Angeles, beat Jean-Sebastien Giguere to the stick side with a 20-foot wrist shot from the slot with 4:25 left in regulation after a giveaway by Rucchin in the Boston zone.

The power-play goal came after a hooking penalty against defenseman Niclas Havelid.

Brian Rolston also scored for the Bruins and Nick Boynton had two assists in Boston's only meeting this season with the Ducks.

Stars 3, Wild 1

DALLAS Stu Barnes scored two goals 20 seconds apart in the second period and Bill Guerin added another a few minutes later.

Barnes' outburst came so quickly that the arena announcer was still saying he'd just scored his fourth goal of the season when Barnes plugged in his fifth at 8:36. This was his second two-goal game of the season and it matches Ilya Kovalchuk for the league lead.

Barnes had only 13 goals all of last season, just two in 13 games with Dallas.

Guerin scored 4:27 later by redirecting a long shot from Sergei Zubov. It was upheld after a long video review examined whether Guerin's stick was too high.

Blackhawks 3, Predators 1

CHICAGO Tuomo Ruutu scored his first NHL goal to lead the Chicago Blackhawks past the Nashville Predators 3-1 on Sunday.

The rookie scored during a power play early in the third period to break a 1-all tie and help Chicago end a four-game losing streak.

Tyler Arnason scored late in the second period for the Blackhawks, who got an insurance goal from Kyle Calder with 6:10 left in regulation.

Dave Legwand scored on the power play for the Predators, who played their first road game this season. They were 3-1-0 in Nashville.

Jocelyn Thibault stopped 21 shots for Chicago. Chris Mason, making his first start for the Predators, had 28 saves.

Chicago was 1-for-7 on the power play. Meanwhile, the Blackhawks, who have been short-handed a league-leading 47 times this season, killed six of seven Nashville power-play chances on Sunday.



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