Sabres knock Flyers from ranks of unbeaten

Posted: Wednesday, October 23, 2002

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Miroslav Satan scored the go-ahead goal at 10:42 of the third period as the Buffalo Sabres handed the Philadelphia Flyers their first loss of the season, 2-1 Tuesday night.

Satan, who turned 28, scored a goal on his birthday for the second time in his career. Vaclav Varada also scored for the Sabres, and Martin Biron stopped 21 shots.

Eric Weinrich scored for the Flyers (3-1-2-0), who have at least one power-play goal in each of their first six games.

Penguins 3, Canadiens 3

MONTREAL -- Mario Lemieux assisted on all three Pittsburgh goals, including Aleksey Morozov's tying goal with 10 seconds left in regulation, as the Penguins tied Montreal.

Alexei Kovalev, Lemieux's other linemate, scored twice as Pittsburgh extended its unbeaten streak to five following a 6-0 loss to Toronto in the season opener Oct. 10.

Lemieux, named the NHL's player of the week for the 24th time in his career Monday, increased his league-leading points total to 14. He has four goals and 10 assists in six games.

Joe Juneau, Jan Bulis and Andrei Markov scored for Montreal, which is unbeaten in three games.

Hurricanes 4, Islanders 1

UNIONDALE, N.Y. -- Sami Kapanen and Rod Brind'Amour scored power-play goals 23 seconds apart in the second period, and Carolina beat New York.

Carolina, outshot 37-18, snapped New York's three-game unbeaten streak (2-0-1). The Islanders went 0-for-9 on the power play and are 3-for-44 this season.

Kevin Weekes made 36 saves. Kevyn Adams also scored for the Hurricanes, and Kapanen added an empty-net goal.

Wild 4, Flames 3, OT

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Cliff Ronning's power-play goal 1:58 into overtime gave Minnesota a win over Calgary.

With Flames forward Martin Gelinas serving a hooking penalty, Ronning lifted the rebound of Marian Gaborik's shot over goalie Roman Turek as Minnesota improved to 4-1-1-0 and moved into first place in the Northwest Division.

Chris Drury's goal midway through the third period tied it at 3 for the Flames (2-3-1-1), who dropped their second road game in as many nights. Their best chance in overtime came when Jarome Iginla's shot hit the right post a minute in.

Coyotes 2, Predators 1

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Shane Doan and Ladislav Nagy scored in the first period, and Phoenix held to beat winless Nashville.

Doan and Nagy scored in a span of 2:31, and Brian Boucher replaced an injured Sean Burke in goal for Phoenix.

Andy Delmore scored a power-play goal for Nashville (0-3-1-2) in the third period. All five losses for the Predators have been by one goal.

Oilers 3, Avalanche 3

DENVER -- Ryan Smyth scored at 9:06 of the third period to give Edmonton a tie with Colorado.

Patrick Roy played in his 971st game, tying Terry Sawchuk's NHL record for career appearances by a goaltender. Roy owns 10 NHL records, including most career regular-season wins (518) and most playoff wins (148).



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