Lightning tie Blue Jackets, stay unbeaten

Posted: Thursday, October 24, 2002

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Geoff Sanderson scored twice in the first period, and the Columbus Blue Jackets held on for a 2-2 tie Wednesday night with unbeaten Tampa Bay.

The Lightning (4-0-2-0) remained the only undefeated team in the NHL.

It was the sixth game in a row this season that the Blue Jackets have scored a power-play goal, setting a franchise record.

The Lightning came back from a two-goal deficit for the third time this season, however.

Devils 2, Thrashers 1

ATLANTA -- Martin Brodeur came within 1.7 seconds of his first shutout of the season, leading New Jersey to a victory over winless Atlanta.

Atlanta has lost its first seven games, managing only one point with an overtime loss.

Jeff Friesen put New Jersey ahead late in the first period, and Scott Gomez sealed the victory by banging in a rebound just over a minute into the third period.

Senators 4, Hurricanes 1

OTTAWA -- Petr Schastlivy scored twice and Patrick Lalime made 20 saves to lead well-rested Ottawa over Carolina.

With the Senators playing their first game in eight days, Schastlivy scored a power-play goal in the first period. He added his second of the game -- his third of the season -- early in the third to put Ottawa up 2-0.

Hurricanes captain Ron Francis scored his fourth goal of the season with 12:12 left to draw Carolina within one.

Radek Bonk scored a power-play goal at 16:33 and Mike Fisher scored into an empty net with 15 seconds remaining as the Senators won their third straight following a season-opening loss to New Jersey on Oct. 10.

Capitals 2, Rangers 1

NEW YORK -- Jaromir Jagr had a goal and an assist in the second period, and Washington goalie Olaf Kolzig shook off a shot to his mask in a victory over New York.

The Capitals improved to 3-2 on their eight-game road trip that began after an opening-night victory.

Steve Konowalchuk's first goal of the season gave the Capitals a 1-0 lead and then Jagr scored his fifth on the power play just over 6 minutes later to make it a two-goal advantage.

New York got to 2-1 on Matthew Barnaby's second goal, during a delayed-penalty call, 54 seconds after Jagr's score.

Kings 3, Red Wings 3

DETROIT -- Jason Allison scored midway through the third period to lift Los Angeles to a tie with Detroit.

Lubomir Visnovsky and Mathieu Schneider also scored for the Kings, who tied Vancouver on Saturday.

Sergei Fedorov, Pavel Datsyuk and Tomas Holmstrom had the goals for Detroit, the defending Stanley Cup champions.

Allison's shot from the slot deflected in off the stick of Red Wings defenseman Nicklas Lidstrom 9:35 into the third.

Panthers 4, Maple Leafs 1

TORONTO -- Olli Jokinen scored twice and had an assist as Florida beat struggling Toronto.

The Maple Leafs, booed throughout the third period, have won just two of their eight games.

Roberto Luongo made 30 saves for the Panthers, whose two previous wins have come against the winless Atlanta Thrashers.

Valeri Bure and Marcus Nilson also scored for Florida.

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