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Hasek earns first victory of season

Posted: Thursday, October 26, 2000

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Erik Rasmussen had a goal and an assist, and Dominik Hasek earned his first victory of the season as the Buffalo Sabres beat the Carolina Hurricanes 4-1 Wednesday night.

Rob Ray, Chris Gratton and J.P. Dumont also scored for the Sabres, who snapped a five-game winless streak. Dave Andreychuk and James Patrick each had two assists for Buffalo.

Jeff O'Neill scored the only goal for the Hurricanes, who dropped their third straight.

The 35-year-old Hasek -- a notoriously slow starter -- entered the game with an 0-4-1 record and a 3.40 goals against average. Against Carolina, the five-time Vezina Trophy winner stopped 30 shots.

Sharks 3, Blue Jackets 1

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Gary Suter celebrated his 1,000th NHL game with a goal as San Jose won its fourth straight.

Columbus, playing the middle game of a three-game homestand, remained winless at Nationwide Arena (0-4-1) and lost its sixth in a row overall.

Suter scored his 188th career goal with a shot from the left dot that beat goalie Ron Tugnutt inside the near post. Patrick Marleau scored his fourth goal midway through the second period, and Vincent Damphousse scored an empty-netter in the final minute for San Jose.

Maple Leafs 6, Wild 1

TORONTO -- Gary Roberts, playing his 800th NHL game, scored twice and added an assist as Toronto won its third straight since Roberts joined Mats Sundin on the top line.

Toronto entered the game with the third fewest goals in the league, but scored four times in the first period. Roberts, a free-agent acquisition, scored on a breakaway just 44 seconds into the game. He also scored on a wraparound at 17:38 of the first, giving Toronto a 4-0 lead.

Red Wings 5, Lightning 1

DETROIT -- Brendan Shanahan scored twice and Chris Osgood made 25 saves as Detroit won its third straight.

The Red Wings picked up two quick first-period goals after penalties to Martin St. Louis and Pavel Kubina gave them a two-man advantage. Detroit needed just 33 seconds to capitalize, as Shanahan scored his third goal of the season. Martin Lapointe fired a slap shot past Kevin Weekes 48 seconds later.

Sergei Fedorov, Larry Murphy and Brent Gilchrist also scored for the Red Wings.

Senators 3, Penguins 2

PITTSBURGH -- Radek Bonk scored one goal and set up another in the second period as Ottawa remained unbeaten at 5-0-3.

Jaromir Jagr scored his eighth goal of the season for Pittsburgh but failed to score on two breakaways.

The Senators were leading 1-0 at 9:31 of the second period when Magnus Arvedson bumped Martin Straka off the puck, then centered to Bonk, who beat Garth Snow for his fourth goal. Bonk set up Arvedson's fifth goal in the second period.

Devils 2, Panthers 1

SUNRISE, Fla. -- Patrick Elias scored with 1:33 remaining as New Jersey extended Florida's winless streak to 0-3-2-2.

The Panthers haven't defeated Devils goalie Martin Brodeur in 13 games (0-10-3) dating to April 9, 1997. Brodeur notched 20 saves to improve to 3-2-1.

With 8:25 left in the second, Denis Shvidki scored for the Panthers, but the goal was disallowed because officials called Peter Worrell for interference on Brodeur in the crease.

Canucks 6, Stars 2

DALLAS -- Brendan Morrison, Denis Pederson and Bryan Helmer scored second-period goals over a span of 4 minutes, 34 seconds as Vancouver snapped Dallas' five-game win streak.

Morrison snapped a 1-1 tie and Pederson scored 61 seconds later to give the Canucks a 3-1 lead. Vancouver, 4-1-1 in their last six games, went on to hand Dallas its first home defeat of the season following a 4-0-1 start.

Avalanche 2, Predators 1, OT

DENVER -- Peter Forsberg scored a power-play goal in overtime after Chris Drury tied it in the final two minutes as Colorado extended its unbeaten streak to nine games.

Forsberg extended his goal-scoring streak to five games with his eighth goal over that stretch. He also has six assists in his last seven games.

With Kimmo Timonen in the penalty box, Ray Bourque took a slap shot from the slot that Forsberg deflected past Mike Dunham with 1:02 left in the extra period. It was Bourque's 1,527th career point, moving him past Boston's Paul Coffey for first place among defensemen.

Thrashers 3, Oilers 1

EDMONTON, Alberta -- Damian Rhodes made 27 saves as Atlanta beat Edmonton for its first win of the season.

Per Svartvadet, Donald Audette and Jarrod Skalde, with an empty-netter, scored for the Thrashers. Svartvadet gave the Thrashers a 1-0 lead seven minutes in. Audette made it 2-0 with a power-play goal in the second period.

Doug Weight scored the lone goal for the Oilers.

Kings 6, Mighty Ducks 2

LOS ANGELES -- Bryan Smolinski scored the go-ahead goal to start a three-goal outburst in the second period as Los Angeles beat Anaheim for the second time in three days.

Luc Robitaille had three assists for the Kings.

Smolinski snapped a 1-1 tie when he scored 15 seconds into the period, poking in a shot over sprawling goaltender Dominic Roussel from close range. Nelson Emerson gave the Kings a 3-1 lead just 3:18 later with his third goal of the season, beating Roussel with a 20-footer over his left shoulder.



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