Tugnutt, Blue Jackets sting Kings for 4-1 victory

Posted: Wednesday, November 01, 2000

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Ron Tugnutt stifled one of the NHL's most potent offenses, turning away 45 shots as the Columbus Blue Jackets beat the Los Angeles Kings 4-1 Tuesday night.

Serge Aubin scored two goals and Geoff Sanderson and Jamie Heward had one each for Columbus, which won its second in a row at Nationwide Arena after going winless in its first five home games.

With 46 goals, Los Angeles is the highest-scoring team in the NHL. But Tugnutt stopped shot after shot as the Kings turned the second period into a shooting gallery.

Hurricanes 6, Lightning 5, OT

RALEIGH, N.C. -- Sandis Ozolinsh scored with 2:25 left in overtime as Carolina recovered after wasting a three-goal lead in the third period and beat Tampa Bay.

It appeared the Hurricanes would remain winless for a sixth straight game when Tampa Bay's Fredrik Modin, Brad Richards and Brian Holzinger scored over the final 3:48 of regulation.

That late barrage came after Ron Francis and Bates Battaglia scored 24 seconds apart early in the third period and Glen Wesley added another goal for a 5-2 Hurricanes lead with 9:13 left.

Islanders 4, Bruins 2

UNIONDALE, N.Y. -- Kenny Jonsson had a goal and assist and John Vanbiesbrouck stopped 32 shots as the New York Islanders won their third straight game, beating Boston.

Joe Thornton made the game close by scoring on a backhand with 67 seconds left, but the Islanders iced it on Brad Isbister's empty-net goal with 32.3 seconds remaining.

Oleg Kvasha and Dave Scatchard each scored their third goals of the season for New York, which finished October 4-3-2 -- the first time the Islanders finished October over .500 since 1992.

Sergei Samsonov scored the only goal for the slump-ridden Bruins, who have just one win in the last eight games (1-7-0-1). Andrew Raycroft stopped nine shots.

Capitals 6, Red Wings 2

WASHINGTON -- Richard Zednik, playing in his second game since returning from a four-game suspension, scored three goals as Washington beat Detroit, halting the Red Wings' six-game winning streak.

Zednik's first career hat trick helped Washington end an 0-2-2 winless streak with its first home victory over Detroit since Jan. 30, 1994. The Capitals were 0-6-1 in their last seven home games against Detroit.

Boyd Devereaux and Martin Lapointe tallied for the Red Wings.

Senators 4, Maple Leafs 3

KANATA, Ontario -- Rob Zamuner's short-handed goal in the third period proved to be the game-winner and rookie Martin Havlat had a goal and assist as Ottawa beat Toronto.

Ottawa held off a late Toronto charge to win its first game after Florida stopped the Senators' nine-game unbeaten streak last Sunday.

Alexei Yashin and Magnus Arvedson also scored for Ottawa and Jani Hurme made 20 saves for the Senators, who beat Toronto for the second time this season.

Gary Roberts, Dmitry Yushkevich and Sergei Berezin scored for the Leafs, who lost for just the second time in their last six games (4-2-0).

Blues 4, Predators 2

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Chris Pronger scored a power-play goal after his giveaway set up the tying score and St. Louis went on to beat Nashville.

Al MacInnis had a pair of assists for the Blues. Nashville is winless in its last five (0-2-2-1).

Leading Blues scorer Pierre Turgeon left the ice after a second-period collision with Predators defenseman Cale Hulse and did not return. He suffered a charley horse and a hyperextended right knee and was listed day to day.

Vitali Yachmenev and Drake Berehowsky scored for Nashville.

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