Huselius powers Panthers past Rangers

Posted: Thursday, November 01, 2001

NEW YORK -- Rookie Kristian Huselius scored his eighth and ninth goals of the season to lift the Florida Panthers to a 3-1 victory over the New York Rangers on Wednesday night.

With Florida on a power play, Huselius blasted a slap shot over Rangers goaltender Mike Richter's glove hand at 13:35 of the third to give the Panthers a 2-1 lead.

Huselius added an unassisted goal at 16:52 to make it 3-1.

The Panthers right wing extended his goal-scoring steak to five games, passing Radek Dvorak for the Panthers' longest rookie goal-scoring streak. Huselius also leads the league in rookie goals.

Flyers 3, Penguins 0

PHILADELPHIA -- Brian Boucher made 27 saves for his second straight shutout as Philadelphia beat Pittsburgh.

Boucher, who beat Washington 3-0 on Tuesday, became the first Flyers goalie to post shutouts on consecutive nights.

Mark Recchi had a goal and an assist, and John LeClair and Dan McGillis also scored for the Flyers, who won their third straight game.

Predators 6, Wild 4

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Kimmo Timonen scored twice, and Cliff Ronning had a goal and an assist in Nashville's victory over Minnesota.

Scott Walker, Martin Erat and Greg Classen also scored for Nashville, which outshot the Wild 23-17.

Minnesota goalie Manny Fernandez, sixth in the league last season in save percentage, gave up six goals for the second time in as many starts.

Blues 1, Avalanche 0

DENVER -- Al MacInnis scored on the first shot of the game, and Brent Johnson posted his fifth career shutout as St. Louis beat Colorado.

Johnson stopped all 26 shots he faced, including back-to-back attempts by Joe Sakic with six minutes left.

Colorado's Patrick Roy had 21 saves in failing for the third straight time to earn his 200th regular-season victory with the Avalanche. With 289 wins in Montreal, he remains on the verge of becoming the first NHL goalie to have 200 wins with two teams.

Red Wings 4, Stars 3, OT

DALLAS -- Brett Hull had two goals in his first game back in Dallas, including the winner with 4:12 left in overtime, to lift Detroit to a victory over the Stars.

Hull scooped up a loose puck in the neutral zone, took a return pass from Nicklas Lidstrom on a 3-on-1 and beat Ed Belfour from the left circle as the Red Wings improved to 6-0-0 on the road.

In the first period, Hull notched his 654th career goal to move into sole possession of sixth place on the career list.

Sharks 4, Mighty Ducks 2

ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Marco Sturm scored two goals as San Jose beat Anaheim despite Paul Kariya's first goal in 11 games.

Marcus Ragnarsson got the go-ahead goal, Owen Nolan had a goal and an assist and Evgeni Nabokov made 29 saves for the Sharks, who are 3-0 against Anaheim since the trade last March 5 that sent Jeff Friesen and goaltender Steve Shields to the Ducks for Teemu Selanne.

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