Fleury's flurry groundsLightning

Posted: Thursday, November 02, 2000

NEW YORK -- Theoren Fleury scored three times, twice on power plays in New York's four-goal second period, as the Rangers beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 6-1 Wednesday night.

Fleury scored one power-play goal all last season -- his first with the Rangers -- and already has four in 11 games this season. His nine goals overall are only six shy of his total in 1999-00.

Red Wings 4, Canadiens 2

MONTREAL -- Larry Murphy's two assists made him the third NHL defenseman to top 1,200 career points and Vyacheslav Kozlov scored twice for Detroit.

Murphy assisted on Doug Brown's third goal of the season and Kozlov's second goal of the game -- both in the second period -- to increase his point total to 1,201. Boston's Paul Coffey and Colorado's Ray Bourque are the only other defensemen among the 30 NHL players to reach that number.

Islanders 3, Panthers 0

SUNRISE, Fla. -- Brad Isbister and Roman Hamrlik scored on power plays to back Wade Flaherty's first shutout of the season as New York won its fourth straight game.

Hamrlik also assisted on Mats Lindgren's shorthanded goal at 8:57 of the third period as the Islanders stretched their unbeaten streak to 5-0-1.

Devils 1, Flyers 1

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Paul Ranheim scored with 1:26 to play in the third period as Philadelphia gained a standings point against the Stanley Cup champions despite missing six key players.

The tying goal came just seconds after the Flyers pulled goaltender Brian Boucher, and it prevented Devils goaltender Chris Terreri from recording his first shutout since Feb. 4, 1999.

Stars 4, Blue Jackets 0

DALLAS -- Joe Nieuwendyk scored twice and Ed Belfour stopped 14 shots for his second shutout as Dallas ended a three-game losing streak.

Ted Donato and Nieuwendyk scored 46 seconds apart in the second period. Jere Lehtinen added his third goal of the season on a rebound from the slot 38 seconds into the third period before Nieuwendyk scored with 15:12 left.

Oilers 3, Flames 2

EDMONTON, Alberta -- Tommy Salo made 27 saves and Edmonton scored three goals in the first period en route to its second consecutive victory.

Canucks 4, Avalanche 3

VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- Markus Naslund scored the opening goal and set up the winner for Vancouver.

Colorado, which saw Chris Drury and Adam Deadmarsh leave with injuries, has lost two straight games after opening the season with an 11-game unbeaten streak.

Coyotes 1, Mighty Ducks 1

ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Anaheim's Oleg Tverdovsky scored with 14:10 left in the third period to spoil Sean Burke's bid for his second consecutive shutout.

Teemu Selanne and Coyotes defenseman Keith Carney were vying for the puck along the boards in the Phoenix zone when an official signaled a delayed penalty against Carney. Matt Cullen took possession and sent a cross-ice pass to Tverdovsky, who beat Burke low to the glove side with Anaheim's 22nd shot.

Sharks 3, Penguins 2

SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Jeff Friesen scored a fast-break goal with 42.1 seconds left as San Jose stretched its unbeaten streak to six games.

The Sharks (7-2-1-0) survived a 6-on-4 situation in the final 9.3 seconds, and Evgeni Nabokov stopped 24 shots. to improve to 6-1-1 since taking over for injured Steve Shields two weeks ago.

Roman Simicek and Alexei Kovalev scored for Pittsburgh, with Alexander Korolyuk and Patrick Marleau replying for San Jose. San Jose's penalty-killers, ranked first in the NHL entering the game, allowed both of the Penguins' goals on power plays.



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