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Panthers freeze out Penguins in OT

Posted: Thursday, November 07, 2002

SUNRISE, Fla. -- Valeri Bure scored at 2:19 of overtime as the Florida Panthers overcame a late goal by Mario Lemieux to beat the Pittsburgh Penguins 4-3 on Wednesday night.

Bure took a pass from Kristian Huselius and squeezed the puck past Johan Hedberg on the right side for a power-play goal, ending the Penguins' four-game winning streak.

The Panthers appeared headed for a win in regulation until Lemieux, the NHL's leading scorer with 29 points, tied it at 3-all with 9 seconds left in regulation. Lemieux, who has scored at least two points in his last seven games, assisted on Dick Tarnstrom's goal to open the scoring.

Stars 4, Canucks 0

DALLAS -- Mike Modano had two goals and an assist, and Brenden Morrow scored on a penalty shot as Dallas handed Vancouver its first road loss. Marty Turco stopped 26 shots for his second shutout of the season and seventh of his career in helping the Stars improve to 4-1-1 at home.

Ulf Dahlen added a first-period power-play for Dallas, which improved to 4-2-2 in its last eight.

Senators 5, Avalanche 2

DENVER -- Marian Hossa scored three goals, and Daniel Alfredsson had a goal and two assists as Ottawa kept Colorado winless at home.

Magnus Arvedson also scored and Patrick Lalime had 36 saves for Ottawa, which extended its franchise record by scoring a power-play goal in its ninth straight game.

It was Hossa's second career hat trick, with his other coming Nov. 18, 2000, against Florida. Alfredsson has scored in all 10 of the Senators' games this season.

Mighty Ducks 2, Predators 1

ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Petr Sykora scored the go-ahead goal on a power play early in the third period as Anaheim handed Nashville its ninth one-goal loss.

Paul Kariya had a goal and an assist, Steve Rucchin assisted on both goals and Jean-Sebastien Giguere made 34 saves to help the Ducks improve their home record against Nashville to 8-1-0.

Andy Delmore scored on a power play for the Predators, who have lost four straight and are 0-7-1 on the road -- including four overtime losses.



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