Devils snap Flyers' six-game winning streak

Posted: Friday, November 08, 2002

PHILADELPHIA -- Jamie Langenbrunner scored with 7:43 left and the New Jersey Devils snapped the Philadelphia Flyers' six-game winning streak with a 1-0 victory on Thursday night in the first meeting of the season between the Atlantic Division rivals.

Seconds earlier, Devils goaltender Martin Brodeur stopped Simon Gagne on a 2-on-1 breakaway.

The Flyers are off to a 9-2-2 start under new coach Ken Hitchcock. New Jersey is 8-3 under its new coach Pat Burns.

Hurricanes 2, Sabres 0

RALEIGH, N.C. -- Jeff O'Neill and Craig Adams scored for Carolina, and Kevin Weekes recorded his first shutout to extend Buffalo's winless streak to seven.

O'Neill's fifth of the season late in the first period was his third game-winner in 14 games. Carolina has earned at least one point in seven of its last eight games to move into a first-place tie with Tampa Bay in the Southeast Division.

Capitals 2, Panthers 1, OT

WASHINGTON -- Jaromir Jagr scored a shorthanded goal at 3:56 of overtime and Olaf Kolzig made 32 saves in his first game back from injury to lead Washington over Florida.

Kolzig returned after missing five games because of a wrist injury. He made his best saves in overtime when he denied an uncontested slap shot from Sandis Ozolinsh and made a sliding stop on Viktor Kozlov.

Robert Lang also scored for Washington. Kristian Huselius tied it 1-1 in the third period for the Panthers.

Canadiens 3, Islanders 0

MONTREAL -- Jose Theodore made 42 saves for his first shutout of the season to lead Montreal over New York.

Theodore, the league's MVP last season who entered with a 1-4-2 record and 4.06 goals-against-average, got his 16th career shutout despite Montreal being outshot 42-21.

Rangers 1, Flames 0, OT

NEW YORK -- Brian Leetch scored 51 seconds into overtime to give Dan Blackburn his first NHL shutout and lift New York past Calgary.

Blackburn, 19, stopped 26 shots to earn his 13th career victory in his 36th game. New York has won two straight after a three-game losing streak. The Rangers have beaten the Flames in overtime in three of the last four meetings.

Red Wings 2, Bruins 1

DETROIT -- Sergei Fedorov's goal 2:08 into overtime gave Detroit the victory over Boston.

The goal helped the defending Stanley Cup champion Red Wings snap a three-game winless streak (0-2-1).

Blue Jackets 5, Blues 2

ST. LOUIS -- Andrew Cassels scored twice and Ray Whitney added a goal and two assists as Columbus snapped St. Louis' nine-game winning streak.

St. Louis fell one game short of the club record for consecutive victories set last season. It was the first Blues' loss since they dropped the season opener to Anaheim. At 9-2-1-0, the Blues are off to their best start in franchise history.

Blackhawks 5, Thrashers 0

CHICAGO -- Jocelyn Thibault stopped 17 shots for his second straight shutout, and Tyler Arnason and Mark Bell each had a goal and two assists as Chicago beat Atlanta.

Thibault's shutout was his third this season and 30th career. He stopped 18 shots in a 2-0 victory at Detroit on Tuesday.

Kyle Calder, who skated with Arnason and Bell on Chicago's ''ABC Line,'' had a goal and an assist as the Blackhawks scored more than four goals for the first time this season.

Sharks 2, Predators 2

SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Marcus Ragnarsson scored with 6:07 remaining in regulation as San Jose came back from a two-goal deficit to tie Nashville.

Mike Rathje also scored for the Sharks, who are unbeaten in three games but missed a chance to reach .500 for the first time this season.

Coyotes 4, Wild 1

PHOENIX -- Shane Doan scored twice during a three-goal first period as Phoenix handed Minnesota its first road loss.

Landon Wilson had a goal and an assist, and Claude Lemieux also scored as the Coyotes won for the third time in four games.

Wilson's three-point game matched a career high.

Pascal Dupuis scored for the Wild, who entered the game 3-0-2 in their first five road games. Minnesota, which beat the Coyotes 6-1 on the road on October 26, has lost two of three.

Manny Fernandez lasted only one period for Minnesota en route to his second straight loss after a 6-0 start.



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