Capitals' Kolzig makes 43 saves to stop Flyers

Posted: Sunday, November 10, 2002

WASHINGTON -- Olaf Kolzig made 43 saves, and Sergei Gonchar sparked a four-goal second period with his first goal of the season as the Washington Capitals beat Philadelphia 4-1 Saturday night.

Kolzig has allowed only two goals in consecutive victories after returning from a left wrist injury.

Oilers 6, Devils 3

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Jussi Markkanen made 36 saves, and Ethan Moreau had two goals and an assist for Edmonton.

Marty Reasoner added a goal and an assist, and linemates Ryan Smyth, Mike Comrie and Anson Carter also scored. Brian Rafalski, Christian Berglund and John Madden scored for the Devils, who came into the game with an NHL-best 1.54 goals-against average.

Bruins 7, Senators 1

BOSTON -- Joe Thornton, Bryan Berard and Jozef Stumpel scored power-play goals as Boston routed Ottawa.

Thornton had three assists for the Bruins, and Mike Knuble, P.J. Axelsson, Rob Zamuner and Jonathan Girard added goals. Boston has won eight of 12 games since dropping its season opener.

Panthers 3, Flames 0

MIAMI -- Valeri Bure had a goal and an assist, and Jani Hurme stopped 28 shots in Florida's victory over Calgary.

Bure and Kristian Huselius scored power-play goals in the second period, and Olli Jokinen added an empty-net goal.

Blackhawks 3, Lightning 2, OT

TAMPA, Fla. -- Igor Korolev scored his second goal of the game on a breakaway in overtime to lift Chicago past Tampa Bay, ending the Lightning's season-opening home winning streak at five.

Korolev beat Nikolai Khabibulin with a backhander after the Blackhawks killed off a 5-on-3 power play.

Blue Jackets 6, Rangers 3

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Rick Nash, the No. 1 pick in the June draft, scored two first-period goals as Columbus beat New York.

Tyler Wright, Hannes Hyvonen, Geoff Sanderson and Sean Pronger added goals for the Blue Jackets, 4-0-0-1 in their last five games. Petr Nedved, Radek Dvorak and Rem Murray scored for the Rangers.

Canadiens 3, Kings 1

MONTREAL -- Yanic Perreault scored two power-play goals in the first period, and Jeff Hackett came within 2:14 of his first shutout in more than 2 1/2 years as Montreal beat Los Angeles.

Richard Zednik added a goal for Montreal, and Lubomir Visnovsky scored for Los Angeles.

Hurricanes 3, Penguins 2

RALEIGH, N.C. -- Bates Battaglia and David Tanabe scored third-period goals in Carolina's victory over Pittsburgh.

Thrashers 6, Sabres 4

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Pascal Rheaume and Dany Heatley scored twice each as Atlanta beat Buffalo.

Blues 6, Maple Leafs 3

ST. LOUIS -- Doug Weight and Dallas Drake each scored two goals in St. Louis' victory over Toronto.

Wild 4, Sharks 2

SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Pierre-Marc Bouchard, the eighth overall pick in the June draft, scored his first NHL goal as Minnesota beat San Jose to stay atop the Western Conference. Marian Gaborik scored his NHL-leading 11th goal, and Cliff Ronning and Wes Walz also scored as the Wild improved to 10-3-2. Owen Nolan and Marcus Ragnarsson scored for the Sharks.

Canucks 5, Coyotes 2

PHOENIX -- Todd Warriner and Trevor Linden scored 25 seconds apart late in the third period and Dan Cloutier made 35 saves as Vancouver beat Phoenix.

Todd Bertuzzi, Markus Naslund and Trevor Letowski also scored to help Vancouver improve to 4-1-2 on the road.

Todd Simpson and Daniel Briere scored for Phoenix.



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