Lindros saves Rangers with last-minute knee-bunt past Theodore

Posted: Monday, November 12, 2001

NEW YORK -- Eric Lindros scored 56 seconds into overtime, giving the New York Rangers a 3-2 victory over the Montreal Canadiens on Sunday night.

Lindros knocked in a high pass from Theo Fleury with his knee to score the game-winner and push the Rangers' winning streak to five games.

Jan Bulis had a goal and an assist, and Oleg Petrov also scored for the Canadiens.Andreas Johansson and Mike York had the other Rangers goals.

Mike Richter made 20 saves for New York. Montreal's Jose Theodore stopped 29 shots.

Canucks 5, Wild 0

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Markus Naslund had a goal and an assist and Dan Cloutier made 18 saves for his second shutout of the season as Vancouver beat Minnesota.

Brendan Morrison and Todd Bertuzzi each had a pair of assists for the Canucks, who scored on three of five shots in the first period. The Wild were shut out at home for the second straight game.

Cloutier wasn't tested until the third, when Sergei Zholtok and Andrew Brunette both had point-blank shots turned away.

Hurricanes 1, Oilers 1

RALEIGH, N.C. -- Jeff Daniels scored for the first time in 53 games and Tom Barrasso stopped Anson Carter's penalty shot as Carolina tied Edmonton, running its unbeaten streak to six games.

Carolina is 4-0-2 during that stretch. The Hurricanes have 24 points, matching the New York Islanders for best in the Eastern Conference.

The Oilers are 2-0-1-1 on a five-game road trip that ends Tuesday. Tommy Salo has allowed just two goals in the four games. Salo made a point-blank save on Jeff O'Neill with 43 seconds left in overtime to secure the tie.

Edmonton's Mike Comrie scored his seventh goal 59 seconds into the second period to make it 1-1.

The Oilers have missed nine of 10 penalty shots, dating to 1990.

Mighty Ducks 2, Stars 2

ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Jere Lehtinen scored the tying goal with five minutes left in regulation, and Joe Nieuwendyk also had a goal as Dallas tied Anaheim.

Jeff Friesen ended a nine-game scoring drought with a short-handed goal, and Mike Leclerc also scored for the Ducks. Steve Shields made 19 of his 42 saves in the third period and eight more in overtime.

Ed Belfour made 20 saves for the Stars, who have only one victory in eight games and are winless in four road games.

Blackhawks 3, Sharks 2 OT

CHICAGO -- Tony Amonte scored at 1:01 of overtime, lifting Chicago over San Jose and extending the Blackhawks' home unbeaten streak to 11 games.

Mark Bell and Eric Daze also scored for the Blackhawks, 9-0-2 at the United Center. Overall, the Blackhawks have won four straight and have lost just one of 14 (10-1-3). San Jose defenseman Jeff Jillson knocked in a rebound during a power play with 3:17 left in regulation to force overtime.

Jocelyn Thibault made 26 saves for Chicago.

Scott Thornton also scored for the Sharks, who got 26 saves from Evgeni Nabokov.



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