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Coyotes yelp, howl as Lightning strikes

Posted: Tuesday, November 12, 2002

TAMPA, Fla. -- Dave Andreychuk scored his 249th career power-play goal to tie Phil Esposito's NHL record, and the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Phoenix Coyotes 4-2 Monday night.

Andreychuk redirected a pass from Brad Richards 17 seconds into the second period to gave the Lightning a 4-0 lead. The Tampa Bay captain has 598 goals overall, two short of becoming the 14th player to reach 600.

Blackhawks 2, Panthers 2

SUNRISE, Fla. -- Jay Bouwmeester scored his first NHL goal midway through the third period to give Florida a tie with Chicago.

Olli Jokinen also scored and Jan Hurme made 32 saves for the Panthers, who snapped a six-game losing streak against Chicago.

Jocelyn Thibault stopped 30 shots, including two in overtime, as the Blackhawks extended their unbeaten string to four games (3-0-1).

Thrashers 2, Flames 1

ATLANTA -- Pasi Nurminen stopped 31 shots as Atlanta beat Calgary and extended the Flames' franchise-record scoring drought.

Nurminen's bid for his first career shutout ended when Chris Clark scored with 4:48 left. The Flames had gone 192 minutes, 42 seconds without a goal over four games -- that topped their 171:01 span from last season.

Bruins 6, Oilers 1

BOSTON -- Brian Rolston scored two goals to lead Boston to a victory over Edmonton.

Glen Murray, Rob Zamuner, Bryan Berard and Jonathan Girard also scored for the Bruins, who won for the fourth time in five games and improved to 9-1-2-1 over their last 13.

Edmonton lost for the third time in four games and has allowed 18 goals in its last four games. Ethan Moreau scored for the Oilers.

Rangers 5, Sharks 4

SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Rem Murray had two goals and an assist as New York excelled without suspended coach Bryan Trottier, beating San Jose.

Brian Leetch, Ted Donato and Ronald Petrovicky also scored as the Rangers won for the third time in four games, repeatedly dusting the Sharks' patchwork defense during the first two periods with all the offensive flair that their high-priced roster suggests.

The struggling Sharks trailed by three goals entering the third, but Patrick Marleau's penalty shot with 9:58 to play cut New York's lead to one.

Dan Blackburn made 33 saves in his third straight start for the Rangers, who were outshot 17-5 in the third period but managed to hang on.

Marco Sturm, Teemu Selanne and Mike Ricci also scored for the Sharks.



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