Flyers conquer slipping Devils

Posted: Sunday, November 18, 2001

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Simon Gagne scored the go-ahead goal 41 seconds into the third period as the Philadelphia Flyers beat the slumping New Jersey Devils 3-1 Saturday.

Roman Cechmanek, who has been battling the flu, made 33 saves as the Flyers won for the fourth time in their last five games. Jan Hlavac and Ruslan Fedotenko had the other goals for Philadelphia.

Bobby Holik scored for the Devils, 0-3-1 in the their last four games and 0-4 this season against Atlantic Division opponents.

With score tied at 1-1, the Flyers stormed the New Jersey zone with Keith Primeau unloading a slap shot on Martin Brodeur. Mark Recchi got the rebound and fed it to Gagne for a deflection from the slot.

Lightning 2, Hurricanes 0

TAMPA, Fla. -- Ben Clymer scored the go-ahead goal with 7:52 left in the third period, and Nikolai Khabibulin recorded his 23rd career shutout as Tampa Bay beat Carolina.

Tim Taylor scored an empty-net goal with 16.5 seconds remaining.

Khabibulin made 26 saves in his second shutout of the season.

Bruins 3, Sabres 1

BOSTON -- Jamie Rivers had two goals Saturday night after scoring just nine in his seven NHL seasons and Boston won its third straight game by beating Buffalo.

Rivers, a defenseman filling in for injured right wing Scott Pellerin, never scored more than two goals in any of his six previous seasons with St. Louis, the New York Islanders and Ottawa.

Bill Guerin also scored for Boston.

Maxim Afinogenov scored for Buffalo.

Capitals 4, Mighty Ducks 1

WASHINGTON -- Adam Oates had a goal and three assists Washington extended Anaheim's winless streak to six games with a victory over the Mighty Ducks.

Jaromir Jagr, Matt Pettinger and Chris Simon also scored for the Capitals, who were 2-7-1 in their previous 10 games. Washington had been outscored 16-5 in losing two straight.

Samuel Pahlsson tallied for the Mighty Ducks.

Canadiens 1, Panthers 0, OT

MONTREAL -- Karl Dykhuis scored 3:55 into overtime with Montreal's 45th shot to give the Canadiens a win over Florida.

Goalie Roberto Luongo made 41 saves in regulation and stopped Montreal's first three shots in overtime to keep the game scoreless before Dykhuis fired a 40-foot slap shot from the left side that trickled through his pads and slowly rolled over the goal line with 1:05 remaining.

Jose Theodore recorded his first shutout of the season for Montreal, which won for the first time in its last three games.

Penguins 1, Rangers 0, OT

PITTSBURGH -- Jan Hrdina scored with 18.5 seconds left in overtime to give Pittsburgh a win, snapping New York's six-game winning streak.

Goalie Johan Hedberg made 26 saves.

The Rangers lost for the first time in overtime this season after winning four times and tying once.

The Penguins played without captain Mario Lemieux, who sat out because of pain in his hip.

Red Wings 4, Kings 2

DETROIT -- Detroit scored two power-play goals and one short-handed to defeat Los Angeles.

Nicklas Lidstrom had a goal and an assist and Sergei Fedorov, Brett Hull and Brendan Shanahan also scored for Detroit, which outshot L.A. 33-10.

Steve Heinze and Craig scored for the Kings.

Predators 3, Blue Jackets 2

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Greg Johnson scored a pair of goals, including the game-winner, to lead Nashville past Columbus.

Mark Eaton also scored for the Predators.

David Vyborny and Ray Whitney scored for Columbus.

Senators 2, Maple Leafs 1, OT

OTTAWA -- Defenseman Karel Rachunek scored with 4.8 seconds left in overtime to lift Ottawa past Toronto.

Rachunek raced down the right side with time expiring and blew a shot past Toronto goaltender Curtis Joseph to beat the clock.

Todd White scored for the Senators with 36 seconds left in the second period to tie the score 1-1.

Defenseman Dmitry Yushkevich scored for the Leafs.

Coyotes 6, Islanders 1

PHOENIX -- Daymond Langkow started a four-goal first period for Phoenix in a rout over New York.

Radoslav Suchy, Krystofer Kolanos, Danny Markov, Ladislav Nagy and Mike Sullivan scored for Phoenix.

Juraj Kolnik scored for New York, which is 0-4-1-0 in its last five games.

Flames 2, Blues 0

CALGARY, Alberta -- Jarome Iginla scored his league-leading 15th and 16th goals and Roman Turek made 38 saves against his former team as Calgary beat St. Louis.

Iginla's first goal, a one-timer from 20 feet out at 17:10 of the second period, came on the Flames' ninth power play of the game and sixth of the second period alone.

Iginla, who also leads the league in total points, extended his NHL-best point-scoring streak to 13 games, three shy of the franchise record.

Oilers 2, Canucks 2

VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- Brendan Morrison had a goal and an assist for Vancouver and Janne Niinimaa had two assists for Edmonton as the Canucks and Oilers skated to a 2-2 tie on Saturday.

Neither goaltender was particularly tested during regulation, but the two stole the show in overtime as Edmonton outshot the Canucks 7-3.

Stars 3, Sharks 2, OT

SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Richard Matvichuk scored his first goal of the season 50 seconds into overtime as the Dallas Stars blew two leads before beating the San Jose Sharks 3-2 on Saturday night.

Matvichuk, Rob DiMaio and Derian Hatcher all scored their first goals and got an assist as Dallas finished a three-game road trip with two victories and a tie.

San Jose's Owen Nolan scored with 7:22 left in regulation to tie it, but a defensive lapse gave the Sharks their first loss at home since opening night.

Matvichuk got the game-winner on an uncharacteristic rush to the net. He bounced a shot off Evgeni Nabokov's pads, collected the rebound and shot it through.

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