Devils snap home losing streak

Posted: Sunday, November 19, 2000

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Patrik Elias scored with 39.5 seconds remaining in overtime to lift the New Jersey Devils to a 3-2 victory over the Carolina Hurricanes on Saturday.

The win ended a five-game home losing streak for the Devils, who also got first-period goals from Randy McKay and John Madden.

Elias stripped the puck from Hurricanes rookie Shane Willis in the neutral zone and sped away to beat Arturs Irbe with a backhander for the game-winning goal.

Kings 6, Avalanche 4

LOS ANGELES -- Luc Robitaille had two goals and two assists, and Ziggy Palffy also scored twice as Los Angeles extended its unbeaten streak to eight games.

Rookie Lubomir Visnovsky had a goal and two assists and Nelson Emerson added an empty-netter for the Kings, who have gone eight games without a loss (6-0-2) for the first time since the 1992-93 season -- when they went 8-0-0 and advanced to the Stanley Cup finals.

Flyers 5, Capitals 3

PHILADELPHIA -- Justin Williams and Simon Gagne had two goals and an assist each as Philadelphia beat Washington for its fifth straight victory.

Steve Konowalchuk scored all three goals for the Capitals, who have yet to win two straight games this season. It was Konowalchuk's third career hat trick.

Keith Primeau had a goal and two assists for the Flyers, who snapped Washington's three game unbeaten string (1-0-2).

Maple Leafs 6, Canadiens 1

MONTREAL -- Jonas Hoglund scored three times for his first career hat trick and Curtis Joseph stopped 31 shots as Toronto handed Montreal its fifth straight loss.

Montreal has lost 10 of 11. The Canadiens have dropped five straight at home after going undefeated through their first five home games.

Bryan McCabe, Yanic Perreault and Darcy Tucker also scored for Toronto. Steve Thomas assisted on each of Hoglund's goals.

Wild 6, Bruins 1

BOSTON -- Lubomir Sekeras and Maxim Sushinsky each scored twice and Minnesota broke out of a road power-play slump with four man-advantage goals.

The Wild, who failed on 46 straight road power plays, entered with an NHL-worst six man-advantage goals overall.

The Bruins lost consecutive home games for the first time this season.

Senators 5, Panthers 2

KANATA, Ontario -- Marian Hossa scored three goals, two short-handed and one on the power play, to lead Ottawa past Florida.

Radek Bonk, with another short-handed effort, and Shawn McEachern also scored for the Senators, who stopped a four-game losing skid.

The injury-riddled Panthers (3-8-4-3), missing seven regulars, got a short-handed goal from Pavel Bure and an even-strength score from rookie Serge Payer, his first in the NHL.

Blues 4, Sabres 1

ST. LOUIS -- Rookie goalie Brent Johnson tied a team record with his seventh straight win, and Dallas Drake scored twice as St. Louis stayed unbeaten at home (8-0-1).

Johnson, who made 20 saves to lower his goals against average 1.14, has won all of his starts.

Sean Hill had his first goal for the Blues and Pavol Demitra added an empty-net score.

Predators 3, Red Wings 2

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Kimmo Timonen scored a power-play goal and Cliff Ronning had a pair of assists, leading Nashville over Detroit,

Nashville, which won at home for the first time since Oct. 14, is 2-0 against Detroit this season.

Mighty Ducks 6, Coyotes 2

PHOENIX -- Jim Cummins, Tony Hrkac, Teemu Selanne and Mike Leclerc had a goal and an assist each as Anaheim snapped its five-game losing streak with a victory over Phoenix.

Marty McInnis and Antii Aalto also scored for Anaheim, which was winless in its previous eight games (0-6-2) and had gone nearly five periods without a goal.

Guy Hebert had 22 saves, giving up power-play goals to Phoenix's Jeremy Roenick and Travis Green.

Sharks 5, Islanders 3

SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Owen Nolan, playing for the first time in three weeks, scored the go-ahead goal as San Jose beat the New York Islanders.

Vincent Damphousse had four assists to pass Bobby Orr for 42nd place on the NHL's career list as the Sharks won for the 10th time in 14 games.

Damphousse also tied the San Jose record for assists in a game.

Rangers 5, Flames 4, OT

CALGARY, Alberta -- Valeri Kamensky scored the game-winner in the Rangers' first overtime game this season and Theo Fleury notched his league-leading 15th goal as New York beat Calgary.

The Rangers won in Calgary for the first time since Jan. 14, 1987. New York was 0-9-4 since.

In 19 games, Fleury has equaled his goal total in 80 games last season.

Also scoring for New York were Brian Leetch, Petr Nedved, and Mark Messier. Leetch added two assists to break the Rangers career record.

Marc Savard, Jason Wiemer, Jeff Shantz, and Robyn Regehr scored for the Flames, winless in a club-record seven straight games at home (0-5-2).

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