Markov helps Canadiens mark off another OT win against Penguins

Posted: Thursday, November 21, 2002

PITTSBURGH -- Andrei Markov scored the winning goal as the Montreal Canadiens beat the Pittsburgh Penguins in overtime for the second time in three nights, winning 3-2 Wednesday.

Despite Jan Hrdina's two goals, Pittsburgh fell to 0-3-2-2 during a seven-game winless streak.

Yanic Perreault and Richard Zednik scored 38 seconds apart in the second period to give Montreal a 2-1 lead that lasted only 2 1/2 minutes.

Montreal won its third in a row, after losing two straight, and has won five of seven.

Blue Jackets 3, Blues 2

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- David Vyborny scored while falling to the ice with 47.7 seconds left as Columbus beat St. Louis.

The late victory was a turnaround for the Blue Jackets, who have lost three games in the final 35 seconds and another when they had a lead with just over a minute left.

Marc Denis stopped 27 shots after Pavol Demitra scored on the Blues' first shot just 16 seconds in -- the fastest goal ever scored against Columbus.

Whitney had two assists for Columbus, which snapped a four-game winless streak (0-2-1-1).

The Blues have lost three of four and four of six.

Islanders 3, Panthers 3

SUNRISE, Fla. -- Kenny Jonsson scored midway through the third period as New York tied Florida.

Claude Lapointe and Alexei Yashin also scored for the Islanders, who are unbeaten in their last five trips to Florida (3-0-2).

The Panthers played overtime in 11 of their 21 games this season, and for the second time in as many nights. Florida, 3-4-3 in the extra session, lost at Atlanta on Tuesday.

Viktor Kozlov scored his 100th career goal for the Panthers, who are winless in six games, but have five points in that stretch. Peter Worrell and Niklas Hagman each scored for Florida, and Jani Hurme stopped 42 shots, including seven in overtime.

Stars 2, Coyotes 2

PHOENIX -- Deron Quint and Danny Markov scored late in the second period and Brian Boucher had 36 saves as Phoenix rallied from a two-goal deficit to tie Dallas.

Boucher gave up goals to Brenden Morrow and Sergei Zubov on Dallas' first 11 shots, but made 27 saves the rest of the way.

He had seven saves in overtime, four during a Dallas power play that began with 2:43 left.

Canucks 5, Blackhawks 3

VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- Markus Naslund scored two power-play goals and added an assist as Vancouver beat Chicago for its fifth straight victory.

Brendan Morrison had a goal and an assist, and Trevor Linden and Matt Cooke also scored for Vancouver. Defensemen Mattias Ohlund and Ed Jovanovski each added two assists, and Dan Cloutier made 22 saves for the Canucks.

Eric Daze scored his first goal and added an assist for Chicago. Rookie Tyler Arnason and Steve Sullivan also scored for the Blackhawks, who lost for the second time in as many nights after a six-game unbeaten streak.



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