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Lightning strikes Islanders thanks to Stillman's late goal

Posted: Friday, November 21, 2003

TAMPA, Fla. Cory Stillman scored his 10th goal of the season in the third period to help lift the Tampa Bay Lightning over the New York Islanders 3-2 Thursday night.

Stillman's goal from the left circle gave Tampa Bay a 3-0 lead 4:27 into the third. Fredrik Modin and Brad Richards had the other Tampa Bay goals.

Arron Asham and Mark Parrish scored for the Islanders. Asham brought the Islanders within 3-1 at 14:19 of the third, and Parrish made it a one-goal game with 1:24 left.

Bruins 3, Capitals 2

BOSTON Mike Knuble had a goal and an assist, and Boston stretched its streak without a regulation loss to 11 games.

The Bruins, who have won four straight at home, have earned at least one point in every game since they lost to Carolina on Oct. 23 (7-0-1-3).

Washington (5-13-1) is tied with Pittsburgh with an NHL-low 11 points.

Martin Lapointe and Glen Murray also scored for Boston (11-2-3-3).

Senators 6, Hurricanes 1

OTTAWA Marian Hossa had a goal and an assist, and Ottawa scored five times in the second period en route to a victory over Carolina.

Hossa, who leads the Senators with 10 goals and 20 points, assisted on Vaclav Varada's tying goal with 9.6 seconds left in the first. It was Ottawa's first even-strength goal in four games.

Blue Jackets 3, Red Wings 0

COLUMBUS, Ohio Dan Fritsche became the first Ohio native to score a goal for Columbus, which split a home-and-home series with Detroit.

Marc Denis stopped 25 shots for his second shutout of the season and 11th of his career.

The 18-year-old Fritsche's wrister early in the third period was his first NHL goal. The Parma, Ohio, native was a second-round pick in this year's draft.

Flyers 3, Wild 1

PHILADELPHIA Mark Recchi had two power-play goals and an assist, helping Philadelphia extend its unbeaten streak to eight games.

The Flyers, 7-0-1 in this run, are 8-0-2 at home. Alexandre Daigle scored against his former team for the Wild, who shut out the Flyers in consecutive games last February.

Flames 2, Canadiens 1

CALGARY, Alberta Martin Gelinas scored with 1:14 left, and Miikka Kiprusoff earned his first win to lead Calgary over Montreal.

Gelinas scored off a rebound of a slap shot by Jordan Leopold, beating Montreal goaltender Jose Theodore.

Kiprusoff, acquired Sunday in a trade with San Jose, finished with 22 saves. Roman Turek is sidelined indefinitely with a knee injury.

Oilers 3, Maple Leafs 2

EDMONTON, Alberta Ales Hemsky had a goal and an assist in Edmonton's victory over Toronto.

The Oilers won their fifth straight while Toronto's winless streak was stretched to five games (0-2-2-1).

Edmonton goaltender Ty Conklin stopped 31 shots to win his fourth consecutive start and earn his fifth victory in six since replacing Tommy Salo (hip).

Avalanche 4, Rangers 3

DENVER Steve Konowalchuk scored two goals, Alex Tanguay had a goal and an assist, and Colorado beat New York.

Colorado goaltender David Aebischer had 31 saves. New York's Jason LaBarbera, making his second NHL appearance and first start, had 29 saves.

New York scored two goals on rebounds midway through the second period, but Colorado countered with two rebound goals just 1:14 apart late in the period for a 4-2 lead.

Canucks 3, Blackhawks 2

VANCOUVER, British Columbia Sami Salo scored 2:59 into overtime to stretch Vancouver's home unbeaten streak to 10 games (9-0-1).

Vancouver fell behind 2-0 for the second straight game, and for the second straight game they won in overtime on a goal by a defenseman.

Bryan Allen tied it with his first goal of the season 5:59 into the third, sending the Canucks into overtime for the fourth straight game. Fellow defenseman Ed Jovanovski scored his third goal in two games.

Mark Bell and Bryan Berard had goals, and Craig Anderson made 24 saves for the Blackhawks, winless in seven games.



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