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Flames, Ottawa skate to tie

Posted: Friday, November 23, 2001

OTTAWA -- Craig Conroy scored twice and assisted on Jarome Iginla's game-tying goal in the third period as the Calgary Flames tied the Ottawa Senators 4-4 Thursday night.

Iginla also assisted on both of Conroy's goals to extend his league-best scoring streak to 15 games.

Ottawa tied a team-record by extending its league-best unbeaten streak to 11 games.

Calgary's 10-game unbeaten streak is the second-longest in the NHL this season.

Rob Niedermayer also scored for the Flames.

Chris Phillips scored twice -- and Martin Havlat and Daniel Alfredsson once each -- for Ottawa.

Canadiens 5, Thrashers 2

ATLANTA -- Brian Savage had two goals and an assist for Montreal in a win over Atlanta.

Yanic Perreault, Andreas Dackell and Chad Kilger also scored for the Canadiens. Dany Heatley and Brad Tapper scored for Atlanta.

Kings 4, Oilers 2

EDMONTON, Alberta -- Jason Allison is starting to enjoy his time in Los Angeles.

Allison had a goal and an assist as the Kings scored three times in less than five minutes in the third period to beat the Edmonton Oilers 4-2 on Thursday night.

''That was a fun way to win it,'' said Allison, who came to Los Angeles from Boston in a trade on October 24. ''Sometimes when a team has a one-goal lead and is protecting, you get a goal and then you get the momentum.

Steve Staios put Edmonton ahead 1-0 at 17:18 of the first period with his first goal of the season.

The Kings didn't reply until the third, when Ziggy Palffy tied it before Allison one-timed Lubomir Visnovsky's pass on a power play at 7:13 of the third to put the Kings ahead 2-1.

''I think the guys were a little down in the second,'' said Allison, who assisted on Palffy's goal. ''We didn't like being shut out for two periods. It was a huge game for us -- we needed to find a win.''

Craig Johnson added his fourth at 7:52 when he cut to the net and flipped Mikko Eloranta's pass over goalie Tommy Salo.

Brad Chartrand's first of the season made it 4-1 at 11:02.

''We played hard all night, we got a few breaks, a few opportunities and were able to beat a very good goaltender,'' Los Angeles coach Andy Murray said. ''We got contributions from everybody.

''We've been playing hard but haven't been getting goals when we've needed them. Tonight, in the third period, we came through.''

The Kings halted a four-game winless slide.

Georges Laraque also scored for the Oilers, who had a six-game unbeaten streak halted.

Laraque scored to pull within 4-2 at 12:24 of the third, skating out of the corner and beating Jamie Storr with a backhand for his third goal of the season.

But Storr still earned his first win of the season in his third start for the Kings.

''We've been snakebit at getting leads,'' Storr said. ''So when we got a lead, he had to win. We had to close the door.

''We really have to make the most of these opportunities, because we haven't had a lot of them.''

Edmonton hadn't lost in regulation since losing 2-1 to Columbus at home on Nov. 2.

''We just didn't play well in the third,'' Edmonton center Todd Marchant said. ''We could see it slipping away at the end of the second. We had to play physical, get the puck deep, and we just didn't do it.

''We didn't play our game plan for 20 minutes and it came back to bite us.''

Notes: Los Angeles winger Kelly Buchberger played his 200th consecutive game, the sixth longest streak in the league. Chicago's Tony Amonte leads with 351 consecutive games. ... Kings center Ian Laperriere played his 500th career game and it was center Jason Allison's 400th NHL game. ... Los Angeles winger Adam Deadmarsh missed his third straight game with an abdominal strain suffered on Nov. 17 in Detroit against the Red Wings. ... Anson Carter's first-period assist extended his scoring streak to six games. ... The Oilers had been 12-0-0-0 when scoring first and 11-0-0-0 when leading after two periods.



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