Bruins douse Flames for another home win

Posted: Wednesday, November 27, 2002

BOSTON -- Glen Murray scored his fourth career hat trick, Brian Rolston added a pair of goals and John Grahame stopped 29 shots as the streaking Boston Bruins defeated the Calgary Flames 7-2 Tuesday night.

The Bruins won their third straight game and seventh in a row at home. Boston is 8-1-1 at the FleetCenter this season. The Flames lost for the seventh time in eight games.

The last time Murray scored three goals in a game was in last season's regular-season finale, a 7-1 home win against Pittsburgh.

Marty McInnis and Mike Knuble also scored for Boston, which got three assists from Joe Thornton and chased Calgary goaltender Roman Turek after one period.

Maple Leafs 5, Capitals 4

TORONTO -- Robert Svehla scored a tiebreaking power-play goal at 4:52 of the third period for Toronto.

Nik Antropov, Tomas Kaberle, Robert Reichel and Mikael Renberg also scored for the Maple Leafs, who have won five of seven games.

Danius Zubrus, Calle Johansson, Michael Nylander and Brian Sutherby scored for the Capitals, who have won just two of seven.

Svehla's one-timer from the point beat goalie Olaf Kolzig to snap a 4-4 tie.

Canadiens 3, Thrashers 2

MONTREAL -- Doug Gilmour, Jan Bulis and Saku Koivu scored to ruin Byron Dafoe's debut with Atlanta.

Montreal goalie Jose Theodore stopped 25 of 27 shots, including a glove save on Marc Savard's shot from the slot 51 seconds into the third period to protect a 2-1 lead.

Koivu scored his ninth goal moments later as the Canadiens went on to win their fourth in six games to end a two-game losing streak.

Dafoe, an unrestricted free agent who used to play for Boston, signed with Atlanta on Nov. 20.

Vyacheslav Kozlov and Daniel Tjarnqvist's scored for the Thrashers.

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