Last-minute goal draws Isles even with Caps

Posted: Wednesday, November 28, 2001

UNIONDALE, N.Y. -- Mariusz Czerkawski scored his third goal of the game with 46.3 seconds left to lift the New York Islanders to a 5-5 tie with the Washington Capitals on Tuesday night.

Alexei Yashin had a goal and an assist and Kenny Jonsson also scored for New York, which remained in first place in the Eastern Conference but had its winless streak against Washington extended to 20 games (0-17-3).

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Rangers 2, Sabres 2

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Michael York scored with 8.5 seconds left in regulation to rally New York to a tie with Buffalo.

Eric Lindros scored a power-play goal late in the second period, and Mike Richter made 47 saves as the Rangers overcame a 2-0 deficit and snapped a two-game losing streak.

Bruins 6, Lightning 3

BOSTON -- Sergei Samsonov had a goal and three assists as Boston beat Tampa Bay and surging goalie Nikolai Khabibulin.

Khabibulin had three shutouts in his previous four games, but Samsonov stopped the goalie's scoreless streak at 178 minutes, seven seconds with a goal at 7:46 of the first period. Joe Thornton made it 2-0 at 18:49 of the period, and the Bruins led 4-1 after the second.

Blue Jackets 3, Coyotes 0

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Ron Tugnutt made 26 saves for his 20th career shutout, and Mike Sillinger and Espen Knutsen each had a goal and an assist as Columbus beat Phoenix.

Chris Nielsen also scored, and Ray Whitney had two assists for Columbus, which is 4-0-1-1 in its last six home games.

Red Wings 4, Flames 2

DETROIT -- Brett Hull had a goal and assisted on the go-ahead score as Detroit beat Calgary, extending its unbeaten streak to eight.

Luc Robitaille, Kirk Maltby and Tomas Holmstrom also scored for Detroit, which has the NHL's best record at 21-3-1-1.

Canadiens 5, Thrashers 1

MONTREAL -- Richard Zednik scored two goals as Montreal extended its season-high winning streak to five games with a victory over Atlanta.

Oleg Petrov, Andreas Dackell and Yanic Perreault also scored for the Canadiens, who won their sixth straight at home.

Penguins 6, Devils 0

PITTSBURGH -- Robert Lang scored a goal and set up three others, one when New Jersey goalie Martin Brodeur wandered nearly 50 feet from the net, and Pittsburgh again dominated the Devils.

Hurricanes 5, Maple Leafs 2

TORONTO -- Sami Kapanen had three goals as Carolina beat Toronto.

Blues 4, Senators 2

ST. LOUIS -- Pavol Demitra had two goals and two assists, and Keith Tkachuk added a goal and two assists, leading the St. Louis Blues to a 4-2 victory Tuesday night over the Ottawa Senators.

Wild 2, Canucks 1

ST. PAUL -- Sergei Zholtok's third-period slap shot snapped a scoreless tie, and Manny Fernandez stopped 26 shots in Minnesota's victory over Vancouver.

Avalanche 4, Panthers 1

DENVER -- Dan Hinote, Joe Sakic and Alex Tanguay scored third-period goals, and Colorado climbed to .500 with a victory over Florida.

Patrick Roy needed to make only 13 saves, giving up his first goal after three straight shutouts at home.

Sharks 3, Predators 2

SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Teemu Selanne scored two goals set up by Vincent Damphousse as San Jose snapped a four-game losing streak with a victory over Nashville.

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