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Flyers now unbeaten in their last 12 games

Posted: Sunday, November 30, 2003

UNIONDALE, N.Y. John LeClair had a goal and an assist during Philadelphia's five-goal second period, lifting the Flyers to a 5-1 victory over the New York Islanders and stretching their unbeaten streak to 12 games on Saturday night.

LeClair tallied a power-play goal 3:47 into the second to tie it at 1 and start the barrage. Mark Recchi put Philadelphia in front 1:50 later, and Donald Brashear, Simon Gagne and Justin Williams followed to send the collapsing Islanders to their fifth straight loss.

Red Wings 2, Blues 1

ST. LOUIS Chris Chelios became the 11th defenseman in NHL history to record 900 points, and Boyd Devereaux scored with 2:23 left to give Detroit the win.

With the game tied 1-1, Devereaux scored the winner from the slot when he buried a centering pass from Mathieu Dandenault, and Detroit moved into first place in the Central Division with 30 points, two more than St. Louis.

Detroit trailed 1-0 late in the second period when Chelios took a shot from the right point that was blocked by Blues forward Dallas Drake. The puck went to Brett Hull, who whipped a quick shot past Chris Osgood. The assist was the 723rd of Chelios' career.

Petr Cajanek scored his sixth goal for St. Louis.

Hurricanes 4, Penguins 3

RALEIGH, N.C. Radim Vrbata's second career three-goal game lifted Carolina over Pittsburgh.

Marty Murray added a second-period goal for the Hurricanes, who controlled play in the final two periods. Kevin Weekes made 22 saves for Carolina, which outshot the Penguins 38-25.

Brian Holzinger, Patrick Boileau and Konstantin Koltsov scored for the Penguins, who have lost two straight.

Kings 3, Blackhawks 1

LOS ANGELES Michael Cammalleri had his first two-goal game in the NHL and Brad Chartrand snapped a 33-game scoring drought with a short-handed goal, leading Los Angeles to a victory over Chicago and extending the Blackhawks' winless streak to 11 games.

Jon Sim had two assists and Roman Cechmanek made 20 saves, losing his shutout bid when Kyle Calder scored his team-high eighth goal during a power play with 1:07 remaining.

Capitals 5, Blue Jackets 3

COLUMBUS, Ohio Peter Bondra scored three goals to move into fourth place on the NHL's career scoring list for European-born players, leading Washington over Columbus.

Bondra, from Ukraine, registered his 19th career hat trick. The three goals broke a tie with Toronto's Alexander Mogilny and pushed his career total to 461.

Maple Leafs 2, Senators 1

OTTAWA Bryan McCabe scored during a two-man advantage in the second period, and Toronto held on.

McCabe beat goalie Patrick Lalime with a shot from the point with Ottawa's Martin Havlat and Radek Bonk in the penalty box.

Canadiens 1, Panthers 1

MONTREAL Viktor Kozlov scored with 1:11 left in the third period to lift Florida to a tie with Montreal.

With Montreal defenseman Craig Rivet off for holding at 17:43, Kozlov scored his fifth of the season as Florida enjoyed a 6-on-4 advantage after pulling the goalie.

Thrashers 2, Lightning 1

ATLANTA Vyacheslav Kozlov and J.P. Vigier scored third-period goals and Atlanta rallied to defeat Tampa Bay.

Atlanta snapped a two-game losing streak and took over first place in the Southeast Division. Tampa Bay is winless in four games (0-2-2) and hasn't won in its last five trips to Philips Arena dating to March 2001.

Predators 4, Sabres 1

NASHVILLE, Tenn. Vladimir Orszagh recorded his first three-goal game in the NHL and added an assist, helping Nashville to its fourth consecutive victory.

Orszagh scored a goal in the first period, assisted on Denis Arkhipov's power-play goal in the second and padded the lead with two goals in the third. His last goal was unassisted at 10:28 as he beat Martin Biron.

Canucks 4, Calgary 4

CALGARY, Alberta Brendan Morrison's third goal of the game with 2:09 left in the third period lifted Vancouver to a tie with Calgary.

Morrison completed his first career hat trick when he scored on a goal-mouth scramble at 17:51.

Ryan Kesler scored his first NHL goal and Markus Naslund had three assists for the Canucks.

Shean Donovan had two goals and an assist to lead the Flames.



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