Sundin saves day for Toronto

Posted: Monday, December 01, 2003

NEW YORK Mats Sundin scored the go-ahead goal and assisted on an insurance tally, and Trevor Kidd made 33 saves in his first game this season to lead the Toronto Maple Leafs to a 4-2 victory Sunday night over the New York Rangers.

Sundin broke a 2-all tie just 34 seconds after the Rangers got even. Toronto was on the power play after New York's Matthew Barnaby went after Owen Nolan seconds after the Toronto forward got out of the penalty box.

Kidd made his season debut after sitting out 24 games following shoulder surgery.

Tom Fitzgerald, Darcy Tucker and Mikael Renberg also scored for the Leafs, who won their fifth straight following a five-game winless streak (0-2-2-1).

Alex Kovalev and Jan Hlavac had goals for the Rangers, whose four-game unbeaten run ended (3-0-1).

Mighty Ducks 1, Wild 1

ST. PAUL, Minn. Sandis Ozolinsh scored late in the second period, lifting Anaheim to a tie with Minnesota, the Ducks' 11th straight game without a regulation loss.

Anaheim is 4-0-3-4 during its streak. The Wild have won just once in their last eight games (1-5-2-0).

Wes Walz gave Minnesota a 1-0 lead 2:10 into the game.

Jean-Sebastien Giguere finished with 25 saves for the Ducks, while Manny Fernandez had 32 for Minnesota.

Bruins 3, Coyotes 3

BOSTON Shane Doan's goal with 1:08 left in regulation gave Phoenix a tie with Boston in the only meeting between the teams this season.

Glenn Murray scored his eighth goal of the season 16 seconds into the third period to give the Bruins a 3-2 lead.

Travis Green scored a goal and added an assist for Boston, which has a 2-3-4 record in overtime games this season. Patrice Bergeron also scored for the Bruins.

Tyson Nash scored his second goal of the season and had an assist for the Coyotes, who have only two wins on the road this year. Mike Sillinger added a short-handed goal for Phoenix.

Kings 2, Stars 1

DALLAS Jaroslav Modry scored the tiebreaking goal late in the second period, sending Los Angeles to a victory over Dallas.

With the score tied at 1, Modry skated in from behind the net and lifted a shot over Stars goaltender Marty Turco at 17:02 of the second period. Michael Cammalleri also scored for Los Angeles.

Roman Cechmanek made 18 saves for the Kings, 3-3-0 in their last six games. Cechmanek was pressured in the second period when the Stars had five power plays and 14 shots, but Dallas converted just once, on Sergei Zubov's power-play goal.

Sharks 2, Oilers 1

EDMONTON Patrick Marleau scored late in the second period, and Vesa Toskala stopped 35 shots to lead San Jose over Edmonton.

Marleau scored with 4:03 left in the second for San Jose. Brad Stuart added a power-play goal for the Sharks on their only shot of the first period.

Jarrett Stoll scored the lone goal for the Oilers, who are winless in five games.

Devils 1, Avalanche 1

DENVER Colorado's David Aebischer stopped 27 shots and New Jersey's Martin Brodeur had 25 saves in a tight-checking tie.

New Jersey's Erik Rasmussen scored his first goal since last Feb. 5, and Brodeur improved to 10-1-3 his last 14 starts. The Devils, coming off their first road loss Friday against Dallas, are 5-1-4 away from home.

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