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Avalanche bury Ottawa

Posted: Tuesday, December 04, 2001

DENVER -- Joe Sakic had four assists and Adam Foote added three, and the Colorado Avalanche posted their fifth straight home victory with a 4-2 decision over the Ottawa Senators on Monday night.

Colorado, climbing into third place in the Northwest Division, got second-period goals from Greg de Vries and rookie Radim Vrbata to break a 2-2 tie.

David Aebischer, making his seventh start, had 32 saves. Ottawa's Patrick Lalime made 21.

Blackhawks 3, Canadiens 2

MONTREAL -- Steve Sullivan scored the go-ahead goal midway through the third period and added two assists as Chicago stopped a nine-game winless by beating Montreal.

He also set up Tony Amonte's power-play goal late in the second and Phil Housley's score 5:09 into the third which tied it at 2.

Yanic Perreault gave the Canadiens a 2-1 lead earlier in the period.

Craig Rivet also scored for the Canadiens, who have lost two in a row and are winless in three following a season high five-game winning streak.

Flames 2, Kings 0

LOS ANGELES -- Roman Turek made 17 of his 26 saves in the second period, and Jeff Cowan scored his first goal of the season to lead Calgary over Los Angeles.

Cowan earned his first point of the season when he beat Felix Potvin to the stick side with a backhander from close range at 15:38 of the first period for the Flames, who snapped a seven-game winless streak.

Jarome Iginla scored his league-leading 23rd goal into an empty net with 1:11 remaining, sealing Turek's 19th career shutout.

Los Angeles was 0-for-5 on the power play, ending its streak of five straight games with a man-advantage goal.



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