Islanders slip past Canucks

Posted: Wednesday, December 04, 2002

UNIONDALE, N.Y. -- Chris Osgood handled Vancouver again, and Alexei Yashin scored with just 1:32 left to snap the Canucks' franchise-best winning streak at 10 games and give the New York Islanders a 2-1 victory Tuesday night.

The streak was the longest in the NHL this season. Vancouver had won its last five both at home and on the road before running into nemesis Osgood. The New York goalie is unbeaten in his last 11 starts against the Canucks (8-0-3) and is 11-1-4 against them in his career.

Blues 4, Bruins 0

BOSTON -- Fred Brathwaite made 33 saves, and Keith Tkachuk and Scott Mellanby had a goal and an assist apiece as St. Louis snapped Boston's eight-game home winning streak.

The Bruins entered the game with the best record in the league, but lost for the first time at the FleetCenter since a 4-1 setback to Anaheim on Oct. 31. Boston had won five in a row overall.

Rangers 5, Blue Jackets 3

NEW YORK -- Pavel Bure scored three goals for his 20th career hat trick, and assisted on Eric Lindros' game-winner for the Rangers.

Bure's hustle led to Lindros' goal when his backcheck prevented an icing call midway through the final period. Bure worked the puck out of the corner and drove to the net.

Red Wings 2, Mighty Ducks 1

DETROIT -- Curtis Joseph made 29 saves, and streaking Brett Hull and Sean Avery scored goals for Detroit.

Joseph, who has allowed just three goals in his last two games, stopped Steve Rucchin from the slot and Paul Kariya from the left circle in the last two minutes.

Capitals 4, Penguins 1

PITTSBURGH -- Jaromir Jagr scored his 13th goal, and Olaf Kolzig made 16 saves as slumping Washington beat Pittsburgh.

Maple Leafs 4, Lightning 3, OT

TORONTO -- Karel Pilar scored at 3:48 of overtime as Toronto stayed on a roll by rallying to beat Tampa Bay.

Hurricanes 2, Predators 1

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Rod Brind'Amour and Erik Cole scored the goals, and Arturs Irbe made 24 shots saves for Carolina.

Flames 2, Avalanche 1

DENVER -- Al MacNeil won his first game as interim coach for Calgary when the Flames got goals from Craig Conroy and Oleg Saprykin.

Sharks 3, Coyotes 2, OT

PHOENIX -- Teemu Selanne tied the game with less than four minutes left in the second period and scored the game-winner with 42.6 seconds remaining in overtime as San Jose beat Phoenix in Cap Raeder's coaching debut with the Sharks.

Oilers 2, Wild 1, OT

EDMONTON, Alberta -- Mike York scored at 1:29 of overtime as Edmonton beat Minnesota for its straight win.

Seconds after failing to convert on a breakaway, York picked up a centering pass from Ryan Smyth converted his own rebound past Manny Fernandez for the winner, which was also the 7,000th goal in franchise history.



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