Bondra notches Nos. 400, 401 in Caps win

Posted: Wednesday, December 05, 2001

WASHINGTON -- Peter Bondra scored his 400th and 401st NHL goals as the Washington Capitals beat the New York Rangers 5-2 Tuesday night.

Bondra scored twice in the second period and Ulf Dahlen, Chris Simon and Dainius Zubrus also netted for the Capitals, who have won three straight and six of nine.

Eric Lindros and Petr Nedved scored for the Rangers, who had their three-game winning streak snapped. The Rangers are 0-3 against the Capitals this season and have been outscored 16-6 in those games.

Rangers goalie Mike Richter, who had shutouts in his last two starts, had a shutout streak snapped at 160 minutes, 6 seconds -- a personal record.

Devils 1, Lightning 1

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Bobby Holik scored on a power play with 8:33 to play in regulation as New Jersey finally got a puck behind Nikolai Khabibulin in a tie with Tampa Bay.

Khabibulin, who shut out the Devils 11 days ago, made 41 saves in stealing a point for the Lightning. Tampa Bay had 11 shots against Martin Brodeur, none in the extra five minutes.

Fredrik Modin scored for Tampa Bay on a play in which the puck seemed to deflect off his skates into the net.

The goal was the first for the Lightning in 154 minutes, 20 seconds. They had been shut out in their last two games.

Khabibulin was less than nine minutes from recording a team record-tying fifth shutout of the season when Holik scored his 10th goal of the season.

Bruins 3, Thrashers 2

ATLANTA -- Bill Guerin scored two goals in an 18-second span of the third period, leading Boston over Atlanta.

Guerin has scored a goal in four straight games and in seven of 10. The Bruins, who also had two assists from Jozef Stumpel, improved to 7-0-1-2 this season when Guerin scores.

Boston, which won for the seventh time in 10 games, came back from a two-goal deficit to end a two-game losing streak in Atlanta.

The Bruins outshot the Thrashers 35-25, and didn't allow a shot after Thrashers goalie Milan Hnilicka was pulled for an extra skater with 56 seconds remaining.

Ilya Kovalchuk had a goal and an assist for Atlanta, which has three lost three of four.

Penguins 1, Maple Leafs 0

TORONTO -- Johan Hedberg made 27 saves for his fourth shutout of the season as Pittsburgh beat Toronto.

Robert Lang scored the lone goal, beating goalie Curtis Joseph at 17:57 of the first period. Joseph made 22 saves.

Pittsburgh won for only the second time in 10 games. The Penguins dropped the first two games of the road trip to San Jose and Phoenix by a combined 10-2 score.

Flames 2, Sharks 2

SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Niklas Sundstrom scored early in the third period and Evgeni Nabokov made a save in the final seconds of regulation to preserve San Jose's tie with Calgary.

Toni Lydman and Jamie Allison each scored their first goal of the season for the Flames, unbeaten in three games.

Teemu Selanne also scored for the Sharks, who extended their unbeaten streak to four.

Calgary's Mike Vernon stopped 32 shots, to improve to 19-2-3 in his career against his former team. Vernon hasn't won since last Feb. 9 against Colorado. He's 0-10-2 in his last 12 games, including 0-4-1 this season.

Flyers 3, Islanders 2

UNIONDALE, N.Y. -- Keith Primeau scored the go-ahead goal on a power play with 7:39 left as Philadelphia beat the New York Islanders.

Primeau tipped the puck in from the crease after a sharp centering pass by Mark Recchi to break a 2-2 tie. It also broke the Flyers' 0-for-23 skid with the man advantage.

Simon Gagne and Jeremy Roenick added goals for Philadelphia, which outshot New York 40-20.

Jason Blake and Mark Parrish, who matched his goal total of all of last season with his 17th of the season, scored for New York.

Sabres 4, Hurricanes 2

RALEIGH, N.C. -- J.P. Dumont and Erik Rasmussen scored two goals each as Buffalo beat slumping Carolina to sweep a three-game road trip.

Buffalo defeated Carolina, Washington and the New York Islanders in a seven-day span, outscoring the three 13-6.

Meanwhile, the Southeast Division-leading Hurricanes lost their fourth straight and fell to 2-6-2-1 in their last 11.

Dumont has a career-best seven-game point streak. He has six goals and six assists during that stretch.

Carolina's Arturs Irbe, pulled in the first period Friday against Washington after giving up four goals on 10 shots, allowed two on nine shots in the first period.

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