Tampa KO's Rangers

Posted: Monday, December 08, 2003

NEW YORK Martin St. Louis had a goal and an assist in the decisive third period to lift the weary Tampa Bay Lightning to a 3-2 victory Sunday night over the New York Rangers.

St. Louis tied it with a breakaway goal during a power play, 1:26 into the period, then helped set up Cory Sarich for the game-winner at 8:23.

Dave Andreychuk scored for the third straight game to tie it for the Lightning in the first period. Andreychuk, 40, is 11th on the NHL career goal list with 617 and he moved within one game of tying John Bucyk for eighth place.

Anson Carter also scored for the third straight game, and Greg de Vries had his first with the Rangers.

The Lightning followed up Saturday night's 3-1 win at Buffalo by winning the third game played in four days. Complicating matters was the Northeast snowstorm this weekend that forced the Lightning to stay in Buffalo on Saturday and not come until New York until Sunday morning.

They arrived about six hours before the puck dropped and held off the Rangers, who hadn't played since a road win against the local Islanders on Thursday.

Tampa Bay has won the first two games of a three-game New York trip. The Lightning play the Islanders on Tuesday.

Blackhawks 2, Coyotes 2

CHICAGO Shane Doan scored a power-play goal with 1:07 left in the third period to give Phoenix a tie with Chicago.

With Chicago's Scott Nichol off for roughing, Doan beat goalie Michael Leighton high on the glove side with a 30-foot shot.

Jeff Taffe also scored for the Coyotes. Brian Boucher made 37 saves, allowing only Kyle Calder's two power-play goals off deflections in the third period.

Although the Blackhawks snapped an eight-game losing streak, their winless slide reached 14 games their longest since 1959-60. They're 0-9-2-3 during the slide.

Flames 6, Penguins 1

CALGARY, Alberta Shean Donovan had three goals and an assist against his former Pittsburgh teammates, leading Calgary to its fourth straight victory.

Donovan capped his first career hat trick by converting a pass from Martin Gelinas with 1:14 left in the third period.

Acquired in a trade from Pittsburgh on March 11, 2002, Donovan has a six-game goal scoring streak with nine goals and two assists during that span.

Mighty Ducks 4, Stars 0

ANAHEIM, Calif. Vaclav Prospal and Joffrey Lupul scored power-play goals 22 seconds apart in the second period for Anaheim and Martin Gerber made 32 saves for his third career shutout.

Defenseman Kurt Sauer ended a 33-game goal drought and Sergei Fedorov added a short-handed goal in the third period to help the Mighty Ducks snap a three-game losing streak.

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