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Blues snap eight-game winning streak of Leafs

Posted: Wednesday, December 10, 2003

TORONTO Chris Pronger scored 30 seconds into overtime to give the St. Louis Blues a 3-2 victory over Toronto on Tuesday night, ending the Maple Leafs' winning streak at eight games.

After Toronto's Joe Nieuwendyk tied it with a short-handed goal with 17 seconds left in regulation, Pronger scored on the power-play with a 20-foot wrist shot from in front of the net.

Mark Rycroft and Dallas Drake had second-period goals for the Blues, unbeaten in their last four games.

Islanders 5, Lightning 2

UNIONDALE, N.Y. Shawn Bates and Trent Hunter had a goal and two assists each, and set up Radek Martinek's go-ahead score in the third period for New York.

Hunter and Bates tied it at 2 with goals 2:46 apart late in the second period, and Martinek beat Nikolai Khabibulin early in the third to give the Islanders their second straight victory.

Wild 2, Flames 1

ST. PAUL, Minn. Manny Fernandez made 31 saves and Andrei Zyuzin had a goal and an assist for Minnesota.

Pascal Dupuis added his fifth goal of the season for the Wild, who won for just the third time in their last 10 games and sent the Flames to their first loss in their last six. Martin Gelinas, playing his 1,000th NHL game, scored for Calgary.

Hurricanes 3, Oilers 2

EDMONTON, Alberta Marty Murray scored twice in the first period to help Carolina snap a three-game winless streak.

Radim Vrbata also scored for the Hurricanes, and Kevin Weekes made 25 stops for his eighth win of the season. Alexei Semenov and Ales Hemsky scored for Edmonton.

Canucks 4, Penguins 3, OT

VANCOUVER, British Columbia Markus Naslund scored his fourth goal of the game 24 seconds into overtime to lift Vancouver past Pittsburgh.

Naslund, back in the lineup after missing a game Saturday against Minnesota because of a groin injury, beat Marc-Andre Fleury through the leg for the forward's 15th goal of the season.

Todd Bertuzzi had three assists and Johan Hedberg made 14 saves to help the Canucks break a three-game winless slide and regain a share of the top spot in the Western Conference.

Pittsburgh's Milan Kraft scored his second goal of the game with 7:19 left in the third period to force overtime. Drake Berehowsky also scored for the Penguins.



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