Canadiens dump Flyers, continue hot streak

Posted: Friday, December 14, 2001

PHILADELPHIA -- Doug Gilmour scored a power-play goal and Jose Theodore made 31 saves as the Montreal Canadiens defeated the Philadelphia Flyers 3-2 on Thursday night.

After going winless in five straight, the Canadiens have rebounded and are undefeated in their last four (2-0-2).

Gilmour, who had announced his retirement before signing with the Canadiens last summer, scored his second goal of the season on a backhander from the doorstep at 15:43 of the second period to extend the Montreal lead to 3-1.

Gilmour had struggled through the first third of the season, going without a goal through the Canadiens first 29 games before notching his first goal in Atlanta on Wednesday.

Senators 6, Coyotes 0

OTTAWA -- Martin Havlat got his second career three-goal game and Mike Fisher scored twice as Ottawa beat Phoenix.

Havlat scored twice in the first and added his third goal of the game -- and 14th of the season -- with 12:22 remaining in the third.

Fisher scored just 47 seconds after Havlat made it 4-0, and added his second of the game with 2:12 left.

Capitals 2, Bruins 1

WASHINGTON -- Ulf Dahlen scored with 8:02 left to give Washington a come-from-behind victory over Boston and snap a three-game winless streak.

Washington's Matt Pettinger tied the game at 1 at 5:17 of the third.

Maple Leafs 4, Blues 3, OT

ST. LOUIS -- Mats Sundin scored 43 seconds into overtime giving Toronto a victory over St. Louis.

Sundin scored a power-play goal on a 2-on-1 break with Alexander Mogilny seconds after Al MacInnis shot high on the other end. The Maple Leafs had a 4-on-3 advantage after Scott Young was penalized for holding the stick at the end of the third period.

Red Wings 2, Oilers 1

EDMONTON, Alberta -- Steve Yzerman scored with less than six minutes left in the third period to give Detroit a victory over Edmonton.

Yzerman's eighth goal of the season, a nifty deflection past goalie Tommy Salo, broke a 1-1 tie at 14:36 of the third in a battle between the top two teams in the Western Conference.

Ex-Oiler Boyd Devereaux found a loose puck behind Salo, skated to the corner and passed out to Chris Chelios on the point. A low, hard shot by Chelios was deflected in by Yzerman.

Kings 6, Canucks 3

LOS ANGELES -- Ian Laperriere, Philippe Boucher and Nelson Emerson all scored for the first time this season during the first 16 minutes as the Los Angeles Kings beat the Vancouver Canucks 6-3 Thursday night.

Craig Johnson and Steve Heinze scored power-play goals 75 seconds apart late in the second period, helping stake Felix Potvin to a 5-1 lead.

Boucher scored his second goal into an empty net with two seconds left.

Ed Jovanovski, Marcus Naslund and Todd Bertuzzi scored for the Canucks, who are 0-10-2 in their last 12 games in Los Angeles.



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