Devils become first team to beat Flyers at home this season

Posted: Sunday, December 14, 2003

PHILADELPHIA Grant Marshall and Mike Rupp scored and Martin Brodeur stopped 32 shots to record his 71st shutout as the New Jersey Devils sent the Philadelphia Flyers to their first home loss of the season, 2-0 Saturday night.

The Devils extended their unbeaten string to five games (4-0-1) and moved within four points of the Atlantic Division-leading Flyers. Philadelphia had won 11 straight home games and was 12-0-2 overall. The Flyers were the last team to lose at home this season.

Bruins 3, Senators 2

OTTAWA Joe Thornton scored with 9:03 left and Boston ended a season-high, five-game winless streak.

Brian Rolston scored a short-handed goal in the second period to tie it at 2 after making a superb pass to set up Glen Murray's opening goal 6:32 in.

Ottawa lost for just the second time in seven games (4-2-1).

Zdeno Chara and Bryan Smolinski scored as the Senators converted both power-play opportunities in the first to take a 2-1 lead.

Red Wings 5, Capitals 1

WASHINGTON Pavel Datsyuk had two goals, including one when his pass was deflected in off a defenseman, and two assists in Detroit's victory over Washington.

Datsyuk, the NHL points leader with 37, also assisted on goals by Kris Draper and Brendan Shanahan and drew the assignment of shadowing Jaromir Jagr most of the game.

Maple Leafs 3, Rangers 1

TORONTO Mikael Renberg scored twice and had an assist to lead Toronto over the New York Rangers.

Gary Roberts added a goal and two assists for the Maple Leafs, who have won 10 of 11.

Eric Lindros scored for the Rangers, who also lost to Toronto on Nov. 30 and Dec. 2.

Toronto goalie Ed Belfour made 28 saves.

Islanders 4, Thrashers 0

UNIONDALE, N.Y. Trent Hunter snapped a scoreless tie with 8:45 left and the New York Islanders tacked on three more goals to snap Atlanta's four-game winning streak.

Garth Snow stopped 18 shots for his first shutout of the season, and Shawn Bates, Alexei Yashin and Michael Peca also scored for the Islanders, 3-0-0-1 following a seven-game losing streak.

Penguins 5, Blue Jackets 3

PITTSBURGH Tomas Surovy scored two goals and Aleksey Morozov added three assists as Pittsburgh extended Columbus' road woes.

Columbus (0-10-1-1) is the only NHL team without a road win this season. The Blue Jackets are winless in 14 road games dating to last season (0-12-1-1).

Canadiens 5, Lightning 2

TAMPA, Fla. Yanic Perreault and Stephane Quintal scored 45 seconds apart late in the first period and Montreal beat Tampa Bay.

Perreault added an empty-net goal in the third period.

Niklas Sundstrom and Saku Koivu had the other Montreal goals and Sheldon Souray had three assists as the Canadiens improved to 6-3-2 in their last 11 games.

Blues 2, Kings 1

ST. LOUIS Pavol Demitra and Eric Nickulas scored first-period goals and Chris Osgood made 21 saves to lead St. Louis past Los Angeles.

The Blues have not lost to the Kings at home since the 2001-2002 season and are 3-0 against Los Angeles this season. St. Louis is 10-2-1-0 at home, including a 4-1 win over Los Angeles on Dec. 2. The Blues also beat the Kings 1-0 on Nov. 15 in Los Angeles.

Osgood earned his 289th career victory, which ranks sixth among active players. Los Angeles backup Cristobal Huet faced 27 shots.

Wild 3, Sabres 2

ST. PAUL, Minn. Jim Dowd scored in the final minute to rally Minnesota and send Buffalo to its fifth consecutive loss.

Minnesota scored more than two goals in a game for the first time since Nov. 19. The Wild managed just eight goals in its previous eight games.

The teams traded goals in an evenly played first period, with Miroslav Satan giving Buffalo a 1-0 lead at 8:49. Minnesota answered six minutes later on Jason Wiemer's third goal of the season.

Panthers 2, Predators 2

NASHVILLE, Tenn. Martin Erat scored late in the second period to help Nashville tie Florida.

The Predators pressed hard for the winning goal in the final minute of overtime. They kept the puck in the Florida end the whole time and fired several pucks at the net, including a drive by Scott Hartnell that rang off the right goal post.

Nashville took a 1-0 lead when Rem Murray scored 13:49 in.

Sharks 2, Mighty Ducks 0

SAN JOSE, Calif. Evgeni Nabokov stopped 28 shots for his second shutout of the season, and Alex Korolyuk scored the first goal in San Jose's victory over Anaheim.

Jonathan Cheechoo also scored a late power-play goal for the Sharks, who extended their franchise-record home unbeaten streak to eight games (4-0-4). They also snapped a five-game losing streak to Anaheim in the second of four games in 13 days between the Pacific Division rivals.

Avalanche 1, Flames 1

CALGARY, Alberta John-Michael Liles scored the tying goal with 6:38 left in the third period and David Aebischer made 32 saves to help Colorado salvage a tie.

Calgary had the best scoring chance in overtime despite being outshot 6-3. Jarome Iginla's slap shot hit the post after he was set up by Matthew Lombardi on a two-on-one.

It was the second consecutive 1-1 tie for Colorado on its two-game trip to Western Canada. The Avalanche are unbeaten in their last eight (4-0-4).

Robyn Regehr scored the lone goal for the Flames, 9-1-1-2 in their last 13.

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