Flyers tie Stars

Posted: Wednesday, December 18, 2002

PHILADELPHIA -- Keith Primeau and Mark Recchi scored power-play goals 59 seconds apart in the third period, lifting the Philadelphia Flyers into a 2-2 tie with the Dallas Stars on Tuesday night.

Mike Modano and Jason Arnott scored for Pacific Division-leading Dallas, which has the best record in the NHL at 18-7-7-1. The Flyers, first in the Atlantic, are unbeaten in four (3-0-1).

Red Wings 2, Islanders 2

UNIONDALE, N.Y. -- Luc Robitaille's third-period goal completed Detroit's comeback into a tie with the New York Islanders.

Igor Larionov also scored for Detroit, which has earned points in seven of eight games (5-1-2-0).

Sharks 3, Canadiens 1

MONTREAL -- Patrick Marleau had a goal and an assist, and Evgeni Nabokov made 23 saves to lead San Jose over Montreal.

Mike Rathje and Teemu Selanne also scored for San Jose, which won for the fifth time in seven games (5-1-0-1) to improve to 13-13-2-3. The Sharks have earned points in all but one game since coach Ron Wilson took over for the fired Darryl Sutter (4-1-0-1).

Flames 3, Predators 0

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Roman Turek, playing his 12th straight game, stopped 23 shots as Calgary beat Nashville.

Steve Begin scored in the first period and Martin Gelinas and Craig Conroy had goals 45 seconds apart in the second for the Flames, who played their fifth game without Jarome Iginla -- out with a groin injury.

Wild 4, Oilers 3, OT

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Richard Park scored the tying goal in the third period and then won it 4:43 into overtime as Minnesota beat Edmonton for the first time ever.

Minnesota had been 0-7-2-3 against Edmonton.

Blackhawks 3, Canucks 2

CHICAGO -- Kyle Calder scored a power-play goal with one second left to lift Chicago over Vancouver.

Calder connected from the edge of the crease after Alex Zhamnov shot the puck at Vancouver goaltender Dan Cloutier from the left point.

Coyotes 5, Penguins 2

PHOENIX -- Phoenix rookie Ramzi Abid, recalled three days earlier from the minors, had two goals and an assist as the Coyotes beat Pittsburgh.

Tony Amonte had a goal and an assist, and Branko Radivojevic and Mike Johnson also scored for the Coyotes, who picked up their seventh point in five games (3-1-1) after winning just once in 11 games.

Kings 6, Blues 2

LOS ANGELES -- Eric Belanger capped his first career hat trick with a short-handed, empty-net goal and Los Angeles Kings scored a season-high three power-play goals and beat St. Louis.

Jaroslav Modry, Bryan Smolinski and Ziggy Palffy all scored with the man advantage.

Jason Allison had three assists, and defenseman Mathieu Schneider had two, helping the Kings win for the fourth time in five games.

Keith Tkachuk and Scott Mellanby scored power-play goals for the Blues, 7-10-3 since a nine-game winning streak. Al MacInnis and Doug Weight each had two assists.

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