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Bruins dominate, Thrashers hang on for win

Posted: Wednesday, December 19, 2001

BOSTON -- Dany Heatley scored at 3:58 of overtime as the Atlanta Thrashers beat the Boston Bruins 3-2 despite being outshot 55-14 Tuesday night.

Atlanta, which has the NHL's worst record, won for just the second time in 11 games. The Bruins have lost three straight for the first time this season.

Hnat Domenichelli and Ilya Kovalchuk scored to give Atlanta a 2-0 lead.

Bill Guerin and Brian Rolston had goals for Boston, which lost for just the fifth time at home. Three of those defeats came against recent expansion teams -- Minnesota, Columbus and Atlanta.

Senators 5, Hurricanes 1

RALEIGH, N.C. -- Patrick Lalime stopped 28 shots, and Sami Salo scored a short-handed goal as Ottawa won for the 14th time in 22 games (14-5-3).

Lalime earned his 65th victory with the Senators, tying Damian Rhodes for second on the club's career list.

Carolina lost for the first time since general manager Jim Rutherford said nine days ago that he was re-evaluating everyone on the team. The Hurricanes earned nine of 10 points before Tuesday.

Rod Brind'Amour scored the only goal for Carolina, which allowed 11 first-period shots -- the same amount yielded in a 7-0 victory Sunday over Pittsburgh.

Islanders 4, Oilers 1

UNIONDALE, N.Y. -- Shawn Bates scored twice in his first game back from an injury and the New York Islanders won for just the second time in 10 games.

Mark Parrish had a goal and assist, and Mariusz Czerkawski also scored for New York, just 2-4-3-1 in the last 10. The Islanders moved within one point of the New York Rangers for first place in the Atlantic Division.

Bates missed the previous 10 games with a groin injury. Chris Osgood stopped 30 shots for his first win since Nov. 23.

Rookie Jason Chimera scored his first NHL goal for Edmonton, the Northwest Division leader.

Flyers 6, Blues 3

PHILADELPHIA -- Chris Therien's short-handed goal midway through the third period lifted Philadelphia past St. Louis.

The Flyers had lost two straight and five of seven at home. St. Louis had just one regulation loss in 10 games.

Jeremy Roenick, Marty Murray, Kim Johnsson, Mark Recchi and Ruslan Fedotenko also scored for Philadelphia. Recchi's 400th NHL goal made it 5-3 with 1:26 left.

Pavol Demitra, Scott Young and Bryce Salvador had goals for the Blues.

St. Louis was 0-for-8 on the power play, including two, two-man advantages that totaled 2:07.

Kings 3, Maple Leafs 1

TORONTO -- Felix Potvin made 22 saves against his former team, and Los Angeles won its fourth straight.

Adam Deadmarsh, Steve Heinze and Ian Laperriere scored for the Kings, unbeaten in six games (5-0-1).

Potvin, who spent seven years with Toronto, is 4-2-2 since being benched for three games in November.

Corey Schwab started in goal for the Maple Leafs in place of Curtis Joseph, who sat out because of the flu. Darcy Tucker scored for the Maple Leafs, who had a five-game winning streak snapped.

Mighty Ducks 5, Wild 1

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Andy McDonald and Mike Leclerc each had two goals as Anaheim snapped its three-game losing streak.

McDonald, who began the season in the minors, scored his first goals since being called up Nov. 30 from Cincinnati of the AHL. He hadn't scored since Dec. 3, 2000.

The Ducks went 2-for-5 on the power play after going scoreless in their previous 23 man-advantages. The Wild, who came into the game tied for the league's best power play, went 0-for-7.

Patric Kjellberg gave Anaheim a 1-0 lead before Andrew Brunette tied it at 11:00 of the second period.



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