Dafoe shuts out Maple Leafs

Posted: Friday, December 22, 2000

BOSTON -- Byron Dafoe earned his first shutout of the season, and Eric Manlow picked up his first NHL point on Thursday night to lead the Boston Bruins to a 4-0 victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs.

Dafoe stopped 23 shots for his 21st career shutout. Brian Rolston had a goal and two assists, and Jason Allison, Mikko Eloranta and Andrei Kovalenko also scored for Boston.

The Bruins are 4-1-1-1 in their last seven games, but haven't won consecutive games since Mike Keenan took over as coach eight games into the season. Glenn Healy stopped 23 shots as Toronto lost a season-high fourth consecutive game.

Capitals 3, Sabres 1

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Peter Bondra and Andrei Nikolishin scored third-period goals as Washington beat Buffalo.

Capitals goalie Olaf Kolzig -- who had 19 saves -- tied Don Beaupre for the most career wins in Washington history with 128. It was just the third loss at home for the Sabres, 11-3-2 at HSBC Arena. Washington is 4-1 in its last five road games.

Flyers 4, Sharks 3

PHILADELPHIA -- Rick Tocchet scored twice as Philadelphia snapped San Jose's five-game winning streak.

Daymond Langkow had a goal and two assists and Keith Primeau also scored for the Flyers, who chased goalie Evgeni Nabokov and improved to 3-0-3 under new coach Bill Barber.

Nabokov, the NHL leader with 19 victories, was replaced by Steve Shields after allowing three goals on only 10 shots.

Patrick Marleau scored two goals and Alexander Korolyuk added the other for the Sharks, who entered with the NHL's best road record (11-3-2).

Stars 3, Islanders 1

UNIONDALE, N.Y. -- Richard Matvichuk scored his first two goals of the season as Dallas won for the fourth time in six games.

Joe Nieuwendyk also scored for Dallas. Marty Turco, who relieved Ed Belfour during Wednesday night's loss at New Jersey, went the entire way and stopped 27 shots for his fourth win of the season.

Senators 3, Blue Jackets 3

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Serge Aubin scored the tying goal early in the third period as Columbus rallied to tie Ottawa.

Ottawa, 15-0-4 when leading after two periods, took a 3-1 advantage into the third. But for the second night in a row, the Senators watched an expansion team came back to forge a tie.

Jamie Heward scored to bring the Blue Jackets to 3-2 with 16:10 left.

Canadiens 4, Predators 2

MONTREAL -- Trevor Linden scored twice and Chad Kilger and Saku Koivu added goals as Montreal ended an eight-game winless streak by beating Nashville.

Montreal, 0-6-2 since a Nov. 30 victory, also ended a five-game home winless streak. The Canadiens won for just the sixth time in 19 home games.

Penguins 1, Lightning 1

TAMPA, Fla. -- Jaromir Jagr scored the game-tying goal early in the third period as Pittsburgh and Tampa Bay tied.

Jagr scored his 19th goal 20 seconds into the third period and has 18 goals and 37 points in 31 games against Tampa Bay.

Kaspars Astashenko scored his first career goal for the Lightning.

Blackhawks 6, Canucks 4

CHICAGO -- Steve Sullivan scored three goals and Alex Zhamnov snapped a tie with 4:56 left in the third period as the Blackhawks rallied for a 6-4 victory Thursday night over the Vancouver Canucks.

Sullivan, whose only other hat trick was a four-goal game, scored into an empty net with 23.1 seconds left, for the Blackhawks -- who overcame 3-0 and 4-3 deficits.

Avalanche 5, Kings 2

DENVER -- Sakic recorded his 10th career hat trick as the Colorado Avalanche ended a four-game winless streak with a victory over the Los Angeles Kings.

Alex Tanguay and Dan Hinote added goals and Forsberg had three assists for the Avalanche, 1-2-2 in their last five games.

Patrick Roy stopped 14 shots.

Bryan Smolinski and Mathieu Schneider had goals for the Kings, who lost for the third straight time and are winless in four games. Jamie Storr stopped 21 shots, but gave up two bad goals.

The Kings, who own the second best power play, were 0-for-4 with two shots with the man advantage.



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