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Turco gaffe propels Devils past Stars

Posted: Sunday, December 22, 2002

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Jeff Friesen scored the go-ahead goal on a giveaway by Dallas goaltender Marty Turco and John Madden scored twice to lead the New Jersey Devils to a 5-3 over the Stars on Saturday.

Former Star Jamie Langenbrunner added a goal and two assists in his first game against his former teammates. Oleg Tverdovsky also scored as the Devils matched their season high for goals.

Senators 3, Flyers 1

PHILADELPHIA -- Peter Schaefer scored a tiebreaking goal 7:30 into the third period to help Ottawa snap Philadelphia's five-game unbeaten streak.

Schaefer, left uncovered in the slot, walked in and beat Philadelphia goaltender Roman Cechmanek as the Senators won their third straight game and seventh in their last eight.

Red Wings 3, Rangers 2

DETROIT -- Nicklas Lidstrom and Igor Larionov each had a goal and an assist in Detroit's victory over the New York Rangers.

The defending Stanley Cup champions have lost once in 10 games (6-1-3-0), while New York has won just once in eight games (1-6-0-1).

It was Detroit's seventh straight victory over the Rangers, dating to Jan. 20, 1999.

Penguins 2, Flames 0

PITTSBURGH -- Steve McKenna scored his first goal in almost a year and Johan Hedberg stopped 23 shots as Pittsburgh snapped a 10-game winless streak by beating Calgary.

McKenna hadn't scored since Jan. 22, 2002.

Martin Straka also scored a power-play goal for the Penguins, who snapped a 0-9-0-1 slump. Hedberg earned his first shutout of the season and seventh of his career.

Predators 2, Lightning 2

TAMPA, Fla. -- Tomas Vokoun made 40 saves, including 20 in the third period and overtime, to lead Nashville into a tie with Tampa Bay.

Tampa Bay outshot the Predators 16-2 in the third period.

Denis Arkhipov put the Predators up 1-0 with his first goal in 21 games at 5:59 of the first period. The Lightning tied it just 38 seconds later on Vincent Lecavalier's power-play goal. Tampa Bay went ahead 2-1 at 16:53 when Dan Boyle.

Sharks 3, Maple Leafs 3

TORONTO -- Tomas Kaberle and Mats Sundin scored power-play goals in the third period as Toronto rallied to tie San Jose.

Marco Sturm, Jonathan Cheechoo and Dan McGillis scored for the Sharks, who blew a 3-1 third period lead.

Sundin redirected Kaberle's centering pass, tying it at 15:33. The goal came after San Jose received a delay of game penalty for taking too much time before a faceoff.

Panthers 3, Bruins 3

BOSTON -- Ivan Novoseltsev and Viktor Kozlov each scored with less than a minute to play as Florida escaped with a tie.

Boston appeared to have the game won until Shaone Morrionn was given a double minor for high sticking with 4:03 remaining, leading to Kozlov's score.

Capitals 3, Islanders 1

UNIONDALE, N.Y. -- Michael Nylander scored the tying goal, missed a penalty shot, and then put Washington in front -- all in the third period of the Capitals' victory over the Islanders.

Washington is 21-1-3 in the last 25 meetings with the Islanders. New York's only win in that span was April 6.

Nylander snapped a 1-1 tie with 2:10 left. Kip Miller, who assisted on Nylander's second goal, sealed the victory with an empty-net goal with 9.9 seconds left.

Canadiens 6, Sabres 2

MONTREAL -- Doug Gilmour scored twice, and Yanic Perreault and Saku Koivu each had a goal and two assists to lead Montreal over Buffalo.

Richard Zednik and Chad Kilger also scored for Montreal, which won its second straight, and sixth in eight. The Canadiens, who scored all six goals on their first 12 shots, were outshot 38-16.

Montreal scored three times on four shots in the second period against Mika Noronen, who took over from Martin Biron after the Canadiens scored twice on six shots in the first.

Jose Theodore made 36 saves for Montreal, allowing goals to Adam Mair and Miroslav Satan.

Avalanche 4, Wild 2

DENVER -- Peter Forsberg and Rob Blake had a goal and an assist each as Colorado won its second straight game under new coach Tony Granato.

Colorado won consecutive games at home for the first time this season. The Avalanche, unbeaten in four games overall (3-0-1), have five wins in 17 home games.

Minnesota peppered Patrick Roy with a team-record 47 shots, but it wasn't enough to stop the Wild from losing their second straight after winning five of six.

Forsberg had missed three games following a concussion.

Steven Reinprecht and Dean McAmmond also scored goals for Colorado.

Marian Gaborik and Jim Dowd had Minnesota's goals.

Canucks 4, Oilers 3

VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- Markus Naslund scored his league-leading 22nd goal during a two-man advantage in overtime to give Vancouver a victory over Edmonton.

The Oilers scored twice on goals by Ryan Smyth and Jason Smith in the final five minutes of regulation to force overtime.

Artem Chubarov scored two goals for the first time in his career, and Daniel Sedin also scored as the Canucks took a 3-1 lead after two periods.



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