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Bruins bash Sharks

Posted: Tuesday, December 24, 2002

BOSTON -- John Grahame made 25 saves, and the Boston Bruins snapped a six-game winless streak with a 5-2 victory over the San Jose Sharks on Monday night.

The Bruins started 19-4-3-1, but their last victory came against the New York Rangers on Dec 8th. Boston allowed 25 goals during its winless streak.

San Jose wrapped up its five-game road trip 1-2-1-1 and has given up 16 goals in the last three games.

Capitals 3, Lightning 0

WASHINGTON -- Olaf Kolzig made 40 saves for his first shutout this season as Washington stretched its unbeaten streak to four.

Steve Konowalchuk, Robert Lang and Peter Bondra scored the Washington goals. The Capitals have won three straight in their 3-0-1 stretch to reach .500 for the first time since Nov. 16.

Devils 2, Rangers 2

NEW YORK -- Mike Dunham stopped 40 shots and Richard Lintner scored the tying goal in the third period to lift New York into a draw with New Jersey.

Both teams scored, while the teams skated 4-on-4, within a minute of each other in the first period.

Red Wings 1, Blue Jackets 0

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Curtis Joseph stopped 33 shots, and Kris Draper scored on a rebound with 4:27 remaining as Detroit beat Columbus.

The shutout was Joseph's third this season and the 39th of his career.

Islanders 3, Canadiens 1

UNIONDALE, N.Y. -- Dave Scatchard's goal with 5:36 left helped New York rally past Montreal.

Mark Parrish and Claude Lapointe also scored for the Islanders, which got 12 saves from Chris Osgood, making his first start in three games.

Penguins 5, Sabres 2

PITTSBURGH -- Mario Lemieux scored one goal and set up three others in a 6:02 span late in the third period as Pittsburgh surged over Buffalo.

The Penguins trailed 2-1 before their top line of Lemieux, Alexei Kovalev and Martin Straka combined for eight points in the game's final nine minutes. In addition to Lemieux's goal, Kovalev scored twice and Straka once as Pittsburgh won for the first time this season when trailing after two periods.

Flyers 2, Senators 2

OTTAWA -- Simon Gagne scored early in the third period, and Philadelphia salvaged a tie with Ottawa.

Ottawa which won at Philadelphia on Saturday, is undefeated in four games (3-0-1) and 15-2-4 since a 7-1 loss Nov. 9 in Boston.

Predators 3, Panthers 2, OT

SUNRISE, Fla. -- David Legwand scored a power-play goal 42 seconds into overtime as Nashville earned just its fourth road victory by beating Florida.

Adam Hall and Brent Gilchrist also scored for the Predators, who won for the second time in eight games.

Maple Leafs 5, Thrashers 1

TORONTO -- Alexander Mogilny scored three goals as Toronto extended its home unbeaten streak to 10 games with a victory over Atlanta.

Jonas Hoglund and Aki Berg also scored for Toronto, which lost 1-0 to Atlanta a week earlier. Tony Hrkac scored the lone goal for the Thrashers, losers of three straight games since beating Toronto.

Blues 5, Kings 0

ST. LOUIS -- Brent Johnson stopped 30 shots to earn his second consecutive shutout at home and Cory Stillman scored two goals as St. Louis beat Los Angeles.

Al MacInnis added three assists, including the 900th of his career, for the Blues.

Flames 3, Wild 2

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Blake Sloan and Craig Berube each scored their first goal of the season, 49 seconds apart, as Calgary beat Minnesota.

Calgary snapped a two-game losing streak and Minnesota has lost three straight for the first time this season.

Avalanche 5, Canucks 3

DENVER -- Rob Blake had two goals and an assist as Colorado beat Vancouver for its third straight win under new coach Tony Granato.

Dean McAmmond and Derek Morris had a goal and two assists each for Colorado, unbeaten in five games overall.

The Avalanche are unbeaten in four straight at home after opening the season winless in eight games there.

Milan Hejduk scored his 14th of the season and extended his point streak to eight games, a season high for Colorado.

Markus Naslund scored his league-leading 23rd goal, and Henrik Sedin, Trevor Letowski added goals for Vancouver.



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