Canadiens rally for victory after injury to Isle's goalie DiPietro

Posted: March 14, 2007

Guillaume Latendresse scored twice and Christopher Higgins got the go-ahead goal as the Montreal Canadiens overcame a pair of deficits for a 5-3 win over the visiting New York Islanders.

Islanders goalie Rick DiPietro left the game with 4:19 left in the opening period with an apparent head injury after he collided with Canadiens forward Steve Begin.

DiPietro was replaced by Mike Dunham.

In other games:

* At New York, Andrej Meszaros' bank shot off the stick of Rangers defenseman Marek Malik snapped a third-period tie and lifted Ottawa to a 3-2 victory.

* At Raleigh, N.C., Cory Stillman, Rod Brind'Amour and Scott Walker scored to give Carolina a 3-1 victory over Florida.

* At Toronto, Nik Antropov scored the go-ahead goal early in the third period, leading the Maple Leafs to a 3-2 win over Tampa Bay.

* At Pittsburgh, Sidney Crosby scored the deciding goal in the shootout as the Penguins defeated Buffalo, 5-4.

* At Nashville, Kyle Calder scored and had two assists, to lead Detroit over the Predators, 5-2.

* At Vancouver, Minnesota defenseman Brent Burns scored in overtime for the second straight game to lead the Wild to a 3-2 win over the Canucks.

* At San Jose, Bill Guerin had three goals and an assist to lead the Sharks over Chicago, 7-1.


* Among the keys to the $290 million deal that will keep the Penguins in Pittsburgh were the government's waiving up-front money from the team, the Penguins receiving about $10.5 million compensation for delays, and the sides agreeing to share responsibility for cost overruns.

The Penguins will continue to play at 46-year-old Mellon Arena, the oldest in the National Hockey League, and hope to begin play in the new arena sometime during the 2009-10 season. *

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