December 9, 2006 |
Anaheim's Shawn Thornton scored 57 seconds in, Teemu Selanne had his team-high 16th goal and an assist in the third period, and the NHL-leading Ducks beat the host Washington Capitals, 6-1, last night for their seventh victory in eight games. Todd Marchant had a goal and two assists, and Jean-Sebastien Giguere made 26 saves. In other games: At Dallas, Dwayne Roloson stopped 22 shots for his second straight shutout as Edmonton ended the Stars' six-game home winning streak with a 2-0 victory.
February 14, 2004 |
Henrik Tallinder knew his goal was important. Little did the Buffalo defenseman realize it would be the first of a seven-goal outburst that sparked the Sabres to an 8-3 victory over the visiting Los Angeles Kings last night. "After that goal we just kept on jumping, we kept on scoring," Tallinder said. "You could feel it just turning around. " Maxim Afinogenov scored twice while Ales Kotalik and Daniel Briere had a goal an assist each as the Sabres overcame a 3-1 deficit by scoring seven times in the final 24 minutes.
February 10, 2007 |
Hard-hitters Colton Orr and Ryan Hollweg snapped long scoring droughts and the New York Rangers beat the visiting Tampa Bay Lightning, 5-0, last night, breaking a four-game losing streak. Sean Avery, in his first home game since being acquired from Los Angeles, netted his first goal with New York, and Marcel Hossa and Jaromir Jagr also scored. Henrik Lundqvist made 29 saves for his second shutout this season. In 65 previous NHL games, including 29 this season, Orr's offense consisted of one assist - March 29, 2006, against the York Islanders - and eight lifetime shots.
March 21, 2009 |
Martin Brodeur is closing in on another record. In his first appearance since breaking the NHL career victory record, Brodeur made 35 saves in the New Jersey Devils' 4-0 win last night over the visiting Minnesota Wild for his 101st career shutout, just two behind Terry Sawchuk's mark. "It's a lot of shutouts," Brodeur said. "That record is proof of commitment by an organization to play well defensively. You can't do it by yourself. " Patrik Elias, who became the Devils' all-time leading scorer in the same game in which Brodeur set the wins record, scored twice, giving him 30 goals for the season, and Brian Gionta and Johnny Oduya also scored as the Devils extended their home winning streak to 11 games.
January 4, 2006 |
Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Jaroslav Spacek was suspended for two games yesterday by the NHL for clipping Calgary center Byron Ritchie during a loss to the Flames. During the third period on Monday night, Spacek came off the bench and clipped Ritchie, injuring his knee. Spacek was assessed a penalty on the play. Spacek will forfeit nearly $23,000 in salary, with the money going to the Players' Emergency Assistance Fund. He is eligible to return Saturday against Nashville.
April 26, 2011
TAMPA, Fla. - Steve Downie scored to snap a third-period tie and Dwayne Roloson stopped 27 shots Monday night, helping the Tampa Bay Lightning beat Marc-Andre Fleury and the Pittsburgh Penguins, 4-2, to force a Game 7 in their first-round playoff series. The deciding game is Wednesday night in Pittsburgh. Downie put the Lightning ahead for good, scoring just over a minute after Pittsburgh's Jordan Staal gave the Penguins life with a goal that made it 2-2 early in the third. Chicago forces Game 7 CHICAGO - Vancouver had the best record in the NHL this season and had command of their series, leading three games to none, against the Chicago Blackhawks.
May 27, 2011 |
BEDFORD, Mass. - The Boston Bruins thought they excised the specter of last season's postseason collapse when they finished off the Flyers in the Eastern Conference semifinals this year. Yet here they are again, one round later, trying to turn back another comeback. The Bruins will play the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game 7 of the conference finals on Friday night, with the winner earning a chance to play the Vancouver Canucks for the Stanley Cup. But Boston could have avoided a winner-take-all predicament if it merely had protected a three-goal lead in Game 4; scored more than one power-play goal a week in the playoffs; or kept Tampa Bay from scoring, as often as not, in the first 90 seconds of the game.
January 7, 2010 |
Sean Avery's edge, dry sense of humor and even his missing scoring touch came rushing back at once. The timing was perfect, too, because he unleashed it all on the Dallas Stars - the team that dumped him last season. Avery exacted his revenge by scoring a goal and setting up three others in the Rangers' 5-2 victory last night in New York. The four points matched Avery's career high. Avery's stay with the Stars lasted only 23 games into a 4-year, $15.5 million contract.
November 9, 2001 |
Someone forgot to tell the New York Rangers that the New York Islanders were favored to win. Theo Fleury, Brian Leetch and Sandy McCarthy scored in a 65-second span in the first period as the visiting Rangers ended the Islanders' Eastern Conference unbeaten streak with a 6-2 victory last night. "Underdogs? Really?" Fleury wondered. "There are a lot of great players in our room. Great old players. Smart old players. "I think our experience was a real benefit to us . . . I think we were the team that was less nervous.
January 3, 2002 |
Dallas' Mike Modano is in select company. He became the fourth American-born player to reach 400 goals as the Stars beat the visiting Atlanta Thrashers, 2-1, last night. Modano scored his 18th of the season in the second period. He put in a rebound of Brad Lukowich's shot from the point to tie the score at 1. Joe Nieuwendyk's power-play goal in the third period was the game-winner. Joe Mullen, Pat LaFontaine and the Flyers' Jeremy Roenick are the other American-born players with 400 goals.