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Deflection Is Costly to Capitals

November 07, 1998|From Associated Press

Mark Tinordi of the Washington Capitals deflected the puck into his net with 8:32 to play, giving the Carolina Hurricanes a 3-2 victory over the Capitals on Friday night at Washington.

Backing up while fending off Martin Gelinas, Tinordi accidentally moved his right skate into the path of Sami Kapanen's centering pass, sending the puck just inside the right post.

"I don't know what you can say," Capital Coach Ron Wilson said. "We find a way to lose games right now, and that's what happens when things aren't going your way. We're not getting any lucky bounces. We hang our heads if something bad happens."

Colorado 5, Edmonton 2--Valeri Kamensky scored three goals to lead the Avalanche at Edmonton.

Peter Forsberg, Kamensky's linemate, scored a goal and had three assists.

Phoenix 3, Detroit 1--Keith Tkachuk scored his sixth goal and Jim Cummins had his first in 90 games for the Coyotes at Phoenix.

It was the fourth consecutive loss for the two-time defending Stanley Cup champion Red Wings, who are 2-5 since starting the season 4-1.

Chicago 2, Tampa Bay 2--Chris Chelios scored a power-play goal with 16:05 to play to give the Blackhawks a tie at Tampa.

Vincent Lecavalier, the top pick in the 1998 draft, and veteran defenseman Kjell Samuelsson each scored a goal to give the Lightning a 2-0 lead. It was Samuelsson's first goal since Jan. 7, 1997.

Nashville 2, Calgary 1--Patrik Kjellberg's power-play goal late in the second period at Calgary lifted the expansion Predators to their first road victory in five games.

Calgary is 0-3-2 at home.

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