April 12, 2000 |
The Calgary Flames, who missed the playoffs for the fourth consecutive season, fired General Manager Al Coates and Coach Brian Sutter on Tuesday. Director of player personnel Nick Polano and assistant coach Rich Preston were also fired. "It is clear that we need more supporters and better results if we are going to go to the next level," President Ron Bremner said. Sutter, who previously coached the Boston Bruins and St. Louis Blues, just completed his third season with the Flames.
February 27, 1997 |
For a while, the Ottawa Senators made a game of it with the Philadelphia Flyers. Then the Lindros Line lowered the boom. Flyer captain Eric Lindros had a goal and five assists in Philadelphia's 8-5 victory Wednesday night at Kanata, Ontario. Lindros and his linemates' combined for 15 points, including two goals and three assists for Mikael Renberg and three goals and an assist for John LeClair.
March 22, 1985 |
Washington's Bobby Carpenter became the first American to score 50 goals in an NHL season, but the Montreal Canadiens got a goal from Guy Carbonneau with 5:42 remaining to beat the Capitals, 3-2, Thursday night at Montreal. Carpenter, who set up Mike Gartner for the Capitals' other goal, whipped a wrist shot past Montreal goaltender Steve Penney at 15:24 of the second period during a Washington power play for his 50th goal.
December 17, 2002 |
The Montreal Canadiens salvaged a victory and denied division rival Ottawa a valuable Eastern Conference point. Yanic Perreault scored with 17 seconds left for the Canadiens, who gave up two third-period power-play goals before defeating the Senators, 3-2, Monday night at Ottawa. Montreal, which won for the fourth time in five games, also got a goal from Doug Gilmour, who became the 14th player to reach 1,400 career points.
November 27, 2002 |
The Boston Bruins' top line has been without Sergei Samsonov nearly all season, but there has been no shortage of production. Glen Murray scored the fourth hat trick of his career, Brian Rolston scored two goals and John Grahame stopped 29 shots, and the streaking Bruins defeated the Calgary Flames, 7-2, Tuesday night. The Bruins won their third consecutive game and seventh in a row at home. Boston is 8-1-1-0 at the FleetCenter this season. The Flames lost for the seventh time in eight games.
January 10, 2000 |
Even with the roll the Colorado Avalanche has been on, they couldn't come back on the Chicago Blackhawks. Doug Gilmour had a goal and an assist Sunday night as the Chicago Blackhawks took an early lead and ended Colorado's five-game unbeaten streak with a 5-3 victory. Dean McAmmond, Eric Daze, Tony Amonte and Alex Zhamnov also scored for Chicago, which has consecutive home victories for the first time this season.
October 16, 1998 |
Two-time NHL scoring champion Jaromir Jagr's $4,988,491 million salary is nearly twice that of any teammate, according to the National Hockey League Players Assn.'s annual compensation survey. But there's an asterisk--Jagr is only the Penguins' highest-paid active player. The Penguins still owe retired star Mario Lemieux $28.7 million in deferred money.
February 28, 1997 |
Joe Nieuwendyk and Darryl Sydor each had a goal and two assists as the Dallas Stars won their franchise-high 20th road game Thursday night, a 6-2 victory over the Colorado Avalanche in a battle of division leaders at Denver. Mike Modano, Sergei Zubov, Neal Broten and Guy Carbonneau also scored for the Central Division-leading Stars, who won their fourth in a row. Vancouver 6, Phoenix 2--Martin Gelinas had four goals and an assist to lead the Canucks over the Coyotes at Vancouver. Florida 3, St.
April 5, 1997 |
Martin Brodeur's late-season bid for the Vezina Trophy has carried the New Jersey Devils to first place in the Eastern Conference. Brodeur made 26 saves for his third consecutive shutout as the Devils moved into first place with a 3-0 victory over Tampa Bay on Friday night at East Rutherford, N.J. "I just want to play as well as I can the rest of the season and after that other people will make the decision," Brodeur said about the Vezina.