January 8, 1994 |
Ron Francis scored with five seconds to play in overtime Friday night, giving the Pittsburgh Penguins a 4-3 victory over the Buffalo Sabres at Buffalo. It was Francis' second goal of the game and capped a comeback by the Penguins. Francis had scored on the power play at 14:51 of the first period to put the Penguins ahead, 1-0. Ed Patterson and Joe Mullen also scored for Pittsburgh. Yuri Khmylev scored twice for Buffalo. "It was a very tough loss," Sabre Coach John Muckler said.
March 9, 1990 |
Alexander Mogilny and Dave Snuggerud scored two goals each as the Buffalo Sabres won the battle of the NHL's two top teams with a 10-4 rout of the Boston Bruins Thursday night at Boston. The Sabres moved to within five points of Boston in the Adams Division standings. The Sabres, 2-0-2 in their past four games, built a 4-0 lead after one period on two goals by Mogilny and one each from Dave Andreychuk and Darrin Shannon.
January 7, 1991
Wing Tomas Sandstrom of the Kings was one of 28 players added today to the Wales and Campbell conference All-Star teams. Sixteen of the players named are first-time All-Stars, including Edmonton goaltender Bill Ranford, the Stanley Cup playoffs' MVP last year. Also added to the team from the Oilers were defenseman Steve Smith and center Mark Messier, the NHL's most valuable player last season. Others named to the Campbell team by Oilers Coach John Muckler were defensemen Scott Stevens of St.
November 21, 1991 |
Stephane Richer, after putting together some big seasons at Montreal, was upset when the Canadiens traded him to the New Jersey Devils during the off-season. But when the Devils' John MacLean, a 45-goal scorer, injured his knee before the season, Richer became the key offensive player. Richer climaxed a fine performance Wednesday night at East Rutherford, N.J., with a goal at 1:41 of overtime that gave the Devils a 6-5 victory that ended Washington's four-game winning streak.
January 29, 1988 |
John MacLean's third goal of the game broke a third-period tie and the New Jersey Devils downed the Pittsburgh Penguins, 6-3, to snap a five-game losing streak Thursday night at East Rutherford, N.J., in Jim Schoenfeld's debut as the Devils' coach. Schoenfeld took over Tuesday after Doug Carpenter was fired. Aaron Broten added a goal and three assists to help hand Pittsburgh its third straight defeat after four consecutive victories.
December 29, 1993 |
The Pittsburgh Penguins aren't saying when. Mario Lemieux is saying March. The Penguins said Lemieux's surgically repaired back is improving, but they wouldn't speculate Tuesday when he would play again. Lemieux, however, told reporters before the Penguins and Philadelphia Flyers played to a 4-4 tie at Pittsburgh that he probably won't be back until March. By returning in March, Lemieux would have three to four weeks of practices and games to get into shape for the playoffs in April.
November 29, 1996 |
Keith Tkachuk completed his third career hat trick with a goal at 4:08 of overtime as the Phoenix Coyotes beat the New Jersey Devils, 4-3, Thursday night at Phoenix. Chad Kilger added a goal and Brad McCrimmon recorded his 400th career point for the Coyotes, who won for the second time in their last 11 games (2-6-3).
April 8, 1996 |
Dave Andreychuk scored a goal and set up two others in the first period and the New Jersey Devils improved their playoff chances with a 4-2 victory over the New York Rangers on Sunday at East Rutherford, N.J. Bill Guerin, John MacLean and Jason Smith also scored as the Devils (84 points) moved two points ahead of Tampa Bay in the fight for the eighth and final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference.
May 1, 1988 |
John MacLean scored on a deflection to snap a 2-2 tie with 6:11 remaining Saturday night, lifting the New Jersey Devils to a 3-2 victory over the Washington Capitals in Game 7 of the Patrick Division finals. The Devils, in the playoffs for the first time since moving from Colorado to New Jersey in 1982, advanced to the Wales Conference finals, where they will meet the Boston Bruins in a best-of-seven series beginning Monday night at the Boston Garden.
May 16, 1994 |
The timing was right for the New Jersey Devils. Less than a minute away from defeat, the Devils got a game-tying goal from Claude Lemieux in regulation and a game-winner from Stephane Richer in the second overtime for a 4-3 victory over the New York Rangers in the NHL playoffs Sunday night. "We're usually very good holding leads in the third period, but we let this one get away," Rangers defenseman Kevin Lowe said. The Rangers were leading, 3-2, when Lemieux scored with 42.