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July 8, 2003 | From Staff and Wire Reports
New York Ranger forward Roman Lyashenko was found dead in a hotel room while vacationing in Turkey. The Rangers said Monday the cause of death wasn't immediately known. However, Turkey's Anatolia news agency reported it was a suicide. Yuri Koritskiy, a Russian consular official, said the 24-year-old player had been with his mother and sister in Antalya, a southern Mediterranean resort province popular with Russian and other European tourists.
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July 8, 2003 | From Staff and Wire Reports
New York Ranger forward Roman Lyashenko was found dead in a hotel room while vacationing in Turkey. The Rangers said Monday the cause of death wasn't immediately known. However, Turkey's Anatolia news agency reported it was a suicide. Yuri Koritskiy, a Russian consular official, said the 24-year-old player had been with his mother and sister in Antalya, a southern Mediterranean resort province popular with Russian and other European tourists.
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January 24, 2000 |
Jyrki Lumme flipped the winning goal into the net with 44 seconds left in overtime to give the Phoenix Coyotes a 3-2 victory over the San Jose Sharks at Phoenix on Sunday night. The victory kept Phoenix in first place in the Pacific Division with its division-leading 26th victory. The Coyotes are 10-4 in their division and 20-9-2 against the Western Conference, the best marks in the conference.
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March 26, 2002 | From Associated Press
Philadelphia captain Keith Primeau says that the Flyers are ready for their playoff run. Primeau celebrated his return to the lineup with two goals as the Atlantic Division leaders extended their unbeaten streak to four games with a 4-1 victory Monday night over the Toronto Maple Leafs at Philadelphia. "I thought we did a much better job tonight," said Primeau, who missed two games because of strained ribs.
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November 21, 2000 | From Associated Press
Hoping it's not too late to avoid missing the playoffs for the third consecutive season, the Montreal Canadiens opted for a fresh start Monday. The team with the most championships in NHL history--and currently with the 30-team league's worst record (5-13-2)--fired its coach, Alain Vigneault, and general manager, Rejean Houle. Michel Therrien takes over on the bench, and Andre Savard is the new GM.
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February 25, 2001 | From Associated Press
The Carolina Hurricanes came away from a 2-1 loss to Washington wishing they were more like the Capitals. Andrei Nikolishin scored with 8:47 left as Washington extended its unbeaten streak to 12 Saturday night at Raleigh, N.C. "They play an outstanding team game," Carolina's Jeff O'Neill said. "Everybody knows their role and they do it well. . . . They are the best team in the league right now and they showed us why tonight."
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April 13, 2000 | From Associated Press
The St. Louis Blues didn't miss leading scorer Pavol Demitra a bit in their playoff opener, making up for his absence with youthful energy. The Blues got two goals and an assist from third-line winger Jochen Hecht, a 13-goal scorer in the regular season, in Wednesday night's 5-3 victory over the San Jose Sharks at St. Louis. Hecht is a 22-year-old rookie. Fellow rookies Lubos Bartecko and Marty Reasoner, both 23, each scored his first career goal. All three said nerves were not a factor.
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March 13, 2002 | From Associated Press
Robert Esche made the most of a rare start for the Phoenix Coyotes. Esche, making an unscheduled start in place of Sean Burke, made 38 saves in his first start since Feb. 6 as the Coyotes defeated the Chicago Blackhawks, 3-1, Tuesday night at Phoenix for their fifth consecutive victory. "You don't lose your focus, but you practice all the time but aren't battle-tested," Esche said. "You start to wonder if you're part of it anymore."
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June 2, 2000 | HELENE ELLIOTT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Brett Hull is talking less and scoring more. The veteran winger scored two goals Thursday, the second with 4:16 to play in the third period, as the Dallas Stars rebounded from a humiliating Game 1 loss to defeat the New Jersey Devils, 2-1, and even the Stanley Cup finals at 1-1. No longer as outspoken as in his youth, the 35-year-old Hull is letting his scoring feats talk for him--and they're speaking volumes.
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May 28, 2000 | From Associated Press
When their three-goal lead was chopped to one, the Dallas Stars focused on what they do best: smothering defense. That return to basics, some great saves by Ed Belfour and a friendly bounce off the right post in the closing seconds enabled the Stars to notch a 3-2 victory over the Colorado Avalanche in Game 7 of the Western Conference finals Saturday night. "It was an unbelievable series," Dallas forward Brett Hull said. "It could have gone either way.
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July 10, 2003 | Paul Gutierrez, From Staff and Wire Reports
Kurtis Townsend became the second USC basketball assistant to leave Coach Henry Bibby's staff in just over a month on Wednesday. Townsend is headed for Miami. Townsend, who joined Bibby's staff before the 2001-02 season, served primarily as a recruiter for the Trojans and is expected to assume the same duties with the Hurricanes. "Miami's a new challenge for me with them going to the [Atlantic Coast Conference]," Townsend said.
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