March 26, 1997 |
The Philadelphia Flyers took a major step toward a third consecutive Atlantic Division title and home ice in the playoffs Tuesday night, beating the New Jersey Devils, 4-3, on late goals by Vaclav Prospal and Mikael Renberg at East Rutherford, N.J. The victory gave them a four-point lead over the Devils in their Eastern Conference battle.
January 22, 2003 |
Rod Brind'Amour, the Carolina Hurricanes' leading scorer, will need surgery and could be out three months after tearing a tendon in his right hand. Brind'Amour, who has 14 goals and 23 assists, was put on injured reserve Tuesday. He was hurt on a first-period faceoff in Monday night's 5-3 loss to St. Louis, although he wound up scoring in the third period. Surgery is needed because "there is potential damage to two fingers if he doesn't get this done," Coach Paul Maurice said.
October 3, 2009 |
Evgeni Malkin and Sidney Crosby watched the Penguins raise their Stanley Cup banner, then got the NHL champions off to a familiar start by scoring their first two goals during a 3-2 victory against the New York Rangers on Friday night. Crosby and Tyler Kennedy scored 1:08 apart in the second period to give the Penguins a 3-1 lead and allow them to withstand Marian Gaborik's first goal for the Rangers, the only scoring during the third period. Malkin, the league's leading scorer last season, and Crosby each got their first of the season and Marc-Andre Fleury made 25 saves, including a glove-hand stop on Vaclav Prospal in the first period.
February 26, 1999 |
Andreas Johansson scored twice Thursday night as the Ottawa Senators moved to the top of the Eastern Conference with a 3-1 victory over the Montreal Canadiens at Kanata, Canada. Johansson broke a 13-game scoring slump with his 18th and 19th goals as the Senators moved ahead of the idle Philadelphia Flyers for the top spot in the East and second place overall in the NHL.
November 24, 2005 |
The Florida Panthers lost their 12th straight game, shut down again by goalie Martin Brodeur in the New Jersey Devils' 5-1 victory Wednesday night at Sunrise, Fla. Colin White, Grant Marshall and Brian Gionta scored in a span of 1 minute 33 seconds in the first period for New Jersey. Brodeur made 24 saves, improving to 30-8-7 against the Panthers in his career. Detroit 7, Colorado 3 -- Mikael Samuelsson had two goals and two assists to lead the Red Wings over the Avalanche at Detroit.
November 21, 2005 |
Ladislav Nagy had a goal and two assists, and David LeNeveu made 23 saves at home to help the Phoenix Coyotes beat Columbus, 5-1, on Sunday night, extending the Blue Jackets' losing streak to five. Mike Johnson scored his second goal in three games, and Zbynek Michalek, Boyd Devereaux and former Blue Jacket forward Geoff Sanderson also scored for the Coyotes, who won for the third time in four games. Gilbert Brule scored his first NHL goal for the Blue Jackets, who have lost nine of 10.
March 6, 2003 |
The Detroit Red Wings got the lead early and Curtis Joseph made sure they didn't lose it. Joseph made 33 saves and Detroit won its seventh straight game, beating the Tampa Bay Lightning, 3-2, Wednesday night at Detroit. "I thought we had a tremendous first period and then Curtis Joseph took over," Detroit Coach Dave Lewis said. "He was the difference in the game." Detroit has won 10 of its last 11 (10-0-0-1) games. The loss ended Tampa Bay's four-game winning streak.
October 12, 2003 |
Mighty Duck Coach Mike Babcock, whose team has scored only two goals in two games, will juggle his lines tonight against Phoenix. Vaclav Prospal and Petr Sykora will skate with center Sergei Fedorov. "Obviously, if it's not broke, you don't fix it," Babcock said. "We're trying to find our game and find ourselves. I would like to get these guys off the schneid." The move works well for center Steve Rucchin, who had been playing between Sykora and Prospal.
November 15, 2003 |
Mighty Duck Coach Mike Babcock has had to change lines nearly every game this season, mixing and matching, looking for combinations that produce consistently. That search has ended, for now. The Ducks seem to have groups that work and play well together, at least in the last two games. The groupings are somewhat unexpected. Petr Sykora, the team's leading goal scorer last season, is not on a line with Sergei Fedorov, the team's top offensive player.