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IOC THE PALM BEACH POST SUNDAY, MARCH 29, 1998 c Panthers Calendar In the Crease PROVINCIAL RIVALRY: Calgary is prepared for a big showdown Monday in Edmonton. The Flames and Oilers are fighting for a playoff spot."You know it's going to be sold out, it's going to be loud, you couldn't ask for a better time to play them," Calgary's Ed Ward said. Upcoming gamei MarchApril TAKING NOTES: Devils goalie Martin Brodeur likes to sit rinkside before games to watch Patrick Roy, Eddie Belfour and "everybody and nobody" work the nets. "I'm looking for tendencies," he said. "New wrinkles. Like with Patrick, I like how and when he butterflies." m m mm mJ La l II i ii J REPORT They are really tough to beat in their building." CHRIS OSGOOD, Detroit goalie, on playing in St. Louis. The Blues' 23 home wins are second-most in the NHL. TV: SC - SportsChannel. Shaded games at Miami Arena; All times EDT m 9 m m w 9 3:00 30 31 1 7:30 2 3 4 3 OU n.jitrti Ciiiini nrmt SC SC FOX S 8:00 6 7 7:30 8 9 7:30 10 11 1:00 Pmvm MaptolMh nyw Penguin SC SC FOX Imli, paoelk vMk Panraftheir Conference standings EASTERN CONFERENCE b They tie Bruins with 18 seconds left, then win in OT Atlantic W L T Pts ' x-New Jersey Philadelphia Washington N.Y. Rangers N.Y. Islanders Florida Tampa Bay 45 36 32 22 24 20 16 18 24 28 33 37 39 46 9 11 11 18 10 12 9 99 83 75 62 58 52 41 Northeast W L T Pts Pittsburgh Montreal Boston Buffalo Ottawa Carolina 36 20 16 88 34 29 9 77 32 26 13 77 31 25 15 77 28 31 29 34 12 68 7 65 WESTERN CONFERENCE Panthers vs. Blackhawks WHO: Florida (20 (29-31-12). - 39 - 12) vs. Chicago WHEN: 3 p.m. WHERE: United Center, Chicago. TV: SportsChannel. RADIO: WJN0-1040AM, WJNX-1330AM, WJNA- Central W L T Pts GF GA Home Away Div x-Dallas 42 18 II 95 211 142 20-8-7 22-10-4 10-9-4 x-Detroit 38 20 15 91 221 177 20-8-8 18-12-7 10-6-6 St. Louis 38 26 8 84 211 172 23-9-5 15-17-3 13-8-1 Chicago 29 31 12 70 178 174 13-15-7 16-16-5 6-12-5 Phoenix 28 32 12 68 193 202 16-15-6 12-17-6 10-8-4 Toronto 26 37 9 61 165 205 14-17-5 12-20-4 9-15-1 Pacific W L T Pts GF GA Home Away Div x-Colorado 37 20 16 90 214 18019-9-10 18-11-6 15-9-4 Los Angeles 33 27 11 77 205 192 20-13-3 13-14-8 15-9-2 Edmonton 28 35 10 66 183 202 15-16-5 13-19-5 9-15-1 San Jose 29 36 7 65 177 191 14-19-4 15-17-3 12-12-2 Calgary 24 35 13 61 193 215 17-15-5 7-20-8 11-9-3 Anaheim 24 38 11 59 180 227 11-21-4 13-17-7 9-15-2 Vancouver 22 38 13 57 201 250 13-18-4 9-20-9 9-11-6 1230AM, WQAM-560AM. INJURIES: Florida C Rob Niedermayer (post-concussion syndrome), out; D Jeff Norton (bruised sternum), out; G Kevin Weekes (knee), out; C Chris Wells (groin), questionable. Chicago D Michal Sykora (collapsed lung), out; C Jeff Shantz (knee), out; LW Bob Probert (shoulder), out. SCOUTING REPORT: After ending their 13-game losing streak Thursday, the Panthers made it two wins in a row Saturday and can get some revenge for the 8-4 loss they suffered to Chicago two weeks ago. Chicago, 1-1-1 at home against Florida, is in a five-team scramble for the final four playoff spots in the West. LATEST LINE: Blackhawks -1 V2 1 . 'See NHL standings for explanation of line. Statistical leaders FLORIDA PANTHERS left shoulder into the net. ,g "I've gotten most of the goals" in my career in close, but with Dino and Ray Sheppard here this" year, it's taken away some of my scoring opportunities and icy time," said Melianby, who has two goals in his past three games and 13 for the season. The rally marked the first time since Jan. 12, 1996, that Florida has scored with a sixth attacker orrj the ice. In that game, Stu Barney scored in the final seconds to bring, the Panthers back from a 6-2 deficit to a 6-6 tie at Dallas. On Saturday, Melianby assist ed on Lindsay's winner, sending5 the puck ahead to the speedy winger. His quick shot found a tiny?, hole over Tallas' right shoulder, ft "I just whacked it, trying to hit the net," Lindsay said. "This eases some of the pain of all thgj losing." )Q The newly constructed cheeky ing line of Melianby, Muller ancC Lindsay has four goals and nine points in just two games together:'' "If a checking line plays its"' role, it's going to get scoring op1 portunities," Muller said. The Panthers played as sound a road game as they have all season, limiting a team that is six games over .500 to only a handfut of solid scoring opportunities. t "We talked about how disciplined Boston is, and we tried ttf match that discipline," Murray said. ' ) With just 20 wins and 52 points, Florida remains 25th in the 26-team league. But Melianby, the team captain, said the goal is to finish strong with an eye on next year. "The pressure's off," he said. "We played pretty loose today, and skated well. I don't know if there's a different sense in the locker room now, but there's a lot more emotion, and the Adrenaline gets flowing a lot more when you win." POS PLAYER NUMBERS LW Ray Whitney 26 goals, 27 assists, 53 points C Dave Gagner 1 8 goals, 20 assists, 38 points D I Robert Svehia 7 goals, 31 assists, 38 points CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS POS PLAYER NUMBERS RW Tony Amonte 27 goals, 39 assists, 66 points C Alexei Zhamnov 1 7 goals, 26 assists, 43 points LW Eric Daze 30 goals, 10 assists, 40 points x-clinched playoff berth Saturday's results Florida 3, Boston 2, OT N.Y. Rangers 2, Pittsburgh 2 Carolina 4, Philadelphia 2 St. Louis 3, Detroit 2 San Jose 4, Dallas 1 Colorado 5, Anaheim 3 Calgary 5, Los Angeles 2 Montreal 8, Tampa Bay 2 Toronto 4, N.Y. Islanders 3, OT New Jersey 3, Phoenix 0 Washington at Vancouver, late Today's games Florida at Chicago, 3 p.m. Ottawa at Pittsburgh, 2 p.m. Philadelphia at Carolina, 7 p.m. Buffalo at Detroit, 7 p.m. New Jersey at Dallas, 8 p.m. LEGEND: A (-2ri) next to one team means that team underdog. To wager on the favonte. a victory by three goals team must either win, tie. or lose by less than two goals. Friday's results By Brian Biggane Palm Beach Post Staff Writer BOSTON For more than a month, the Florida Panthers couldn't get a puck to bounce the right way. But they got the perfect bounce Saturday from Kirk Muller's butt to Scott Mellanby's stick. Panthers After the puck bounced off Muller's backside, Melianby batted it past Boston Bruins goaltend-er Rob Tallas for the tying goal with 17.7 seconds remaining in regulation. Bill Lindsay added the game-winner at 3:14 of overtime as Florida rallied for a 3-2 victory at the FleetCenter. "Kirk has a big butt, and that helped," Melianby joked. "I'm just happy it bounced in the right direction," Muller added. The victory was the Panthers' second straight after a 13-game losing streak and ended a 16-game road winless streak (0-12-4) that stretched to a 6-2 win over the New York Islanders on Dec. 27. Florida's 13-game losing streak ended Thursday against Montreal behind two goals from Lindsay, including the game-winner. Florida (20-39-12) finished with a 3-1 edge in its season series against Boston (32-25-13), the most improved team in the Eastern Conference this season. - The Panthers took a 1-0 lead on a pretty passing play that ended in Dino Ciccarelli's first goal in 16 games just 2:15 into the game. Kirk McLean made 20 saves to help that stand up through two periods, but Boston turned the game around with two goals 3:30 apart in the third. With Terry Carkner off for roughing, an unmarked Darren Van Impe tied it by knocking his own rebound past McLean at 9:12. Summaries Avalanche 5, Mighty Ducks 3 Anahtim Colorado 7 1-1 1 4 -S First Ptriod -1, Colorado, Krupp 9 (Oiolinsh, Deadmarsh), a lt (pp). Ponaltias Stevenson, Ana (hooking), 4:40, Yelle, Col (hooking), 6 41, Lacroix, Col (tripping), 1:17; Trnka, Ana (holding), 12:47; Marshall, Ana (holding), 16:03, Second Period 2, Colorado, Fitzgerald II (Ka-mensky, Lemieux), 5:26. 3, Colorado, Fitzgerald 12 (Deadmarsh, Foote), 7:21 (sh). 4, Anaheim, Mar ha 4 (Saiei, Green), I 29 (pp). 5 Colorado, Deadmarsh 21 (Corbet, Lefebvre), 10:27 (pp). 6, Colorado, Deadmarsh 22 (Jones, Orolinsh), 12 41 (pp). 7, Anaheim, Ban ham 6 (Cullen), 13 21 Penaltits-Lefeb-vre. Col (high-sticking), 629; Yelle, Col (crosschecking), 7:57; Jomphe, Ana (hooking), 1:47; Pushor, Ana (roughing), 12:10, Third Par tod -8, Anaheim, Marshall 3, 4:44. Ptnaltias Trnka, Ana (cross-checking), :45; Trnka, Ana (high-sticking), 4:44; Lefebvre, Col (interference), 6 35, Seianne, Ana, double minor (high-sticking), 10 34; Marshall, Ana (cross-checking), 11:29; Foote, Col (holdtng), 15:19; Green, Ana (holding stick), 16 58, Colorado bench, served by Rychel (too many men), 19 52. Shots an goal Anaheim 3-10-9-22. Colorado l-l-6-22. Power-plays Anaheim I of 7; Colorado 3 of II Goalies-Anaheim, Shtaienkov 11 U S (15 shots-10 saves), Askey (13 21 second, 7-7). Colorado, Roy 30-14-12 (22 19) A-16,061 (16.061). Referee-Paul Devorski. Linesmen Greg Devorski, Scott Dris- COll Devils 3, Coyotes 0 New Jersey Phoenix I 1 2-1 I I - First Period None. Penalties Pederson, N J, double minor (high-sticking, roughing), 123, Isbis-ter, Pho (roughing), 1 23; Gartner, Pho (charging), 3 53, Ol i we, NJ, ma i or (fighting), 7 43; Cummins, Pho, motor (fighting), 7.43, Baron, Pho (holding), 13 II Second Period-!. New Jersey, Arnott 10 (Ellas, Hoi'k), I 39 (pp) Penalties Nu mm inen, Pho (holding stick), 1 02, Daneyko, N J (tripping), 13:49. Third Period -2, New Jersey, Pederson 13 (Rolston, Niedermayer), 3 57. 3, New Jersey, Odelein 4 (Rolston, Andreychufc), 19 49 (en). Penalties-Stevens, NJ (unsportsmanlike conduct), I 32; Doen, Pho (unsportsmanlike conduct), 1 32; Rolston, NJ (holding), 5 56. Niedermayer, NJ (trippmg), U 21; Pederson, NJ (roughing), 12 34; Tocchet, Pho (roughpng), l? 34. Carpenter, NJ (hooking) 15 21. Shots an foal-New Jersey 7-12-524 Phoenix 9-12-526 Power -plays-New Jersey 1 of 3, Phoenix 0 of 5 Coaltes-New Jersey, Brodeur 42-12-7 (26 shots 26 saves). Phoenix, Khabibulin 24-27-10 ( 23-21) A 14,210 04210). Retereo-Paul Stewart. Ltneimen Shane Heyer, Wayne Bonney. NHL TV schedule Today Florida Pantttort at Chicago Blackhawkj. SportsChannel. p m. Manoay Colorado Avalanche at Boston Bruins . ESPN!, 7 1Gpnv Away Div 202 210 187 181 185 137 170 182 206 204 27- 7-1 21-9-6 18-12-5 13-15-9 13-19-4 9-20-6 11-18-6 18-11-8 15-15-5 14-16-6 9-18-9 11-18-6 11-19-6 5-28-3 21- 4-4 14- 8-4 13-10-4 6- 14-7 7- 12-4 10 134 6-16-3 170 225 139 228 GF GA Home Away Div 201 167 19-8-8 17-12-8 212 183 15-15-7 19-14-2 186 167 16-14-6 16-12-7 181 161 15-11-8 16-14-7 13- 5-6 8- 12-2 10- 7-5 9- 7-5 5-11-5 9-12-1 167 178 17-14-5 U-lf-f 174 190 15-14-6 14-20-1 HIGHLIGHTS Lindsay: game-winning goal Kovalev: 2 goals Kidd: 22 saves Fuhr: 33 saves Hrudey: 36 saves Fitzgerald: 2 goals Weimer: game-winning goal Damphousse: hat trick Cote: game-winning goal Rolston: 2 assists LATEST LINE Chicago (-iyal) Pittsburgh (-IV2) Philadelphia (-&Even) Detroit (-lfc) Dallas (-VbEven) is the favonte and the othef team (2) is the is needed. To win on the underdog, the Buffalo 1 , Edmonton 0 Sharks 4, Stars 1 San Jose Dallas 1 1 2-4 0 0 1-1 First Period I, San Jose, Friesen 27 (Marieau, Ragnarsson), 1140 (pp). Penalties Sutter, SJ (slashing), 2 34; Ragnarssson, SJ (interference), 5 29; Langenbrunner, Dal (roughing), 1105; Murphy, SJ, misconduct-match penalty, 12:25; Kezmer, Dal (interference), 12:51; Hatcher, Dal (interference), 17 59; Verbeek, Dal, double minor (tripping, roughing), 18:53; Matteau, SJ (roughing), 18:53. Second Period 2, San Jose, Granato 15 (lafrate, Marieau), 17:19. Penalties lafrate, SJ (roughing), 1:14; Ragnarsson, SJ (interference), 4:49; Granato, SJ (hooking), 9:20; Ragnarsson, SJ (high-sticking), 10 04; Langenbrunner, Dai (tripping), 13:51. Third Period -3, San Jose, Burr 5 (Sturm, lafrate), 6 09. 4, Dallas, Carbon neau 6 (Keane, Matvi-chuk), 11 43 5, San Jose, Granato 16 (Friesen), 16 39 Penalty-Dallas bench, served by Wright (too many men), 19 05. Shots an goal-San Jose 4-4-4-17 Dallas 9-13-15-37 Power-plays -San Jose 1 of 5; Dallas 0 of 7. Goal ies San Jose, Hrudey 4-14-2 (37 shots-36 saves). Dallas, Belfour 30-12-10 (12-8). A-16,978 (16,978). Referee Don Koharski. Linesmen Andy Mc El-man, Jay Sharrers. Maple Leafs 4, Islanders 3 N.Y. Islanders Toronto 2 8 10-3 1 I 14 First Period 1, New York, Sacco 10 (Lapointe, Daigneauit), 408. 2, New York, Czerkawski 6 (Paiffy, Berardl, 6 05 Penalties-Chara, NY, maior (fighting), 6 37; k King, Tor, major (fighting), 6 37; Reichet, NY (holding), 8 38, Markov, Tor (interference), 17 16 Second Period 3, Toronto, Sundin 29, 11 50 (sh). Penalties Jonsson, NY (interference), 142, Yush-kevich, Tor, double minor (high-sticking), 10 00; Cnorske. NY (boarding), 14:34 Third Period 4, Toronto, Schneider 10 (Korolev, Markov), 8 57 (pp). 5, New York, Czerkawski 7 (Dagneault), 15 32 6. Toronto, DKing 16 (Sundin, Cote), 19 09 Penalties Daigneauit, NY (interference), 7 03. Modm, Tor (high-sticking), 9:15 Overtime 7, Toronto, Cote 2 (Schneider, Modm), 4 56 Penalties Sullivan, Tor (roughing), 4 07; Pnon, NY (roughing), 4 07. Shots an aoal-New York 4-4-15-5-28 Toronto 5-13-9 5-32 Power-plays New York 8 of 4, Toronto 1 of A Goaltes New York, Saio 20 26-5 (32 shots-78 saves). Toronto, Potvin 23-29 7 (28 251 A 15.726 (15 726). Referee-Bill McCreary Linesmen Brad Laiarowich, Derek A men. Rangers 2, Penguins 2 N Y Renders PitttDtfran I 1 8 8-2 8 118-2 First Per ied-1, New York, K ovate v 18 (Leetch), 16 10 (pp). Penalties Sundstrom, NY (hooking), 4 53, Jagr, Pit (holding stick), 7 49, Stock, NY (roughing, 17 12, Hicks, Pit (roughing), 12 12, Graves. NY, double minor (roughing), 13 19; Ke-sparettis, Pit (roughing), 13 19, Gronman, Pit (interference). 15 26. Samueisson, NY (holding), 16 38 Second Period -2, Pittsburgh, Brown 12 (Siegr, OlczvM. 8 27 I. New York. Kovalev n) (Gretiky, Sundstrom), II 45 Penatties-Errey, NY (hooking), 6 24 S'egr, Pit (interference), 17 34, Leetch, NY (cross-checking), 19 03 Third Period-4, Pittsburgh, Strka 1$ (Stegr, Jagr) 15 02 Pena(ty-Barn, p(t (hooking). 18 50 Overtime-None Penalties None Shots an feal-New York $-11 3.-2$ Pittsburgh II 13-8-2-34 Pewer-nters-New York 1 of 4, Pittsburgh 0 of S Goalies Nw York. C tout ier 3-2-1 (34 shots 32 saves) Pittsburgh, Skudra 6-4-2 175-731 A-17 0S3 4t4t56) Iteterea-Don Van Massenhoven Line men Jean Mo, Stephane Provost. Flames S, Kings 2 Los An9tos Calaar, 1 0-1 I l-S First Peri I, Los Arigeies, Typiaov II j Johnson), 77. t Calgary, Fleory 2 (Mornv itillmenl. 01 (PP). 3. Caigary. Titov It SMiman. Atpenni. 15 42 4, Los Angelas. Biake 72 IPerreeuM Nor-stromi. 17 0 Penalties WcKenne, LA. doupte minor (roughing , 5 57 Omgman, Cal. douDte minor (roughingi, 157, O'Oonnelt, LA (holding!, 4 57, O'Donneil, LA, (roughing), 1 55, Bouchard. Cal (roughing), 55. Stumpel. LA. double minor (roughing,, 10 13. Fleury. Cal (roughing), H5 II Allison Cal (roughing), 10 13 Murray LA ftnppmg), 13 31 vop' LA (roughing), 17 42. emer, Cal (rough-ng; 17 47 toe Peri No scoring Penalties Zmeie. L. m,or (tighfingi, 2 15 All.son. Cl m'OC (Itghting, J (5. ard. Cel. double minor (holding, unspor!meniie conduct!. 73 Aibe'ih, C! (trip-pngi II 5 S'. LA ihoomgi H 3 ThH-d Pri-5. Caigary tr to (Muse), 2 91 Ceioary "rVa'd 4 iMclnms. Patrick 1 17 74 7. Cegry Byre 12. leTOfeni Penetties AAcKenna LA ma or It.gMing;, 4 JO. S) Vooat. LA ma,r it ght.g,, 4 Wvntt. Cl n.jnt.ng,. 4 D'-men, Cei m,or ll.ghting,. 4 A A'De''" Ci 'tr.p p.ng, 4 31 Johnson LA isiaihmgj, 7 30 Morr.s. Ci Siash ngi 7 30 AVKenna LA iSlesh.ngl, l II. Peri",utt LA (rough, "g ,, II II Mu'S. Cel. double mmor isinshing roughing! Iftl (nets n ! I Angeies 117 1-70 Ce'Oary U- -7 Pwer-4atrsLos Angeies 0 or 4 Cgry I o 1 tValtes -Los A"or-ies f,st 24 204 '71 shos Unit! Cagay T,brci 13 70 '71 31, A -!e is 742, P,tre-Den AAireueili Ltn pe-A'e Cik Ar ejmer. GF GA Home Brian Biggane Melianby, Muller and Whitney on the attack. "I figured they would have a chance to create something around the net," Murray said. Ed Jovanovski started the play, but his long shot from the left point was headed left of the net when it hit Muller who was being hauled down by defenseman Ray Bourque in the backside. The puck caromed to Melianby, stationed at the right side of the net, and he swung at it. He got just enough that it bounced in front of Tallas and then over his good bet Brian Biggane Panthers helps Colorado get as far as it can, then returns to Florida next fall. It will be a shock if it doesn't happen. Now for the rest of the deal. Florida has watched Parrish, 21, for two months, ever since it became evident the Avalanche with four first-round picks this year wouldn't be able to sign him. Parrish scored 54 goals in 54 games this season in the Western League. While it's a big jump from there to the NIIL, Panthers Director of Player Development Paul Henry has only the highest praise for his potential. "There is no doubt in my mind he will be a member of the U.S. Olympic team in 2002," Henry said. "He's that good right now, and he just keeps getting better." Two examples of Parrish's charisma: When he decided to attend St. Cloud State three years ago, Matt Cullen, now Anaheim's top-scoring rookie, made the same choice just so he could play with him. He was named captain at Seattle this year one day after for New lersev. and Martin Bro deur made 26 saves as the visiting Devils shut out the Coyotes. Blues 3, Red Wings 2: Both playing in their 800th NHL career games. Grant Fuhr made 33 saves and Pierre Turgeon scored a goal as host St. Louis ended Detroit's five-game unbeaten streak. Maple Leafs 4, Islanders 3 (OT): IMenseman Sylvain Cote scored with four seconds left in overtime, giving host Toronto a victory against New York. Rangers 2, Penguins 2: Martin Straka's goal late in the third period salvaged a tie for host httsburgh and extended the fading Rangers' winless streak to five to return joining the team. "He's got God-given hands, tremendous one-on-one skills, and he's dangerous from the blue line on in," said Seattle coach Dofl Nachbauer. "He had 92 points in, 54 games, and he really did it by himself." When Henry first saw Parrisli two years ago, he wrote in hi$ notebook that he was "the exact same player as Tom Fitzgerald at the same age." Since then he'i retained the grit but added a scor-j ing touch, and Henry said he now reminds him of Adam Deadmarshj who has scored 20 goals for Colci rado this season. . ! "Usually when I make a trade at least a few scouts will be luke-t warm on it," Murray said. "When t made this one, every one of our! scouts got real excited." So why did Colorado which made Parrish a third-round pick ini 1996 do the deal? Henry's1 theory is that after Dallas acquired; ex-Panthers captain Brian Skrud- land and Mike Keane from the1 Rangers, the Avalanche needed to! add a defensive forward. J When Seattle is done with the; playoffs, Murray wants to get Parrish signed and sent to New Haven for the end of the season and the AHL playoffs. He expects him to play with the Panthers this fall. "We don't have a first-round pick in the draft this year," he said "but with Viktor Kozlov and this kid, we feel like we're getting two first-round players in the same year." past Ducks Then, after three Panthers were unable to control a bouncing puck, Jason Allison whipped it home to make it 2-1 with his team-leading 30th goal of the season. Florida had a couple of good chances on a power play after Van Impe was sent off for slashing Steve Washburn on a near-breakaway with 4:33 left, but Tallas gloved hard shots by Ray Whitney and Melianby. Then, with 46 seconds left in regulation, McLean headed for the bench and coach Bryan Murray sent out Viktor Kozlov to join Fitzgerald The trade that left so many Florida Panthers fans stunned last week could turn out to be one of the best deals in franchise history. General Manager Bryan Murray knew how popular Tom Fitzgerald was with fans. To many, sending Fitzgerald to Colorado for prospect Mark Parrish was a farewell kick in the teeth before his dismissal. But it could very well be Murray is just lending Fitzgerald to the Avalanche for a few months. And in return, the Panthers get a player who could be a star in the NIIL for years to come, plus a top-70 pick in the June draft. According to a league Parrish source, the Panthers were close to signing a deal with Fitzgerald that would pay him an average of $1.5 million per season a huge bump over the $520,000 he earned this year. The deal would make him one of the highest-paid checking forwards in the NIIL. Fitzgerald becomes an unrestricted free agent after the season, meaning he can sign with anyone without compensation. There's no way, the source said, that Colorado with Joe Sakic, Peter Forsberg and Patrick Roy can pay that kind of money. So the scene is set: Fitzgerald I Canadiens 8. Lightning 2: Vincent Damphousse scored one of his three goals in a game-breaking second period as Montreal beat visiting Tampa Bay. The Canadiens equaled their season-high for goals in a game. On Jan. 8, they defeated the New York Islanders 8-2. Sharks 4, Stars 1: Kelly Hrudey maintained his mastery over the Stars with a 36-save performance as visiting San Jose moved closer to a playoff berth. Hrudey's record is 5-2-0 vs. the Stars while a member of the Sharks. Devils 3, Coyotes 0: Jason Arnott and Denis Pederson scored XJ f Chicago 2, Ottawa I Summaries Panthers 3, Bruins 2, OT Florida Bviton 10 11-3 0 6 2 0-2 First Ptriod 1, Florida, CiccareMi IS (Koilov, Dvorak), 2 15. Ptnalttn Eakins, Fta (interference), 17 43, Worrell, Fla, maior (fighting), 17 03; Malkoc, Bos, minor-maior-misconduct (instigator, fighting) 17 03. Sacond Ptriod No scoring Ptnaltias Khristich, Bos (holding), 4 13; Warner, Fla, maior (fighting), 48; Baumgartner, Bos, maior (fighting), 9:48; Ea-kins, Fla (hooking), 10:34; Carter, Bos (playing with broken stick), 14:50. Third Period 2, Boston, Van tmpe 2 (Don a to, Heinze), 9 12 (pp). 3, Boston, Allison 30 (Samsonov, Carter), 12 42 4, Florida, Melianby 13 (Jovan-avski), 19:42. Penalties La us, Fla, major (fighting), 3 24, Baumgartner, Bos, major (fighting), 3 24; Carkner, Fla, double minor (high-sticking, roughing), 7:54; Dimaio, Bos (roughing), 7:54; Carter, Bos (holding), 9 35, Murphy, FLa (holding), 14 42. Van Impe, Bos (slashing), 15:27. Overtime 5, Florida, Lindsay 10 (Melianby, Muller), 3:14. Penalties None Shots on goat Florida 7 14-16-1-31 Boston 9-11-10-4-34 Power-plays-Florida 0 of 5; Boston I of 4. Goalies Florida, McLean 11-19-5 (34 shots-3? saves) Boston, Taltas 4-2-4 (JS-35). A-16,372 (17,565). Referea-Kerry Fra-ser. Linesmen Brian Murphy, Ray Scapmello. Canadiens 8, Lightning 2 Tampa Aay Montreal 0 1 1-2 1 3 4-8 First Period ), Montreal, Bnsebois 7 (Brunet, Damphousse), 14 07. Penalties Naiarov, TB, major (fighting i, 3 11; Vukofa, Mon, maior (fighting), 3 11, Recchi, Mon (holding), 3 33; Racine, TB, doubt minor (high-sticking), 5 30, Kelly, TB (holding), 12.00; McCarthy, TB, maior (fighting), 15 54; Vu-kota, Mon, maior (fighting), 15 54; Maiakhov, Mon (holding stick), 17 30 Sacond Period 2, Tampa Bay, Sellvanov 16 (Bon-signore), 2 09 3, Montreal, Damphousse 16 (Hog-lund, Rucinsky), 3 51. 4, Montreal, Brunet 9 (Recchi, Quintal), 15 17 5, Montreal, Recchi 30 (Koivu), 1935 (sh). Penalties-Renberg, TB (holding), 4 08; Andersson, TB (hooking), 7 32, Bordereau, Mon (hooking), 1141; Brunet, Mon, double minor (high-sticking), 16 03 Third Period 6, Montreal. Damphousse 17 (Bri-sebors), 1 20 7, Montreal, Hoglund 12 (Rucinsky, Zaiapski), 7:59 (pp). 8, Tampa Bay, Vsebaert 13 (McCarthy, Dykhuis), 1121. 9, Montreal, Damphousse 18 (Rucinsky, Hoglund), 17 05 10, Montreal, Brunet 10 (Bureau, Manson), 14 30 Penalties Vukota. Mon (hooking), 2 58, Culltmore, TB (hook-ing, 6 50 Shots an fal Tampa Bay 7-2-9-18 Montreal a-12-1129 Power -9 lays Tampa Bay Oof 6, Montreal 1 of 6 Geehes-Tampo) Bay. Fitzpatrick 7 17 I (23 shets-17 saves), Berk (7 59 third, 6-4) Montreal, Thibault 17-13-5 (18-16). A 21 273 (21,273) Reter-ee-Stephen Waikom. Linesman Pierre Cham-poun, Gerard Gaufhier. Blues 3, Red Wings 2 Dafreit St. Lewis 8 1 1-2 1 1 8-3 First Period-1. St Louis, Macinmt 18 (Du-ctisne. Rfteeume). 6 09 (pp). PonaHies Fetisov, Oet (elbowing), 5 04; Ptcard. StL (tripping), 6 42. Gill, StL (hooking ), 12 37, Holmstrom, Det (hold-ai, 14 21; Yee, StL f boarding), 16 02 Second Periad-2, St Lou.s, Turgeon 16 (Mull), J 42 X St Louis. Gilt 9 (Yae), 5 24 (ppi A Detroit, LaPomte II (Lidstrom, Kozlov). 17 09 (pp) Penal . te Sftanehen, Det (roughing), 3 51, Eastwood. . ?L (tnpptng), J 33, Maitby, Det (elbowing), 8 54. Otfthesne, SH. (hofdmgj, 13 16. Mac Ion iv, StL teshing, 17 00 Third Parted 5, Detroit Brown IS (Holmstrom, jLapointe), 6 37 (pp Penatfiet Rouse. Det (nter- terence), I 43. Picard, StL (holding), 5 02. MaCarty, Det (roughing), 14 31, PeHenn, StL (roughing), II 31 .. Shft an fwat-Detroit 5-17 13-35 St Louis 14 7- 78 Power -fXan-Detr oi t 2 of 7, St Louis 2 ot 5 4aos-Oetrot. Osgood 77 l II 2 shots 75 -eesi St Louts. Fuhr 220-6 fW-Bi A-?C M '9 70 ieforee-Richard Trotter Linesmen rhor Nefson, Dan SchecMe hurricanes 4, Flyers 2 rtarehno 1 lwl4fttl 1 1 -4 I 1 f Ftrst erotf I. Cero"a Ee'son H 'Cn.aison. '-Wopardl. tm (dpi I Pn.iadnoo'e Kief U He-ir, Deverdmsl. 14 0? (Dpi Penarttos Twn. -en, (hoomngi 5 42. Lescfrtnyv Car onte.trr-Stll, 121, O'Neill. Car IriOOTing. IJ Prat. 'Tar m or-geie misconduct (cneo'g trom pe-'Vnd), Met Podem. Pni isisi"o.t. u 41 2ibrvsr 'ph. (rouernngj. 141, S'trtoer, Phi Incudingl, : n vo J tec' Pi4-1 Pn.iaoV'onia lCr 4) iOi-, gle iniingerl, to 4 Caroi-na. Pr,rrew 74 161 , lagiia. Le4cvsnnl. ? W S. Caroline. &"as 13 , Primeew Ch'" an Cert" ooerts 15 i .Burl! 13 12 Pans fdto Pni irovgn-f ig ' 0 37 leClair. Pni ieTxw"g 4 ?4 I TtMr Pr4)-No-ie Plties-ftaPvrn Pti , ft..pp.igl, 12 35 ereslef Cr I f Ovgn-ig 15 4 ( 5hn -Caroi.ra 11 hv-Je Piwpi'a 7 17-24 Pei oe, CTtt''" o a Ph,.i- Pu I Ot i frllt i FO", J 17 2 f SAC'S 73 es Pu'ti, Menm 71 17 ,M-B -10) iS"! )-"- Oregscn La. -! CHinv 7ir tooa Fitzgerald scores twice, leads Avalanche Tkt Associated Press DENVER Former Panther Tom Fitzgerald scored two goals and Adam Deadmarsh had two goals and two assists as the Colorado Avalanche beat the Anaheim Mighty Ducks 5-3 Saturday. Fitzgerald scored his 1 1 th and 12th goals of the season, including one short-handed. Patrick Roy made 19 saves to improve to 30-14-12, an NHL-record eighth 30-win season for him. Flames 5, Kings 2: Jason Wiemer scored the game-winning goal for the second consecutive game, leading host Calgary over Los Angeles. games. j Hurricanes 4, Flyers 2: Keith Primeau had a goal and an assist and Trevor Kidd made 22 saves as visiting Carolina handed Philadelphia its third straight loss. Carolina's win snapped an 1 1-game (0-8-3) winless streak against the Flyers. Noteworthy: Detroit's Sergei Fedorov was suspended for at least two games by the NHL for checking Anaheim's Jason Marshall from behind Three days before an NI I L deadline, the Nashville Ircd.itors sold their 12,000th season tit ket. That should ensure the team begins play in October. -i

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