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MONDAY, MARCH 30, 1998 9C Panthers Calendar In the Crease BABY STEPS: Bruins coach Pat Burns won't press Joe Thornton, the top pick in June's draft who has seven points in 50 games. "People were saying, 'Joe this' and 'Joe that.' It was like the Joe Thornton rock concert tour at the start of the year. There's such a big danger in putting on that kind of pressure." rin Upcoming garnet MarchApril If PUCKER UP: Singer Celine Dion kissed Montreal's Vincent Damphousse before dropping the puck on a ceremonial faceoff Saturday. "Celine's had so much luck lately, I kissed her and some of it rubbed off," said Damphousse, who had three goals in the 8-2 win. i - Tt'o mir Qiilt tntnc nciillu c THE PALM BEACH POST only get 25 chances against me." Martin Brodeur, Devils goalie. He has 10 shutouts this season, but has faced only 30 or more shots in six of the 60 games he's played. REPORT TV: SC - SportsChannel. Shaded games at Miami Arena; All times EDT 29 30 31 1 7:30 2 3 4 3:00 CaaaSfM Ftyto SC FOX S 6:00 6 7 7:30 8 7:30 10 u 1:00 niimiiin HwhiMh nm rmcuim SC SC jc; fox Three and cowitiii Conference standings EASTERN CONFERENCE mTjKm' - J eS 'H Atlantic W L T Pts x-New Jersey Philadelphia Washington N.Y. Rangers N.Y. Islanders C Florida ; Tampa Bay 45 37 33 22 24 21 16 19 24 28 33 37 39 46 9 11 11 18 10 12 9 99 85 77 62 58 54 41 - Northeast W T Pts ;-x-Pittsburgh r Montreal ! Boston ; Buffalo i Ottawa ;. Carolina 36 34 32 31 28 29 20 29 26 26 31 35 17 9 13 15 13 7 89 77 77 77 69 65 WESTERN CONFERENCE Central W L T Pts j x-Dallas x-Detroit St. Louis Chicago j Phoenix ' Toronto 43 39 38 29 28 26 18 20 26 32 32 37 11 15 8 12 12 9 97 93 84 70 68 61 Pacific W T Pts x-Colorado ! Los Angeles Edmonton ! San Jose ; Calgary i Anaheim Vancouver 37 33 28 29 24 24 22 20 27 35 36 35 38 39 16 11 10 7 13 11 13 90 77 66 65 61 59 57 x-clinched playoff berth Sunday's results Florida 4, Chicago 0 Ottawa 1, Pittsburgh 1, OT Philadelphia 3, Carolina 1 Detroit 4, Buffalo 2 Dallas 3, New Jersey 1 Monday's games Colorado at Boston, 7:30 p.m. Tampa Bay at N.Y. Rangers, 7:30 Chicago's Alex Zhamnov lays crushing bodycheck during the Active shutout leaders 1. Patrick Roy, Colorado . . 41 2. Ed Belfour, Dallas 40 3. Dominik Hasek, Buffalo 32 (tie) Martin Brodeur, N.J. . . 32 5. Tom Barrasso, Pittsburgh 30 6. J. Vanbiesbrouck, Fla. . 29 Los Angeles at Toronto, 7:30 p.m. San Jose at St. Louis, 8:30 p.m. Calgary at Edmonton, 9 p.m. o o o Physical presence of Paul Laus and Peter Worrell is paying dividends. By Brian Biggane Palm Beach Post Staff Writer CHICAGO The Florida Panthers' reputation as one of the NHL's least intimidating teams may be changing. Coach Bryan Murray has teamed Paul Laus usually a defenseman and Peter Worrell on the same line the past three games, creating a physical presence the Panthers have not had for awhile if ever. Panthers notebook "When they're on the ice, I want them to make contact, to be a presence," Murray said. They were all that and more Sunday. Each engaged in a fight, and the two combined for five of the 14 hits credited to Florida. In the third period, Worrell and ! Ed Jovanovski laid out Black- ; hawks leading scorer Tony i Amonte, who was crushed into the ! boards by both players. "Paul had two scoring chances ' (and three shots), and Peter has j the (opponents') bench talking to i him," Murray said. Murray said Worrell, who is j scoreless in nine games this sea- son, will remain with the team for ! the rest of the season. ! That comes as welcome news ; to Laus, until very recently the i only enforcer the team has ever ! had. ! "We can figure out what we're j out there to do," Laus said. j Chelios peeved: Chicago j captain Chris Chelios was livid ; after referee Richard Trottier ' gave him and Florida's Bill Lind- ! say game misconduct penalties af- ; ter the two battled in the first ; period. Chelios was ejected for being .' the aggressor in a fight against an ; unwilling opponent. ; "I've been saying all year they ; make the rules up as they go along," Chelios said. i "He had his gloves off; am I : supposed to let him hit me so it's a.. fight?" : : third period as Ottawa tied host Pittsburgh. LAST SATURDAY Capitals 3, Canucks 2: ' Brian Bellows scored two power-play goals in his first NHL game of the season as Washington beat host Vancouver. Devils 3, Coyotes 0: Jason Arnott and Denis Pederson scored and Martin Brodeur made 26 saves as visiting New Jersey beat Phoenix. r E3 INTIMACIES Private Modeling Body Shampoos r a ! MM Y f ongrra Ave. Ire Vr?-- 'r -ie -is fVf 1-i.V t Vtm! i iiYUBinirc SHITC5 1(561)439-3117 ETHZ TO,i; rrrTTiC;,,- : , SMTt WTC tmiM8Cf m Trottier had at best an uneven night on the penalty front. When he whistled interference on the Blackhawks' Christian LaFlamme for a seemingly good check on Steve Washburn early in the second, Florida took advantage as Ed Jovanovski beat goaltender Jeff Hackett from the left point for his eighth goal at 3:24. Just over a minute later it was 2-0. Gagner cut inside Chad Kilger and, after Kilger dragged him down (without a whistle), swung his stick from a prone position and sent a shot that banged off the right post to Radek Dvorak, who fired in the rebound for his first goal in 11 games and 10th of the season. Meanwhile, Vanbiesbrouck was shutting the door for his 305th Div 203 213 190 181 185 140 171 184 206 204 27- 7-1 21-9-6 18-12-5 13-15-9 13-19-4 9-20-6 11-18-6 18-12-8 16-15-5 15-16-6 9-18-9 11- 18-6 12- 19-6 5-28-3 21-4-4 14- 8-4 13-10-4 6- 14-7 7- 12-4 10-13-4 6-16-3 174 225 139 228 GF GA Home Away Div 202 212 186 183 168 175 168 19-8-9 183 15-15-7 167 16-14-6 165 15-11-8 179 17-14-5 193 15-15-6 17-12-8 19-14-2 16-12-7 16-15-7 11-17-8 14-20-1 13- 5-7 8- 12-2 10- 7-5 9- 7-5 5-11-6 9-12-1 GF GA Home Away Div 214 225 211 178 193 165 143 179 172 178 202 205 21-8-7 21-8-8 23- 9-5 13- 16-7 16-15-6 14- 17-5 22-10-4 18-12-7 15- 17-3 16- 16-5 12-17-6 12-20-4 10- 9-4 10- 6-6 13- 8-1 6-12-5 10- 8-4 9-15-1 GF GA Home Away Div 214 205 183 177 193 180 203 18019- 9-10 192 20-13-3 202 15-16-5 191 14-19-4 215 17-15-5 227 11-21-4 253 13-19-4 18-11-6 13-14-8 13-19-5 15-17-3 7-20-8 13-17-7 9-20-9 15- 9-4 15- 9-2 9-15-1 12-12-2 11-9-3 9-15-2 9-11-6 HIGHLIGHTS Beezer: 27 saves, shutout Rhodes: 16 saves LeClair: goal, assist Yzerman: two goals Carbonneau: goal, assist LATEST LINE Boston by (-VVEven) New Yorkby (-I-H2) Los Angeles by (-ViEven) St. Louis by (-I-H2) Edmonton by (-ViEven) p.m. team is the favorite and the other team (2) is the three goals Is needed. To win on the underdog, the two goals. Calgary 5, Los Angeles 2 Montreal 8, Tampa Bay 2 Toronto 4, N.Y. Islanders 3, OT New Jersey 3, Phoenix 0 Washington 3, Vancouver 2 Chicago at Philadelphia. 7:30 p.m. Penguins 1, Senators 1 Ottawa Pittsburgh 0-1 0-1 First Period No scoring. Penalties Brown, Pit (hooking), 2:56; Yashin, Ott (booking), 4:02; Arved-son, Ott (holding), 11.58, York, Ott (tripping), 19:13. Second Period-!, Pittsburgh, Barnes 29 (Francis, Olausson), It: 14 (pp). Panaltias-Bonk, Ott (holding), 6:51; Olczyk, Pit (goalie interference), 9:19; Phillips, Ott (interference), 9:45; Tamer, Pit (Interference), 14:59; York, Ott (slashing), 17:00. Third Period 2, Ottawa, Arvedson 7 (Gardiner, Van Allen), 5:22. Penalties Tamer, Pit (roughing), 2:09. Overtime-No scoring. Penalties-None Shots en goal-Ottawa 5-12-10-3-30. Pittsburgh 9-2-5-1-17. Power-plays Ottawa 0 of 4; Pittsburgh 1 of 6. GoaliesOttawa, Rhodes 14-18-6 (17 shots-1 saves). Pittsburgh, Skudra 6-4-3 (4-4), Wregget (19:13 1st, 1-1), Skudra (0:00 2nd, 25-24). -14,322 (16,958). RefereeTerry Gregson. Linesmen Jean Morin, Stephane Provost. Red Wings 4, Sabres 2 Buffalo Detroit 8 8 8 I 2- 2 3- 4 First Period-None. Penalties Smehlik, Buf (holding), 7:28; Kocur, Det (roughing), 10 56, Hol-zinger, Buf (hoooking), 17 03. Mironov, Det (tripping), 17:15; Sanderson, Buf, double minor (high-sticking), 20 00. Second Peried-I, Detroit, Holmstrom S (Mironov, Kozlov), 3:37 (pp). Penalties Shannon, Buf (roughing), 1:06, McCarty, Det (interference), 5:45; Ward, Det (tripping), 8:3); Audette, Buf (goalie interference), 10:11; Lldstrom, Det (hooking), 11:41; McCarty, Det (roughing), 15:36. Third Peried-2, Buffalo, Audette 20 (Holzinger), :24 3, Detroit, Yzerman 21 (McCarty), 3:40 (pp). 4, Detroit, Oraper 12 (Brown, Lapointe), 5:11. 5, Detroit, Yzerman 22 (Murphy), 11:03 (sh). 6, Buffalo, Kruse 7 (Ray, Zhltnik), 17 23. Penalties-Zhitnik, Buf (hooking), 2:17; Smehlik, Buf (interference), 2:55, Shanahan, Det (holding), 8 26, McCarty, Det, double minor-misconduct (slashing, unsportsmanlike conduct), 8:40. Shots en goal-Buffalo 3-14-9-26. Detroit 12-14-12-38. Power-playt-Buffalo 0 of 8, Detroit 2 of 8. Gealies-Buftalo, Hasek 28-22-12 (38 shots-34 saves). Detroit, Osgood 28 18-11 (26-24). A 19,983 (19,983). Referee Kerry Fraser. Linesmen Ray Scapin-elio. Brad Lazarowich. schedule ESPN2. 7:30 p.m. Wednesday Colorado Avalanche at Detroit Red Wings, ESPN2, 7:30 p.m. Montreal Canadians at Florida Panthers, SportsChannel, 7.30 p.m. Skin Sensations Private Suites 9 AM- 1 AM ;Call For Details 963-8812 4457-C Pwtfy Uo Qpo 7 Df American Linaerie h" 963-0070 ' ti ' 4ZHIMkl.l.,MlilN MOW HIKING hi.E. Comer NortfeUto MiliUnr Trail 625-9060 GF GA Home Away Florida shuts out Chicago 4-0 to win its third straight after 13-game losing streak. By Brian Biggane Palm Beach Post Staff Writer CHICAGO It comes too late to make any difference for this season anyway but the Florida Panthers probably played their most complete game of the season Sunday. John Vanbiesbrouck won for the first time in 11 starts and did it with a shutout. All four goals were scored by the Panthers' up-and-coming players. And Florida showed a physical side that more than stood up to one of the more intimidating teams in the league. Panthers It added up to a 4-0 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks at the United Center that stretched Florida's win streak to three. "There have been a lot of changes, and it's been our fault we haven't played well," center Dave Gagner said. "Now we're reading off each other and making the game simple." "The guys are feeling confident now," coach Bryan Murray added. "We're getting the stops we need (in goal), and we don't give up many chances. We're playing very, very disciplined." The win streak matches the longest of the season, but don't bother checking those playoff standings. Florida (21-39-12) still trails eighth-place Ottawa by 15 points with only 10 games to play. After a relatively slow start, the game got interesting when Bill Lindsay ran into Chicago captain Chris Chelios behind the Chicago net in the final seconds of the first period. Lindsay got an elbow up, and Chelios responded with a couple of punches to the head. Referee Richard Trottier ruled that both Lindsay's hit, which drew blood, and Chelios' response starting a fight with an unwilling combatant warranted game misconducts. "I thought it was a fair trade," said Murray, who then broke into a broad grin. Late Saturday Devils 3, Coyotes O New Jersey Phoenix 8 1 8 8 a-j 8-8 First Period None. Penalties Pederson, NJ, double minor (high-sticking, roughing), 1:23; Isbis-ter, Pho (roughing), 1:23; Gartner, Pho (charging), 3:53; Oliwa, NJ, major (fighting), 7:43; Cummins, Pho, major (fighting), 7:43, Baron, Pho (holding), 13:18. Second Perlod-1, New Jersey, Arnott 10 (Ellas, Holik), 1:39 (pp). Penalties Numminen, Pho (holding stick), 1:02; Daneyko, NJ (tripping), 13:49. Third Period -2, New Jersey, Pederson 13 (Rol-ston, Niedermayer), 3:57. 3, New Jersey, Odeleln 4 (Rolston, Andreychuk), 1949 (en). Penalties-Stevens, NJ (unsportsmanlike conduct), 1:32; Doan, Pho (unsportsmanlike conduct), 1:12; Rolston, NJ (holding), 5:54; Niedermayer, NJ (tripping), 11:21; Pederson, NJ (roughing), 12:34; Tocchef, Pho (roughing), 12:34, Carpenter, NJ (hooking) 15:28. Shots on goal New Jersey 712-5-24. Phoenix 9-12-526 Power-plays New Jersey I of J; Phoenix 0 of S. Goalies New Jersey, Brodeur 42-12-7 (26 shots 26 saves). Phoenix, Khablbulin 24-27-10 ( 23-21). A 16,210 (16.210). Referee-Paul Stewart. Linesmen Shane Heyer, Wayne Bonney. Capitals 3, Canucks 2 Washington Vancouver i 8 1 8 First Period 1, Vancouver, Bure 45 (Messier, May), :I7. 2, Washington, Bellows I (Brown, Johansson), 6:17 (pp). 3, Washington, Klee 4 (Juneau, Krygier), 17:36. 4, Washington, Bellows 1 (Oates, Brown), 18:48 (pp). 5, Vancouver, Bertuizl 12 (Bure, Messier), 19:58 (pp). Penalties Mogilny, Van (elbowing), 5 56, Witt, Was (roughing), 7:07; Brashear, Van (roughing), 7:07; McCabe, Van, major (fighting), 16.36; Konowalchuk, Was, major (fighting), 1636, Messier, Van (hooking), 18 28, Oatev Was (high-sticking), 19:13 Second Period None. Penalties Huscroft, Van (elbowing), 2.09; Vancouver bench, served by May (too many men), 5:27; Konowalchuk, Was (tripping). 7:31; Bertutll, Van (holding). M II. Third Peried None. Penalties Bellows, Was (holding), :32; Huscroft, Van, maior (fighting), 6:48; Berube, Was, major (fighting), 6:48; Witt, Was (holding), 12 38 Shots en goal Washington 10-13-528. Vancouver 10-5-924. Pewer-etays-Washtngton 2 of 5; Vancouver 1 of 4. Goalies Washington, Kolzig 24-16-9 (24 shotl 77 saves). Vancouver, Snow 16-12-4 (28-25). A-17.47l( 18.422). Referee Dennis LeRue. Linesmen Lonnle Cameron, Baron Parker. BODY WORKS PRIVATE SlITFS " 863-7337 -C 727 Norlhlake Blvd. 1 block east of Prosperity Farms Rd., NPB NOW HIRING cheap r 737-8580 GAMES 969-0468 r 642-8843 V 689-7974 I 1 I THE ASSOCIATED PRESS out Florida's Dave Gagner with a Panthers' 4-0 win. career win tying him with Panther assistant coach Billy Smith for 13th on the all-time list and 29th shutout, including four this season. Vanbiesbrouck, who may have hit a career low when he gave up six goals in the first period to the Blackhawks two weeks ago, admitted there was a measure of revenge in blanking them. Viktor Kozlov scored the last two goals of the game, his first multiple-goal game as a Panther. The first was a slap shot from about 30 feet into the upper right corner at 6:41 of the third period; the second an empty-netter from 180 feet while Florida was killing off a 6-on-3 power play with 41 seconds remaining. Kozlov has seven goals in his past 11 games, and 14 this season. Despite the absence of Lindsay, Chicago was 0-for-6 on the power play, the first time in 15 games a Panthers opponent didn't score at least once with the man advantage. Gagner said the familiarity of the Panthers lines which have been intact for three games is paying dividends. "The roles Bryan has installed has made us more confident as a group," he said. player in NHL history to reach 1,400 points when his long shot deflected off Buffalo defenseman Bob Boughner and past Hasek 3:40 into the third. Flyers 3, Hurricanes 1: John LeClair had a goal and an assist as Philadelphia snapped a three-game losing streak by beating host Carolina. Goaltender Sean Burke, acquired from Carolina this month, made 31 saves for the Flyers. Penguins 1, Senators 1: Magnus Arvedson scored in the 439-7551 !jjf52 2948 Forest Hill Blvd. HUM love Just 3 Lights W. Of I S 3 PRIVATE MODELING 478-1 Stars end Devils' four-game streak LEGEND: A (-2V4) next to one team means that underdog. To wager on the favorite, a victory by team must either win, tie, or lose by less than Saturday's results Florida 3, Boston 2, OT N.Y. Rangers 2, Pittsburgh 2, tie Carolina 4, Philadelphia 2 St. Louis 3, Detroit 2 San Jose 4, Dallas 1 Colorado 5, Anaheim 3 Tuesday's games N.Y. Islanders at Washington. 7 o.m. Montreal at Carolina, 7:30 p.m. Summaries Panthers 4, Blackhawks 0 Florida 0 2 0-4 Cfticaga 0 9 88 First Ptrlod None. Panamas Johnson, Chi (hooking), 1:02; Washburn, Fla (tripping), 7:47; Washburn, Fla (hooking), 16:16; Lindsay, Fla, major-game misconduct (elbowing), 19:52; Chelios, Chi, minor-major-game misconduct (instigator, fighting), 19:52. Second Period 1, Florida, Jovanovski I (Clccar-elll, Whitney), 3:24 (pp). 2, Florida, Dvorak 10 (Gagner, Kozlov), 4.25. Panaltiet-Laflamme, Chi (interference), 3:19; Worrell, Fla, major (fighting), 10:18; Simpson, Chi, major (fighting), 10:18; Jovanovskl, Fla (tripping), 11:59. Third Period -1 Florida, Kozlov 13 (Dvorak), 6:41. 4, Florida, Kozlov 14 (Carkner), 19:19 (sh.en). Penalties Jovanovski, Fla (tripping), :18; Simpson, Chi (Interference), 1:19; Suter, Chi (kneeing), 9:21; Simpson, Chi, major (fighting), 13:20; Laus, Fla, major (fighting), 13:20; Mellanby, Fla (charging), 17:45; Muller, Fla (illegal stick), 17:45. Shots an gaal-Florida 12-6-7-25. Chicago 11-8-8-27. Power-plays Florida 1 of 6; Chicago 0 of 6. Gealtenders-Florlda, Vanbiesbrouck 17-27-9 (27 shot-27 saves). Chicago, Hackett 20-19-11 (24-21). A-17,810 ( 20,500). Paterae-Richard Trottier. Linesman Dan McCourt, Mark Pare. Flyers 3, Hurricanes 1 Philadelphia Carolina 8 2 8 8 1-1 1-1 First Peried None. Penalties Kordic, Phi, major (fighting), 2:15; Grimson, Car, major (fighting), 2:15, LeClair, Phi (interference), 2:45; Halko, Car (cross-checking), 5:45; McGillis, Phi (hooking), 6:16; Podein, Phi (tripping), 10:12; Pratt, Car (roughing), 13:24; Desjardins, Phi (interference), 19 09. Second Perled-1, Philadelphia, LeClair 44 (Brln-d' Amour, McGillis), 4:12 (pp). I Philadelphia, Zu-brus 7 (Desjardins, Podein), 4:46. Penalties Burt, Car (interference), 3:50; Babych, Phi (hooking), 5:34 Third Period -3, Carolina, Sheppard IS (Prl-meau, Emerson), 6:34 (pp), 4, Philadelphia, Podein 10 (LeClair), 14: 14. Penalties-Babych, Phi (holding), 4:47; Primeau, Car (interference), 9:33; Sheppard, Car (interference), 19:12. Shots en goal Philadelphia 10-3-5-11 Carolina 10-11-11-32 Pewer-elayt-Phiiadeiphia I of 5, Carolina 1 of 4. Goalies Philadelphia, Burke 11-21-9 (32 shots-31 saves). Carolina. Kidd 17-19-2 (18-15). A-13,216 (15,902). Referee-Don Van Massenhoven. 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