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syiy jj yy; j V ri1' T THE PALM BEACH POST MONDAY, MARCH 30, 1998 9C Panthers Calendar 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 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. It's nnt mv fault teams usually 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. m j j n f O'f I'T ' " " ' 1L. in ine VI n S b D ( - gjbu REPORT I 30 I 31 j'l 7:30 I 2 I 3 I 4 3:00 C.m.im ngrm SC F0 6 6:00 7 7:30 l aT 11 1:00 n.jilin ll H" PtnfBtat SC SC FOX that kind of pressure. 29 I r-ir-i-n H if it ana conn o o o Conference standings EASTERN CONFERENCE nog Atlantic W L T Pts GF x-New Jersey Philadelphia Washington N.Y. Rangers !n.Y. Islanders Florida I Tampa Bay 45 18 37 24 33 28 9 99 11 85 11 77 202 213 190 181 22 33 18 62 24 37 10 58 21 39 12 54 16 46 9 41 185 174 139 ' Northeast W L T Pts GF Pittsburgh Montreal Boston Buffalo '. Ottawa Carolina 36 20 17 89 34 29 9 77 32 26 13 77 31 26 15 77 202 212 186 183 168 175 28 31 29 35 13 69 7 65 WESTERN CONFERENCE W L T Pts GF ; Central x-Dallas , x-Detroit ; St. Louis Chicago ; Phoenix Toronto 42 18 39 20 38 26 29 32 28 32 26 37 11 95 15 93 8 84 12 70 12 68 9 61 211 225 211 178 193 165 Pacific W L T Pts GF 37 20 16 90 214 33 27 11 77 205 28 35 10 66 183 29 36 7 65 177 24 35 13 61 193 24 38 11 59 180 22 39 13 57 203 x-Colorado ; Los Angeles Edmonton ;San Jose Calgary ;Anaheim Vancouver x-clinched playoff berth Sunday's results Florida 4, Chicago 0 Ottawa 1, Pittsburgh 1, OT Philadelphia 3, Carolina 1 Detroit 4, Buffalo 2 New Jersey at Dallas, late Monday's games i Chicago's Alex Zhamnov lays out Florida's Dave Gagner with a crushing bodycheck during the Panthers' 4-0 win. 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 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 Blackhawks leading scorer Tony Amonte, who was crushed into the boards by both players. "Paul had two scoring chances (and three shots), and Peter has the (opponents') bench talking to him," Murray said. Murray said Worrell, who is scoreless in nine games this season, will remain with the team for the rest of the season. That comes as welcome news to Laus, until very recently the only enforcer the team has ever had. "We can figure out what we re out there to do," Laus said. Chelios peeved: Chicago captain Chris Chelios was livid after referee Richard Trottier gave him and Florida's Bill Lindsay game misconduct penalties after 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. "He had his gloves off; am I., supposed to let him hit me so it's a -fight?" beat Sabres 2-22-5 overall against the Penguins. 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. rr INTIMACIES 1 Private Modeling Bodv Shampoos 684-9343 SS- UM . Contms Ait. v'BfHff In. irw iv-1 T-U 1 fawn L "l 3uut StiAW-ooS't'fiv t MuutLiNlj m.W - Jl i iiv !2nC CHITCC HiriBsOUS SUff (561)439-3117 p Colorado at Boston, 7:30 p.m. Tampa Bay at N.Y. Rangers, 7:30 p.m. Los Angeles at Toronto, 7:30 p.m. San Jose at St. Louis, 8:30 p.m. Calgary at Edmonton, 9 p.m. LEGEND: A (-2) next to one team means that team is the underdog. To wager on the favonte, a victory by three goals team must either win, tie. or lose by less than two goals. ; 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 p.m. Montreal at Carolina, 7:30 p.m. GA Home Away Div 137 171 184 206 27- 7-1 21-9-6 18-12-5 13-15-9 13-19-4 9 20 6 11-18-6 18-11-8 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 6-16-3 204 225 228 GA Home Away Div 168 183 167 165 179 193 19-8-9 15- 15-7 16- 14-6 15-11-8 17- 14-5 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 GA Home Away Div 142 20-8-7 179 21-8-8 172 23-9-5 178 13-16-7 202 16-15-6 205 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 GA Home 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 Away Div 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 LATEST LINE Boston by (-'aEven) New York by (-IV2) Los Angeles by (-'iEven) St. Louis by (-I-H2) Edmonton by (-VVEven) favonte and the other team (2) is the is needed. To win on the underdog, the 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 I 1 0-) 110-1 Pittsburgh . n : i ... . . : Bu.lliM Rrftwn Pit riril rrMU suiiny. r ... ...... . . (hooking), 2:56, Yashin, Ott (hooking), 4:02; Arved-on, Ott (holding), 11:58; York, Ott (tripping), 19:13. Second Perlod-I, Pittsburgh, Barnes 29 (Francis, Olausson), H:14 (pp). Penalties-Bonk, Ott (holding), a:5l; Olcivk, Pit (goalie interference), 919; Phillips, Ott (interference), 9:45; Tamer, Pit (interference), 14:59; York, Ott (slashing), 17:00. Third Prld-2, Ottawa, Arvedson 7 (Gardiner, Van Allen), 5:22 PenaltiM-Tamr, pit (roughing), 209. Ovrtlm No scoring. PenaltlM-None Shots n goal-Ottawa 5-12-10-3-30. Pittsburgh 9-2-5-1-17. pwr-plays-Ottawa 0 of 4, Pittsburgh 1 of Goal-l-Ottawa, Rhodes 14-1M (17 shots-la saves). Pittsburgh, Skudra 4-4-3 (4-4), Wregget (19:13 1st, 1-1), Skudra (0 00 2nd, 25-24). A-14,322 (!,95) Refer Terry Gregson. Unsmn Jean Morin, Stephane Provost. Red Wings 4, Sabres 2 Buffet Detreit I 2-2 1 3-4 First Prid None. Pnaltis-Smehltk, Buf (holding), 7:21; Kocur, Det (roughing), 10 56, Hol-llnger, Buf (hoooking), 17:03, Mironov, Det (tripping), 17:15; Sanderson, Buf, double minor (high-sticking), 2000. Scnd Prid-1, Detroit, Holmstrom 5 (Mironov, Koilov), 3 37 (pp). Pnattls-Shannon, Buf (roughing), 1 06; McCarty, Det (interference), 5 45; Ward, Det (tripping), 1:31; Audette, Buf (goalie interference), 10:11; Lidstrom, Det (hooking), 11:41, McCarty, Det (roughing), 15:36. ,u , , , Third Perid-2, Buffalo, Audelte 20 (Holllnger), 24. 3, Detroit, Yierman 21 (McCarty), 3 40 (PP), Detroit, Draper 12 (Brown, Lapointe), SI I. 5, Detroit. Yierman 22 (Murphy), 11.03 sh) t. Buffalo, Krus 7 (Ray, Zhitnik), 17 23 PenaltiM-Zhitnik, Buf (hooking), 2:17; Smehlik, But (interference), 2 55; Shanahan, Det (holding), 126; McCarty, Det, double minor-misconduct (slashing, unsportsmanlike conduct). I 40. Shots M (al-Buffalo J-14-9-21 Detroit 12-14-12-M Pewer-vlays-Buffalo 0 of I. Detroit 2 of I. Gali-Butflo, Hasek 21 22-12 (31 shots-34 saves). Oetroif, Osgood 21 It-II (26-24) A-I9.9U (1913). ter-Kerry Fraser. i.itmll-Ry Scapm-Mo, Brad Laiarowich. schedule ESPN 2. 7:30 p m. ?Codo Avaianch at Detroit Red Wings. EB Montr" mcan.dien at Florid Panther. SporttChnnt, 7 30 m. Skin Sensations Private Suites 5 9 AM - 1 AM Call For Details 963-8812 4457-C PvOy t" Of ' 7 PV 71 American Lingerie iS" 963-0070 if' m IM to. ., MS in PVC 625-9060 fc! Hi U3 1 JiiFee 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 lob 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 0 New Jersey Phoenix 1 2-3 First Prid-None Pnaltis-Pederson, NJ, double minor (high-sticking, roughing), 1:23; Isbis-ter, Pho (roughing), 1:23; Gartner, Pho (charging), 3 53; Ollwa, NJ, maior (fighting), 7:43; Cummins, Pho, maior (fighting), 7:43; Baron, Pho (holding), 'Vecend Prld-1, New Jersey, Arnott 10 (Ellas, Holik), 1 39 (PP) Penalties-Numminen, Pho (holding stick), 1:02, DaneyRo, NJ (tripping), 13:4. Third Perled-2, New Jersey, Pederson 13 (Rol-ston, Niedermyer), 3:57. 3, New Jersey, Odelein 4 (Rolston, Andreychuk), 1:4 (en). Penalties-Ste-yens, NJ (unsportsmanlike conduct), 1:32; Doan, Pho (unsportsmanlike conduct), 1:32; Rolston, NJ (holding), 5 S6; Niedermayer, NJ (tripping), 11.21; Pederson, NJ (roughing), 12:34; Tocchet, Pho (roughing), 12:34, Carpenter, NJ (hooking) 15:2! Shits on goal-New Jersey 712-5-24. phoenix -12-5-26 Pwr-plays-Nw Jersey 1 of 3; Phoenix 0 of 5. Galis-New Jersey, Brodeur 42-12-7 (26 shots-26 saves). Phoenix, Khabibulin 24-27-10 ( 23-21) A 16,210 (16.210). Refr-Paul Stewart. Linesmen-Shane Heyer, Wayne Bonney. Capitals 3, Canucks 2 Washing! Vancouver 3 I 0-3 1 I -! First Prid-I, Vancouver, Bur 45 (Messier, Way), 17 2, Washington, Bellows 1 (Brown, Johansson), 6:17 (pp) 3, Washington, Klee 4 (Juneau, Krygier), 17 3. 4, Washington, Bellows J (Oates, Brown), 114 (pp) 5, Vancouver, Brtunl 1! (Bure, Messier), l 51 (pp). PMialtiM-Mogilny, Vn (elbowing), 5 56; Witt, Was (roughing), 7 07; Brashear, Van (roughing), 7:07, McCabe, Van, maior (fighting), 136; Konowalchuk, Was, maior (fighting), 16 36; Messier, Van (hooking), 11.21; Oates, Was (high-sticking), 1 13 Scnd Prid-Non. Pltis-Huscrof1, Vn (elbowing), 2 0, Vancouver bench, served by My (too mny men), 5 27, Konowlchuk, Was (tripping). 7:31; Bertulli. Vn (holding), 16 11. Third Prld-Non. Pnltls-Bellows, Ws (holding), 32; Muscroft, Van, maior (lighting), 4 41; Berube, Was, maior (fighting), 6:41; Wilt, Ws (holding), 17 3d. SMtl 1-Wshlngtn Ifr 13-5-21 Vancouver lO-S-f-24 Pwr-py Washington 2 of 5; Vancouver t of 4 6lis-Washington, Kollig 2H- (24 shots 77 svesl ViKOgver, Snow 1-I2 (20-25). A-17 471 li 427) fr-Dennls LRu. Llnsm-Lonnie Cameron, Baron Parker. ROPY WORKS PRIVVTFSUTFS t S 727 Northlake Blvd. 1 DIOCk eaST Ot rrossperrry rtrmi no., lira NOW HIRING CHEAP V 737-8580 mm m tfcj S f Cr -lT. 1 I K games 969-0468 V 642-8843 St i mm ' t Co :vvv t Man r 689-7974 - t. v it HAPPY HOUR J 2 FORI (2PM-6PMJ Open Mon wm - 2rjm-2m 4k 4 ThMTn ?pm-3ns Z c.tnm-sm &urvlm-?ara ! 421 Northlake Blvd N. Palm : 421 Northlake Blvd N. Palm Crystal's MOST OUTRAGEOUS Midnight twry THE ASSOCIATED PRESS 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 penod; 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. Red Wings made 31 saves for the Flyers. Philadelphia had only 18 shots on goal, including three in the second period when it beat Carolina goalie Trevor Kidd for two goals. Penguins 1, Senators 1: Magnus Arvedson scored in the third period as Ottawa tied host Pittsburgh. The Senators haven't won at Pittsburgh in six years. Since joining the NHL in 1992, the Senators are 0-12-3 at the Civic Arena and 439-7551 IZSL 2946 Forest Hill Blvd. AMI Just 3 Lights W. Of I SS tovt PRIVATE MODELING 478-1595 d just .4 Iti. Turnpilt tl IT 12 PWCt VV l.l,t.V '2.00 H'l I Ml : 1 N'CHTLT iM i --4W Tl1ic..l,'Kt BK v.. Appearing Ml DRINK 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. Dave 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 Yzerman, The Associated Press DETROIT Steve Yzerman scored two goals to top 1,400 career points and also moved into 12th place on the NHL career goal list as the Detroit Red Wings beat Dominik Hasek and the Buffalo Sabres 4-2 Sunday night. Yzerman became the 13th 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. Yzerman, who also had a short-handed breakaway, has scored 561 career goals to pass Guy Lafleur on the all-time NHL list. 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, a 7 DAYS 9AM-2AM I LOVE 439-7551 J 2946 Forest Htlt Btvd ; 1 3 lights w Of I 3J LBHtfl BODY HEAT i wimtpoot lurrn HM.rt4in.ws rm i m , 432-9252 : 385 lc Wo Rote ilOOSS from ltnt 3p 1 i F Summaries Panthers 4, Blackhawks 0 jzzr. 1 1 !:! Chicag First Ptriod-None. PmaltiM-Johnson, Chi (hooking), 1:02; Washburn, Fl (tripping), 7:47; Washburn, Fla (hooking), 1:16; Lindsay, FH, major-game misconduct (elbowing), 19:52; Chelios, Chi, mlnor-major-game misconduct (Instigator, fighting), 1952. Scnd Ptried-1, Florida, Jovanovski I (Clccar-III, Whitney), 3:24 (pp). I Florida, Dvorak 10 (Gagner, Koilov), 4:25. Ptnaltits-Laflamme, Chi (interference), 3:l; Worrell, Fla, maior (fighting), 10-H, Simpson, Chi, maior (fighting), 10: U; Jovan-ovski, Fla (tripping), 11:5. Third Perlod-3, Florida, Koilov 13 (Dvorak), 41 4, Florida, Koilov 14 (Carkner), 19:19 (sh.en). Pnalti-Jovanovskl, Fla (tripping), :1; Simpson, Chi (Interference), 1:19, Suter, Chi (kneeing), 9 21; Simpson, Chi, maior (fighting), 13:20; Laus, Fla, maior (fighting), 13:20; Wellanby, Fla (charging), 17:45; Muller, Fla (illegal stick), 17:45. Shots en g.al-Florlda 12-6-7 IS. Chicago 11-M-27 P.vrtr-plays-Florlda 1 of ; Chicago J of 6alfndrs-Florlda, Vanblesbrouck 17-27-9 (27 shots? saves). Chicago, Hacked 20-19-11 (24-21). A-17M0 (20,500). Rrr-Richro: Trottier. linmn-Dan McCourt, Mark Pare. Fivers 3, Hurricanes 1 Philadelphia Carolina I 1-3 1-1 First Prid Non. Pnaltis Kordic, Phi, maior (fighting), 2-15; Grlmson, Cr, maior (fighting), 2 15; LeClair, Phi (interference), 2:45; Halko, Car (cross-checking), 5:45; McGillis, Phi (hooking), t it; Podeln, Phi (tripping), 10 11 Pratt, Car (roughing), 13 24; Oesiardins, Phi (interference), 19 09 Second Period -I, Philadelphia, LeClair 44 (Brln-d Amour, McGillis), 4:12 (pp). 2, Philadelphia, Zu-brus 7 (Oesiardins, Podein), 4:4 PmaltiM-Burt, Car (Interference), 3:50, Babych, Phi (hooking), 5 34 Ttilrd Prld-3. Carolina, Sheppard IS (Prl-meau. Emerson), t:34 (ppl 4, Philadelphia. Podein 10 (LeClair), It 14. PnalMs-Bbych, Phi (holding), 4 47, Prlmeau, Car (interference), 9:33; Sheppard, Car (interference), 19:12. SMtt M fal-Philadelphia IO-3-5-II Carolina 10-11-11-32 Pewr-teV-Philadlphia 1 of 5 Carolina I ot t 6ali-Phildlphia, Burk 11-21-9 (32 shols-31 saves). Carolina. Kidd 17-19-2 (1115). A 13.711 (15,902). fr-Don Vn Mssnhovn. Lwnmm-Gord Brosekrr, Brad Kovachik. NHL TV Colorado Aviancr Boston Bruins.. 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