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THE PALM BEACH POST SUNDAY, DECEMBER 7, 1997 11B Panthers Calendar Upcoming games In the Crease DecMnbf ROCK BOTTOM: Power-play efficiency is at 15.1 percent, the lowest since at least 1983. NHL chief statistician Benny Ercolanl says further research failed to turn up anything lower in league history. WHEN IT COUNTS: Oilers goaltender Bob Essensa, who was traded almost two years ago by Detroit, earned his first win of the season against the Red Wings. Essensa had not won a ; ; game in 10 months. I was dynamite." JASON MUZZATTI, Rangers backup who made 25 saves Friday in a 4-4 tie with the Flyers. TV: SC - SportsChannel. Shaded games at Miami Arena; All times EDT lm tiB T !!! g 1 1 , , . . . , ' 130 10 7X 11 12 7:30 13 7:00 C HwrtuM Mae 90 sc sc sc 1 15 7:30 16 17 730 IB 7:00 19 20 i"oo RM(M CapHatJ Firm sc sc sc sc REPORT Summaries Conference standings Bruins 4, Hurricanes 1 1 8 8-1 1 1 1-4 Carolina Boston kshburn responds to an expanded role First Period-1, Boston, Heinje 4 (Donato, Allison), 2:33 (pp). 2, Boston, Allison 9 (Donato, Heinze), 15:00. 3. Carolina, Grimson 2 (Manderville, Wesley), 16:15. Penalties-Hill, Car (hooking), 1:17; Grimson, Car (holding), 7:21; Baumgartner, Bos (roughing), 11:40; Ciccone, Car (roughing), 11:40; Sweeney, Bos (interference), 12:12. Second Period -4, Boston, Heinze 5 (Allison, McLaren), 17:25. Penalties-McLaren, Bos (hooking), 2:12, Roberts, Car (roughing), 19:42. Third Period-Boston, Heinze 6 (Allison, Mclaren), 3:09. Penalties-Heinze, Bos (hooking), 5:37; Baumgartner, Bos, maior (fighting), 8:48; Grimson, Car, maior (fighting), 8:48; Ciccone, Car (roughing), 15:43. Shots on goal-Carolina 7-11-7-25. Boston 6-9-11-26. Power-plays-Carolina 0 of 3; Boston 1 of 4. Goalies-Carolina, Kidd 6-7-0 (26 shots-2? saves). Boston, Defoe 10-10-4 ( 25-24). A-14,805 (17,565). Referee-Don Koharskl. Linesmen-Kevin Collins, Brian Murphy. Panthers By Brian Biggane Palm Beach Post Staff Writer The short-term future of the Florida Panthers is not promising. They are 12th in the 13-team Eastern Conference, 16 of their next 23 games are on the road, and it will be another two to three weeks before Rob Niedermayer, Esa Tikkanen and Viktor Kozlov personnel for this team (in 1994-95) he predicted. ; Rangers 3, Canadiens 3 ; EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic W I TPt GF GA Home Away Div ; New Jersey 19 9 0 38 82 51 11-4-0 8-5-0 11-2-0 Philadelphia 15 9 6 36 84 70 9-6-2 6-3-4 5-3-3 ; Washington 1C 10 4 34 86 75 6-3-2 9-7-2 6-2-1 N.Y. Islanders 12 13 4 28 79 79 6-7-1 6-6-3 3-7-3 7N.Y. Rangers 8 12 11 27 80 86 4-6-6 4-6-5 2-5-4 Florida 8 15 5 21 65 83 3-10-3 5-5-2 4-6-3 Tampa Bay 5 19 4 14 54 95 4-5-3 1-14-1 1-9-1 Northeast W L T Pts GF GA Home Away Div Pittsburgh 16 10 5 37 88 77 7-5-3 9-5-2 7-2-3 Montreal 16 10 4 36 90 71 7-6-4 9-4-0 4-3-2 Boston ' 13 12 5 31 74 79 4-6-3 9-6-2 4-3-2 Ottawa 13 13 4 30 78 72 8-8-1 5-5-3 2-5-2 .Carolina 12 14 5 29 83 86 9-5-4 3-9-1 5-6-1 Buffalo 9 13 6 24 72 77 5-6-2 4-7-4 2-4-3 WESTERN CONFERENCE Central W L T Pts GF GA Home Away Div Dallas 20 7 4 44 103 67 10-3-2 10-4-2 6-4-0 Detroit 18 7 5 41 98 69 9-4-3 9-3-2 4-2-2 .St. Louis 17 9 3 37 85 65 11-4-2 6-5-1 7-2-1 Phoenix 13 13 3 29 79 81 9-4-1 4-9-2 5-3-0 Chicago 10 14 4 24 60 71 5-7-2 5-7-2 1-7-1 Toronto 9 14 4 22 60 76 5-8-2 4-6-2 3-6-0 Pacific W L T Pts GF GA Home Away Div Colorado 15 6 8 38 86 71 7-2-4 8-4-4 5-2-2 , Los Angeles 12 12 5 29 89 83 8-5-0 4-7-5 3-1-0 Anaheim 11 14 6 28 70 88 4-7-3 7-7-3 5-4-1 Edmonton 9 15 6 24 70 91 5-6-3 4-9-3 3-8-1 San Jose 10 18 2 22 76 93 4-9-1 6-9-1 3-6-0 Vancouver 9 15 4 22 79 93 4-7-3 5-8-1 2-4-2 Calgary 6 17 7 19 74 95 5-7-3 1-9-5 3-2-3 118 0-1 118 8-1 NY Rangers Montreal return from injuries. But thanks to the development of youngsters like center Steve Washburn, the long-term picture is getting brighter. Washburn, 22, has had big shoes to fill the past three weeks. Technically the only rookie in the lineup, he has stepped into the No. 1 center spot vacated by Nieder pP T 1 t . J? 4 11 Mtl if i TtHT First Period-1, New York, Skrudland 2 (Kova-lev, Beukeboom), 3:49. 2, Montreal, Corson 12 (Koivu, Bure), 16:59 (pp). 3, Montreal, Rucinsky (Damphousse, Brisebois), 19:16 (pp). Penalties-Sweeney, NY (tripping), 16:01; Stevens, NY (holding), 17:34. Second Period -4, Montreal, Malakhov 6 (Recchi, Corson) 11:42. 5, New York, Skrudland 3 (Lind-bom), 15:23. Penalties-Savage, Mon (hooking), 0:46; Samuelsson, NY (holding), 5:40; Cairns, NY, major (fighting), 11:50; Stevenson, Mon, maior (fighting), 11:50; Savage, Mon (holding), 18:48; Rucinsky, Mon (high-sticking), 19:34. Third Period-New York, Graves 6 (Gretzky, Ko-valev), 12:37. Penalties-Skrudland, NY (slashing), 16:53; Koivu, Mon (slashing), 16:53. Overtime-None. Penallies-None. Shots on goal-New York 5-10-11-1-27. Montreal 9-10-3-022. Power-plays-New York 0 of 4; Montreal 2 of 3. Goalies-New York, Richter 8-10-9 (22 shots-19 saves). Montreal, Thibault 10-5-2 ( 27-24). A 21,273 (21,273). Referee-Rob Shick. Linesmen-Jean Morin, Stephane Provost. Devils 4, Lightning 2 mayer and performed solidly, with three of his four goals this season Washburn coming in the past five games. would be an 80-point scorer in the nhl, wasnDurn -said. "That kind of surprised me, because that's almost the level of a superstar. ' -.; "I don't worry about points, because they want me to concentrate on being a two-way player. In the beginning there was talk I might be a Brian Skrud- land-type, but I'm not sure anymore." ' ' With Chris Wells and newcomer Ryan Johnson- seemingly better suited to the checking role Skrudland played, Washburn is being given more opportu- nity to create offensively. Murray's decision to put him between wingers Scott Mellanby and Ray Shep-! pard is partly out of necessity, but partly to see how he responds to the challenge. t . "Our expectation now is he'll make plays and get, some points," Murray said. "He's quick, and he's got the ability to be a playmaker. I don't think he'll be a i:; big-time goal scorer, but he'll make plays." ; " (; So while Murray's plan is to put Niedermayer r with Kozlov and Mellanby when the time comes, he said his confidence in Washburn is such that he remains a candidate to be a No. 1 center, "to bring out the best in other guys." For all his talent, Washburn's intensity name'-; ;, ly, the lack of it has raised concerns in the , organization. During this year's training camp, Murray was -very open in his disappointment with Washburn's failure to meet his expectations. Washburn said he , read those comments and has responded to them. ' "I've always worked at being consistent, but I've ; also been a little slow in my development," he said. "(Assistant coach) Duane Sutter told me the . other day he's been seeing a difference in my maturity, so it's coming along." Saturday's results 1 0 1-2 8 2 1-4 Tampa Bay New Jersey HIGHLIGHTS The Ottawa native may have had the best outing of his 35-game NHL career Friday night, scoring in the first period his seventh and screening goaltender Olaf Kolzig on Robert Svehla's score in the second. "Doug (MacLean) and I used to talk about this all the time," coach Bryan Murray said. "If you put a guy in a position to be successful, and he's got anything going for him at all, he'll be successful. "Steve Washburn has taken this opportunity and moved his game to another level." Selected 73 picks after Niedermayer in the 1993 draft, Washburn was brought along slowly, spending two more years in junior and most of another two in the minors before getting his chance late last season. The question about Washburn has been his intensity. No one questioned his talent; he totaled 73 goals and 186 points in the two seasons he played with the Ottawa 67s after being drafted. "I know when Doug was director of player Boston 4, Carolina 1 i Pittsburgh 5, Anaheim 2 N.Y. Islanders 4, Phoenix 0 . Ottawa 3, Buffalo 0 N.Y. Rangers 3, Montreal New Jersey 4, Tampa Bay 2 Toronto 7, Los Angeles 2 , Calgary at St. Louis, late Vancouver at Colorado, late Today's games First Period 1, Tampa Bay, Hamrlik 3 (Ulanov, Andersson), 15:24. Penalties-Dykhuls, TB (unsportsmanlike conduct), 1:44; Debrusk, TB (roughing), 7:23; Souray, NJ (roughing), 7:23; Debrusk, TB, maior (fighting), 9:28 7:23; Souray, NJ, maior (fighting), 9:28; Cross, TB (interference), 10:42; Se-llvanov, TB, misconduct, 10:42; Holik, NJ (roughing), 18:27. Second Period-2, New Jersey, Guerln 3 (Ode-leln, Holik), 5:36. 3, New Jersey, Rolston 2 (Carpenter, Stevens), 7:05. Penalty-Andersson, TB (hooking), 1:58. Third Perlod-4, New Jersey, Holik 14 (Niedermayer, Odelein), 3:52 (pp). 5, New Jersey, Rolston 3 (McKay, Niedermayer), 8:02. 6, Tampa Bay, Dyk-huis 3 (Vuitek, DeBrusk), 12:46. Penalties-Cross, TB, maior (fighting), 1:58; Pederson, NJ, maior (fighting), 1:58; Vuitek, TB (boarding), 2:27; Vu-kota, TB, maior (fighting), 5:49; Oliwa, NJ, minor-major (roughing, fighting), 5:49; Ciccareill, TB (roughing), 6:42; Renberg, TB (roughing), 6:42; Odelein, NJ (roughing), 6.42; Stevens, NJ (roughing), 6:42. Shots on goal Tampa Bay 10-4-8-22. New Jersey 23-8-940. Power-plays Tampa Bay 0 of 2; New Jersey I of 4. Goalies Tampa Bay, Schwab 0-8-1 (40 shots-36 saves). New Jersey, Brodeur 18-6-0 ( 22-20). A 17,138) (19,040). Referee-Bill McCreary. Lints-men-Don Henderson, Mark Wheler. LATEST LINE Washington (-ViEven) Chicago (-l2Even) Washington at Florida, 1:30 p.m. , Edmonton at Chicago, 8 p.m. LEGEND: A -2Yi) next to one team means that team is the favorite and the other team (2) is the underdog. To wager on the favorite, a victory by three goals is needed. To win on the underdog, the team must either win, tie, or lose by less than two goals. Graves gives Rangers another tie NHL Today SCOREBOARD Monday's games Colorado at Montreal, 7:30 p.m. Phoenix at N.Y. Rangers, 7:30 p.m. Dallas at Toronto, 7:30 p.m. Vancouver at St. Louis, 8:30 p.m. Friday's results Washington 3, Florida 2 Phoenix 2, Carolina 2 Buffalo 4, Tampa Bay 0 Philadelphia 4, N.Y. Rangers 4 Dallas 4, Calgary 1 Edmonton 3, Detroit 1 Today Washington at Florida (1:30 p.m. EST). The Capitals defeated the Panthers 3-2 In overtime Friday night In a meeting of these Atlantic Division rivals. STARS Capitals vs. Panthers RECORDS: Washington (15-10-4) vs. Friday - Dominlk Hasek, Sabres, made 38 saves for his second straight shutout in Buffalo's 4-0 victory over Tampa Bay. Bob Essensa, Oilers, made 27 saves In Edmonton's 3-1 win over Detroit, his first victory in 10 months. STRONG START Jelf Toms, acquired two weeks ago from Tampa Bay off waivers, scored on a 2-on-l break 3:32 into overtime to give Washington a 3-2 victory over Florida In the first NHL game at the S200 million MCI Center. Florida (8-15-5). WHEN: 1:30 p.m. WHERE Miami TV: SportsChannel. RADIO: WJNO- SHORTAGE OF POWER Calgary, after going 0-for-4 in a 4-1 loss to Dallas on Friday night, is scoreless In 46 power-play opportunities. ... Carolina was 0-for-5 on the power play In a 2-2 tie with Phoenix on Friday night and is lna3-for-44slump. r'"""""" sss --- - - - 1 if Jm A -: i r?'J !i s. SHUTOUTS Buffalo's Dominik Hasek, with a 4-0 shutout of Tampa Bay on Friday night, recorded back-to-back shutouts for the third time in his career and first time since Nov., 1996. He has 23 career shutouts, Including three this season. SO CLOSE Steve Leach's apparent game-winning breakaway goal for Carolina with 4:09 left in regulation was waved off when teammate Robert Kron was penalized for dragging down Phoenix's Teppo Numminen, who was chasing Leach. The game ended 2-2 Friday night. 1040AM, WJNA-1230AM, WNJX-1330AM, WQAM-560AM. JICKETS: Sold out except for 797 Panther Pack tickets that go on sale for $ 12 apiece at 12 noon at all Ticketmaster outlets. , SCOUTING REPORT: This is the fourth meeting between the teams in a season that's barely one-third complete. They will play again Dec. 18 at Washington. The Capitals' 3-2 overtime win at home , Friday gives them a 2-1 edge in the season series and a 9-8-5 , advantage overall which shows how close this series has been. , INJURIES: Florida C Rob Niedermayer (dislocated thumb), out; LW Viktor Kozlov (separated shoulder), out; C Esa Tikkanen i (broken leg), out. Washington C Andrei Nikolishin (knee), out; ; RW Jaroslav Jvejkovsky (ankle), out; RW Pat Peake (ankle), out; C Michal Pivonka (hand), out; C Mike Eagles (wrist), out; RW r Peter Bondra (foot), doubtful; D Brendan Witt (shoulder), day-today. DIRECTIONS: Take 1-95 or Florida's Turnpike south to Northwest Eighth Street in downtown Miami. Turn left and arena is three -blocks on the right. LATEST LINE: Capitals -'aEven. ..-See NHL standings for explanation of line. Statistical leaders Late Friday Stars 4, Flames 1 Calgary 8 0 1-1 Dallas 1 1 2-4 WASHINGTON CAPITALS First Period 1, Dallas, Langenbrunner 14, 7:40. Penalties-Hulse, Cal (tripping), 2:19; Verbeek, Dal, misconduct, 6:01; Marshall, Dal (hooking), 8:02; Ward, Cal (hooking), 12:07. Second Period 2, Dallas, Bassen 2 (Harvey), 12:02. Penalties Fleury, Cal (roughing), 3:32; Hulse, Cal (roughing), 3:32; Verbeek, Dal (roughing), 3:32; Ludwig, Dal (elbowing), 2:33; Chambers, Dal, misconduct, 12:33; Stillman, Cal, misconduct, 12:33. Third Period-3, Dallas, Hrkac 1 (Sydor, Verbeek), 2:17 (pp). 4, Calgary, Nylander 8 (Simpson, Titov), 8:26. 5, Dallas, Verbeek 12 (Nleuwendyk, Ludwig), 16:43. Penalties Hulse, Cal (slashing), 1:15; Errey, Dal (slashing), 5:27; Zalapskl, Cal, maior (fighting), 18:25; O'Sullivan, Cal, double minor (roughing), 18:25; Sydor, Dal, maior (fighting), 18:25; Llnd, Dal (roughing), 18:25. Shots on goal-Calgary 9-7-5-21. Dallas 9-11-5-25. Power-plays Calgary 0 of 4; Dallas 1 of 6. Goalies-Calgary, Roloson 0-4-2 (25 shots-21 saves). Dallas, Belfour 16-4-4 (21-20. A-16,688 (16,924). Referee-Mark Faucette. Linesmen Dan McCourt, Dan Schachte. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS New Jersey's Dave Andreychuk loses his balance in front cf Tampa Bay goalie Corey Schwab. The Lightning lost 4-2. The Associated Press MONTREAL Adam Graves scored with 5:23 left in the third period to give the struggling Rangers a 3-3 tie Saturday night with the Montreal Canadiens, extending New York's winless streak to eight games,. It was the 11th tie of the season for the Rangers, who played Philadelphia to a 4-4 tie Friday night. New York is 0-4-4 in its past eight. Graves twirled around and shot, and got his sixth goal when the puck went off the end of Jocelyn Thibault's stick and into the net . Brian Skrudland had two goals for New York (8-12-11), which despite its non-winning way is 13 ties short of the NHL record for a season. The 1969-70 Philadelphia Flyers were involved in 24 deadlocks. Skrudland has scored all three of his goals in the last two games. Shayne Corson, Martin Rucinsky and Vladimir Mlakhov scored for Montreal, just 2-5-2 in its last nine games. B Islanders 4, Coyotes: Tommy Salo stopped 22 shots for his second shutout this season to lead host New York past Phoenix. Claude Lapointe, Todd Ber-tuzzi, Robert Reichel and Zigmund Palffy scored for the Islanders, who have won three of their past four at home. The shutout was the seventh of Salo's career. The Coyotes, who got 20 saves from backup goalie Jimmy Waite, played their fourth game in six nights, all in the midst of a seven-game road trip. The Coyotes, 1-3-1 on the trip so far, were playing without center Jeremy Roenick, who sustained a concussion in Friday night's 2-2 tie in Carolina. B Devils 4, Lightning 2: Brian Rolston scored two goals to lead host New Jersey over Tampa Bay, the NHL's worst road team. Bill Guerin and Bobby Holik also scored for the Devils, 11-4-0 in their past 15 games. Dcfensemen Roman Hamrlik and Karl Dykhuis scored for the Lightning, who lost their 10th straight road game and extended their road winless streak to 15 (0-14-1). The Lightning have not won a road game since Oct. 9, a 4-1 victory in Chicago in their first road contest of the season. New Jersey dominated the first period, but Tampa Bay got the only goal when Hamrlik blasted a shot from just inside the blue line past Martin Brodeur at 15:24. B Senators 3, Sabres 0: Ron Tugnutt made 25 saves and earned his first shutout of the season as host Ottawa defeated Buffalo. Alexandre Daigle and Shawn McEachern scored power-play goals as the Senators snapped Buf- falo's four-game unbeaten streak. Randy Cunneyworth added an POS PLAYER NUMBERS RW Peter Bondra 19 goals, 12 assists C AdamOates 7 goals, 21 assists D 1 Phil Housley 3 goals, 18 assists FLORIDA PANTHERS POS PLAYER NUMBERS '.C Dave Gagner 1 1 goals, 9 assists C Ray Whitney 8 goals, 9 assists RW Scott Mellanby 5 goals, 10 assists Oilers 3, Red Wings 1 Detroit Edmonton 0 0 1-1 1 0 2-1 Brian Biggane ummanes Penguins 5, Mighty Ducks 2 Islanders 4, Coyotes 0 First Period 1, Edmonton, Lindgren 4 (Mar-chant, de Vrles), 15:27 (sh). Penalties-Yzerman, Det (Interference), 4:2); Kovalenko, Edm (slashing), 9:24; Brown, Edm (interference), 14:29. McGil-lis, Edm (holding stick), 19:01. Second Period None. Penalties Kozlov, Det (tripping), :30; Shanahan, Det, double minor (cross-checking, slashing), 4:29; Eriksson, Det (hooking), 10 24. Third Period-2, Edmonton, Huldig 1, 2:22. 3, Detroit, Murphy 3, 11:45. 4, Edmonton, Buchberger 2 (Marchant), 19:58 (en). Penalty Buchberger, Edm (tripping), 5:41. Shots on goal Detroit 5-15-828. Edmonton 9-5-9-23. Power-plays-Detroit 0 of 4; Edmonton 0 of 5. Goalies-Detroit, Osgood 14-6-4 (22 shots-20 saves). Edmonton, Essensa 1-3-0 ( 28-27). A-17,099 (17,099). Referee Dan O'Halloran. Linesmen-Swede Knox, Randy Mitton. g o 0-0 1 2 1-4 1 1 0-2 I i 1-5 Phoenix N.Y. Islanders Anaheim 'irtsburgh Flyers 4, Rangers 4 empty-netter with 48 seconds left in the game, his first goal in 24 games. B Penguins 5, Mighty Ducks 2: Jaromir Jagr scored twice and Ron Francis had a goal and three assists as Pittsburgh got a strong penalty-killing effort and beat visiting Anaheim. The Penguins rebounded from Thursday's 4-0 home loss to New Jersey that ended their 7-0-1 streak. Anaheim's winless streak extended to four games (0-3-1). After allowing a goal on Anaheim's first power-play chance, the Penguins killed the next eight short-handed situations. They came into the game with the NHL's lowest ranked home-ice penalty killing, 74.5 percent. Goaltender Peter Skudra got his first NHL win in his first start since Nov. 7. In the 12 games that Tom Barrasso started during that span, Skudra appeared twice, playing a total of 52 minutes in the month. Saturday's game was his fifth and his second start. B Bruins 4, Hurricanes 1: Steve Heinze had three goals and an assist to lead host Boston over Carolina. Bruins goaltender Byron Da-foe (10-10-4) stopped 24 shots to notch Boston's first back-to-back wins in a month. The loss ended a three-game First Period 1, New York, Lapointe 6 (Belanger, Berard), 17:01. Penalties More, Pho (holding stick), 3:06; Petit, Pho (tripping), 1:30. Second Period-2, New York, Bertuzzl 4 (Smo-llnski, Houda), 7:10. 3, New York, Reichel 13 (Palfly, Nemchlnov), 16:27. Penalties-Pilon, NY (high-sticking), 1:10; Lachance, NY (tripping), 8:57; Tkachuk, Pho (roughing), 17:37; Lemleux, Pho (roughing), 17:37; Pllon, NY, double minor (roughing, high-sticking), 17:37. Third Perlod-4, New York, Palffy 15 (Relchel), 14:40. Penaltles-Kilger, Pho (hooking), 1:32; Lapointe, NY (boarding), 4:25. Shots on goal-Phoenix 5-10-7-22. New York 9-1-7-24. Power-plays Phoenix 0 of 3, New York 0 01 3 Goalies-Phoenix, Waite 1-2-0 (24 shots-20 saves). New York, Salo 9-0-1 (22-22). A 11,261 (16,297). Ref-treo Paul Stewart. Linesmen Pat Dapuzzo, Mark Pare. unbeaten streak for Carolina. B Maple Leafs 7, Kings 2: Mats Sundin and Sergei Berezin each scored two goals as host -Toronto recorded its largest margin of victory this season with a win over Los Angeles. The Maple Leafs, who were averaging just over two goals a game going into Saturday night, -scored at least two goals in each ' period. : , LATE FRIDAY B Sabres 4, Lightning O: Dominik Hasek made 38 saves for his second straight shutout, and ' host Buffalo got goals from three dcfensemen. : B Hurricanes 2, Coyotes 2:! Cliff Ronning's second goal in his past 20 games gave Phoenix a tie with Carolina at Greensboro, N.C. B Stars 4, Flames 1: Ed Bel- four stopped 20 shots and Pat ; Verbeek had a goal and an assist as i host Dallas won its seventh con-, secutive game. B Flyers 4, Rangers 4: Brian Leetch scored two goals to cap a i three-goal comeback by New York i and salvage a tie with visiting Philadelphia. SPECIAL TEAMS Dallas' penalty killing shut down four Calgary 1 power-play chances in a 4-1 win Friday night. The Stars have blanked the opposition In the past 34 power-play opportunities. .1 2 2 0 0-4 1110-4 Philadelphia N.Y. Rangers First Period -I, Anaheim, Selanne 24 (Pronger, Yilronov), 6:33 (pp). 2, Pittsburgh, Slegr 3 (Hatch-ir, Francis), 4:45. 3, Pittsburgh, Johansson 4 (Mor-zov, Kasparaitls), 13:39. Penalties-Werenka, Pit holding stick), 6:01; Cullen, Ana (hooking), 7:25; alK, Pit (high-sticking), 10:19; Marshall, Ana roughing), 16:14; Stevenson, Ana, maior (light-ng), 16:14; C.Ferraro, Pit (cross-checking), 16:14; lohansson, Pit (roughing), 16:14; Tamer, Pit, maior lighting), 16:14; Pronger, Ana (high-sticking), !0:M; Kasparaitls, Pit, double minor (high-stick-ng), 20:00. Second Perlod-4, Pittsburgh, Jagr 12 (Francis, )lausson), 9:26. 5, Pittsburgh, Francis 9 (Morozoy, lagr), 10:15. 6, Anaheim, Sandstrom 6 (Selanne), 8 98 (sh). Penalties-Tamer, Pit (slashing), 7:21; lagr, Pit (illegal slick), 13:01; Dolus, Ana (hook-ng), 17:27; Marshall, Ana (cross-checking), 19:50. Third Period -7, Pittsburgh, Jagr 13 (Francis, larnes), 9:50. Penaltles-Slagr, Pit (holding), 4:51; ramer. Pit (high-sticking), 11:21; Kasparaitis, Pit high-sticking), 12:53; Sandstrom, Ana (roughing), 656 Shots on goal-Anaheim 1-12-7-27. Pittsburgh 4-9-1-17 Power-plays Anaheim 1 of 9; Pittsburgh 0 of I. Goalies-Anaheim, Hebert 7-1 1-3 (17 shots-12 aves). Pittsburgh, Skudra 1-0-1 (27-25). 15.216 16,951). Referee-Dennis LaRue. Llnesmen-'lerre Champoux, Gerard Gauthier. Senators 3, Sabres 0 0 0 0-0 1 1 1-3 Buffalo Ottawa First Period-1, Philadelphia, Brind'Amour 12 (Klatt, Svoboda), :39. 2, New York, Sweeney, 7 (Lidster), 1:57. 3, Philadelphia, LeClair 21, 14:27. Penalties-Langdon, NY, maior (lighting), 3:07; Kordic, Phi, major (fighting), 3:07; Beukeboom, NY (tripping), 5:30; Lindros, Phi (high-sticking), 18:08. Second Period-4, Philadelphia, Prospal 4 (Coffey, Niinlmaa), 6:17 (pp). 5, Philadelphia, LeClair 22 (Zubrus, Gratfon), 8:33. 6, New York, Skrudland 1 (Keane, Samuelsson), 10:21. 7, New York, Leetch 5 (Vorobiev, LaFontaine), 12:22 (pp). Penaltios-Brind'Amour, Phi, double minor-misconduct (slashing, unsportsmanlike conduct), 1:10; LaFontaine, NY (goaltender Interference), 4:50; Gratton, Phi (boarding), 11:43; Llndbom, NY (goaltender interference), 13:57. Third Period-8, New York, Leetch 4 (Gretzky, Sundstrom), 3:07 (pp). Penalties Philadelphia bench, served by LeClair (too many men), 1:37; Graves, NY (cross-checking), 3:58; LeClair, Phi (roughing), 4:47; Samuelsson, NY (roughing), 4:47; Keane, NY (high-sticking), 19:43. Overtime-None Penalties-None. Shots on goal-Philadelphia 13-12-15-2-42. New York 8-12-10-1-31. Power-plays-Philadelphia 1 of 5; New York 1 of 5. Goalies-Philadelphia, Snow 7-6-3 (31 shots-27 saves). New York, Richter (26-23), Muzzatti 0-2-2 (6:17 2nd, 1615). A-18,200 (18,200). Referee-Bill McCreary. Linesmen-Kevin Collins, Pat Dapuzzo. I NHL Leaders rhrough Friday First Period-I, Ottawa, Daigle 6 (Yashin, Al-Iredsson), 10:31, (pp). Penaltles-Dawe, Buf (hooking), 4:14; Peca, But (hooking), 9:39; Gardiner, Ott (hooking), 11:00. Second Period-2, Ottawa, McEachern 11 (Krav-chuk, Yashin), 5:37 (pp). Penaltios-Zhitnik, But (high-sticking), 5:19; Pltllck, Ot (holding), 9:25. Third Perlod-3, Ottawa, Cunneyworth 2, 19:12 (en). Penalties-McEachern, Ott (tripping), :39; Wilson, Buf (hooking), 5:26. Shots on goal-Buffalo 6-11-8-25. Ottawa 8-10-6-24 Power-plays-Butlalo 0 of 3, Ottawa 2 of 4. Goal-les-Bullalo, Hasek 8-11-4 (24 shots 24 saves). Ottawa, Tugnutt 6-4-3 (24-22). A-15,285 (18,5001. Referee Richard Trottier. Linesmen-Brad Kova-chlk, Ray Scaplnello. "LAYER, TEAM GP GP G A PTS PIM 29 IS 23 38 12 30 22 15 37 18 26 9 28 37 36 X 15 ' 19 34 20 29 10 24 34 59 29 II 22 33 38 30 23 8 31 12 Modano, Dal -eclair, Phi :orsberg, Col .afontalne. NYR -Indros, Phi lorson, Mon elanne, Ana 4 ,1

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