Tue, Oct 14, 2003 - Page 19 News List

Ducks still looking for first win after loss to Coyotes


Ladislav Nagy scored in the first period, and goaltender Sean Burke made that stand up Sunday night as the Phoenix Coyotes beat the Anaheim Mighty Ducks 2-0.

The loss in their home opener dropped the Ducks, who came within one game of winning the Stanley Cup last season, to 0-3.

Nagy scored on a power play at 9:27 of the opening period, his first goal and second point in the Coyotes' two games. Daymond Langkow added an empty-net goal with five seconds remaining.

Burke stopped 31 shots to earn the 34th save of his career, thwarting the Ducks on five power plays.

Anaheim is off to an 0-3 start for only the second time.

Sharks 3, Wild 2

In St. Paul, Minnesota, Alyn McCauley's power-play score sparked a three-goal flurry by San Jose over the final four minutes of the first period, and the Sharks held on for a win over Minnesota.

Christoph Brandner got his first career goal to give Minnesota a 1-0 lead 6:24 into the game before McCauley's goal started San Jose's spurt.

Just 37 seconds later, Mike Ricci redirected a pass from Scott Thornton past Wild goaltender Dwayne Roloson to give the Sharks the lead. Patrick Marleau's power-play goal with 9.9 seconds remaining in the first gave San Jose a 3-1 advantage.

Kings 4, Blackhawks 2

In Chicago,Trent Klatt scored two goals 33 seconds apart in the second period, leading Los Angeles over Chicago.

Klatt's goals midway through the period gave the Kings a 3-0 lead and helped Los Angeles win its second straight game. The Kings' Lubomir Visnovsky scored a power-play goal in the first period and Jaroslav Modry added another with 3:31 left in the third.

Chicago's Mark Bell and Kyle Calder scored power-play goals to cut the score to 3-2, but Chicago dropped its second straight.

In other NHL games: Blues 2, Avalanche 1

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