Tue, Oct 14, 2003 - Page 19 News List

Ducks still looking for first win after loss to Coyotes

AP , ANAHEIM, CALIFORNIA

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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