Mon, Nov 07, 2005 - Page 19 News List

Rangers overcome the Devils as Kings rule over Predators


Petr Prucha beat Scott Clemmensen to end a sudden-death shootout, giving the New York Rangers a 3-2 victory over the New Jersey Devils on Saturday.

Brian Gionta, who scored twice in regulation, kept the Devils alive by beating Kevin Weekes with a goal in the third and final round. Sudden death became necessary when New York's Jaromir Jagr hit the post.

Michael Nylander also scored for the Rangers in the tiebreaker.

Prucha and Blair Betts scored in regulation to help New York sweep the home-and-home series.

Kings 3, Predators 2, SO

In Los Angeles, Pavol Demitra and Jeremy Roenick scored in a shootout, helping the Kings rally for a victory over Nashville.

Jason LaBarbera stopped Nashville's Simon Gamache and Marek Zidlicky in the Kings' first shootout under the National Hockey League's new rules.

LaBarbera, who made 20 saves for his eighth victory of the season, also stopped David Legwand in a penalty shot with 31 seconds left in overtime.

Senators 6, Islanders 0

At Ottawa, Daniel Alfredsson scored his 13th and 14th goals of the season and also had an assist, and Dominik Hasek made 28 saves for his third shutout for Ottawa.

Alfredsson has seven goals and nine assists in his six-game scoring streak.

The 40-year-old Hasek, in his first season with Ottawa, has 66 career shutouts to tie Patrick Roy for 13th place on the career list.

Dany Heatley, Chris Neil, Martin Havlat and Brian Smolinski also scored to help the Senators improve to 11-2-0 with their third straight victory.

Maple Leafs 5, Lightning 3

At Toronto, Mats Sundin had a goal and an assist in his first game since sustaining serious eye injury, leading Toronto past Tampa Bay.

Sundin fractured his left orbital bone when he was struck in the face by a puck in the season opener against Ottawa on Oct. 5. He returned to practice Wednesday, and wore a visor against Tampa Bay.

Jeff O'Neill, Darcy Tucker, Alexander Steen and Chad Kilger also scored for the Maple Leafs, and Ed Belfour made 33 saves. Dan Boyle and Vincent Lecavalier scored third-period goals for the Lightning, who lost their third straight.

Canadiens 3, Sabres 2

At Montreal, Alex Kovalev scored twice, Richard Zednik had a goal and an assist, and Jose Theodore made 29 saves for Montreal over Buffalo.

Saku Koivu and Andrei Markov each had two assists for Eastern Conference-leading Montreal, which beat Buffalo for the second night in a row.

The Canadiens' 6-0-1 road mark following Friday's 3-2 win in Buffalo is the franchise's best road start since it began play in 1909, eight years prior to the NHL's formation.

J.P. Dumont and Paul Gaustaud scored for the Sabres.

Bruins 6, Penguins 3

At Boston, Jiri Slegr scored two power-play goals in a 35-second span in the first period and Boston teammate Patrice Bergeron had a spectacular end-to-end rush for another power-play goal in the second.

Joe Thornton added two goals, and Nick Boynton also scored for Boston.

Mark Recchi scored two goals and Lasse Pirjeta added a goal for the Penguins.

Boston, which dominated the Penguins on the power play for the second time in two weeks, is 4-0-4 in its last eight games. The Bruins have 11 power-play goals at home this season, eight against Pittsburgh.

Flames 1, Canucks 0

At Calgary, Alberta, Miikka Kiprusoff made 23 saves for his third shutout of the season and Marcus Nilson scored the goal for the Calgary over Vancouver.

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