Mon, Jan 09, 2006 - Page 19 News List

Jurcina gives Lightning a couple of shocks


Milan Jurcina, center, of the Bruins, celebrates his second goal with teammates Marco Sturm, left, and Glen Murray during the second period against the Lightning in Boston on Saturday. Boston defeated Tampa Bay 6-3.


Slovakian defenseman Milan Jurcina scored the first two goals of his National Hockey League career and Patrice Bergeron had the go-ahead goal to lead the Boston Bruins to a 6-3 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning Saturday.

The Bruins are 16-0-5 in their last 21 home games against the Lightning following a a loss on April 9, 1994. Boston is 17-1-6 overall at home against Tampa Bay.

P.J. Axelsson, Patrick Leahy and Marco Sturm also scored for the Bruins. Vincent Lecavalier, Fredrik Modin and Evgeny Artyukhin scored for Tampa Bay.

Rangers 4, Panthers 0

In New York, Henrik Lundqvist made a career-high 38 saves in his second shutout -- both against Florida -- and fellow Rangers rookie Petr Prucha scored his 20th goal.

NHL scoring leader Jaromir Jagr boosted his goal total to 27 with two, and Ville Nieminen added one for the Rangers, who snapped a three-game losing streak. Michael Nylander had three assists.

Avalanche 3, Blue Jackets 2, SO

In Denver, Alex Tanguay and Marek Svatos scored shootout goals for Colorado.

Tanguay and Svatos also accounted for both Colorado goals in regulation, and the Avalanche won their fourth straight. Patrice Brisebois had two assists for the Avalanche, 16-0-1-1 overall against Columbus.

Jaroslov Balastik had the Blue Jackets' lone goal in the shootout. Sergei Fedorov and Rick Nash had the regulation goals for Columbus, losers of three straight.

Canadiens 4, Senators 1

In Montreal, Radek Bonk and Mathieu Dandenault ended lengthy goal droughts and the Canadiens scored four times in the first period.

Bonk hadn't scored in 44 games, and Dandenault ended a 46-game goal drought.

Saku Koivu and Francis Bouillon also scored in the opening period as the Canadiens chased goalie Ray Emery, who faced 11 shots. Cristobal Huet made 40 saves for the Canadiens, allowing only Steve Martins' second-period goal.

Thrashers 4, Penguins 3

In Pittsburgh, Marc Savard broke a tie with a power-play goal with 3:25 to play, and Ilya Kovalchuk had two more goals to help Atlanta beat Pittsburgh for the second straight night.

Kovalchuk pushed his NHL-leading goal total to 32 a night after he had three goals in Atlanta's 6-4 home victory over the Penguins. Jim Slater also scored for Atlanta.

Michel Ouellet had two power-play goals, and Ryan Malone also scored for the Penguins.

Maple Leafs 3, Oilers 2

In Edmonton, Alberta, Backup goalie Mikael Tellqvist made 36 saves and Chad Kilger scored the winning goal early in the third period for Toronto.

Matt Stajan and Darcy Tucker also scored for Toronto, and defenseman Bryan McCabe added two assists to push his team-leading points total to 49. The Maple Leafs have won seven of their last eight games and eight of 12 in Edmonton.

Shawn Horcoff and Ryan Smyth scored for the Oilers.

Hurricanes 3, Islanders 0

In Uniondale, New York, Martin Gerber made 30 saves for his sixth career shutout, and Carolina scored three goals in a 6:14 span in the second period.

Rod Brind'Amour, Ray Whitney and Cory Stillman scored for Carolina, which beat the Islanders 4-1 on Friday night in Raleigh. Wade Dubielewicz stopped 25 shots for the Islanders, who have lost seven of their last eight games.

Devils 3, Sabres 2

In Buffalo, New York, Brian Rafalski had a goal and an assist, and Martin Brodeur made 26 saves for New Jersey.

Jamie Langenbrunner and Scott Gomez also scored for the Devils, who have won three straight for the first time since November.

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