Archive for Tuesday, December 19, 2000

Sharks clip Washington, 5-3

December 19, 2000

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— Todd Harvey had his first hat trick in more than five years as San Jose beat Washington, 5-3, on Monday and ended the Capitals' nine-game home unbeaten streak.

Harvey scored the game-winner with 14:54 left in the game and added an empty-net goal to complete his first hat trick since 1995.

Scott Thornton and Gary Suter also scored for the Sharks, who won their fourth straight. Sergei Gonchar had two goals and an assist for the Capitals, who had won four straight and seven of their last eight.

Rangers 6, Panthers 3

New York Jan Hlavac had a goal and two assists and Petr Nedved returned from a suspension and had three assists as the Rangers ended a four-game winless streak. Brian Leetch, Mark Messier, Adam Graves, Radek Dvorak and Sandy McCarthy also scored for the Rangers, who have scored a league-high 119 goals but allowed an NHL-worst 123. Theo Fleury added two assists to extend his point-scoring streak to nine games for the Rangers.

Blue Jackets 2, Canadiens 0

Montreal Ron Tugnutt recorded the first shutout in Columbus history, and Chris Nielsen and Kevyn Adams scored as the Blue Jackets prevailed in a matchup of the NHL's worst teams. Tugnutt, who played with Montreal from 1994 to 1995, stopped 27 shots for his 16th career shutout.

Red Wings 4, Oilers 3, OT

Detroit Larry Murphy scored with 1:55 left in overtime as Detroit extended its unbeaten streak to four games. Murphy's game-winner came on a rebound of a shot by Nicklas Lidstrom. Detroit's Tomas Holmstrom scored with 33.4 seconds left to force overtime. Lidstrom and Pat Verbeek also scored for the Red Wings. Steve Yzerman had three assists.

Janne Niinimaa, Shawn Horcoff and Georges Laraque scored for the Oilers, who lost their fourth in five games. Detroit goalie Manny Legace made 25 saves. Edmonton's Tommy Salo stopped 34 shots.

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