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Archive for Wednesday, November 21, 2001

Rangers roll over Roy, Avs

November 21, 2001

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— With a hurl of his stick and a toss of his gloves, Patrick Roy's bad night came to an end.

The New York Rangers ended the Colorado goalie's shutout streak with a 5-3 rout of the Avalanche on Tuesday.

New York scored three first-period goals, and Roy was pulled after a second-period goal by Zdeno Ciger the Rangers' fifth of the night.

Roy's shutout streak ended at three-plus games, a total of 192 minutes and 39 seconds. He quickly lost all hope of a fourth consecutive shutout when New York's Mikael Samuelsson scored his first career goal 8:46 into the game.

The right wing chipped the puck over the head of defenseman Martin Skoula. Roy scooted out of the crease, dangerously close to the blue line, and attempted to swipe the puck away, but instead slid along the ice helplessly after missing. Samuelsson waited as a racing Skoula slid past him before wristing a shot into the empty net for a 1-0 New York lead.

Theo Fleury and Vladimir Malakhov also scored against Roy in the first period, giving the Rangers a 3-1 lead after 20 minutes. Samuelsson scored his second NHL goal at 1:45 of the second.

Mike Richter won his seventh consecutive start for the Eastern Conference-leading Rangers. He finished with 36 saves.

Flyers 3, Devils 3

Philadelphia Bobby Holik's second goal of the game with 3:22 left in regulation lifted New Jersey to a tie against Philadelphia. John LeClair had two goals, and Justin Williams added a goal and two assists for Philadelphia, which beat the Devils on Saturday. The defending Eastern Conference champion Devils snapped a four-game losing streak, but are winless in their last six.

Senators 3, Canucks 0

Ottawa Patrick Lalime stopped 26 shots, and Daniel Alfredsson had a goal and an assist to lead Ottawa over Vancouver, extending its unbeaten streak to 10 games. The shutout was Lalime's third of the season and 16th career. Ottawa is 9-0-1 in its last 10 games. Sami Salo and Mike Fisher also scored for Ottawa (12-6-2), unbeaten at home in seven games (6-0-1). Todd White added two assists.

Canadiens 3, Bruins 2

Montreal Martin Rucinsky and Andreas Dackell scored late in the third period to lead Montreal over Boston. Trailing 2-1, Rucinsky scored the tying goal on a power play at 12:18. Dackell scored his fifth goal at 16:48 to give the Canadiens their second win in a row, and fourth in six games.

Lightning 3, Ducks 2

Tampa, Fla. Ben Clymer scored the tiebreaking goal with 2:01 left in the third period, and Tampa Bay beat Anaheim. Vaclav Prospal had a goal and two assists for the Lightning, who have won three of four following a six-game losing streak. Anaheim's Paul Kariya snapped a five-game goal-scoring slump with two in the first period. The Mighty Ducks are winless in seven games (0-5-2).

Red Wings 6, Predators 3

Detroit Brendan Shanahan scored three goals, and Kris Draper added two more for Detroit against Nashville. It was Shanahan's 15th career hat trick. The Red Wings improved their league-best record to 18-3-0-1 and have won four straight. The Predators fell to 7-11-3-0.

Oilers 2, Blues 0

Edmonton, Alberta Eric Brewer scored on a power play midway through the second period, and Tommy Salo stopped 24 shots in Edmonton's victory over St. Louis. Jochen Hecht also scored for the Oilers, who extended their unbeaten streak to six games.

Coyotes 2, Wild 1, OT

Phoenix Claude Lemieux scored with 23.9 seconds left in overtime as Phoenix stayed unbeaten against Minnesota.

Kings 5, Flames 5

Calgary, Alberta Jason Allison and Ziggy Palffy scored in the third period, and Los Angeles rallied from a two-goal deficit to tie Calgary. Calgary right wing Jarome Iginla scored his NHL-leading 17th and 18th goals.

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