Archive for Sunday, October 7, 2001

Blues, Predators settle for 2-2 deadlock

October 7, 2001

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— St. Louis' Mike Keane knows Saturday's tie with the Predators wasn't pretty, but he'll take points any way he can get them.

"We know how important home-ice advantage is in the playoffs, and we know how important these points are early in the season," he said. "Are we happy with the outcome? No. But we'll take the positives."

Keane jammed a shot under goalie Tomas Vokoun's legs in the second period as the St. Louis Blues tied Nashville 2-2.

It was the second tie in as many games for the Blues, who opened the season Thursday night with a 3-3 tie with Columbus.

With less than a minute left in overtime, Nashville's Andy Delmore bounced a one-timer off the right post.

"I heard it hit the post. I certainly didn't see it," said St. Louis goaltender Fred Brathwaite. "I tried to make myself as big as possible. It's tough some times at 5-foot-4."

Flames 4, Blackhawks 0

Calgary, Alberta Roman Turek made 23 saves to earn his second consecutive shutout as Calgary beat Chicago. Craig Conroy, Dave Lowry, Marc Savard and Craig Berube scored for Calgary.

Capitals 6, Devils 1

Washington Jaromir Jagr had a goal and an assist in his Washington debut, and the Capitals tied a franchise record for most goals in a season opener.

Blue Jackets 3, Flyers 3

Philadelphia Justin Williams punched in a rebound from the right of the goal mouth with 4:14 left in regulation. Kim Johnsson scored two goals for the Flyers. Grant Marshall scored two power-play goals.

Bruins 4, Thrashers 3

Boston Bill Guerin scored 2:38 into overtime as Boston snapped a four-game losing streak to Atlanta. Boston's Brian Rolston tied it 3-3 at 2:25 of the third.

Sharks 0, Wild 0

San Jose, Calif. Backup goalie Dwayne Roloson stopped 36 shots as Minnesota played a scoreless tie with San Jose.

Sabres 3, Senators 2

Buffalo, N.Y. Stu Barnes scored with 57 seconds remaining to lift Buffalo over Ottawa, the Sabres' first win in the post Dominik Hasek era.

Mighty Ducks 4, Penguins 2

Pittsburgh Matt Cullen scored twice in a three-goal first period that carried Anaheim past the Mario Lemieux-less Pittsburgh Penguins. Lemieux was forced to sit out because of a strained hip flexor. It was the first home game Lemieux missed since he resumed his career last December following a 312-year retirement.

Islanders 3, Panthers 0

Sunrise, Fla. Chris Osgood made 31 saves, and New York stopped nine power plays to beat Florida. Osgood's 31st career shutout was his first for the Islanders, who improved to 2-0 for the first time since 1987.

Maple Leafs 2, Canadiens 2

Montreal Yanic Perreault scored his second goal of the season, and Brian Savage had two assists as Montreal tied Toronto. Perreault tied it with 10:44 left in the third, tying the game just 2:02 after Toronto's Nik Antropov gave the Maple Leafs a 2-1 lead.

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