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Archive for Tuesday, January 1, 2002

Panthers edge Atlanta

Keenan improves to 6-5-1 with Florida

January 1, 2002

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— Darren Van Impe's power-play goal with 10:45 remaining lifted the Florida Panthers to a 4-3 comeback victory over the Atlanta Thrashers on Monday.

Van Impe, claimed off waivers from the New York Rangers on Dec. 18, scored his first goal for Florida to give the Panthers a 6-5-1 record under Mike Keenan.

Marcus Nilson added two goals for Florida and Bure had a goal and an assist.

Roberto Luongo made 29 saves as the Panthers won back-to-back games for the second time this season. Atlanta has won just once in six games.

Blackhawks 5, Senators 4, OT

Ottawa Eric Daze scored his third goal with 5.4 seconds left in overtime as Chicago extended its winning streak to four games. Daze, who also had an assist, scored twice in the third and beat goalie Patrick Lalime 4:54 into overtime for his 23rd goal of the season. It was his fourth career hat trick, and second of the season.

Red Wings 4, Wild 2

Detroit Darren McCarty had a goal and an assist and Kirk Maltby added two assists as Detroit defeated Minnesota.

Detroit outshot Minnesota 42-18. Down 3-0 in the third period, Minnesota got a short-handed goal from Darby Hendrickson with 8:25 left and an even-strength goal from Marian Gaborik with 3:20 remaining to close to 3-2.

Kris Draper clinched it for the Red Wings with an empty-net goal with 23.7 seconds left.

Luc Robitaille and Steve Duchesne also scored for Detroit.

Hurricanes 5, Sabres 4

Buffalo, N.Y. Ron Francis scored twice to move within one goal of 500 for his career as Carolina beat Buffalo.

After breaking a 3-3 tie with 5:27 remaining, Francis scored into an empty net with 42.7 seconds left to put Carolina up 5-3.

The Sabres made it close as Curtis Brown capped a wild third period, scoring with 24.4 second remaining.

Bates Battaglia, Martin Gelinas and Sean Hill also scored for the Hurricanes.

Leafs 4, Lightning 1

Tampa, Fla. Curtis Joseph made 16 saves as Toronto snapped a season-high three-game losing streak. Tie Domi, Wade Belak, Mats Sundin and Jonas Hoglund scored for Toronto. Martin St. Louis scored for Tampa Bay.

Blue Jackets 3,

Mighty Ducks 1

Columbus, Ohio Ron Tugnutt stopped 27 shots, and Ray Whitney and Grant Marshall scored 1:35 apart in the third period as Columbus beat Anaheim. Tugnutt turned away all but the last Ducks shot, losing the shutout on Oleg Tverdovsky's power-play blast from the top of the left circle with 1:34 remaining.

Coyotes 5, Rangers 0

Phoenix Daymond Langkow and Shane Doan each scored two goals as Phoenix snapped New York's three-game winning streak with a victory over the Rangers. Daniel Briere also scored, and Sean Burke had 37 saves to keep the Coyotes unbeaten in four games (3-0-1-0).

Stars 2, Bruins 1

Dallas Joe Nieuwendyk scored from the blue line with 6:36 remaining as Dallas ended Boston's five-game winning streak. Marty Turco stopped 26 shots for the Stars, and made a flurry of saves in the final 15 seconds while the Bruins were on a power play.

Oilers 2, Flames 2

Calgary, Alberta A bad-angle shot kept Edmonton from temporarily claiming bragging rights in the battle of Alberta. Steve Begin scored 712 minutes into the third period as Calgary rallied for a 2-2 tie. Calgary blanked Edmonton on opening night, 1-0, but the Oilers avenged the loss on Wednesday with a 3-2 triumph.

Flyers 2, Canucks 1

Vancouver, British Columbia Simon Gagne scored with 2.8 seconds left to play. After a wild scramble, Jeremy Roenick corralled a loose puck behind the net and fed Gagne, who lifted a quick backhand shot over Dan Cloutier from the top of the crease. Philadelphia hasn't lost in Vancouver in almost 13 years, a streak that dates back to Jan. 17, 1989.

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