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Published: Sunday, January 5, 2003 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Saturday, January 4, 2003 at 11:33 p.m.

BLUES 5, LIGHTNING 1: Petr Cajanek and Martin Rucinsky scored short-handed goals on consecutive shots to start the second period, matching the St. Louis Blues' season total for the first 39 games, in a victory over Tampa Bay.

BLUE JACKETS 2, COYOTES 0: Marc Denis made 23 saves for his second shutout of the season and Mike Sillinger and Sean Pronger scored first-period goals as Columbus beat Phoenix to end the Coyotes' four-game winning streak.

CAPITALS 2, RANGERS 2: Matthew Barnaby's power-play goal with 3:37 left in regulation lifted New York into a tie with Washington.

HURRICANES 4, BRUINS 2: Jeff O'Neill scored two power-play goals to help Carolina snap a four-game losing streak with a victory over Boston.

MAPLE LEAFS 2, DEVILS 1: Ed Belfour made a season-high 50 saves as Toronto beat New Jersey in the second game of a home-and-home series.

SABRES 2, SENATORS 1 (OT): Ales Kotalik scored his second goal of the game with 40.9 seconds left in overtime to give Buffalo a victory over Ottawa in a matchup of the NHL's two most financially troubled franchises.

PENGUINS 3, ISLANDERS 2, OT: Martin Straka scored 42 seconds into overtime, lifting Pittsburgh to a victory over New York.

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