Thrashers battle Senators to a tie

Published: Friday, January 24, 2003 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Friday, January 24, 2003 at 12:34 a.m.
ATLANTA - Brad Tapper scored with 3:49 left in regulation and the Atlanta Thrashers atoned for their worst loss of the season, tying the Ottawa Senators 3-3 Thursday night.
The Thrashers, who came in with the fewest points in the league, battled back from three one-goal deficits to tie the NHL's best team.
Three weeks earlier, the Senators routed Atlanta 8-1 at the Corel Centre. Marian Hossa scored a team-record four goals - including three straight in the first period.
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  • BRUINS 4, PENGUINS 1: Glen Murray scored twice and set up another goal against his former team and Boston, awaiting the arrival of new goalie Jeff Hackett, beat Pittsburgh.
    Three-team trade
  • The latest big NHL trade was so complicated, even some of the players dealt weren't sure where they were going.
    Holdout Boston Bruins defenseman Kyle McLaren was traded to the San Jose Sharks on Thursday in a three-team deal that sent forward Niklas Sundstrom to the Montreal Canadiens.
    The Bruins acquired veteran goalie Jeff Hackett from Montreal and young defenseman Jeff Jillson from the Sharks. Canadiens general manager Andre Savard got the Sharks' third-round selection in the 2004 draft, while Boston sent a fourth-round pick in the 2004 draft to San Jose.
    "I'm in shock," Hackett said after packing his gear. "All I was told was that I was traded to San Jose by Andre, and he wasn't sure if I was staying there, so I was a San Jose Shark again for a brief moment, I guess."
    McLaren, 25, had 124 points and 370 penalty minutes in 417 career games.
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