Capitals hammer Rangers

Washington Capitals' Jason Doig (54) and Stephen Peat (51) fight against New York Rangers' Eric Lindros (88) and Matthew Barnaby (36) during the third period of the Capitals' 7-2 win Sunday in Washington.

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Published: Monday, January 27, 2003 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Monday, January 27, 2003 at 1:47 a.m.
WASHINGTON - Sergei Gonchar had a goal and three assists and Jaromir Jagr added a goal and two assists as the Washington Capitals beat the New York Rangers 7-2 Sunday.
Robert Lang scored twice and Calle Johansson, Kip Miller and Peter Bondra also scored for the Capitals, who are 2-0-2 in their last four games.
Washington scored five power-play goals and has recorded two or more power-play goals in five of its last nine games.
Jamie Lundmark scored twice for the Rangers, who have lost two straight.
The Rangers wasted a five-minute power play awarded them 51 seconds into the game. Then they let Washington take a 1-0 lead on a power-play goal by Lang, who tipped Gonchar's center-point slap shot at 9:32.
Johansson swept a backhander past a screened Mike Dunham from the right circle at 12:23, making it 2-0.
  • CANADIENS 4, BLACKHAWKS 3: Jan Bulis scored midway through the third period to lead Montreal to a win over visiting Chicago.
    Chicago rookie Tyler Arnason tied the game at 3-all early in the third period. Bulis restored Montreal's lead with 11 minutes left when he took a pass from Doug Gilmour and fired the puck over Jocelyn Thibault.
    The Blackhawks charged to a 2-0 lead in the first on goals by Chris Simon and Alexei Zhamnov. The Canadiens rallied with three second-period goals by newcomer Niklas Sundstrom, Andrei Markov and Richard Zednik.
  • PENGUINS: Mario Lemieux might miss the NHL All-Star game because of a groin injury.
    Lemieux, who has missed eight of the Pittsburgh Penguins' last nine games, does not plan on playing in Tuesday night's road game against the New York Islanders. He is expected to decide Wednesday if he will try to play Thursday night in Washington.
    "If I don't play (this week), it would be tough to play in the All-Star game," Lemieux said.
    The All-Star game is Sunday in suburban Miami.
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