Bolts continue mastery of Pens
Published: Wednesday, January 10, 2007 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Wednesday, January 10, 2007 at 12:00 a.m.
TAMPA — Martin St. Louis had a goal and two assists to help Tampa Bay defeat Pittsburgh 3-2.
Vincent Lecavalier and Andreas Karlsson also scored for Tampa Bay, which has an 11-game winning streak against Pittsburgh.
St. Louis has four goals and 11 points during a personal eight-game point streak.
Sidney Crosby and Colby Armstrong scored for the Penguins.
ISLANDERS 5, RANGERS 3
Mike Sillinger scored his second goal of the game 27 seconds after Viktor Kozlov snapped a third-period tie, and the visiting Islanders broke a six-game losing streak.
Madison Square Garden has become a safe haven for the Islanders, who hadn't won anywhere since beating the Rangers there on Dec. 26. Despite not scoring on the power play again, the Islanders shook off the tying goal at the start of the third period and knocked off the Rangers for the fourth time this season and fifth in a row overall.
Miroslav Satan and defenseman Brendan Witt scored for the Islanders, and Martin Straka and Jaromir Jagr had goals for the Rangers.
CAPITALS 6, FLYERS 2
Alex Ovechkin scored his 27th and 28th goals, and Washington won its third straight for the franchise's first season sweep of slumping Philadelphia.
The Capitals are perfect — 4-0 — against Philadelphia for the first time in Washington's 32 NHL seasons.
Ben Clymer scored on the game's first shift, former Philadelphia enforcer Donald Brashear got his first goal of the season, Alexander Semin added his 22nd goal and Brian Sutherby also netted for the Capitals. Olie Kolzig made 31 saves.
Ovechkin also assisted on Semin's goal and has 12 goals and 32 points in his last 18 games.
Kyle Calder scored on a power play and short-handed in the third period for the Flyers, who lost their fourth straight.
HURRICANES 4, MAPLE LEAFS 1
Eric Staal, Scott Walker, Eric Belanger and Justin Williams scored to lead visiting Carolina past Toronto.
Bryan McCabe scored the lone goal for the Maple Leafs, who are missing four regular players because of injuries. Their injury woes got worse when defenseman Ian White didn't return after hurting his shoulder in the second period.
SENATORS 5, BRUINS 2
Daniel Alfredsson scored 12:25 into the third and host Ottawa spoiled Boston rookie Phil Kessel's return from cancer with five third-period goals for the comeback victory.
Kessel, who was diagnosed with testicular cancer a month ago, returned to the Bruins' lineup for his first NHL game since having surgery Dec. 11 to remove one of his testicles.
Ottawa scoring leader Dany Heatley tied it at 2 with his 26th goal at 5:43 of the third after Mike Comrie scored 2:22 into the period. Patrick Eaves made it 4-2 and Chris Neil added an empty-netter.
Marco Sturm and Paul Mara scored for the Bruins.
BLUES 4, BLUE JACKETS 3 (SO)
Lee Stempniak scored the winning shootout goal and added two assists to help visiting St. Louis rally past Columbus.
After the first five shooters scored, goaltender Manny Legace stopped Fredrik Modin to end the game. Legace finished with 19 saves.
Martin Rucinsky stripped the puck from defenseman Ron Hainsey next to the Columbus goal and scored into an open net for his 10th to tie it with 7:29 remaining. Bill Guerin and Keith Tkachuk also tallied for the Blues.
Dan Fritsche, Aaron Johnson and Manny Malhotra scored for Columbus.
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