Friday, April 4, 2003
Bruins 2, Lightning 2
BOSTON -- Boston's Steve Shields made a key save in overtime to preserve the tie and the Bruins qualified for the playoffs. Dan Boyle took a shot from point-blank range with 25 seconds remaining, but Shields stopped it with his pads. Tampa Bay's John Grahame held off the Bruins despite the Lightning being outshot 19-4 in the third period and overtime. Mike Knuble and Nick Boynton scored for Boston. Ruslan Fedotenko and Fredrik Modin had goals for Tampa Bay.
Thrashers 4, Rangers 3, OT
NEW YORK -- Yannick Tremblay scored a power-play goal at 2:40 of overtime. Marc Savard had a pair of goals and added an assist for Atlanta, and Dany Heatley assisted on three goals -- including the game-winner. Eric Lindros was off for high-sticking when Tremblay scored. Mark Messier, Petr Nedved and Boris Mironov scored for the Rangers. Vyachaslev Kozlov had the other Atlanta goal.
Red Wings 3, Predators 0
DETROIT -- Curtis Joseph earned his 41st career shutout, and Sergei Fedorov had a goal and an assist as Detroit won its third straight Central Division title. Joseph stopped 27 shots for his fifth shutout of the season. Steve Yzerman and Henrik Zetterberg also scored for the Red Wings.
Canadiens 4, Hurricanes 0
RALEIGH, N.C. -- Backup goaltender Mathieu Garon got his second shutout in seven games, stopping 33 shots as Montreal snapped a three-game losing streak. Saku Koivu, Francis Bouillon and Richard Zednik scored first-period goals for the Canadiens. Donald Audette closed out the scoring in the second period.
Wild 3, Flames 0
ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Minnesota's Manny Fernandez earned his eighth career shutout with 26 saves. Cliff Ronning, Pierre-Marc Bouchard and Antti Laaksonen scored for Minnesota, which had three power-play goals for the first time this season.
Stars 3, Sabres 0
DALLAS -- Marty Turco made 18 saves for his sixth shutout of the season as Dallas moved into a tie for the best record (107 points). Dallas, 5-0-0-2 in its last seven games, got goals from Richard Matvichuk, Brenden Morrow and Rob DiMaio.
Blues 5, Oilers 5
ST. LOUIS -- Ethan Moreau scored with 1:52 remaining in regulation, Edmonton's third goal of the third period. Pavol Demitra and Scott Mellanby each had a goal and two assists for the Blues, who were 25-2-1-3 when leading after two periods. St. Louis' Chris Osgood has given up 11 goals in his last two games.
Avalanche 3, Sharks 1
DENVER -- Milan Hejduk had two goals and an assist, and Patrick Roy stopped 22 shots as Colorado extended its home unbeaten streak to a team-record 16 games. Colorado's Peter Forsberg had three assists to eclipse the 100-point mark for the second time in his career. Roy became the first NHL goalie to eclipse 60,000 minutes.
Kings 5, Coyotes 4, OT
PHOENIX -- Steve Kelly scored 1:42 into overtime as Los Angeles snapped a seven-game winless streak. The Coyotes rallied from a two-goal deficit in the third period to force overtime. Ziggy Palffy scored twice, and Kelly, Eric Belanger and Ian Laperriere had a goal and an assist each for the Kings. Mike Johnson had two goals for the Coyotes. Paul Mara and Paul Ranheim had the others, and Jan Hrdina had two assists in his first game for Phoenix. Rookie Cristobal Huet of Los Angeles made 29 saves to remain unbeaten in three starts (2-0-1) and send the Coyotes to their season-high sixth straight loss.