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|Thursday, 16 October 2008 17:04|
Rolston scored a power-play goal late in the second period, knocking in his own rebound after Kari Lehtonen made the initial save.
Midway through the third period, Rolston crashed heavily into the boards while turning up ice after the Thrashers broke up a New Jersey rush. He had to be helped off the ice by two teammates; the seriousness of the injury wasn't immediately known.
Wild 6, Panthers 2
SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) - Mikko Koivu had a goal and four assists and Antti Miettinen scored twice on the power play to help Minnesota stay unbeaten.
Koivu's four assists tied a franchise record and gave him eight assists in three games. Miettinen added an assist and has five goals in three games, all wins for the Wild. Andrew Brunette, Kim Johnsson and Benoit Pouliot also scored for Minnesota.
Nick Boynton and Karlis Skrastins scored for Florida (1-2).
ed four goals on 22 shots in the first two periods before being replaced by Craig Anderson.
Islanders 4, Lightning, 3, OT
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Trent Hunter scored his second goal of the game 51 seconds into overtime, and the Islanders kept the Lightning and new coach Barry Melrose winless in four games this season.
Tampa Bay goalie Olaf Kolzig misplayed the puck behind the net, which allowed Frans Nielsen to gain control and feed Hunter, who was alone in front of the goal.
Mike Comrie and Doug Weight also scored for the Islanders. New York was coming off a 7-1 loss Monday to the Buffalo Sabres.
Vincent Lecavalier, Vinny Prospal and Ryan Malone had the Tampa Bay goals.
Capitals 4, Penguins 3
PITTSBURGH (AP) - Boyd Gordon scored a delayed goal in the third period to complete Washington's four-goal comeback, and the Capitals shook off three Pittsburgh power-play goals to rally for a victory.
It was a major letdown for the Penguins, who got a goal and two assists from Evgeni Malkin in his personal matchup with Russian rival Alex Ovechkin, who was scoreless, but couldn't hold a 3-0 lead with Marc-Andre Fleury in net. The Penguins were 10-1-1 in their previous 12 against the Capitals and Fleury, who made 26 saves, had been 7-0 against them in seven starts.
Alexander Semin had a goal and an assist as Washington won its third in a row.