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|Monday, 19 November 2007 22:14|
Ilya Kovalchuk had his NHL-best 17th goal for the Thrashers, who withstood another terrific effort by Vincent Lecavalier to earn their third straight win.
Lecavalier had a goal and an assist for the Lightning to extend his multipoint streak to eight games, longest in the NHL since Jaromir Jagr had 10 straight for Pittsburgh from Feb. 18-March 9, 1996. The talented center leads the league with 34 points.
Kovalchuk tied it at 3 with a wrister with 2:23 left in regulation, and helped set up White's winner in overtime.
The Lightning led 3-1 on Martin St. Louis' eighth goal with 9:30 left in the third, but Bryan Little's third goal, coming 4 minutes later with Atlanta on a two-man advantage, made it 3-2.
The Thrashers improved to 5-0 in overtime this season. Since general manager Don Waddell took over as coach on Oct. 18, Atlanta is 10-4-0.
Blues 2, Predators 1
ST. LOUIS (AP) - Paul Kariya had a goal and an assist against his former team, leading the Blues to the victory.
Brad Boyes scored his team-leading 12th goal for the Blues, who have won four straight. St. Louis also won 3-2 in Nashville on Saturday night.
Kariya, who played the last two seasons with the Predators, broke a scoreless tie in the second. He tipped Erik Johnson's shot from the point between the pads of Nashville goalie Chris Mason at 9:32 for a power-play goal.
Boyes, who also scored Saturday against the Predators, gave the Blues a 2-0 lead when he banged home Kariya's tip pass 6:40 into the third period.
Radek Bonk scored for Nashville late in the third.
Islanders 2, Rangers 1
NEW YORK (AP) - Rick DiPietro earned his 100th NHL victory with an 18-save effort and the Islanders beat the Rangers for the third time this season.
The Islanders are 8-1-2 in their last 11 against the Rangers, and now have 500 road wins in franchise history. DiPietro earned his 12th victory over New York and snapped the Rangers' winning streak at five.
Ruslan Fedotenko and Josef Vasicek staked the Islanders to a 2-0 lead in the second period.
Michal Rozsival scored for the Rangers, who got 22 saves from Henrik Lundqvist but fell to 8-3 at home.
Senators 4, Canadiens 2
MONTREAL (AP) - Dany Heatley had a goal and two assists and Jason Spezza added three assists for the Senators.
Patrick Eaves, Chris Neil and Chris Kelly also scored for Ottawa, which had lost two of four - including 3-0 in Toronto on Saturday - after getting off to a 13-1-0 start.
Martin Gerber stopped 36 shots for his league-leading 13th win in 15 starts.
Guillaume Latendresse and Chris Higgins scored for Montreal, which has lost three of five.
Hall of Fame defenseman Larry Robinson became the 13th Montreal player to have his number retired by the team when his No. 19 was hoisted to the rafters in a pregame ceremony.
Stars 3, Kings 0
DALLAS (AP) - Steve Ott scored a rare goal for the Stars, and Mike Smith stopped 22 shots for his fourth career shutout.
Ott, known more as a checker and instigator than for his goal-scoring, notched his 12th in 214 career games late in the second period to put Dallas in front, and the Stars went on to beat the Kings in Dallas for the 10th straight time.
Niklas Hagman added his team-high ninth goal on a breakaway at 13:10 of the third period, and Jere Lehtinen scored his sixth on a power play 2:14 later to stretch Dallas' advantage to 3-0.
Smith, Dallas' backup goalie, was making his second straight start for the Stars in place of Marty Turco.
Jason LaBarbera had 23 saves for the Kings.
Panthers 4, Capitals 3
WASHINGTON (AP) - Olli Jokinen had two goals and Florida ended a four-game road losing streak.
David Booth and Kamil Kreps also scored for the Panthers, who beat Washington for the second time in less than a week. Tomas Vokoun finished with 27 saves.
After Florida took a 3-1 lead in the second period, a group of fans showed their displeasure with Washington coach Glen Hanlon by chanting ``Fire Hanlon'' and booing.
Alexander Semin, Chris Clark and Brooks Laich scored for the struggling Capitals, who have lost four straight and fell to 2-6 at home.