Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Hebert, Ducks Stonewall Maple Leafs 1-0

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Hebert, Ducks Stonewall Maple Leafs 1-0

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Guy Hebert made 38 saves for expansion Anaheim's first shutout, and Tim Sweeney scored a short-handed goal in the third period that gave the Mighty Ducks a 1-0 victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs on Wednesday night.

Hebert made a number of brilliant stops in the third period, foiling Mike Eastwood and staying strong on several goal-mouth scrambles. Hebert helped keep Toronto scoreless on nine power-play chances, including a five-on-three advantage.

The Leafs power play came into the game ranked second at home in the NHL, scoring 28.8 percent of the time. But injuries to defensemen Dave Ellett and Todd Gill forced coach Pat Burns to switch his unit, putting forward Wendel Clark on the point.

Clark was caught up ice when Anaheim's Terry Yake got control of the puck and sped in on the left side on a two-on-one early in the third period. Yake drew defenseman Dmitri Mironov to his side and fed a cross-ice pass to Sweeney, whose quick shot beat Rhodes at 6 minutes 15 seconds.

Hebert stopped Kent Manderville and Mark Osborne on breakaways in the second period. Dave Andreychuk had three good scoring chances in the period, hitting the post once and sliding the puck through the crease wide two other times. Glenn Anderson hit the post in the third period.

***** Rangers 5, Whalers 2

NEW YORK - Goaltender Mike Richter tied a 54-year-old New York Rangers record as he extended his unbeaten streak to 19 in a win over Hartford.

Richter (16-0-3) tied Davey Kerr's club record of 14-0-5, set during the 1939-40 season, when the Rangers last won the Stanley Cup.

The Rangers, the NHL's best team over the last month-and-a-half, extended their unbeaten streak to six (5-0-1) and improved their record to 18-1-3 in the last 22 games. The Rangers moved into first place in the league's overall standings, two points ahead of Toronto.

The Rangers' win extended their home-ice unbeaten streak to 13 (10-0-3), their longest streak at Madison Square Garden since 1971-72.

Mark Messier had two goals and an assist for New York.

***** Bruins 5, Devils 4

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - Defenseman Glen Wesley woke up a slumping Boston attack with his first NHL hat trick, and the Bruins ended a winless streak at five games by topping New Jersey. …

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