Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Devils Heap More Misery on Struggling Maple Leafs

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Devils Heap More Misery on Struggling Maple Leafs

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Claude Lemieux scored two power-play goals and goalie Martin Brodeur extended his unbeaten streak to eight games as the New Jersey Devils defeated the struggling Toronto Maple Leafs 3-2 Thursday night.

Dave Andreychuk supplied one of the few highlights for the Leafs, becoming the National Hockey League's first 30-goal scorer this season. However, it wasn't enough as Toronto - which opened the season with 10 consecutive wins - fell to 2-5-2 in its last nine.

New Jersey never trailed after Lemieux and Randy McKay scored in a 68-second span midway through the opening period.

Andreychuk got the Leafs within a goal with a floating backhander shortly after a Devils' powerplay ended late in the second period, but Lemieux tucked in a rebound early in the third to give Brodeur some breathing room.

He needed it as Doug Gilmour scored on a deflection with 1 minute 25 seconds to play.

Brodeur had a relatively easy night, making 25 saves. The rookie is now 5-0-3 in his run.

***** Whalers 2, Senators 1

OTTAWA - Geoff Sanderson scored midway through the third period to lift Hartford over Ottawa.

Hartford started the third period with a five-minute power play on Darren Rumble's major penalty for high-sticking Robert Kron.

Ottawa left wing Troy Mallette set up the first goal when he flattened right wing Marc Potvin behind the Hartford net in the second period, picked up the loose puck and passed to Mark Lamb out front. Lamb flicked a shot over goalie Sean Burke's shoulder for the goal at 3:50.

Right wing Jim Sandlack of the Whalers replied at 15:41 of the second with a quick wrist shot that hit the middle post behind goalie Craig Billington. The puck bounced out and play continued until referee Terry Gregson blew it dead and motioned for the goal.

***** Red Wings 3, Flyers 1

PHILADELPHIA - Sergei Fedorov had a goal and an assist as Detroit defeated slumping Philadelphia.

The Red Wings won for the seventh time in eight games. The Flyers, 1-7-1 in their last nine, have only had 14 goals in that span.

Dino Ciccarelli and Mike Sillinger also scored for Detroit. Mikael Renberg scored for Philadelphia.

***** Rangers 1, Capitals 0


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