Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Gilmour Joins 1,000-Point Club as Maple Leafs Ease Past Oilers

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Gilmour Joins 1,000-Point Club as Maple Leafs Ease Past Oilers

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Doug Gilmour reached the 1,000-point plateau by assisting on two goals by Mats Sundin as the Toronto Maple Leafs crushed the visiting Edmonton Oilers 6-1 in a National Hockey League game Saturday night.

Mike Gartner, Darby Hendrickson, Randy Wood and Benoit Hogue also scored for the Leafs. Todd Marchant scored for the Oilers.

Gilmour sent a pass to the wide-open Sundin, who backhanded a shot past goaltender Bill Ranford at 17 minutes 22 seconds of the third period for his 1,000th point.

His teammates skated on to the ice and the capacity crowd of 15,700 gave Gilmour a standing ovation.

Gilmour is the third Leaf with 1,000 points, following Norm Ullman and Glenn Anderson. Gilmour had 354 points in five seasons with the Blues (1984-88), 295 in 3 1/2 seasons with Calgary and 351 in 4 1/2 seasons with Toronto. In 935 games, he has 328 goals and 672 assists.

Canadiens 1, Penguins 0: Jocelyn Thibault made 29 saves and Martin Rucinsky scored the only goal to give Montreal a win over visiting Pittsburgh.

Thibault, who recorded his second career shutout, became the first goaltender to shut out the high-scoring Penguins since John Vanbiesbrouck and the Florida Panthers did it last March 26. The Penguins had a league-high 160 goals.

Islanders 3, Capitals 1: Travis Green scored twice, including the game-winning goal, as New York ended a five-game winless streak by topping visiting Washington.

Green scored the only third-period goal at 9:26 on a power play. His backhander from the low slot gave Tommy Soderstrom his third win in his last 10 starts.

Flyers 3, Whalers 3: Eric Lindros scored his 23rd goal and then assisted on Rod Brind'Amour's tap-in with 12:24 remaining to rally Philadelphia to a tie at Hartford.

The Flyers trailed 2-0 in the third period before coming back. Joel Otto began the Philadelphia comeback at 1:24 and Lindros followed at 4:00 to make it 2-2. Though the Whalers regained the lead 3-2 at 6:43 when Nelson Emerson scored, Lindros rallied the Flyers.

Bruins 7, Lightning 5: Cam Neely scored his 16th and 17th goals as Boston topped visiting Tampa Bay to extend its winning streak to a season-best four games. …

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