Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Leafs Beat Flames, End 10-Game Skid

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Leafs Beat Flames, End 10-Game Skid

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The Toronto Maple Leafs stopped a 10-game winless streak, their longest slide in five years, by beating the visiting Calgary Flames 4-3 Saturday night behind three goals from Kirk Muller.

Toronto had been 0-9-1 since beating San Jose at home on Feb. 14 and are 3-17-4 since Jan. 10, falling to sixth place in the Western Conference. Mike Gartner also scored for the Maple Leafs.

German Titov scored twice for Calgary and Dean Evason scored once.

Muller's third goal of the night, his 12th of the season, was the 800th point of his 12-year NHL career. It came on a power play at 3:55 of the third, when Sundin passed from behind the net and Muller beat goaltender Rick Tabaracci from in front of the crease.

The three-goal game was the seventh of Muller's career, the first three-goal game for a Toronto player since March 4, 1994, when Wendel Clark did it against Detroit.

Devils 4, Penguins 3: Steve Thomas scored his second goal of the game 21 seconds into overtime as the New Jersey Devils extended their unbeaten streak to seven games by beating host Pittsburgh.

Pittsburgh's eight-game home winning streak ended as the Devils improved to 5-0-2 in the last seven games. New Jersey is 5-0-10 in overtime this season.

Thomas got the winning goal, his 22nd of the season, after Sergei Brylin got by Ron Francis and centered. Thomas chipped the shot past Tom Barrasso.

New Jersey outshot the Penguins 40-20.

Bill Guerin came out of the penalty box and scored at 12:21 of the second period and give the Devils a 3-3 tie. Guerin got around defenseman Dmitri Mironov and flipped a shot past Barrasso for his 19th.

Bryan Smolinski had given the Penguins a lead at 3:04. Martin Brodeur stopped Mario Lemieux's shot and couldn't cover the puck. Smolinski streaked down the left side and put in the rebound before Brodeur could get back in position.

Rangers 6, Capitals 1: Alexei Kovalev scored two of New York's five power-play goals as the visiting Rangers ended a season-high, five-game winless streak by beating Washington. …

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