Red Wings win on disputed goal

Posted: Tuesday, February 17, 2004

DETROIT - A lack of action in the second period left Manny Legace with a case of the chills.

Legace stopped 29 shots without facing one in the second, and Kris Draper and Mathieu Schneider each scored in the Red Wings' 2-1 win over the Edmonton Oilers.

After Edmonton peppered Legace with 17 shots in the first period, Detroit held the Oilers without a shot in the second. The last time the Red Wings kept an opponent without a shot in a period was Jan. 24, 1996, a 4-2 win over San Jose.

"I got freezing cold, actually," Legace said. "I came in (to the locker room) between the second and third periods and I was shivering."

The Oilers were frustrated by their inability to generate an attack.

"Obviously, we didn't create the offense we wanted," Edmonton defenseman Jason Smith said. "A lot of times we got the puck across or to their blue line, but instead of getting it in we turned it over. We just didn't create any chances on their net. It's tough to score without any shots."

Legace insisted there was a shot in the period.

"I had one shot, I don't know what they're doing upstairs," Legace said about the official scorers. "I'll show it to you. I've got the tape."

Jarret Stoll had Edmonton's goal and Tommy Salo made 24 saves. Salo had recently been replaced as the Oilers' starting goalie by Anchorage's Ty Conklin, but in Saturday's 2-2 tie with the Nashville Predators Conklin broke two bones in his right hand and is out indefeinitely. The Oilers acquired goalie Tyler Moss from Vancouver on Monday, sending the Canucks forward Peter Sarno in exchange.

Legace's biggest save came 9:41 into the first period when he made glove stop on Ales Hemsky's backhander from in close.

It appeared from replays that Legace's glove was over the goal line when he caught the puck. The play was reviewed, but ruled no goal.

"The camera said it was no goal," Legace said. "I just dove across the net."

Edmonton's Ryan Smyth wasn't happy with the ruling.

"They said it was inconclusive. I don't know how it could be inconclusive when his glove went into the net," he said. "That's why they have video review and you can't argue with it."

Canucks 1, Avalanche 0

DENVER - Daniel Sedin scored a third-period goal and Dan Cloutier made 23 saves, and Vancouver beat Colorado.

Cloutier recorded his fourth shutout of the season and 14th of his career as the Canucks trimmed Colorado's lead in the Northwest Division to four points.

Blue Jackets 4, Predators 2

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Manny Malhotra matched his career high with two goals to help Columbus beat Nashville.

Malhotra, claimed off waivers from Dallas in November, has career bests of 10 goals and 17 points.

Hurricanes 3, Panthers 1

RALEIGH, N.C. - Sean Hill and Pavel Brendl scored first-period goals to lead the Carolina over the Florida.

Kevin Weekes stopped 20 shots and Rob Brind'Amour had an empty-net goal for Carolina, which won its first home game since Jan. 8.

Maple Leafs 8, Penguins 4

PITTSBURGH - Owen Nolan scored twice and figured in Toronto's first four goals, three in just over four minutes of the first period, and the Maple Leafs sent Pittsburgh to an NHL-record 12th consecutive home loss.

Despite playing without All-Star forward Gary Roberts (pulled leg muscle), the Leafs went 4-for-5 on the power play.

Sharks 5, Flyers 2

PHILADELPHIA - Scott Thornton and Jonathan Cheechoo each had a goal and two assists, helping San Jose snap Philadelphia's five-game winning streak.

Patrick Marleau, Marco Sturm and Mike Ricci also scored for Pacific Division-leading San Jose, which won its second straight away from home after opening a six-game road trip with consecutive losses.

Mighty Ducks 3, Stars 1

ANAHEIM, Calif. - Sergei Fedorov and Petr Sykora scored 19 seconds apart early in the second period and Jean-Sebastien Giguere made 36 saves to lead Anaheim over Dallas.

Mike Leclerc added an empty-net goal 34 seconds to play. It was his first goal in four games since returning from offseason knee surgery.

Kings 1, Islanders 1, tie

UNIONDALE, N.Y. - Arron Asham scored early in the third period and Rick DiPietro stopped 29 shots, rallying the New York Islanders to a tie with the Los Angeles Kings.

Trent Klatt scored in the second period for the Kings, who have earned points in 10 of their last 11 games (4-1-4-2), including eight overtime contests.

Senators 4, Rangers 1

NEW YORK - Zdeno Chara and Josh Langfeld scored 41 seconds apart in the third period to lift the Senators past the free-falling Rangers.

Chara, who also had an assist and a fight in his second straight multipoint game, put Ottawa in front at 7:11 of the period. Then Langfeld found the loose puck in a scrum in front and scored to help the Senators to their fourth straight win since the All-Star break.

Sabres 7, Thrashers 2

BUFFALO, N.Y. - Miroslav Satan scored a career-high four goals, including the 250th of his career, to lead Buffalo to its fourth straight win.

Blues 4, Coyotes 2

ST. LOUIS - Jamal Mayers scored the go-ahead goal off goalie Brian Boucher's skates with four minutes left to help the Blues win their second straight game, and improve to 3-9-1 in their last 13.

Chris Pronger had a goal and an assist for the Blues, who led 2-0 in the second period.

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