Sunday, October 12, 2003

Blue Jackets surprise woeful Rangers 5-0



The Associated Press

COLUMBUS - It was a bright new beginning for the Columbus Blue Jackets - and another awful night for the New York Rangers.

David Vyborny and Darryl Sydor each had a goal and an assist, and Marc Denis posted his 10th career shutout as the Blue Jackets beat the Rangers 5-0 Saturday.

"That was as good a performance as I've seen us play, to be quite honest, in three years," Columbus coach and general manager Doug MacLean said. "It was a real outstanding performance by 20 guys."

Offseason acquisitions Trevor Letowski and Sydor each scored their first goals for Columbus. Sydor was the game's No. 1 star.

Thrashers 4, Capitals 3

WASHINGTON - Ronald Petrovicky scored twice as the Thrashers won in Washington for the first time.

Former Miami University star Randy Robitaille and Ilya Kovalchuk also scored for the Thrashers, who were playing their first game since the funeral of teammate Dan Snyder on Friday.

Robitaille added two assists.

Canadiens 4, Maple Leafs 0

TORONTO - Jose Theodore made 21 saves and the Montreal Canadiens scored three times in the second period to spoil Toronto's opener. The Leafs were booed heartily as they left the ice.

Red Wings 3, Senators 2, OT

OTTAWA - Nicklas Lidstrom scored Detroit's third power-play goal of the game 3:52 into overtime.

Bruins 1, Panthers 1

SUNRISE, Fla. - Olli Jokinen scored in the third period for Florida. Sergei Samsonov scored for the Bruins, who failed to win at least one of their first three games (0-2-1) for the first time since 1999-00.

Devils 2, Hurricanes 1

RALEIGH, N.C. - Sergei Brylin and Jamie Langenbrunner scored, and Martin Brodeur stopped 30 shots. Brodeur picked up win No. 366 and improved to 21-8-5 all time against Carolina.

Flyers 3, Penguins 3

PHILADELPHIA - Aleksey Morozov's goal with 7:12 left brought Pittsburgh back from a three-goal deficit. Hall of Famer Mario Lemieux and Dick Tarnstrom also scored for Pittsburgh.

Islanders 6, Sabres 0

BUFFALO, N.Y. - Rick DiPietro made 13 saves for his first career shutout and Mark Parrish and Alexei Yashin each scored twice.

The win gave Isles coach Steve Stirling his first NHL victory.

Stars 3, Predators 1

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Mike Modano scored a power-play goal in the third period.




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