Sunday, February 1, 2004

Sports digest


Wolves chase Bryzgalov, beat Ducks in the AHL

The Enquirer and wire reports

Brendan Yarema scored twice in the first period to help the Chicago Wolves skate past the Cincinnati Mighty Ducks 5-3 Saturday in the AHL before 7,628 at Cincinnati Gardens.

Ilya Bryzgalov surrendered three goals on 12 shots before being pulled in the first period for Eddy Ferhi.

Chicago410-5
Cincinnati201-3

First period: 1. Chi, Yarema 10 (Stewart), 0:30. 2. Chi, Yarema 11 (Stewart, Sellars), 6:32. 3. Chi, Healey 19 (Santala, Baby), 10:26. 4. Cin, Chistov 1 (Smirnov), 14:08. 5. Cin, Smirnov 8 (Chistov, Reierson), 16:25 (ppg). 6. Chi, Baby 6 (Healey, Santala), 19:59 (ppg).

Second period: 7. Chi, Maltais 18 (Corso, Piros), 11:09.

Third period: 8. Cin, Pohanka 4 (Brookbank), 4:03.

Shots on goal: Chi 16-11-7=34; Cin 10-13-13=36. Power play opportunities: Chi 1-for-4; Cin 1-for-5. Goaltenders: Chicago, Garnett (36 shots, 33 saves; record 2-0-0); Cin, Bryzgalov (10:26; 12-9), Ferhi (38:31; 22-20; 2-7-2). A: 7,628. Records: Chi 25-14-6-3; Cin 18-20-7-1.

NOTE: Left wing Chris Kunitz, currently in the NHL with Anaheim, was added to the Canadian roster for the AHL All-Star Classic Feb. 8-9 in Grand Rapids, Mich. Kunitz will replace injured center Tony Martensson as the Ducks' representative.

MIAMI SWEEPS MSU: No. 11 Miami scored twice in the final two minutes to defeat No. 14 Michigan State 3-1 Saturday in the Central Collegiate Hockey Association and complete a two-game sweep of the Spartans at Munn Arena for the first time since Feb. 10-11, 1995.

Freshman Brandon Crawford-West stopped 34 shots for the first-place RedHawks (16-9-3, 13-5-2 CCHA). MU's Todd Grant, Andy Nelson and East Lansing native Marty Guerin scored goals. MSU fell to 15-14-1, 11-8-1 CCHA.

ECHL CYCLONES LOSE: The host Peoria Rivermen snapped Cincinnati's two-game win streak with a 4-1 victory. The Clones fell to 20-23-2. Cincinnati's Terry Marchant scored his 16th goal.

SATURDAY IN NHL: Patrick Sharp and John LeClair scored a minute apart in the second period, and the Philadelphia Flyers won 5-3 to extend a pair of Pittsburgh Penguins losing streaks.

• Bruins 1, Canadiens 0: Rookie Andrew Raycroft recorded his third shutout, and Glen Murray scored his third goal in two games.

• Leafs 5, Senators 1: Gary Roberts scored two power-play goals. Toronto's Pat Quinn became just the fourth coach in NHL history to win 600 regular-season games.

• Devils 4, Blues 1: Brian Gionta scored twice; Martin Brodeur made 30 saves.

• Jackets 2, Wild 1, OT: Anders Eriksson's slap shot deflected off a Minnesota player and beat Dwayne Roloson 2:59 into overtime.

• Canucks 6, Caps 1: Vancouver's Markus Naslund scored his 29th goal.

• Hurricanes 4, Wings 4: Henrik Zetterberg had two goals and an assist and Tomas Holmstrom also scored twice for Detroit.

• Predators 3, Sharks 2, OT: Marek Zidlicky scored with :16 left in OT.

• Stars 5, Coyotes 4: Brendan Morrow had his first career three-goal game for Dallas.

• Sabres 3, Rangers 1: J.P Dumont and Maxim Afinogenov scored power-play goals in the first period.

Auto racing

DAYTONA 24 HOURS: NASCAR star Tony Stewart drove his Daytona Prototype entry through a steady rain and into the lead, eight hours into the endurance race.

Horse racing

TURFWAY PARK: The cancellation of live racing for the second straight day Saturday prompted racing officials to reschedule the WEBN Stakes for Feb. 7.

SANTA ANITA: Pleasantly Perfect, making his first start since winning the $4 million Breeders' Cup Classic on Oct. 25, won the $250,000 San Antonio Handicap.

Swimming

MOSES WINS AGAIN: Ed Moses swam the fastest 100-meter breaststroke in the world this year to extend his undefeated streak in World Cup races to 12 at a meet in East Meadow, N.Y. Moses finished in 57.96 for his third victory in the two-day meet.




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