Tuesday, March 9, 2004
East's best, West's best play to 1-1 tie in NHL
The Enquirer and wire reports
DETROIT - Fredrik Modin's goal with 7:39 left in regulation lifted the Tampa Bay Lightning to a 1-1 tie with the Detroit Red Wings on Monday in a matchup of the top two teams in the NHL.
Tampa Bay, the Eastern Conference leaders, clinched the Southeast Division title with 91 points. Detroit leads the West with 90 points. Tomas Holmstrom scored for Detroit.
Both Detroit's Manny Legace and Tampa Bay's Nikolai Khabibulin made several outstanding saves.
Detroit defenseman Derian Hatcher, signed away from Dallas before this season, returned to the lineup for the first time since tearing a knee ligament in the third game of the season.
'Canes 4, Jackets 1: Aaron Ward returned to the lineup after missing 19 games with a wrist injury and scored two goals for the first time in his career.
Eric Staal had a career-high two assists for Carolina, which also got goals from former Cincinnati Cyclones Erik Cole and Craig Adams.
The Blue Jackets ended a scoreless streak of 114 minutes, 23 seconds when Rick Nash scored his NHL-leading 37th goal with 7:42 remaining. It was Nash's 19th power-play goal this season, extending his league lead.
Senators 4, Caps 1: Chris Phillips and Martin Havlat scored first-period goals in Peter Bondra's first game against Washington.
FLYERS: Philadelphia shook up its defense, acquiring Vladimir Malakhov from the Rangers and trading Chris Therien to Dallas.
CAPS DEAL CARTER: Washington traded winger Anson Carter to the Los Angeles Kings for Jared Aulin.
MIAMI HOCKEY: RedHawks captain Derek Edwardson won the CCHA conference scoring title despite going scoreless last weekend against Ohio State.
The senior center, a Hobey Baker Award candidate, had 35 points on 16 goals and 19 assists in 28 CCHA games.
HARDING IN HOCKEY: Disgraced former U.S. figure skating champion and aspiring boxer Tonya Harding is trying minor league ice hockey next. The Indianapolis Ice of the Central Hockey League signed Harding, 33, to join the team for its game Friday against Colorado.
High school basketball
ST. HENRY GIRLS: Coach Amy Steinbrunner has resigned after guiding the Crusaders to a 23-27 record the last two seasons. Those interested can apply to Ernie Florkowski, Director of Athletics, St. Henry District High School, 3755 Scheben Drive, Erlanger, Ky., 41018.
UCONN LOSES: No. 23 Boston College (24-6) upset of No. 3 Connecticut 73-70 in the semifinals of the Big East tournament. UConn (25-4) The Huskies lost in the final last year to Villanova, which snapped UConn's NCAA-best 70-game win streak.
GOLF: John Daly injured his hand by getting it caught in a car door and withdrew from the Honda Classic.
TENNIS: Jennifer Capriati has withdrawn from the Pacific Life Open because of a recurring back problem.
SOCCER: Brandi Chastain and St. Ursula grad Heather Mitts were named to the U.S. women's squad for the Algarve Cup, which begins Sunday in Portugal.
HORSE RACING: Sham Stakes Master David will miss Saturday's Florida Derby because of a fever.
AUTO RACING: Robby Gordon will field his own entry in the May 30 Indy 500, marking the fourth consecutive season he will compete in the IRL race and NASCAR's Coca-Cola 600 on the same day.
BOXING: Evander Holyfield, 41, hopes to become the undisputed heavyweight champion again.
SLED DOG RACING: A record 87 mushers, including five former champs, started in the 1,100-mile Anchorage-to-Nome Iditarod.
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