NHL Roundup : Duguay Helps Beat Former Teammates

Ron Duguay scored his 35th goal to send the Red Wings on their way to a 5-3 victory over Duguay's former club, the New York Rangers, Friday night at Detroit.

Although he helped prevent the Rangers from moving closer to clinching a playoff spot, Duguay, traded away by the Rangers two years ago, holds no animosity.

"I have a lot of respect for their players," Duguay said. "I enjoyed my years in New York. I enjoyed playing with them and I still have feelings when I play against them.

"But we are trying to finish third and we need all the victories we can get. I hope they make the playoffs, but not at our expense."

The victory put the Red Wings one point ahead of Minnesota in the Norris Division. Both teams have seven games remaining.

Steve Yzerman, who set up Duguay for his breakaway, also scored in the first period. Before the Rangers rallied for three goals in the last period, the Red Wings already had their five goals.

With Pittsburgh losing to Buffalo, the Rangers remained five points ahead of the Penguins in the battle for the final playoff spot in the Patrick Division.

"This was another game in which we didn't start to play until we fell far behind," Coach Craig Patrick said. "We should have nailed down fourth place awhile back."

Washington 3, Montreal 1--The steady goaltending of Al Jensen and the Capital Centre jinx helped the Capitals end an eight-game winless streak.

Jensen, coming back strong after being out 11 weeks because of knee surgery, stopped 30 shots to extend the Canadiens' winless streak at Landover, Md., to 11 games (0-6-5). He lost his shutout with 5:33 remaining on a goal by Ryan Walter.

In his last three starts, Jensen has given up only three goals.

Buffalo 3, Pittsburgh 1--A close-checking Sabres' defense held the Penguins to 11 shots on goal at Buffalo, and the Sabres climbed into a three-way tie for first place in the Adams Division with Montreal and Quebec.

All goals were scored in the first period. Gilles Hamel, Gil Perreault and John Tucker scored for the Sabres. Rookie Warren Young scored his 35th for the Penguins, who had only six shots in the last 40 minutes.

In the last period, when they fired only two shots at goaltender Tom Barrasso, they failed to take a shot in the first nine minutes.

Chicago 3, Calgary 1--Troy Murray assisted on the Black Hawks' first goal at Calgary, then scored the winning goal halfway through the third period.

The big win for the Black Hawks ended a five-game unbeaten streak for the Flames and enabled them to pull within three points of St. Louis, the leader in the Norris Division.

With the loss, the Flames remained four points behind Winnipeg in the battle for second in the Smythe Division. The Flames were shut out by Warren Skorodenski for almost 57 minutes.

Toronto 3, Edmonton 3--The slump of the defending champion Oilers continued at Edmonton. Only a short-handed goal by Wayne Gretzky with 6:32 left prevented them from losing to the team with the worst record in the NHL.

The Oilers, who have won only two of their last seven home games, trailed, 3-1, going into the last period. In two previous meetings, the Oilers won, 7-1 and 9-4.

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