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NHL Roundup : Flyers’ Carkner Burns Old Team for 3 Points in 5-2 Win

From Times Wire Services

Terry Carkner scored 1 goal and added 2 assists to lead the Philadelphia Flyers to a 5-2 victory over the Quebec Nordiques Thursday night at Philadelphia.

“This is the first team that I’ve really felt comfortable with,” said Carkner, a defenseman who came to the Flyers in an off-season trade with Quebec.

Playing on a team that is 5-1 also has helped, Carkner said. “Winning has made it so much easier to fit in here. Everything has fallen into place so far. Hopefully, it will continue all season,” Carkner said after he gave the Flyers a 5-2 lead when he lifted a loose puck between the pads of goalie Bob Mason with 8:51 remaining in the game.

Ron Sutter scored his third goal in three games and added an assist for the Flyers, who handed the Nordiques their first road loss of the season. Quebec entered the game as the NHL’s only team unbeaten away from home.

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St. Louis 2, Chicago 0--Greg Millen stopped 35 shots for his 11th career shutout, and Brett Hull broke a scoreless tie in the second period to give the Blues the victory over the Blackhawks at St. Louis.

The Blues had allowed 17 goals in their previous 2 games.

After a wide-open first period, Hull scored an unassisted goal, his fifth goal of the season, at 10:12 of the second period.

Hull picked up an errant Chicago pass just outside the Blackhawks’ blue line, circled to the left wing and blasted a shot from the top of the circle that went in off rookie goaltender Ed Belfour’s left skate.

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Rick Meagher made it 2-0 at 9:22 of the third period when Steve Tuttle stole the puck behind the Chicago net and fed Meagher in the slot. Meagher beat Belfour on his glove side with a wrist shot.


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