NHL ROUNDUP : Less-Famous Hull Carves Own Niche

Brett Hull acknowledges that he will never be as famous as his father, hockey star Bobby Hull.

“I don’t resent it, at all,” he said, “but let’s face it, I’ll always be known as Bobby Hull’s son.”

The son does have a shot at a feat his sharpshooting father never accomplished----50 goals in 50 games.

Hull kept up his goal-per-game pace Monday night at St. Louis when he scored his 46th goal and added three assists in the Blues’ 7-3 rout of the Washington Capitals.


Only four NHL players have scored 50 goals in 50 or fewer games in a season. The Kings’ Wayne Gretzky has done it three times.

“It would be nice to get 50,” said Hull, who has eight goals in the past seven games, “but I’m happier about the way we are playing.”

The Blues stretched their unbeaten streak to five games (4-0-1).

Edmonton 2, New York Rangers 2--Defenseman Randy Moller enabled the Rangers to get a tie when he scored his third goal of the season halfway through the third period.


Edmonton, which is 2-2-1 on this trip with one game remaining, is 10-6-3 lifetime at Madison Square Garden.

Boston 5, New York Islanders 4--The Bruins had not won a road game since Dec. 12, but Craig Janney’s power-play goal in the second-period proved decisive at Uniondale, N.Y.

Janney extended his scoring streak to eight games with his 16th goal to give the Bruins a lead they never relinquished.

Philadelphia 5, Pittsburgh 4--Rick Tocchet had two goals as the Flyers scored four times in the first 14 minutes at Philadelphia.

Midway in the second period, after Pittsburgh cut the lead to 4-3, the Flyers were forced to bring goalie Ron Hextall to the rescue of Pete Peeters. Hextall stopped seven of eight shots.

Montreal 5, Minnesota 1--Denis Savard had a goal and an assist at Bloomington, Minn., to lead the Canadiens to their fifth victory in the past six games.

Calgary 7, Winnipeg 5--The Flames, after losing three in a row on the road and falling out of first place, had to rally to end the skid at Calgary.

The Flames scored three times in the closing minutes to pull it out.