NHL ROUNDUP : Hull Scoreless but Blues Get Tie, 4-4

From Associated Press

Brett Hull didn’t score a goal in his effort to become the fourth player in NHL history to get 70 goals in a season, but Sergio Momesso ended his eight-game drought when he scored at 8:08 of the third period, enabling the St. Louis Blues to tie the New York Rangers, 4-4, Thursday night at St. Louis.

Momesso got his 10th goal of the season after Mike Richter stopped a shot by Ron Wilson. Momesso grabbed the puck out front and swung to the left before flipping it under the crossbar.

St. Louis increased its league-leading point total to 86, two more than the Chicago Blackhawks, although the Blues’ club record nine-game home winning streak ended.


The Rangers increased their lead over second-place Philadelphia in the Patrick Division to six points.

Chicago 6, Hartford 3--Goaltender Ed Belfour, two victories away from the Blackhawk record set by Tony Esposito in 1969, won for the 36th time in this game at Chicago.

It was an easy victory for Belfour, who had to make only 10 saves in the first 40 minutes. He finished with 19.

Hartford is 0-3-1 in its last four games.

Buffalo 5, Quebec 1--Dave Andreychuk scored the tiebreaking goal in the second period and Benoit Hogue scored twice for the Sabres in the third period at Quebec.

The Nordiques, last in the overall standings with 35 points and winless in their last 12 games, have been tough on the Sabres, with three victories and two ties in six previous games this season.

Boston 5, New York Islanders 0--At Boston, rookie Ken Hodge had his second hat trick, giving him 22 goals, and goaltender Andy Moog recorded his 12th career shutout.

Ray Bourque had a goal and assisted on all three by Hodge to run his scoring streak to seven goals and 23 assists for 30 points in the last 21 games.