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NHL ROUNDUP : Flames Pull Within Four Points of Kings, 6-2

From Associated Press

The Calgary Flames moved to within four points of the Kings in the Smythe Division with a 6-2 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins Friday night at Calgary.

Theoren Fleury and Sergei Makarov each scored two goals and Czech rookie Robert Reichel added a goal and two assists for the Flames, who remained unbeaten at home in their last 13 games.

Mario Lemieux, with his second power-play goal of the season, and John Cullen scored for Pittsburgh, which wrapped up a five-game trip with four losses and a tie.

Minnesota 1, Edmonton 1--Martin Gelinas scored early in the third period as the Oilers overcame a solid defensive effort by the North Stars. Gelinas, Adam Graves and Joe Murphy were Edmonton’s only effective line against improving Minnesota, which checked Edmonton at every turn.

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Dave Gagner’s 17th power-play goal of the year early in the second period had given the North Stars the lead.

New Jersey 6, Detroit 1--The Red Wings fell behind, 3-0, in the first 10 minutes before getting a shot on goal, and were routed by the Devils at Detroit.

Montreal 7, Vancouver 1--The Canadiens, in second place in the Adams Division, routed the Canucks, last place in the Smythe.


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