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.

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.