NHL ROUNDUP : Beaupre Handles Penguins, 7-2

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Washington goalie Don Beaupre shut down the potent Pittsburgh Penguin offense for the third time this season and the Capitals continued their domination of the Stanley Cup champions, winning, 7-2, at Pittsburgh Saturday.

Division-leading Washington has outscored Pittsburgh, 21-4, in three consecutive victories, all started by Beaupre.

The Capitals are 2-0 with a 15-2 edge in goals in two games in Pittsburgh, including an 8-0 beating that has been called the worst in the Penguins’ 25-year history.


Beaupre stopped the first 25 Penguin shots and had a 4-0 lead before giving up a goal.

The Capitals, who lost at home to the New York Rangers Friday night, improved the NHL’s best road record to 13-6-0.

Edmonton 7, Winnipeg 5--Vince Damphouse had four goals at Edmonton, and the Oilers handed the Jets their second loss in a row.

Damphouse has nine goals and 16 points in the last nine games to lead the Oiler surge.

New York Rangers 6, Hartford 2--Brian Leetch scored on power plays twice in the first period at Hartford and the Rangers kept the pressure on the Capitals with an easy victory.

The Rangers, normally weak on power plays, made three in five chances and stayed five points behind Washington.

Detroit 4, Calgary 3--Sergei Federov came through for the Red Wings at Calgary.

Federov scored his second goal of the game at 2:10 of overtime and the Red Wings extended their unbeaten streak to six games (5-0-1).

New York Islanders 3, New Jersey 3--Hot-shooting Ray Ferraro scored twice at Uniondale, N.Y., to get the Islanders a tie.


Ferraro has scored eight goals in the last three games to double his output.

Philadelphia 1, Chicago 1--Dan Quinn scored with 88 seconds left in regulation to get the Flyers their third consecutive tie at home.

“It’s good to go four games in a row without a loss,” new Coach Bill Dineen said, “but ties at home are not what we want.”

Boston 4, Toronto 3--Defenseman Ray Bourque scored his 10th goal of the season with seven minutes left at Boston to end the Maple Leafs’ five-game unbeaten road streak.

The Bruins built a 3-1 lead, but Peter Zezel scored late in the second period and Daniel Marois scored after the third-period faceoff to tie.

Montreal 4, Buffalo 2--John Muckler is 0-2 as coach of the Sabres. If he could figure out a way to eliminate the second period, he would be doing fine.

After giving up five goals in the second period to lose to Hartford, Friday, the Sabres blew a 2-0 lead at Montreal when the Canadiens scored three goals in the middle period.


Ray Bourque’s goal brought the Bruins to .500 (13-13-5).

St. Louis 4, Quebec 2--Brett Hull scored his 29th goal in 31 games and Rich and Ron Sutter did the rest to lead the Blues to victory at Quebec.

Rich Sutter had two assists and Ron Sutter his 10th goal.

Minnesota 3, San Jose 2--The North Stars overpowered the Sharks for two periods at San Jose, outshooting them, 30-9, but barely hung on for the victory.