NHL ROUNDUP : Mogilny Equals Fast-Goal Mark

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Alexander Mogilny of the Buffalo Sabres took his place among the quickest sticks in hockey with a goal five seconds after the opening faceoff against the Toronto Maple Leafs.

Mogilny also scored the final goal at Toronto as the Sabres defeated the Maple Leafs, 4-1, to end a 12-game winless streak.

Mogilny intercepted a pass by Michel Petit, broke in on goalie Jeff Reese and whipped in a low shot before some in the crowd of 15,600 had made it to their seats.


Mogilny tied the record for fastest goal from the start of an NHL game set by the Winnipeg Jets’ Doug Smail on Dec. 20, 1981, and later equaled by the New York Islanders’ Bryan Trottier on March 22, 1984.

It was the fastest goal ever scored against the Maple Leafs. The previous record was nine seconds by Kenny Wharram on April 13, 1967, for the Chicago Blackhawks.

Philadelphia 3, Minnesota 0--Goalie Ron Hextall, playing for the first time in nearly a month, recorded his first shutout in five years as the Flyers beat the North Stars.

Hextall made 34 saves for the second shutout of his career and Kevin Dineen had a goal and an assist as the Flyers won in Minnesota for the second time in as many tries this season.

Rod Brind’Amour and Rick Tocchet also scored for Philadelphia. The Flyers were outshot, 34-19.

Hextall, who missed nine games with tendinitis in his right shoulder, was playing for the first time since Nov. 27.


Boston 6, Edmonton 3--Lou Crawford, a journeyman forward in his 10th season, scored his first NHL goal to help the Bruins beat the Oilers at Boston.

The Bruins outshot the Oilers, 39-30, with goalie Reggie Lemelin making 27 saves for his 227th NHL victory in his second start this season.

Crawford, 29, playing his third game this season, put Boston ahead to stay only 2:19 after the opening faceoff, taking a pass from Ken Hodge and sliding the puck past goalie Peter Ing, who made his sixth start for the Oilers.

New Jersey 1, Chicago 1--Claude Lemieux of the Devils scored a power-play goal with 6:38 left in regulation at East Rutherford, N.J.

The tie extended unbeaten streaks for both clubs--Chicago to four games (1-0-3) and New Jersey to three (1-0-2).

N.Y. Rangers 7, Pittsburgh 5--Kris King, Jan Erixon and Adam Graves scored in a little more three minutes of the third period at Pittsburgh as the Rangers won their fifth game in a row.


Tony Amonte also scored in the third period as the Rangers improved their record against the Patrick Division to 9-5-0. New York has won four of its last five games in the division.

Pittsburgh lost for the first time this season after leading after two periods. The Penguins had been 13-0-1 in games they led after two periods.

Winnipeg 7, Calgary 2--Eddie Olczyk had two goals and four assists as the Jets extended their home-ice unbeaten streak to eight games.

Doug Evans, Darrin Shannon, Fredrik Olausson, Thomas Steen and Mike Eagles also scored for Winnipeg. Defenseman Phil Housley added four assists--all in the second period when he set up power-play goals.

Montreal 3, Hartford 2--Sylvain Lefebvre forced an overtime with a goal at 17:27 and Stephan Lebeau scored the winner with 51 seconds remaining at Montreal as the Canadiens rallied for the victory.

Lebeau was sent in on the right side by Kirk Muller and beat goaltender Kay Whitmore with a shot inside the post for his 14th goal of the season.


Lefebvre tied the game with his first goal of the season. He had not scored since last March 12.

St. Louis 6, N.Y. Islanders 2--Brett Hull recorded his 14th career hat trick and added an assist, and rookie Guy Hebert stopped 35 shots to lead the Blues at St. Louis.

The hat trick was Hull’s fourth of the season and second against the Islanders. Hull also scored three goals in a 7-7 tie with the Islanders on Dec. 10 in New York.

San Jose 4, Quebec 1--Perry Berezan and Brian Mullen scored third-period goals 13 seconds apart to break a 1-1 tie between the teams with the worst records in the NHL.

The loss was the fifth in a row for the Nordiques (9-21-4) while the Sharks are at 8-26-3. Quebec, 0-13-3 on the road, is the only team in the NHL without a victory away from home.