NHL ROUNDUP : Penguins Slowed in Toronto
The Toronto Maple Leafs are serving notice that they don’t fold against good teams.
Nikolai Borschevsky scored the go-ahead goal at 11:01 of the second period and goaltender Felix Potvin stopped 34 shots as the Maple Leafs defeated the Pittsburgh Penguins, 4-2, at Toronto.
The loss was only the second this season for the defending Stanley Cup champions (11-2-2) and scoring leader Mario Lemieux, who got his 20th goal in the first period.
“It will probably open up a lot of eyes out there,” Toronto Coach Pat Burns said. “We are not going to show a lot of respect to anybody.
“We did a great job on Mario. Tonight was one of the superb jobs I have seen a hockey team do against him.”
Pittsburgh pulled its goalie to go with five forwards for the last 1:14, but Wendel Clark sealed Toronto’s biggest victory of the season with an empty-net goal at 19:16.
Tampa Bay 6, N.Y. Islanders 5--Doug Crossman completed a six point-performance with his third goal at 1:16 of overtime, lifting the Lightning over the Islanders at Uniondale, N.Y.
Pierre Turgeon of the Islanders scored on a penalty-shot goal with 6.9 seconds left in regulation to send the game into overtime. Referee Richard Trottier awarded New York the penalty shot when a Tampa Bay defenseman was called for covering the puck in the crease.
Crossman, who was traded by the Islanders to Hartford in November of 1990 and later was sent to Detroit before being taken by Tampa Bay in the expansion draft, had the first hat trick of his career and added three assists.
Edmonton 2, Minnesota 2--Bill Ranford made 13 of his 31 saves in the third period and overtime to help the Oilers gain a tie with the North Stars at Bloomington, Minn.
Todd Elik gave the North Stars, 4-0-2 at home this season, a 2-2 tie at 14:05 of the second period.
Gaetan Duchesne gave Minnesota a 1-0 lead at 10:05 of the first period, but the Oilers took the lead on goals by Martin Gelinas and Shayne Corson.
Boston 2, N.Y. Rangers 2--Ted Donato and Dmitri Kvartalnov scored in the final six minutes of regulation as the Bruins rallied to gain a tie at Boston.
Goaltender Mike Richter was working on the Rangers’ first shutout of the season when the Bruin offense came alive in the final minutes of a game dominated by the New York defense. Donato’s goal tied the score with 2:53 left.
Goals by Darren Turcotte and Mike Gartner gave the Rangers a 2-0 lead.
Montreal 5, Detroit 1--Mike Keane scored two goals and set up another at Montreal as the Canadiens beat the Red Wings for the second time in four nights.
Eric Desjardins had a goal and two assists for Montreal, which is unbeaten in its last 10 games and has not lost in eight home games this season.
The Canadiens won at Detroit on Wednesday night, 4-3
Washington 6, Hartford 2--Sylvain Cote scored two goals and the Capitals won their third consecutive game by defeating the Whalers at Hartford.
Geoff Sanderson and Patrick Poulin scored for the Whalers, who are 0-5-1 in their last six games and have a league-worst 1-6-1 home record.
Chicago 7, Quebec 4--Jeremy Roenick’s three goals helped the Blackhawks win at Quebec one day after General Manager Mike Keenan’s surprise resignation. Chris Chelios had three assists during a game in which the lead changed five times.
Roenick’s fifth three-goal game of his career gave him 11 goals for the season. Joe Sakic scored twice for the Nordiques.
Philadelphia 4, St. Louis 2--Brent Fedyk scored two goals a little more than a minute apart in the second period at Philadelphia to lead the Flyers to their first victory in eight games.
The Flyers, 0-5-2 in their previous seven games, won for only the second time in their last 12 games.
New Jersey 6, San Jose 1--Peter Stastny scored twice and Scott Niedermayer had the first goal of his NHL career as the Devils defeated the Sharks at Daly City, Calif.
The Devils, winners of four of their last five road games, ended the Sharks’ three-game unbeaten streak (2-0-1).