NHL ROUNDUP : Rangers’ Nedved Breaks Slump With a Breakaway

From Associated Press

With nothing but open ice and an Ottawa Senators’ goaltender ahead of him, Petr Nedved broke out of his slump to lead the New York Rangers to a 4-3 victory Monday night at New York.

Nedved, whose three goals this season have all come against the last-place Senators, scored his first goal in 15 games at 5:29 of the third period to help the Rangers overcome a 3-1 deficit.

Nedved picked up Jay Wells’ bouncing lead pass, outraced Senator defenseman Dennis Vial and beat goaltender Don Beaupre on the breakaway.


“Once I knew I was onside and it was just the goalie, my eyes lit up,” Nedved said.

Quebec 6, New Jersey 3--Owen Nolan had the fifth three-goal game of his career as the Nordiques won at Quebec to move into first place in the NHL’s overall standings.

Detroit 5, Vancouver 2--Paul Coffey and Bob Errey scored 15 seconds apart late in the first period at Vancouver.

NHL Notes

New York Islander defenseman Rich Pilon will be sidelined four to six weeks because of a severely sprained left ankle.