NHL ROUNDUP : It’s All Lemieux (Seven Points) and the Penguins
It was the Mario Lemieux Show in Pittsburgh.
“It was scary. He could have had a few more,” Pittsburgh Coach Eddie Johnston said after Lemieux got seven points with a goal and six assists as the Penguins crushed the Lightning, 10-0, Wednesday night.
Lemieux had six assists for the fourth time in his career, tying the team record he shares with Ron Stackhouse and Greg Malone. His 10th goal came on a breakaway in the third period, giving him 27 points in eight games this season. It was the fourth seven-point game of his career. He has had two eight-point games.
“It was clicking right off the bat,” Lemieux said. “We scored a couple of quick ones and actually, it was pretty scary out there.”
Ron Francis had two goals and three assists and goaltender Ken Wregget made 27 saves for his fourth regular-season shutout. It was the biggest shutout victory for the Penguins in their 29 seasons.
Washington 5, Montreal 2--Peter Bondra scored twice within a 27-second span in the third period, and the Capitals ended the Canadiens’ six-game winning streak at Landover, Md.
Jim Carey stopped 21 shots for the Capitals, who have won four consecutive games. Montreal was 6-0-0 under Coach Mario Tremblay, who took over for Jacques Demers after the Canadiens opened the season with five losses.
Toronto 4, Winnipeg 2--The Jets lost for the first time at home this season as the Maple Leafs scored three power-play goals in the first period and rode the goaltending of Felix Potvin.
Doug Gilmour, Dave Andreychuk, Kenny Jonsson and Benoit Hogue scored for Toronto.
Buffalo 2, Detroit 1--Dominik Hasek made 29 saves and Yuri Khmylev and Charlie Huddy each scored a goal to lead the Sabres at Buffalo.
Dallas 1, Chicago 1--Andy Moog stopped 32 shots and his penalty-killing unit denied all seven power-play opportunities by the Blackhawks to give the Stars a tie at Dallas.
Colorado 6, Calgary 1--At Denver, Claude Lemieux had his best game in a Colorado uniform, scoring two goals to lead the Avalanche to their sixth consecutive victory.
Edmonton 3, Vancouver 3--Martin Gelinas scored 6:18 into the third period and Trevor Linden had two assists to lift the Canucks into a tie at Vancouver.
Defenseman Chris Pronger of the St. Louis Blues was suspended for four games and fined $1,000 by the NHL after slashing center Pat Peake of the Washington Capitals.