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NHL ROUNDUP : It’s All Lemieux (Seven Points) and the Penguins

From Associated Press

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.”

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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.

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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.

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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.

NHL Notes

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.


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