Nothing Going Right for Bruins

From Associated Press

Tony Amonte scored while being hauled down by Ray Bourque with 6:55 to play and the Blackhawks beat the stumbling Bruins, 5-3, Thursday night at Chicago even though Boston’s unhappy Adam Oates extended his scoring streak to 20 games with an assist.

The Bruins’ winless streak reached eight games, their longest since 1984.

Oates, whose scoring streak is the NHL’s longest this season, was stripped of his assistant captaincy before the game for criticizing management.

“We’re getting worse . . . and I think it’s upstairs,” Oates said. “They’re not doing their job.”


Boston has lost five consecutive games, is 0-7-1 since Feb. 4 and is in danger of missing the playoffs for the first time in 30 years.

New Jersey 2, Florida 2--Martin Brodeur stopped 25 of 27 shots to extend his unbeaten streak to 14 games as the visiting Devils salvaged a tie against the Panthers while extending their unbeaten streak to 13 games. Both streaks are franchise bests.

Florida, 0-3-1 in its last four games, has fallen from first place in the Eastern Conference to fourth.

Pascal Rheaume, making his NHL debut, and Ken Daneyko scored for New Jersey. Rob Niedermayer and Bill Lindsay scored for Florida.


St. Louis 1, Ottawa 1--Jim Campbell scored his 21st goal, tops among NHL rookies, as the Blues and Senators skated to a tie before a season-low 14,305 at St. Louis.

Campbell’s goal gave the Blues the lead in the second period, but Radek Bonk scored on a rebound at 9:41 of the third period.

Vancouver 6, San Jose 1--Alex Mogilny scored two goals and added an assist as the Canucks rolled past the Sharks at San Jose.

Tampa Bay 5, Philadelphia 2--Daymond Langkow and Chris Gratton had a goal and an assist as the Lightning beat the Flyers at Tampa, Fla.