Despite Kolzig’s Goaltending, Red Wings Beat Tired Capitals

From Associated Press

Igor Larionov and Vycacheslav Kozlov scored third-period goals as the Detroit Red Wings defeated Washington, 2-0, Sunday at Detroit, ending the Capitals’ winning streak at three games.

“We were dead tired,” Coach Ron Wilson said. “It wasn’t lack of effort. You just don’t have anything left in the tank.”

Washington goalie Olaf Kolzig made several spectacular saves, including one on Brendan Shanahan only a few seconds before Larionov’s goal.


“Today, I felt like I played my best game in a long time,” Kolzig said, “and all I got to show for it was a loss.”

Larionov scored on Detroit’s 32nd shot 6:13 into the third period as the teams were skating 4-on-4. Kozlov added an empty-net goal with 19.3 seconds left.

Red Wing goaltender Chris Osgood had to stop only 15 shots to earn his third shutout of the season. He is 4-0 in his career against Washington.

The Capitals were playing their fourth game in six days, and it showed as the Red Wings outshot them, 39-15.

Philadelphia 5, Tampa Bay 2--Trent Klatt had two power-play goals and an assist to lead the Flyers to the victory at Tampa as the Lightning lost its fourth in a row.

“He’s a good hockey player,” Flyer Coach Wayne Cashman said of Klatt. “Every night he shows up and does his job. He’s played on a checking line and now he’s playing on the power play and he gets two goals.”


Rob Brind’Amour, Chris Gratton and Chris Therien also scored for Philadelphia, which got a 35-save effort from goaltender Ron Hextall.

Tampa Bay right wing Mikael Andersson had a first-period short-handed goal. Rob Zamuner collected his 100th career assist on the goal. Steve Kelly added a third-period power-play goal for the Lightning, which has scored two or fewer goals in 14 consecutive games.

Philadelphia center Eric Lindros was held without a point--marking the third consecutive game he has gone without a point for only the second time in his career.

Meanwhile, Tampa Bay Coach Jacques Demers said No. 1 goaltender Daren Puppa will be sidelined at least two more weeks because of back spasms. Puppa has not played since Dec. 27.

Phoenix 4, Ottawa 4--Shawn McEachern’s second-effort goal with 9:03 remaining in regulation helped the Senators get the tie with the Coyotes at Phoenix.

Alexei Yashin, Stan Neckar and Radek Bonk also scored for the Senators, who played an entire game without a penalty for the first time in their six-year history.


Keith Tkachuk, Craig Janney, Bob Corkum and Michel Petit had goals for Phoenix, which is 6-2-2 in its last 10 games.

Ottawa, coming off a 3-3 tie at Colorado on Saturday night, forced overtime when McEachern got the rebound of his own shot and backhanded it past Coyote goaltender Nikolai Khabibulin for his 15th goal.