Flyers’ LeClair Scores Four Goals

From Associated Press

John LeClair scored four goals and Mark Recchi had a goal and two assists to lead the visiting Philadelphia Flyers to a 6-2 victory over the Montreal Canadiens on Tuesday night.

LeClair, who began his career with Montreal, has 28 goals and 43 points in 29 regular-season games against the Canadiens since he was traded to the Flyers on Feb. 9, 1995.

Marty Murray also scored for Philadelphia, which completed its season-opening three-game trip with five of a possible six points.

Canadien goalie Jose Theodore -- last season’s league MVP -- has given up 12 goals in two home losses since opening the season with a 4-1 victory over the New York Rangers.


New York Rangers 5, Toronto 4 -- Pavel Bure had two goals and an assist in his first game of the season, helping the Rangers break out of a scoring slump in a victory at New York.

The Maple Leafs dropped their third in a row after a 6-0 victory over Pittsburgh to start the season.

The Rangers scored all their goals after center Eric Lindros was ejected for boarding in the second period.

New York Islanders 4, Nashville 3 -- Adrian Aucoin scored at 1:50 of overtime -- three seconds after Brad Isbister was stopped on a penalty shot -- to cap a three-goal comeback as the Islanders won at Uniondale, N.Y.


Dave Scatchard and Mark Parrish also scored for New York, which avoided losing three consecutive games to start the season for the first time in its 31-year history.

Dallas 3, Edmonton 0 -- Jere Lehtinen scored twice and Marty Turco made 21 saves for his sixth career shutout as the Stars won at Dallas and remained unbeaten in four games.

Former King Phillippe Boucher had a power-play goal for Dallas (3-0-1), off to its best start since opening the 1996-97 season with six consecutive victories.

Ottawa 2, Phoenix 1 -- Captain Daniel Alfredsson scored with 5:14 left at Ottawa to lift the Senators over the Coyotes.


Alfredsson deflected Mike Fisher’s centering pass past Phoenix goalie Sean Burke a minute after his teammates killed off a two-man advantage for a full two minutes.

Minnesota 4, Florida 1 -- Bill Muckalt scored two goals to break a 75-game drought, and Manny Fernandez made 30 saves for the Wild at St. Paul, Minn.

Muckalt got his first goal in more than a year, at 6:20 of the first period to put Minnesota ahead, 1-0. Muckalt hadn’t scored since April 2, 2001.

St. Louis 2, Carolina 1 -- Tom Koivisto scored at 3:49 of overtime for the Blues in a victory over the Hurricanes at St. Louis.


It was the first win in three games for the Blues, who have scored only six goals this season.