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Roundup: Fourth overtime's a charm for Rangers

Compiled from Times wires

© St. Petersburg Times, published September 30, 2002


NEW YORK -- Rookie Jamie Lundmark scored at 1:09 of overtime to lead the Rangers over the Bruins 4-3 on Sunday in the preseason.

NEW YORK -- Rookie Jamie Lundmark scored at 1:09 of overtime to lead the Rangers over the Bruins 4-3 on Sunday in the preseason.

Lundmark, who leads the Rangers with four goals, converted a centering feed from Dixon Ward for the winner. Rico Fata, Sandy McCarthy and Ward also scored for the Rangers, who have gone to overtime in four of five games with little success (two losses, tie).

Boston's Martin Lapointe slammed home the rebound of Nick Boynton's point shot for a power-play goal with 5:45 left in the third to send it to overtime.

Andy Hilbert scored twice for the Bruins, who have lost four straight.

Fata took advantage of confusion in the Bruins end to open the scoring at 12:28 of the first period. Boston goalie Tim Thomas skated behind his net to play the puck and got tangled with his defenseman, Shoane Morrison. Fata slid the puck into the cage as Thomas scrambled to get into position.

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BLUE JACKETS 5, PENGUINS 3: Finnish rookie Lasse Pirjeta scored power-play goals 24 seconds apart for host Columbus.

Columbus was on the power play most of the first two periods, scoring four times as the Penguins picked up 16 penalties totaling 46 minutes.

Pirjeta scored the first of his goals with a five-on-three advantage, jamming in a rebound of Jaroslav Spacek's shot. Before the official scoring was announced, Pirjeta converted another rebound at 7:32 of the second.

Spacek had a goal and two assists, Ray Whitney three assists, and Geoff Sanderson added a goal and an assist for Columbus.

Pittsburgh, which had lost 2-1 at home to Columbus on Saturday night, ended Pascal Leclaire's shutout late in the second on Steve McKenna's goal off an assist from Kris Beech.

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KINGS 7, MIGHTY DUCKS 4: Mathieu Schneider scored the winning goal and assisted on another for visiting Los Angeles. Schneider broke a 4-all tie at 3:46 of the third with a slap shot over goalie Martin Gerber.

Schneider's goal came 44 seconds after Anaheim's Steve Rucchin tied it. Rucchin faked defender Jason Holland and fired a wrist shot inside the left post.

Schneider sent Alexander Frolov on a scoring breakaway at 14:32. Frolov added an empty-net goal at 19:50. Jaroslav Bednar had a goal and two assists for the Kings. Derek Armstrong, Eric Belanger and Mike Cammalleri also scored.

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RED WINGS 5, BLACKHAWKS 4: Jiri Fischer scored the winning goal with 6:59 left for visiting Detroit. With the score tied at 4, Fischer swatted a loose puck past Jocelyn Thibault after an original shot had gone wide and bounced off the back boards.

Luc Robitaille scored twice, Sergei Fedorov had a goal and two assists and Stacy Roest added a goal for the Red Wings.

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FLAMES 6, OILERS 5: Jamie Wright scored the winning goal with 1:51 left for host Calgary. Martin Gelinas, Jarome Iginla, Marc Savard, Robyn Regehr and Ladislav Kohn also scored for the Flames, who improved to 1-4 in the preseason after going 3-for-8 on the power play.

Shawn Horcoff, Jason Chimera, Mike Grier, Mike Comrie and Daniel Cleary had goals for Edmonton, which was outshot 42-14.

DEVILS: John MacLean, who retired in June after 19 seasons and was a member of the 1995 Stanley Cup championship team, was hired as an assistant coach.

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