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Blues make Lindros pay for gaffe, win 8th in a row

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November 4, 2002

NEW YORK -- While the St. Louis Blues keep finding ways to win, the Rangers are letting games slip away night after night.

Scott Mellanby scored a goal and added an assist, and Doug Weight had two assists Sunday to lead the Blues to a 3-2 victory against the Rangers.

Weight has 14 points in the past seven games for the Blues, who got 23 saves from Fred Brathwaite. St. Louis extended its winning streak to eight games and is unbeaten in nine. New York is in a 2-6 slump.

The Rangers have been hurt time and again following penalties taken by Eric Lindros. Lindros was in the box for high-sticking when Mellanby scored the winner.

Mellanby intercepted a clearing attempt at the left circle and beat Mike Richter to the stick side at 6:03 of the third period for his third goal of the season.

Lindros, who saw limited ice time after a penalty Saturday led to a loss in Boston, was benched the rest of the way.

Mark Messier played his 1,616th game, passing Larry Murphy for second place on the NHL career list.

COYOTES 2, PREDATORS 1 (OT): Daniel Briere blasted a power-play goal past Tomas Vokoun with 40 seconds left in overtime to give Phoenix its first home win of the season. It was Nashville's second overtime loss in as many nights, following 6-5 in Los Angeles.

Nashville, the only NHL team without an overtime loss (5-0-13) last season, is 0-0-1-4 in overtime this season, and eight of its nine losses have been by one goal.

BLUE JACKETS 3, SABRES 2: Derrick Walser's first goal of the season capped a rare third-period comeback as host Columbus improved to .500. The Blue Jackets had been 1-75-4-2 in their history when trailing after two periods.

The victory improved Columbus to 5-5-1-0, the latest into a season they have been at .500 in the franchise's three years. Buffalo's winless streak was extended to 0-4-2-0.

STARS 3, RED WINGS 3: Jason Williams' power-play goal with 6:19 left in regulation gave host Detroit the tie. Williams tipped in a pass from the bottom of the left circle while Stars forward Brenden Morrow was off for hooking.

SHARKS 4, MIGHTY DUCKS 3: Mike Ricci broke a tie with two power-play goals, both on deflections, for visiting San Jose. Owen Nolan had a shorthanded goal and Teemu Selanne scored to help the Sharks end a three-game losing streak. It was the first victory of the season for Evgeni Nabokov, who made 16 saves in his fourth start since ending a five-game holdout.

OILERS 4, BLACKHAWKS 1: Anson Carter scored twice and Tommy Salo stopped 24 shots for visiting Edmonton. Kyle Calder scored for Chicago, which has been outscored 9-2 in losing two in row. Blackhawks goalie Jocelyn Thibault made 24 saves.

Chicago right wing Eric Daze, who had surgery to repair a herniated disc Sept. 25, skated Saturday and could return in about two weeks, general manager Mike Smith said.

HALL OF FAME: Roger Neilson, Clark Gillies, Bernie Federko and Rod Langway will be inducted today.

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