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Hoglund's last-minute goal lifts Leafs

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© St. Petersburg Times, published February 16, 2003


TORONTO -- Jonas Hoglund became the latest Maple Leafs player to score a big goal.He put Toronto ahead with 44 seconds remaining to beat the first-place Senators 2-1 on Saturday night.

Defenseman Robert Svehla also scored for the Maple Leafs, who have won seven of eight.

"We've been getting scoring from everybody," said Hoglund, one of six with 10 or more goals. "We're going to need that down the stretch. We just can't depend on the top three guys. We need contributions from everybody."

After Ottawa defenseman Anton Volchenkov turned the puck over at the blue line, Toronto's Mikael Renberg skated in and made a centering pass to Hoglund, who didn't miss an open net.

Ottawa's Patrick Lalime had 23 saves, including several impressive stops. Lalime had shutouts in his past two games.

"We battled back, got the tying goal, but then we just gave it to them," Lalime said. "We battled back for nothing."

Zdeno Chara scored for the Senators, who saw their three-game winning streak end.

Gary Roberts was in the Maple Leafs lineup for the first time this season after shoulder surgery.

PENGUINS 4, DEVILS 1: Mario Lemieux had a goal and assist in a four-goal first period for visiting Pittsburgh. Ville Nieminen, Tomas Surovy and Mikael Samuelsson also scored in the Devils' worst period of the season, and Sebastien Caron had 39 saves in making the Penguins' first goals in three games stand. The Penguins scored four times on 11 shots in sending Martin Brodeur to the bench after the first period.

CAPITALS 2, PANTHERS 1: Jeff Halpern had a goal and assisted on Ivan Ciernik's winner late in the second period for visiting Washington. Sebastien Charpentier, making his first start since Jan. 18, had 16 saves for the Capitals. The Panthers appeared to tie it midway through the third when Kristian Huselius batted a rebound out of the air, but referee Don Koharski quickly ruled the puck was struck above the crossbar and waved off the goal.

COYOTES 5, BLUES 3: Mike Johnson had two goals and an assist for Phoenix. Deron Quint, Branko Radivojevic and Daymond Langkow also scored for the Coyotes, who won their second road game in two nights after four straight losses. Brian Boucher had 29 saves. Pavol Demitra and Al MacInnis each had a goal and assist for the Blues.

RED WINGS 6, THRASHERS 2: Brett Hull had two of visiting Detroit's four second-period goals and added two assists in the third. Brendan Shanahan and Boyd Devereaux also scored in the second. Atlanta's winless streak extended to four games. Defenseman Chris Chelios returned for the Wings, who won their third straight, after missing nine games with a sore leg.

AVALANCHE 3, WILD 2: Colorado's top line of Peter Forsberg, Alex Tanguay and Milan Hejduk combined for two goals and six assists. Colorado, 9-0-2-1 its past 12, extended its home unbeaten streak to six games (5-0-1). Minnesota scored twice in the first 3:39 of the third period but couldn't finish the comeback.

FLYERS 2, HURRICANES 2: Keith Primeau's goal with 6:52 left gave host Philadelphia the tie. Donald Brashear also scored for Philadelphia, which came back from a 2-0 deficit in the third. Jeff O'Neill and Sean Hill scored for Carolina, and Kevin Weekes stopped 42 shots. The Flyers signed defenseman Marcus Ragnarsson to a two-year contract extension before the game.

SABRES 5, RANGERS 4: Curtis Brown scored a short-handed goal 1:29 into the third period and Martin Biron made 48 saves as host Buffalo ended an eight-game losing streak. Miroslav Satan scored on a penalty shot, and Chris Gratton, Adam Mair and Rory Fitzpatrick -- with his first regular-season goal -- also scored for Buffalo, which won for the first time since Jan. 24.

BLACKHAWKS 7, BLUE JACKETS 1: Steve Passmore won his first game in almost a year and Steve Sullivan had a career-high five points for visiting Chicago. Sullivan scored his 15th and had a career-high four assists. Eric Daze and Jon Klemm each had a goal and assist, and Kyle Calder had three assists. Mark Bell, Nathan Dempsey and Alex Zhamnov had even-strength goals.

ISLANDERS 3, KINGS 2: Arron Asham had his third career two-goal game, and Jason Blake also scored for visiting New York. Ziggy Palffy had a goal and assist and Mathieu Schneider scored for the Kings in the teams' only meeting this season. The Islanders were outshot 33-16 but scored on three of their first six shots. Blake put New York ahead to stay at 2:19 of the second.

CANADIENS 3, OILERS 2: Doug Gilmour, Stephane Quintal and Joe Juneau scored and Jose Theodore had 27 saves to for host Montreal. Theodore ended a personal five-game losing streak and Niklas Sundstrom had two assists for Montreal. Todd Marchant and Jani Rita had third-period goals for Edmonton. The Oilers had gone 113:42 without scoring before Marchant's goal.

PREDATORS 2, DUCKS 1: Vladimir Orszagh and Scott Walker had first-period goals for host Nashville. The loss ended a four-game winning streak for the Mighty Ducks, who got a goal from Sandis Ozolinsh.

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