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Late score propels Predators to win

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Published January 16, 2004

NASHVILLE - Scott Hartnell scored on a power play with 47 seconds left, sending Nashville to a 4-3 victory against Phoenix on Thursday.

The Coyotes took a 3-2 lead when Brian Savage put in the rebound of Paul Mara's one-timer from the point.

But Martin Erat tied it with 2:43 left with a backhander from low in the slot. Then Kimmo Timonen took a shot from the point that deflected off Hartnell and past Sean Burke.

BLUES 5, BLUE JACKETS 3: Eric Boguniecki scored twice to lead host St. Louis, which won for only the fourth time in its past 14. Down 3-2, Mark Rycroft tipped home Murray Baron's shot from the point to tie it 8:43 into the third. Boguniecki made it 4-3 1:07 later when he converted Petr Cajanek's centering pass.

SHARKS 3, CANUCKS 1: Alex Korolyuk had a goal and an assist for host San Jose. He put the Sharks up 1-0 11:46 into the game, and his assist on Alyn McCauley's goal 3:24 into the third made it 3-0.

OILERS 1, DUCKS 0: Tommy Salo made 28 saves for host Edmonton, which is 5-2-0-1 in its past eight and extended Anaheim's winless streak to eight (0-5-3). Ales Hemsky scored with 5:57 left in the first, taking Ethan Moreau's pass, breaking in alone on Martin Gerber and beating him high to the glove side.

AVALANCHE 4, STARS 1: Peter Forsberg scored twice for host Colorado, which has on four in a row and is 9-1-2-1 in its past 13. Forsberg made it 2-0 by sending a pass through the crease that deflected in off defenseman Philippe Boucher's skate. He made it 3-0 midway through the third, stripping Sergei Zubov between the circles and beating Marty Turco stickside.

BRUINS 1, SABRES 0: Felix Potvin made 27 saves for visiting Boston, which has won five in a row and is unbeaten in seven (6-0-1-0). It also was the Bruins' first shutout in Buffalo since April 4, 1993. Sergei Samsonov scored with 4:33 left in the second, converting Glen Murray's rebound.

ISLANDERS 4, SENATORS 4: Todd White, Martin Havlat and Zdeno Chara scored in the third to help host Ottawa rally from a 4-0 deficit and earn a point for the 14th time in its past 15 (10-1-4).

Down 4-1, White scored on a power play 3:17 into the third, and Havlat made it 4-3 off a turnover by defenseman Kenny Jonsson at 5:40. Chara tied it when he drove a slap shot past Garth Snow for a power-play goal at 8:31.

DEVILS 3, RANGERS 3: Matthew Barnaby scored with 1:49 left for host New York. Martin Brodeur made 30 saves in his 50th consecutive start against the Rangers, who are 1-21-13-1 against the Devils since Feb. 17, 1997, and haven't beaten them since Oct. 17, 2001. Down 3-2, Mark Messier worked the puck behind the net and found Barnaby in front. He split two defenders and beat Brodeur.

DEVILS: Defenseman Scott Stevens missed his fourth consecutive game. He has felt listless since recovering from the flu. General manager Lou Lamoriello said Stevens will be out another 7-10 days because he might be feeling the effects of an unknown hit.

FLYERS: Defenseman Dennis Seidenberg broke his left leg when he fell on Marcus Ragnarsson during practice and is expected to miss 10-12 weeks. He is scheduled for surgery today.

PANTHERS: Center Nathan Horton probably will miss the rest of the season after tearing the rotator cuff in his left shoulder. The team hopes to learn today if Horton needs surgery. Horton, who has 10 goals, was hurt Sunday when he slid headfirst into the boards.

Also, the team was close to signing forward Donald Audette. He had three goals and five assists in 23 games with Montreal this season before his contract was bought out Jan. 2.

PENGUINS: Goalie Marc-Andre Fleury will make his first start since Dec. 9 tonight. He was part of Canada's world junior team.

SHARKS: Left wing Marco Sturm missed Thursday's game with a sore chest. He was injured Tuesday.

STARS: Goalie Ron Tugnutt was recalled from Utah and placed on the injured list with a groin injury.

WILD: Center Wes Walz was put on injured reserve with a sprained right shoulder sustained Jan. 5.

ALL-STAR GAME: Next season's game will be awarded to Atlanta, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported. If a labor dispute forces its cancellation, Atlanta is expected to get the 2008 game instead.

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