Last mission to repair the Hubble telescope Hubble space telescope discoveries have enriched our understanding of the cosmos. In this special report, you will see facts about the Hubble space telescope, discoveries it has made and what the last mission's goals are.
For their own good
Fifty years ago, they were screwed-up kids sent to the Florida School for Boys to be straightened out. But now they are screwed-up men, scarred by the whippings they endured. Read the story and see a video and portrait gallery.
Fill out this form to email this article to a friend
Meyer, Gagne lift Flyers' spirits in win
Published March 9, 2006
PHILADELPHIA - The Flyers were less than a second away from a tough defeat that would've caused even more panic among fans hoping for a major deal hours before the trade deadline.
Freddy Meyer delayed the misery and Simon Gagne sent them home thrilled.
Gagne scored in a sudden-death shootout after Meyer tied it with 0.2 seconds left in regulation, leading the Flyers to a 3-2 victory over the league-leading Hurricanes on Wednesday night.
Peter Forsberg scored to force sudden death and R.J. Umberger had a goal in regulation for Philadelphia, which has won consecutive games in shootouts following a four-game losing streak.
"It was a great win for us against one of the best teams right now," Gagne said. "We need these points. Winning at home is huge for us. We haven't really had a good stretch at home the last few games."
The Flyers, who led the NHL in mid-January, closed within one point of the Atlantic Division-leading New York Rangers, who lost in a shootout to Atlanta.
Ray Whitney and Justin Williams scored for the Hurricanes, who had won five straight.
"That wasn't a good way to lose," Whitney said. "It's unfortunate they got somewhat of a scramble goal that was kind of lucky."
The Flyers finally got the puck out of their zone and pulled goaltender Antero Niittymaki for an extra skater with 22 seconds left in the third period after Carolina had controlled play.
With the clock winding down, Mike Rathje ripped a shot from the point that Meyer deflected past goalie Martin Gerber just before time expired.
"I got a stick on it and I think it went five-hole," Meyer said. "I knew there wasn't much time left when I was in front of the net so I knew that was going to be the last chance."
CAPITALS 6, PENGUINS 3: Alex Ovechkin got his 42nd goal of the season and added two assists to help host Washington win the final matchup of the season against Pittsburgh and Sidney Crosby.
Ovechkin increased his lead to 10 points over Crosby, who had an assist, in scoring among rookies.
THRASHERS 3, RANGERS 2 (SO): Marian Hossa scored in the shootout to give host Atlanta its third straight win in extra time. The Thrashers have won seven of nine games to close within one point of the Montreal for eighth place in the East.
PANTHERS 6, SENATORS 2: Jozef Stumpel and Nathan Horton scored two goals apiece and Florida snapped an eight-game home losing streak to Ottawa.
Roberto Luongo had 33 saves to help the Panthers snap a three-game losing streak overall.