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© St. Petersburg Times, published October 29, 2000


Devils duo pounds Penguins

PITTSBURGH -- Randy McKay and John Madden scored four goals each as the New Jersey Devils equaled the biggest offensive outburst in team history in a 9-0 victory Saturday night over the Penguins.

Madden also assisted on Turner Stevenson's second goal of the season as New Jersey scored nine goals for the seventh time and tied the franchise mark for largest margin of victory. It was the worst home defeat in Penguins history.

Almost overlooked in the offensive explosion was goalie Martin Brodeur's 43rd career shutout. He stopped 21 shots.

McKay and Madden became the first teammates to score four in a game since Odie Cleghorn and Sprague Cleghorn did it for Montreal in a 10-6 win over the Hamilton Tigers on Jan. 14, 1922.

"I couldn't do anything wrong out there," McKay said. "I just kept going out there and playing."

The Devils extended their unbeaten streak to four games and had two hat tricks in a game for the first time since Brendan Shanahan and Pat Verbeek each scored three goals in an 8-1 win over Toronto on Feb. 23, 1989.

New Jersey scored four goals in the first period against goalie Jean-Sebastien Aubin and four more in the second against backup Garth Snow.

The Penguins had their first sellout crowd in six home games, which was unfortunate timing.

"Maybe we should all take money out of our next checks and pay all the fans who stayed to watch the rest of that game. It's a joke," Penguins defenseman Bob Boughner said.

RED WINGS 4, BLUE JACKETS 1: Chris Osgood earned his 200th career victory for host Detroit. Osgood had to make only 14 saves to win his third straight after a 1-3 start.

At 200-91-42, Osgood's .658 winning percentage is the best among active goalies.

Brendan Shanahan had a goal and an assist and Nicklas Lidstrom added two assists for the Red Wings, who also got goals from Brent Gilchrist, Martin Lapointe and Darren McCarty.

Former Red Wings defenseman Jamie Pushor scored the Blue Jackets' goal.

PANTHERS 3, SENATORS 1: Pavel Bure scored two goals as host Florida got its first win and Ottawa took its first loss.

Mike Sillinger put the Panthers ahead 1-0 at 10:30 of the first period.

Bure scored his fourth goal of the season on a short-handed breakaway at 7:53 of the second period.

Bure sealed the victory with an empty-net goal in the final seconds.

ISLANDERS 2, CANADIENS 1: Roman Hamrlik and Dave Scatchard scored 28 seconds apart in the third period as Montreal lost at home for the first time this season.

Hamrlik scored his team-leading fifth goal 5:40 into the third, to break a scoreless tie. Scatchard made it 2-0 at 6:08.

Patrice Brisebois scored his third goal of the season on a power play with just over five minutes left in the third.

Wade Flaherty made 31 saves for his second win.

MAPLE LEAFS 2, BRUINS 1 (OT): Mats Sundin scored 3:36 into overtime for visiting Toronto.

Sundin scored on a backhander after circling the net and beating Boston rookie goaltender Andrew Raycroft in Mike Keenan's first loss as Bruins coach.

Igor Korolev tied it with 2:45 left in regulation with a wrist shot that found its way through the legs of Raycroft, who was bidding for his first career shutout.

SABRES 3, BLACKHAWKS 1: Miroslav Satan and Dave Andreychuk scored 56 seconds apart and Dominik Hasek stopped 21 shots for visiting Buffalo.

Chicago had been shut out in two straight games before breaking through on Tony Amonte's second-period goal on a pass from Alex Zhamnov that tied it 1-1.

But the Sabres responded quickly. Satan scored on a rebound 20 seconds after Amonte's goal for a 2-1 lead. Then on a power play, Andreychuk scored after a scrum in front of the net.

BLUES 4, STARS 3 (OT): Pierre Turgeon had four points, including an assist on Al MacInnis' winner 15 seconds into overtime. The loss snapped the Stars' NHL record 36 straight road victories when scoring at least three goals.

The Stars led 3-2 going into the third period, but Turgeon scored 52 seconds into the period when he banged the rebound of Scott Young's shot past Ed Belfour.

Turgeon had two goals and two assists. Scott Young recorded his league-leading 11th goal and picked up an assist on Turgeon's second goal. Young has scored in four straight games.

SATHER RIPS MACLEAN: Rangers general manager Glen Sather singled out John MacLean as an example of the team's problems and essentially said he couldn't play the game anymore, the Edmonton Sun reported Saturday.

"John MacLean has played two games," Sather said. "He's making $2.5-million and he can't get up and down the ice anymore. His giddy up doesn't giddy up anymore."

Told what Sather said, MacLean, 35, was stunned.

"Wow!" he said. "What am I going to say? There's nothing I can say. He hasn't told me that to my face, so what am I going to say?"

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