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Sunday, 29 October, 2000, 11:22 GMT
Devils too hot for Penguins
New Jersey's Randy McKay
McKay "could do no wrong" against the Penguins
Pittsburgh Penguins 0-9 New Jersey Devils

Randy McKay and John Madden went on a scoring spree that left team-mates shaking their heads in disbelief as Stanley Cup champions New Jersey Devils crushed the Pittsburgh Penguins 9-0.

McKay and Madden each scored four goals and Martin Brodeur made 22 saves for his 43rd career shut-out.

The result was Pittsburgh's worst home defeat in franchise history and it enabled the Devils to move past the Penguins into first place in the Atlantic Division.

"The only time I can remember doing it was back when I played high school hockey back in Montreal," McKay said of his four-goal effort.


Guys were shaking their heads at me. I could do no wrong out there
  Randy McKay
The last pair of team-mates to score four goals in a game was Odie and Sprague Cleghorn of the Montreal Canadiens, who did it against the Hamilton Tigers on 14 January, 1922.

"Guys were shaking their heads at me. I could do no wrong out there," said McKay.


Florida Panthers 3-1 Ottawa Senators

At Florida, Pavel Bure scored a short-handed goal in the second period and sealed a 3-1 win over Ottawa with an empty net tally as the Panthers won for the first time this year and handed the Senators their first loss.

With the Panthers down a man, Jaroslav Spacek dug the puck out at the left point and sprung Bure, who backhanded it off the left goalpost and in for his fourth goal and a 2-0 lead.

Ottawa was off to the best start in club history (6-0-3), while Florida had been the last team in the NHL without a win.


St Louis Blues 4-3 Dallas Stars

In St. Louis, Pierre Turgeon scored two goals and set up two, including Al MacInnis's goal just 15 seconds into overtime, to lead the Blues to a 4-3 victory over the Dallas Stars.

Turgeon, who had tied the game at 3-3 52 seconds into the third period, won a face-off in the neutral zone and made a cross-ice pass to MacInnis, who wristed the puck past Dallas goaltender Ed Belfour for the overtime victory.

Turgeon opened the scoring at 8 minutes 21 seconds of the first period and also set up Scott Young's league-leading 11th goal. Mike Modano had two goals and an assist for Dallas.


Boston Bruins 1-2 Toronto Maple Leafs

Mats Sundin scored 3 minutes and 36 seconds into overtime to lift the Toronto Maple Leafs to a 2-1 away victory over the Bruins.

Boston, in its second game since Mike Keenan took over from fired coach Pat Burns, took a 1-0 lead deep into the third period. But Toronto's Igor Korolev beat rookie goalie Andrew Raycroft with 2:45 to play to send the game into overtime.

Curtis Joseph stopped 27 shots for the Maple Leafs.


Montreal Canadiens 1-2 New York Islanders

Roman Hamrlik and Dave Scatchard scored 28 seconds apart early in the third period and Wade Flaherty made 33 saves as the New York Islanders handed the Canadiens a 2-1defeat for the second night in a row.

Flaherty allowed only Patrice Brisebois' power-play tally with 5:14 left as the Isles stretched their unbeaten streak to four games (3-0-1) in handing Montreal its first home loss.


Detroit Red Wings 4-1 Columbus Blue Jackets

In Detroit, Martin Lapointe and Brendan Shanahan each had a goal and an assist as the Red Wings extended their winning streak to four games with a 4-1 victory over the Columbus Blue Jackets.

Chris Osgood made 14 in recording his 200th NHL win.


Chicago Blackhawks 1-3 Buffalo Sabres

Miroslav Satan and Dave Andreychuk scored 56 seconds apart in the second period and Dominik Hasek made 22 saves to lead the Buffalo Sabres to a 3-1 victory over the Blackhawks for their first road of the season.


Colorado Avalanche 4-2 Edmonton Oilers

At Colorado, Shjon Podein scored a pair of goals in a 10-second span of the third period to lift the unbeaten Avalanche to a 4-2 victory over the Edmonton Oilers.

Peter Forsberg and Chris Drury each had a goal and an assist for Colorado, which posted its ninth straight win to improve to 9-0-2 - the best start in franchise history.

With Ottawa's loss to Florida, the Avalanche are the only unbeaten team in the NHL.


Pheonix Coyotes 3-1 Los Angeles Kings

Jeremy Roenick and Wyatt Smith scored in the third period as the Coyotes extended their unbeaten streak to eight games with a 3-1 victory over the Los Angeles Kings in Phoenix.

Roenick broke a 1-1 tie 1:46 into the third period with his seventh goal and Smith added an insurance goal with 3:20 left.


San Jose 2-2 Atlanta Thrashers

In San Jose, Andrew Brunette's goal with 2:07 remaining lifted the Atlanta Thrashers to a 2-2 tie with the Sharks.

San Jose goaltender Evgeni Nabokov stopped a Chris Tamer shot from the point, but he left a rebound in front of the crease and Brunette jammed the loose puck in to earn a draw and give second-year Atlanta its first four-game unbeaten streak (1-0-3).

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