Originally created 01/18/00

Bruins rally to tie Thrashers



BOSTON -- Dave Andreychuk scored with 30 seconds left in regulation Monday as the Boston Bruins, despite losing Ray Bourque early in the game, rallied from a three-goal deficit to tie the Atlanta Thrashers 3-3.

The Bruins trailed 3-0 before Kyle McLaren and Joe Thornton scored 13 seconds apart late in the third period. Then, with goalie Bryon Dafoe off for an extra skater, Andreychuk put a centering pass from Anson Carter in the center of the net to send the game into overtime.

Dafoe made 26 saves, stopping Patrik Stefan on a breakaway with 3:50 to go in overtime to preserve the tie. Boston has not lost at home to an expansion team since 1973.

Scott Frankhouser stopped 36 shots for the Thrashers.

Even with the comeback, the Bruins are 1-8-5 in their last 14 games and winless (0-4-4) in their last eight home games. It's their longest home winless streak since going 0-4-4 in 1963.

Capitals -- 6
Lightning-- 3

TAMPA, Fla. -- Ulf Dahlen had two goals and an assist and the Washington Capitals won their season-high fifth straight game.

Dahlen's second goal, with 7:33 left in the third period, put the Capitals ahead 5-3. Dahlen and Jeff Halpern had second-period power-play goals as Washington improved to 7-1-2 in its past 10 games.

Washington's Sergei Gonchar had a goal and two assists. He has six goals and 10 points in the past seven games.

Panthers -- 3
Flyers -- 1

SUNRISE, Fla. -- Robert Svehla scored a pair of third-period goals as the Florida Panthers beat the Philadelphia Flyers and stretched their winning streak to five.

Florida has won seven of eight, while Philadelphia has lost three in a row, scoring a total of just two goals against New Jersey, Atlanta and Florida.