Originally created 03/03/00

Thrashers beaten by St. Louis



ATLANTA -- Lubos Bartecko scored twice and Pavol Demitra added his 100th career goal Thursday night as the St. Louis Blues beat the Atlanta Thrashers 5-2 to tie an NHL record with their 10th straight road victory.

In a matchup between the best and worst teams, the Blues equaled the road mark set by the 1983-84 Buffalo Sabres. St. Louis, which owns the league's best road record (22-8-2), has outscored opponents 39-15 during the streak that started Jan. 21 at the United Center in Chicago.

The Blues outshot the expansion Thrashers 33-14 and improved to 28-0-0 when leading after two periods.

Blues backup goalie Jamie McLennan improved to 8-3-1. Just as he did in his last outing -- a 4-1 victory over the Thrashers Feb. 15 -- McLennan faced only 14 shots.

Islanders -- 5
Senators -- 5

UNIONDALE, N.Y. -- Wade Redden scored with 1:02 left in regulation as Ottawa rallied from a two-goal deficit in the third period to tie New York.

With goalie Ron Tugnutt pulled for an extra attacker, Radek Bonk won a draw and sent the puck back to Redden. The defenseman took two strides in and wristed the puck to the far side past Kevin Weekes for the tying goal.

Canadiens -- 5
Bruins -- 2

BOSTON -- Sergei Zholtok scored the tie-breaking goal in the third period to help snap Montreal's eight-game winless streak against Boston.

Shayne Corson scored twice and Benoit Brunet added a goal and an assist for the Canadiens, who have won seven straight and nine of 11. Montreal is 5-1 in its last six road games.