Originally created 03/08/06

Islanders score win in shootout



UNIONDALE, N.Y. - Miroslav Satan and Trent Hunter beat Martin Brodeur in a shootout for the second time in six days, lifting the New York Islanders to a 2-1 victory over the New Jersey Devils on Tuesday night.

Satan matched Viktor Kozlov's goal in the first round, and Hunter then gave the Islanders the lead. Rick DiPietro stopped Brian Gionta and Jamie Langenbrunner to give New York its fifth win against the Devils in seven games this season (5-1-1). Three were decided in shootouts.

The Devils fell to 16-4-3 since Dec. 31 and have helped New York maintain its playoff hopes.

DiPietro finished with 30 saves. Brodeur made 29.


SABRES 3, BRUINS 2

IN BUFFALO, N.Y., JOCHEN HECHT BROKE A TIE LATE IN THE SECOND PERIOD, AND DANIEL BRIERE HAD TWO ASSISTS IN THE SABRES' COMEBACK VICTORY.

JASON POMINVILLE AND THOMAS VANEK ADDED GOALS, AND RYAN MILLER MADE 25 SAVES TO HELP BUFFALO WIN ITS THIRD STRAIGHT.


BLACKHAWKS 3, BLUE JACKETS 1

IN COLUMBUS, OHIO, PATRICK SHARP SCORED ON A THIRD-PERIOD BREAKAWAY, AND CRAIG ANDERSON HAD 27 SAVES FOR CHICAGO.

RADIM VRBATA HAD A FIRST-PERIOD GOAL FOR THE BLACKHAWKS, AND MATTHEW BARNABY ADDED AN EMPTY-NETTER. MANNY MALHOTRA SCORED FOR COLUMBUS.


COYOTES 5, RED WINGS 2

In Detroit, Mike Comrie scored twice to lead Phoenix to a victory over Detroit.

Comrie, Boyd Devereaux and Dave Scatchard scored in the first period.


MAPLE LEAFS 5, CANADIENS 3

In Toronto, Tomas Kaberle had a goal and three assists to help Toronto end a five-game losing streak and keep its playoff hopes alive with a victory over Montreal.

ANOTHER LAWSUIT: Former NHL player Steve Moore filed another lawsuit against Todd Bertuzzi for his on-ice hit two years ago.

The lawsuit seeks general, special and punitive damages. Moore's parents, Jack and Anna, also are named in the lawsuit. They were watching the game on TV in their home in Thornhill, Ontario, and are asking for damages for shock and distress.