Recchi’s two goals help Flyers beat Maple Leafs


Mark Recchi had two goals and one assist and tough guy Todd Fedoruk had a goal and an assist as the Philadelphia Flyers beat the Toronto Maple Leafs 5-2. Dan McGillis and P.J. Stock also added goals for Philadelphia Thursday night in its third victory in a row to move into a tie with New Jersey atop the Atlantic Division. Gary Roberts and Yanic Perreault scored for Toronto, which hasn’t won in four games. Flyers general manager Bob Clarke said he’s no closer to trading Eric Lindros, a restricted free agent who said he only wants to play for the Maple Leafs. Roman Cechmanek made 30 saves to win his third straight. Bruins 6, Lightning 3 In Tampa, Florida, Jason Allison tied a career-high with five points, including two goals and two assists during Boston’s four-goal first-period. Joe Thornton, who had two goals and an assist, and Allison scored 5-on-3 power-play goals in the game’s first 2:07. Vincent Lecavalier had a power-play goal in the first period and Fredrik Modin and Nils Ekman added third-period scores for the Lightning, who have lost 19 of 22. The Lightning, who had 29 shots on goal, lost despite holding Boston to 17 — the fewest they’ve allowed this season. Senators 4, Avalanche 1 In Ottawa, Patrick Lalime earned his team record 23rd win this season and Alexei Yashin and Shawn McEachern had a goal and an assist each to lead Ottawa over Colorado. Ottawa won its third straight to open a four-point lead over New Jersey atop the Eastern Conference. Daniel Alfredsson and Magnus Arvedson also scored for the Senators. Lalime, who stopped 25 shots, snapped the Senators’ single-season record for wins that was shared by Damian Rhodes and Ron Tugnutt, set during the 1998-99 season. Colorado’s Dan Hinote ruined Lalime’s shutout bid 901 into the third. Sabres 3, Thrashers 1 In Buffalo, New York, Rhett Warrener broke a second-period tie, and Buffalo finally hung on to a late lead, beating Atlanta. Miroslav Satan had a goal and assist and Maxim Afinogenov scored for the Sabres, who squandered third-period leads in three of their previous four losses. Dominik Hasek stopped 20 shots as Buffalo avenged Tuesday’s 5-4 loss at Atlanta and ended a two-game losing skid. Jeff Odgers scored for the Thrashers, 1-9-2 in their last 12 road games. Blues 4, Flames 1 In St. Louis, Peter Smrek scored the first two goals of his career as St. Louis beat Calgary in a game delayed over 90 minutes because of a power outage. Pierre Turgeon had two assists for the Blues, unbeaten in six games (3-0-3) and regained first place overall in the NHL. The game was delayed 1 hour, 41 minutes after power was lost approximately two hours before the scheduled start. Valeri Bure got his 18th goal on a power play for the Flames, whose five-game unbeaten streak (3-0-2) came to an end. The Flames are 0-6-1 against the Blues the last two seasons.