Devils pull even on McKay’s OT goal


EAST RUTHERFORD, New Jersey, AP

Randy McKay’s goal from close range at 501 of overtime gave New Jersey a 6-5 victory over Toronto Maple to even their Eastern Conference semifinal at one game apiece. Alexander Mogilny had two goals and three assists Saturday night, and Scott Gomez, Brian Rafalski and John Madden also scored for the Devils, who bounced back after blowing a three-goal third-period lead. Mats Sundin and Steve Thomas scored twice each and Danny Markov once for Toronto, which had won five straight playoff games. Avalanche 2, Kings 0 In Denver, Patrick Roy set an NHL record with his 16th career playoff shutout as Colorado evened its Western Conference semifinal series with Los Angeles Kings at 1-1. Roy, already the NHL’s winningest goalie for his career and in the playoffs, had been tied for most playoff shutouts with Clint Benedict of Ottawa and the Montreal Maroons (1919 28). Roy finished with 20 saves, while the Kings’ Felix Potvin had 26 saves. Penguins 3, Sabres 1 In Buffalo, New York, Andrew Ference, a defenseman known for his hard-hitting style, scored the go-ahead goal with 1101 left in the third period to lift Pittsburgh over Buffalo. Robert Lang and Alexei Kovalev also scored as the Penguins, playing without Jaromir Jagr, took a 2-0 lead in their best-of-seven second-round series, which resumes Monday in Pittsburgh. Former Penguins player Stu Barnes scored for the Sabres. The Sabres are 0-15 when losing the first two games of a playoff series. Jagr, who won his fourth consecutive scoring title this season, missed the game with a minor leg injury sustained in the second period on Thursday.