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ISLANDERS EDGE RANGERS IN BIG APPLE BASH, 4-3

Goaltender Mike Richter continued to struggle at home, giving up Ron Sutter's first goal of the season early in the third period as the New York Islanders beat the New York Rangers 4-3 Friday night.

Richter, 1-8 in his last nine decisions, was knocked out of a home game for the third straight time and third time overall this season. Richter, one of the Rangers' most important players in their drive to the Stanley Cup last season, is 5-7-2 at home this season and 10-15-2 overall.Sutter broke a 3-3 tie when he scored with a backhander between Richter's legs at 1:59 of the third period.

Travis Green scored two goals for the Islanders while Bob Beers had the other. Alexei Kovalev, Pat Verbeek and Mark Messier scored for the Rangers.

Jets 7, Canucks 4

At Winnipeg, Manitoba, Nelson Emerson, Darryl Shannon and Keith Tkachuk each beat Vancouver goalie Kirk McLean on short-handed goals in a span of 4:44 during the first and second periods to help the Jets extend their undefeated streak to four games.

Flames 7, Kings 4

At Calgary, Alberta, Paul Kruse had the first two-goal game of his NHL career as Calgary beat Los Angeles. Kruse, who scored only eight goals in his first three years with the Flames, has already matched that total this season.

Red Wings 4, Maple Leafs 2

At Toronto, Viacheslav Kozlov and Keith Primeau scored late in the second period as Detroit extended its unbeaten streak to seven and handed Toronto its third straight loss.