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Avalanche buries Blues, 4-1

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Patrick Roy stopped 30 shots and earned his 356th victory, moving past Rogie Vachon into seventh place on the career win list for goaltenders, and the Colorado Avalanche beat the St. Louis Blues 4-1 Saturday.

Alexei Gusarov, Rene Corbet and Eric Lacroix scored third-period goals as the Avalanche pulled away from a 1-1 tie. The goals chased St. Louis goaltender Jamie McLennan, subbing for Grant Fuhr, who was held out with a sore left ram.St. Louis, which has lost three in a row, has been outscored 25-13 in the third period this year.

Blackhawks 4, Islanders 2

At Uniondale, N.Y., Tony Amonte scored twice and had two assists and Chris Terreri stopped 24 shots for his fifth straight win as the Chicago Blackhawks beat the New York Islanders.

The Blackhawks scored three first-period goals and then hung on to hand the Islanders their first loss in six games (4-1-1).

Capitals 2, Oilers 1

At Landover, Md., Phil Housley became the second American-born player in NHL history to score 1,000 points, tallying an assist as the Washington Capitals beat the Edmonton Oilers.

Housley reached the milestone with 4:48 elapsed in the first period with the Capitals enjoying a 5-on-3 advantage.

Devils 2, Bruins 0

At East Rutherford, N.J., Martin Brodeur recorded his sixth straight win by making 17 saves to lead New Jersey a victory over Boston, snapping the Bruins' six-game road winning streak.

Patrik Elias scored a first-period power-play goal to give Brodeur his second shutout of the year.

Sabres 2, Penguins 2

At Pittsburgh, Curtis Brown and Alexei Zhitnik scored in the final eight minutes of the third period to give Buffalo a tie with Pittsburgh.

Penguins goaltender Tom Barrasso had stopped 29 shots when Brown converted Miroslav Satan's drop pass at 12:09. Zhitnik tied the game at 17:38.

Flyers 4, Senators 3

At Kanata, Ontario, John LeClair, Chris Gratton and Shjon Podein scored in the second period and Philadelphia went on to a victory over Ottawa.

Phil Crowe and Magnus Arvedson scored for Ottawa in the third period, but the the Senators still lost for the 10th consecutive time to the Flyers.

Coyotes 3, Maple Leafs 0

At Toronto, Nikolai Khabibulin notched his first shutout of the season with 25 saves as Phoenix skated to a victory over punchless Toronto.

Khabibulin had seven shutouts last year and shared the league lead with Colorado's Patrick Roy.

Canadiens 4, Kings 1

At Inglewood, Calif., Vincent Damphousse scored the first three goals of the game for his 10th career hat trick as Montreal snapped a six-game Forum winless streak with a victory over Los Angeles.

Damphousse also set up a third-period goal by Martin Rucinsky and Valeri Bure had three assists, fueling the Canadiens' fifth straight victory.

Mighty Ducks 3, Canucks 2

At Vancouver, British Columbia, Teemu Selanne extended his goal-scoring streak to 10 games as the Anaheim Mighty Ducks defeated Vancouver, handing the Canucks their ninth straight loss.

Selanne gave the Ducks a 3-1 with 7:29 to play in the third period.

Sharks 3, Lightning 1

At San Jose, Calif., Jeff Friesen and Murray Craven each scored goals on deflections in the second period and Kelly Hrudey stopped 36 shots to lift the San Jose to a victory over Tampa Bay.

The Sharks ended a five-game winless streak.