THURSDAY'S NHL SUMMARIES


THURSDAY'S NHL SUMMARIES
LIGHTNING 4, PENGUINS 2
At Tampa, Fla.
Pittsburgh110--2
Tampa Bay022--4
First Period--1, Pittsburgh, Kovalev 30 (Rozsival, Morozov), 18:54 (pp). Penalties--Kraft, Pit (tripping), 11:47; Andreychuk, TB (kneeing), 17:11; Sarich, TB (hooking), 18:50.
Second Period--2, Pittsburgh, Nieminen 11 (LaCouture), 4:38. 3, Tampa Bay, Andreychuk 19 (Cullimore, Richards), 12:03. 4, Tampa Bay, Lacavalier 16 (St. Louis, Willis), 19:02. Penalties--Alexeev, TB (goalie interference), 7:12; Lecavalier, TB (interference), 9:59.
Third Period--5, Tampa Bay, Andreychuk 20 (Olvestad, Sarich), 4:05. 6, Tampa Bay, Klymer 14 (Andreychuk, Cullimore), 19:52 (en). Penalties--Nieminen, Pit (slashing), 5:10; Andreychuk, TB (ob.-tripping), 10:57; Olvestad, TB (slashing), 12:25.
Shots on goal--Pittsburgh 7-11-13--31. Tampa Bay 9-13-10--32.
Power-play Opportunities--Pittsburgh 1 of 6; Tampa Bay 0 of 2.
Goalies--Pittsburgh, Hedberg 25-32-6 (31 shots-28 saves). Tampa Bay, Khabibulin 23-30-9 (31-29).
A--15,454.
Referees--Chris Lee, Paul Stewart. Linesmen--Mark Pare, Lyle Seitz.
BLUE JACKETS 2, PREDATORS 1
At Columbus
Nashville100--1
Columbus011--2
First Period--1, Nashville, Timonen 13 (Johnson, Yachmenev), 13:39. Penalties--Pronger, Clm (roughing), 1:10; Shelley, Clm, major (fighting), 16:36; Perrott, Nas, major (fighting), 16:36.
Second Period--2, Columbus, Pronger 2 (Knutsen, Nedorost), 7:59. Penalties--Vyborny, Clm (hooking), 2:55; Houlder, Nas (holding), 5:09; Knutsen, Clm (slashing), 12:21; Pronger, Clm (interference), 17:15; Hulse, Nas (holding stick), 20:00.
Third Period--3, Columbus, Quint 7 (Knutsen, Timander), 6:43. Penalties--Eaton, Nas (elbowing), 5:00; Nedorost, Clm (holding stick), 5:52; Grand-Pierre, Clm (roughing), 7:14; Hartnell, Nas (roughing), 7:14; Allison, Clm, minor-major-game misconduct (instigator, fighting), 9:48; Simpson, Nas, major (fighting), 9:48; Grand-Pierre, Clm, minor-major (slashing, fighting), 9:48; Perrott, Nas, minor-major (cross-checking, fighting), 9:48; Arkhipov, Nas (tripping), 16:42; Timander, Clm (slash), 19:19; Yachmenev, Nas (hooking), 19:54.
Shots on goal--Nashville 7-7-7--21. Columbus 10-7-6--23.
Power-play Opportunities--Nashville 0 of 7; Columbus 0 of 4.
Goalies--Nashville, Vokoun 5-14-4 (23 shots-21 saves). Columbus, Tugnutt 12-26-3 (21-20).
A--18,136.
Referees--Tom Kowal, Rob Martel. Linesmen--David Brisebois, Don Henderson.
AHL STANDINGS
EASTERN CONFERENCE
East Division
WLTOTLPtsGFGA
x-Bridgeport42257394234188
x-Hartford392510391242236
x-Providence35308482185208
Springfield34411271207234
Albany1342121149167267
North Division
WLTOTLPtsGFGA
y-Lowell392411392220205
x-Manchester362811386232224
x-Worcester38317184240210
Portland293015477214221
Canadian Division
WLTOTLPtsGFGA
x-Quebec352614387251245
x-Manitoba39313485263249
x-Hamilton36309384241200
x-St. John's332716284247234
Saint John293313475181199
WESTERN CONFERENCE
West Division
WLTOTLPtsGFGA
x-Utah40286490237220
x-Grand Rapids392711089207173
x-Houston372610589228228
x-Chicago37297586245229
Milwaukee293510472194203
Central Division
WLTOTLPtsGFGA
y-Syracuse372213592220185
x-Rochester322915281202204
x-Cincinnati323310377210207
Cleveland28396466216261
South Division
WLTOTLPtsGFGA
x-Norfolk372512490217200
x-Hershey342611685190185
x-Philadelphia312615582196202
Wilkes-Barre204213356194263
x-clinched playoff spot
y-clinched division title
Two points are awarded for a victory; one point for ties and overtime losses.
Thursday's Game
Portland 4, Albany 3, OT
Today's Games
Quebec at St. John's, 6 p.m.
Lowell at Saint John, 6:30 p.m.
Hartford at Providence, 7:05 p.m.
Philadelphia at Wilkes-Barre, 7:05 p.m.
Manitoba at Hamilton, 7:30 p.m.
Hershey at Norfolk, 7:30 p.m.
Syracuse at Rochester, 7:35 p.m.
Manchester at Worcester, 7:35 p.m.
Cleveland at Cincinnati, 7:35 p.m.
Springfield at Bridgeport, 8:05 p.m.
Milwaukee at Houston, 8:30 p.m.
Grand Rapids at Utah, 9 p.m.
Saturday's Games
Quebec at St. John's, 6 p.m.
Wilkes-Barre at Hershey, 7 p.m.
Bridgeport at Hartford, 7:05 p.m.
Norfolk at Philadelphia, 7:05 p.m.
Worcester at Portland, 7:05 p.m.
Manitoba at Hamilton, 7:30 p.m.
Providence at Springfield, 7:30 p.m.
Albany at Syracuse, 7:30 p.m.
Cleveland at Cincinnati, 7:35 p.m.
Lowell at Manchester, 7:35 p.m.
Grand Rapids at Chicago, 8 p.m.
Houston at Utah, 9 p.m.
Sunday's Games
Hartford at Bridgeport, 4:05 p.m.
Portland at Worcester, 4:05 p.m.
Rochester at Cleveland, 4:05 p.m.
Providence at Lowell, 5 p.m.
Syracuse at Albany, 5 p.m.
Philadelphia at Hershey, 6 p.m.
Utah at Milwaukee, 6 p.m.
Houston at Chicago, 7 p.m.
Grand Rapids at Manitoba, 8 p.m.
COLLEGE
NCAA DIVISION I
THE FROZEN FOUR
At Xcel Energy Center
St. Paul, Minn.
Semifinals
Thursday
Maine 7, New Hampshire 2
Minnesota 3, Michigan 2
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Championship
Saturday
Maine (26-10-7) vs. Minnesota (31-8-4), 7 p.m.
THURSDAY'S SUMMARIES
MAINE 7, NEW HAMPSHIRE 2
Maine124--7
New Hampshire200--2
First Period--1, New Hampshire, Collins 20, :21. 2, Maine, Liscak 15 (Jackson, Shaneberger), 3:34. 3, New Hampshire, Saviano 13 (Busch), 17:55 (sh). Penalties--Shaneberger, Maine (high-sticking), :24; Collins, NH, (roughing), 4:01; Kariya, Maine (roughing) 4:01; Lawson, Maine, (hooking), 7:27; Haydar, NH (slashing), 12:52; Ryan, Maine (roughing), 16:28. Abbott, NH (roughing), 16:28; Barker, NH (slashing), 16:28.
Second Period--4, Maine, Metcalf 8 (Heisten), 3:37. 5, Maine, Metcalf 9 (Falco), 5:57. Penalties--Collins, NH (boarding), 7:50; Nault, Maine (roughing), 7:50; Stafford, NH (high-sticking), 8:57; Maine, Heisten (cross-checking), 13:22; Maine, Dimitrakos (interference), 14:47.
Third Period--6, Maine, Liscak 16 (Jackson), 8:16. 7, Maine, Lawson, 18 (Dimitrakos, Metcalf), 12:20. 8, Maine, Falco 3 (Liscak), 15:30. 9, Falco 4 (Murphy, Ronan), 16:21 (pp). Penalties--Stafford, NH (tripping), :41; Haydar, NH (slashing), 16:07.
Shots on goal--Maine 9-18-13--40. New Hampshire 10-8-7--25.
Power-play Opportunities--Maine 1 of 5; New Hampshire 0 of 4.
Goalies--Maine, Morrison 8-8-7 (25 shots-23 saves). New Hampshire, Ayers 8-16-9 (40-33).
A--19,227.
Referee--Mike Schmidt. Linesmen--Greg Wohlers, Marco Hunt.
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MINNESOTA 3, MICHIGAN 2
Michigan002--2
Minnesota111--3
First Period--1, Minnesota, Potulny 13 (Taffe), 4:20. Penalties--Romensky, Mic (interference), 6:23; Nystrom, Mic (hooking), 15:10; Stevens, Min (holding), 17:49; Taffe, Min. (hitting after whistle), 18:39; Komisarek, Mic (hitting after whistle), 18:39; Ballard, Min (unsportsmanlike conduct), 20:00; Cammalleri, Mic (unsportsmanlike conduct), 20:00.
Second Period--2, Minnesota, Potulny 14 (Leopold, Pohl), 4:33 (pp). Penalties--DeMarchi, Min (hooking), 1:26; Michigan bench, served by Ryznar, (too many men), 4:03; Potulny, Min (interference), 5:31; Ortmeyer, Mic (checking from behind), 10:07; Angell, Min (roughing), 10:54; Waibel, Min (checking from behind), 11:50; Ryznar, Mic (interference), 14:55; Welch, Min (charging), 19:17; Nystrom, Mic (hitting after whistle), 20:00; Koalska, Min (hitting after whistle), 20:00.
Third Period--3, Minnesota, Taffe 34 (Welch), 1:40. 4, Michigan, Swistak 2 (Roemensky), 13:55 (sh). 5, Michigan, Ortmeyer 16 (Nystrom, Cammalleri), 18:26. Penalties--Woodford, Mic (unsportsmanlike conduct), 4:40; Nystrom, Mic (tripping), 9:57; Cammalleri, Mic (holding), 13:11.
Shots on goal--Michigan 10-13-6--29. Minnesota 9-12-5--26.
Power-play Opportunities--Michigan 0 of 6; Minnesota 1 of 8.
Goalies--Michigan, Blackburn 8-11-4 (26 shots-23 saves). Minnesota, Hauser 10-13-4 (29-27).
A--19,234.
Referee--John Gravellese. Linesmen--Bob Bernard, Joe Andrews.

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