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NHL ROUNDUP Friday's other games


Published: Sat, March 18, 2006 @ 12:00 a.m.


Lightning 6, Flyers 3
TAMPA, Fla. -- Rookie Ryan Craig had his first two-goal game in the NHL to lead Tampa Bay. Vinny Prospal, Fredrik Modin, Vincent Lecavalier and Brad Richards also scored for the Lightning, who won for the third time in nine games. Tampa Bay has won eight straight against Philadelphia, the team it defeated in the 2004 Eastern Conference finals. The defending Stanley Cup champion Lightning are seventh in the East. They have a three-point lead over eighth-place Montreal and are four ahead of ninth-place Atlanta. Philadelphia got goals from Peter Forsberg, Jeff Carter and Niko Dimitrakos. The Flyers, two points behind the Atlantic Division-leading New York Rangers, are 3-5-1 since the Olympic break.
Panthers 4, Islanders 2
SUNRISE, Fla. -- Juraj Kolnik scored the tiebreaking goal with 5:07 left, lifting Florida over New York. Jay Bouwmeester, Joe Nieuwendyk and Martin Gelinas netted the other goals for Florida, and Jamie McLennan made 24 saves. Bouwmeester scored his first of the season, despite playing all 66 Florida games. Miroslav Satan scored both New York goals. Rick DiPietro stopped 40 saves but it wasn't enough to keep the Islanders from losing for the second straight night following a four-game winning streak that got them back into the Eastern Conference playoff picture. The 10th-place Islanders are five points behind Montreal, which currently holds the final postseason spot.
Mighty Ducks 2, Blackhawks 1
CHICAGO -- Andy McDonald scored twice and Jean-Sebastien Giguere made 22 saves to lead Anaheim past Chicago. Vitaly Vishnevski assisted on both goals for the Mighty Ducks, who have won four of five. Anaheim, with 76 points, moved one behind eighth-place Los Angeles and the final Western Conference playoff spot. Giguere sealed the win by making a point-blank save on Patrick Sharp in the final seconds. Kyle Calder scored for the Blackhawks, who have lost four of five. Chicago has three wins in 12 games. Nikolai Khabibulin stopped 28 shots but the Blackhawks were swept 4-0 in the season series with the Ducks.
Associated Press


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