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Hockey Today

February 2, 1996

Pittsburgh at Detroit (3 p.m. EST). The Penguins, the third seed in the Eastern Conference, take on the West’s best in the Red Wings.



_ Alexei Zhamnov, Jets, scored three goals in Winnipeg’s 6-4 loss to Colorado.

_ Claude Lemieux, Avalanche, had two goals and an assist in Colorado’s win.

_ Jari Kurri, Kings, scored the tying goal twice in the third period as Los Angeles and San Jose skated to a 6-6 tie.


Theoren Fleury of the Calgary Flames was selected as the NHL’s player of the month for January while left wing Eric Daze of the Chicago Blackhawks won top rookie honors. Fleury had 12 goals and eight assists in the Flames’ 11 games. Daze led all rookie scorers in January with 12 points, including eight goals.


The Buffalo Sabres acquired minor-league defenseman Doug Boughner from the Florida Panthers on Thursday in exchange for a conditional fourth-round draft choice.


The Montreal-Philadelphia game Thursday night featured six separate fights and a major penalty for elbowing. There were 99 minutes in penalties called by referee Don Van Massenhoven in the second period alone. The Flyers beat the Canadiens 3-2 in overtime. At the end of the second, Philadelphia’s Shawn Antoski and Montreal’s Donald Brashear, who had tangled late in the period, met in the hallway between the two dressing rooms and reportedly traded blows.


Flyers defenseman Petr Svoboda was carried off the ice on a stretcher and taken to a hospital after being elbowed Thursday night by Canadiens center Marc Bureau. Svoboda lay motionless for about five minutes following the collision with Bureau. Svoboda suffered a concussion, a cut in his mouth and a laceration on the back of his head from falling on the ice.


Damian Rhodes made 38 saves in Ottawa’s 4-2 loss to Washington on Thursday night. ... Grant Fuhr made 34 saves in a 2-2 tie with Vancouver.


Eric Desjardins’ goal with 29.8 seconds left in overtime gave Philadelphia a 3-2 victory over Montreal on Thursday night. ... Alexander Mogilny’s goal with 7.9 seconds left in regulation pulled Vancouver into a 2-2 tie with St. Louis. For Mogilny, who had an apparent goal with 41.4 seconds left in the third period disallowed, it was his 40th goal of the season.


Montreal was outshot 39-14 by Philadelphia in a 3-2 overtime loss on Thursday night. The Canadiens had only six shots through two periods, scoring twice on Ron Hextall.


Ottawa, playing its seventh home game in 11 days, drew only 12,322 Thursday night, the smallest crowd in eight starts at the new 18,500-seat Palladium.


Philadelphia’s Rod Brind’Amour played in his 500th NHL game Thursday night.


Boston’s Cam Neely sat out Thursday night’s game against Florida with a sore foot and shoulder.


Grant Fuhr has made 50 consecutive starts in goal for St. Louis this season. Fuhr, 33, is the only goalie in the league to start every game.


``Actually, it just ticked everybody off, big-time. I hope it’s reviewed by the league and we hope he gets some kind of suspension.″ _ Philadelphia coach Terry Murray on Montreal’s Marc Bureau’s elbow chop that sent Flyers defenseman Petr Svoboda to the hospital.

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