Bourque's OT goal caps Penguins' rally in 7-6 win
UNIONDALE, N.Y. -- Phil Bourque scored 2 minutes, 30 seconds into overtime to cap a five-goal rally fueled by Mario Lemieux's hat trick, leading the Pittsburgh Penguins over the New York Islanders, 7-6 last night.
Derek Kinf had the fastest hat trick in Islanders history to help New York mount a 6-2 lead before the Pittsburgh comeback.
On Bourque's game-winner, defenseman Paul Coffey slapped a shot from the right point. Islander goalie Glenn Healy got a stick on the puck and the rebound caromed to the left side of the crease where Bourque was standing unchecked. The Pittsburgh forward put it into the net before Healy could recover.
Coffey's assist on the game-winner gave him 1,051 points for his career, one behind Denis Potvin's NHL record for a defenseman. Coffey also tied Potvin's assist record with 742.
The Penguins, trailing 6-2, got a goal from Recchi 29 seconds into the third period, and then scored three goals in a 2:26 span with Lemieux accounting for two of those scores at 9:17 and 10:26, both on the power-play.
Jagr tied the contest at 11:43 when he picked up a loose puck at the blue line and flipped the puck over Healy's right shoulder.
King set an Islander record for fastest three goals, surpassing Potvin's previous mark of 3:21, set on Oct. 14, 1978.
King's first goal at 14:01 of the first period capped a 3-on-2 break. His second goal came 26 seconds later. He took a cross-ice feed from David Volek at the top of the right circle and fired another wrister into the far corner. His third goal came on a power-play at 15:19 when he picked up a loose puck in the left circle and once again wristed the puck between Barrasso's pads.
Shawn Burr's second-period goal broke a 1-1 tie, and Tim Cheveldae stopped 18 of 19 shots to lead Detroit.
Blues 5, Maple Leafs 1
Vincent Riendeau stopped 37 shots and Rich Sutter set up two first-period goals, as St. Louis earned its third straight victory at home after an 0-2 start on the road.
Flames 6, North Stars 3
Carey Wilson's power-play goal at 13:01 of the third period highlighted a four-goal third period that sent Calgary past Minnesota, handing the North Stars their first loss of the season.