Flyers soar past Canadiens
Hull surpasses Dionne with 732d career goal
Magnus Ragnarsson and John LeClair scored 2:06 apart late in the third period to lift the Philadelphia Flyers to a 3-2 victory over the Canadiens last night in Montreal. Ragnarsson scored his third of the season with 3:19 left to tie it at 2-2, and LeClair netted the winner at 18:47 when he tipped defenseman Eric Weinrich's point shot past Mathieu Garon for his sixth goal.
Kim Johnsson also scored for the Flyers, who have lost just once in 17 games (13-1-3).
The Canadiens' season-high five-game unbeaten streak (3-0-2) ended.
Pierre Dagenais assisted on Richard Zednik's goal late in the second period, and scored his second of the season midway through the third to give the Canadiens a 2-1 lead.
Jeff Hackett stopped 36 Montreal shots after making 39 saves Saturday in a tie at Boston.
Hackett was caught out of position on Zednik's goal late in the second after he failed to stop Dagenais's shot along the boards behind the net. Mike Ribeiro got to the puck in the left corner, and fired a centering pass that Zednik redirected into the net from the right side as Hackett tried to scramble back.
Johnsson scored his second goal of the season from the slot after taking a pass from Tony Amonte, who set up the play off a give-and-go with Jeremy Roenick.
Midway through the third, Dagenais came out of the right corner along the goal line and fired a wrist shot over Hackett's left shoulder from a severe angle for his second goal of the season.
Mathieu Garon made 28 saves for Montreal, including a big pad save on Amonte, moments after Johnsson scored early in the third to tie it at 1.
Red Wings 3, Kings 2 -- Brett Hull moved into third place on the NHL career goal list by scoring 1:51 into overtime as host Detroit edged Los Angeles. Hull's 732d goal snapped a tie with Marcel Dionne and moved the Red Wings forward behind only Wayne Gretzky (894) and Gordie Howe (801). Hull, who also had an assist, one-timed a shot from the bottom of the left circle to give him a goal in his seventh straight game.
Los Angeles rallied from a 2-0 third-period deficit on goals by Mike Cammalleri and Martin Straka to force overtime.
Brendan Shanahan and Pavel Datsyuk had the other Detroit goals. Shanahan's goal was his 544th, tying him for 19th place with Hall of Famer Maurice Richard.
Red Wings defenseman Chris Chelios left the game early in the second period with a knee injury. He collided with Cammalleri late in the first period and went down holding the knee. He returned for the first shift of the second period, but went to the locker room after that.
Shanahan opened the scoring 2:27 in when his wrist shot from the bottom of the left circle beat Roman Cechmanek, who was deep in his crease. Datsyuk's power-play goal at 6:25 made it 2-0. He put a cross-ice pass from Hull into the open side of the net from the bottom of the right circle.
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