Mark Recchi and John LeClair each had a goal and three assists, lifting the Philadelphia Flyers past the Capitals, 4-1, last night in Washington. Michal Handzus and Kim Johnsson also scored to help the Flyers win for the fifth time in their last six games.
Recchi opened the scoring at 5:30 of the first period, beating goalie Rastislav Stana with a wrist shot after LeClair's strong play to keep the puck in offensive zone. LeClair made it 2-0 less than three minutes later, tipping a shot past Stana, who started in place of Olaf Kolzig for the first time since being recalled from Portland.
Devils 3, Thrashers 2 -- Jeff Friesen scored his third goal in four games early in the third period, lifting host New Jersey over Atlanta. Martin Brodeur made 24 saves, including a spectacular tumbling stop on Frantisek Kaberle in the second period, and Grant Marshall scored a goal and set up another by Patrik Elias to help the Devils win for the fourth time (4-1-1) in six games.
Sabres 4, Hurricanes 2 -- Jochen Hecht had two goals and Martin Biron made 37 saves, helping visiting Buffalo erase a two-goal deficit and beat Carolina.
Canucks 4, Predators 1 -- Defenseman Brent Sopel scored twice and and Markus Naslund added three assists, spurring host Vancouver past Nashville.