January 31, 1996 in Sports

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Associated Press
 
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Islanders 5, Sabres 4 (OT)

Uniondale, N.Y.

Mathieu Schneider scored at 2:19 of overtime as the New York Islanders gave rookie goaltender Eric Fichaud a win in his NHL debut with a dramatic 5-4 decision over the Buffalo Sabres on Tuesday night.

Pat LaFontaine’s second goal of the game for New York tied the score with 4.2 seconds left in regulation. With goalie Dominik Hasek pulled for a sixth attacker, LaFontaine found a loose puck in the lower right circle and backhanded a shot that tucked under the crossbar.

Buffalo 2 1 1 0 - 4

N.Y. Islanders 2 1 1 1 - 5

First Period-1, NY, Semak 15 (Dalgarno, McInnis), 1:40. 2, NY, Andersson 6 (Green, Palffy), 3:37. 3, Buf, Wilson 1 (Peca, Burridge), 7:51. 4, Buf, LaFontaine 19 (May, Burridge), 12:17 (pp).

Second Period-5, NY, Green 18 (Schneider), :44 (pp). 6, Buf, Galley 6 (Zhitnik, LaFontaine), 14:55 (pp).

Third Period-7, NY, King 9, 13:24. 8, Buf, LaFontaine 20 (Peca, Burridge), 19:55.

Overtime-9, NY, Schneider 7 (Sweeney, Straka), 2:19.

Shots on goal-Buf 9-12-5-0-26. NY 11-16-7-1-35.Power-play opp.-Buf 2 of 6; NY 1 of 5.Goalies-Buf, Hasek 13-18-3 (35 shots-30 saves). NY, Fichaud 1-0-0 (26-22).A-8,454 (16,297).

Red Wings 4, Maple Leafs 2

Detroit

Sergei Fedorov and Igor Larionov scored 16 seconds apart in the third period as Detroit defeated Toronto Maple.

The Red Wings have won seven of their last eight and are unbeaten in 19 of their last 21 games.

Toronto 0 1 1 - 2

Detroit 1 0 3 - 4

First period-1, Det, Kozlov 24 (Johnson), 7:16.

Second period-2, Tor, Gilmour 16 (Yushkevich), 6:17.

Third period-3, Tor, Gill 5 (Gagner, Gartner), 5:57. 4, Det, Fedorov 21 (Larionov, Konstantinov), 7:45. 5, Det, Larionov 12 (Fedorov, Kozlov), 8:01. 6, Det, Yzerman 22 (Ciccarelli, Coffey), 18:59 (en).

Shots on goal-Tor 6-12-9-27. Det 13-11-13-37.Power-play opp.-Tor 0 of 5; Det 0 of 2.Goalies-Tor, Beaupre 6-24-0 (36 shots-33 saves). Det, Osgood 23-5-3 (27-25).A-19,983 (19,875).

Flames 3, Oilers 2 (OT)

Calgary, Alberta

Calgary overcame a two-goal deficit and a superior goaltending effort by Curtis Joseph to claim victory over Edmonton on Theo Fleury’s goal 1:51 into overtime.

Edmonton 1 1 0 0 - 2

Calgary 0 1 1 1 - 3

First Period-1, Edm, Ciger 22 (Norton, Weight), 9:08 (pp).

Second Period-2, Edm, Anderson 1 (Weight, Marchment), 4:47. 3, Cal, Roberts 8 (Patrick, Titov), 17:44.

Third Period-4, Cal, Fleury 26 (Titov, Patrick), 7:47 (pp).

Overtime-5, Cal, Fleury 27 (Roberts), 1:51.

Shots on goal-Edm 3-14-7-0-24. Cal 14-11-9-1-35.Power-play opp.-Edm 1 of 3; Cal 1 of 5.Goalies-Edm, Joseph 4-1-0 (35 shots-32 saves). Cal, Kidd 8-15-0 (24-22).A-17,724 (20,230).

Devils 3, Canucks 2

Vancouver, British Columbia

Steve Thomas deflected a hard pass from Bobby Holik into the net at 3:46 of overtime to give New Jersey the decision over Vancouver.

New Jersey 1 0 1 1 - 3

Vancouver 0 2 0 0 - 2

First Period-1, NJ, Carpenter 3 (Richer, Albelin), 19:14.

Second Period-2, Van, Rohlin 5 (Courtnall, Gelinas), 10:34. 3, Van, Mogilny 39, 13:12 (sh).

Third Period-4, NJ, Niedermayer 5 (Richer, Thomas), 9:15 (pp).

Overtime-5, NJ, Thomas 15 (Holik), 3:46.

Shots on goal-NJ 8-11-12-2-33. Van 7-6-5-3-21.Power-play opp.-NJ 1 of 4; Van 0 of 2.Goalies-NJ, Brodeur 19-19-5 (21 shots-19 saves). Van, Hirsch 7-7-4 (33-30).A-18,422 (18,422).

Sharks 8, Whalers 2

San Jose, Calif.

Kevin Miller scored three goals in San Jose’s six-goal second-period burst, and the Sharks stopped a five-game losing streak by beating Hartford.

Hartford 0 1 1 - 2

San Jose 1 6 1 - 8

First period-1, SJ, Odgers 2 (Tancill, Kyte), 5:16.

Second period-2, SJ, Kozlov 4 (Wood, Racine), 3:09. 3, SJ, Nolan 22 (Friesen, Bodger), 4:56. 4, SJ, Miller 14 (More), 5:41. 5, Har, Emerson 17 (O’Neill, Shanahan), 11:51. 6, SJ, Miller 15, 15:49 (sh). 7, SJ, Miller 16 (Janney, Sheppard), 17:50. 8, SJ, Kozlov 5 (Wood, Donovan), 18:32.

Third period-9, Har, Nikolishin 5 (Brown, Dineen), 2:46 (pp). 10, SJ, Friesen 10 (Whitney, Nolan), 16:08.

Shots on goal-Har 13-7-8-28. SJ 8-16-14-38.Power-play opp.-Har 1 of 5; SJ 0 of 3.Goalies-Har, Burke 16-20-4 (12 shots-8 saves), Muzzatti (5:41 second, 26-22). SJ, Terreri 9-19-0 (28-26).A-17,190 (17,190).

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