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Flyers Extend Unbeaten Streak To 17 Games

Wed., Jan. 8, 1997

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Dale Hawerchuk scored twice and Eric Lindros had a goal and two assists as the Philadelphia Flyers extended their undefeated streak to 17 games with a 7-3 victory over the Boston Bruins on Tuesday night in Philadelphia.

Philadelphia is 14-0-3 in its last 17 games, the longest undefeated streak in the NHL since Pittsburgh’s 18-game streak in 1993. Boston’s Sheldon Kennedy, whose testimony helped convict his former junior hockey coach of sexual abuse last week, played for the first time since going public with his story.

Jaromir Jagr triggered a four-goal second period and visiting Pittsburgh rallied from a 2-0 deficit to a 5-3 victory over the New York Islanders. The Penguins are 8-0-1 in their last nine games.

Doug Weight had two goals as Edmonton spoiled the coaching debut of Joel Quenneville by winning at St. Louis 5-2.

Take a seat

Troy Mallette of the Boston Bruins was suspended for two games and fined $1,000 for an elbowing incident involving Grant Marshall of Dallas on Jan. 4.

Mike Craig of the Toronto Maple Leafs was suspended for two games and fined $1,000 for a cross-check that broke Vancouver forward Mike Sillinger’s nose.

All-star additions

Tony Granato of the San Jose Sharks and Viacheslav Fetisov of the Detroit Red Wings were added to the NHL’s Western Conference all-star team.


 

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