October 30, 2007 in Sports

Jagr, Rangers take bite out of Lightning

Associated Press The Spokesman-Review
 

Jaromir Jagr lost some teeth but has found his scoring touch.

Jagr, whose mouth was bloodied earlier by an errant stick, fired in a one-timer with 9:15 left Monday night in New York, to give the New York Rangers a 3-1 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning.

Jagr flashed a toothless grin on the bench shortly before ripping Michal Rozsival’s pass by goalie Johan Holmqvist during a power play for his third goal of the season and second in two games.

Brendan Shanahan added another power-play goal 2:44 later, with assists from Jagr and Chris Drury.

Capitals 7, Maple Leafs 1: At Toronto, Alexander Ovechkin scored his seventh and eighth goals of the season and five Washington players got their first goals in the Capitals’ victory over the Maple Leafs.

Brian Sutherby, Matt Bradley, Jeff Schultz, Matt Pettinger and Boyd Gordon all scored their first goals of the season for the Capitals while center Michael Nylander had three assists.

Sharks 4, Stars 2: At Dallas, Devin Setoguchi scored two goals in the third period of his first NHL game to help San Jose rally to beat the Stars.

Setoguchi stole the show from Dallas center Mike Modano, who moved within one of tying the NHL record for most points by a U.S.-born player. Modano had an assist in the second period to give him 1,231 points, behind Phil Housley’s 1,232.

Off the ice

Philadelphia Flyers defenseman Randy Jones was suspended two games by the NHL for his violent hit on Boston’s Patrice Bergeron, making him the third Philadelphia player suspended for a dangerous play this season. … Miikka Kiprusoff agreed to a $35-million, six-year extension with the Flames that will keep the star goalie in Calgary through the 2013-14 season. … Slovakian star Peter Bondra retired from professional hockey to become general manager of his country’s national team.


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