Rookie Raimo Helminen scored the lead goal then set up Ron Greschner's insurance goal that enabled the New York Rangers to beat the Philadelphia Flyers, 3-1, last night in New York.
The Rangers had lost 14 straight NHL regular season or playoff games to the Flyers since beating them March, 14, 1984. Just last Saturday, the Flyers had beaten the Rangers, 4-0, their only victory in their last five games.
Referee Andy Van Hellemond called 40 minutes in penalties during the first 20 minutes last night. Sabres 3, Bruins 3
In Boston, Jay Miller, playing in his third game, scored his first NHL goal at 15:39 of the third period and the Bruins went on to tie Buffalo. Oilers 4, Black Hawks 3
Rookie Marty McSorley's two goals included the game-winner in Edmonton. Kevin McClelland's drop passes set him up both times. Kings 4, Jets 1
Marcel Dionne got a gift goal in Winnipeg, then got one the hard way, bringing the puck from one end to the other and beating Dan Bouchard to provide the winning margin.
Earlier, Winnipeg's rookie defenseman, Dan McFall, tried to clear Dionne's soft shot and deflected it past Bouchard.