Miroslav Frycer scored four goals to enable the Toronto Maple Leafs to beat the Edmonton Oilers, 11-9, last night. Never had more goals been scored in Toronto's Maple Leaf Gardens.
Edmonton's Wayne Gretzky scored his 29th, 30th and 31st goals. It was his third three-goal game this season and 37th of his career. He had three assists. Teammate Jari Kurri had a goal and five assists.
Andy Moog started in goal for the Oilers, but Grant Fuhr came in 11 shots and five goals later. Canadiens 5, Bruins 3: In Montreal, Mats Naslund scored his 28th goal of the year midway through the game, extended his scoring streak to 18 games and helped put Montreal into sole possession of first place in the Adams Division. Devils 8, Black Hawks 7: It was a 6-6 tie in Chicago midway through the last period, then John MacLean and Doug Sulliman scored within 75 seconds to make it 8-6. New Jersey had lost eight straight.
New Jersey defenseman Dave Pichette hurt his neck, head and shoulder colliding with the Hawks' Wayne Presley and was carried from the ice on a stretcher. Penguins 7, Kings 3: In Pittsburgh, Mike Bullard and Doug Shedden scored on power plays to start a four-goal second period that beat Los Angeles. The Penguins had failed on their previous 13 power plays. Moscow Dynamo 7, Sabres 4: The Sabres entered the last period of the exhibition losing by 3-1. They scored three straight goals, but the Russians scored four straight to end their NHL tour at 2-1-1.
A bomb threat was phoned to Buffalo Memorial Auditorium before the start of the game, but police searched the building and found no bomb.