Brian Bellows' second goal of the game, at 6:41 of the third period, earned the Minnesota North Stars a 3-3 tie with the Philadelphia Flyers yesterday in Philadelphia.

The Flyers, two men short during a scramble in front of their goal, lost their lead when Bellows redirected Neil Broten's shot past goaltender Bob Froese.

In overtime, Minnesota could not get a shot on goal. The Flyers had three.

Philadelphia took a 1-0 lead when Ron Sutter put a rebound into the lower left corner of the net at 6:16 of the opening period. Brad McCrimmon made it 2-0 at 19:05, scoring on a rebound of a shot by Ilkka Sinisalo. Rangers 3, Bruins 2

John Vanbiesbrouck shut out Boston for two periods and then withstood a barrage in the final 20 minutes to lead New York to victory in Boston.

Boston outshot the Rangers, 37-19, but absorbed a second straight loss at home for the first time this season. The Bruins were beaten by Buffalo, 8-6, in Boston Thursday night.

Vanbiesbrouck had 16 saves in the first period, eight in the second and 13 in the third. He robbed Keith Crowder from close up with 2:25 left and made a chest save on a point-blank drive by Rick Middleton in the final minute. Nordiques 8, Black Hawks 5

Peter Stastny scored two goals, including the game-winner, and had three assists to lead Quebec over visiting Chicago.

Stastny broke a 5-5 tie at 5:09 of the third period when he gathered in a loose puck behind two Black Hawks at the Chicago blueline and raced in to put it between goaltender Murray Bannerman's legs.

The Black Hawks took their first lead of the game at 2:34 of the third period when Darryl Sutter beat Quebec goalie Mario Gosselin for the second time in the game. The lead was short-lived, however, as Alain Cote tied the game for the Nordiques just 29 seconds later. Canadiens 5, Red Wings 3

Mario Tremblay scored his 13th goal of the season with 3:16 remaining to give Montreal the victory in Detroit.

Tremblay took a pass from Mike McPhee inside the Detroit blueline and put a slap shot from the top of the faceoff circle through the legs of Detroit goalie Mark Laforest. Penguins 4, Devils 0

In Pittsburgh, Mario Lemieux scored his 29th and 30th goals and Roberto Romano stopped 27 New Jersey shots. It was the Devils' seventh straight defeat.

It was Romano's second shutout of the season and fourth of his career. The Devils are 0-10-1 since beating Detroit on Jan. 15. Sabres 4, Whalers 2

Mike Ramsey and John Tucker each had a goal and an assist as Buffalo extended its winning streak to four and visiting Hartford's losing streak to six.

Gilles Hamel and Norm Lacombe also scored for Buffalo, which is 7-4-0 since General Manager Scotty Bowman resumed the coaching duties Jan. 17. Maple Leafs 3, Blues 2

Russ Courtnall scored at 3:32 of overtime to give Toronto a victory over visiting St. Louis.

Courtnall dug a loose puck out of the corner to the right of goaltender Rick Wamsley and moved in before dropping the puck to fellow rookie Steve Thomas. Courtnall continued across the goal crease and took a return pass from Thomas for an easy shot into the open left side of the net. Islanders 4, Kings 3

Mike Bossy scored his 39th and 40th goals of the season in Inglewood, Calif., to lead New York over Los Angeles.

Bossy's power-play score 1:58 into the third period broke a 2-2 tie. Just 34 seconds later, rookie Bob Bourne drilled a 35-foot slapshot past goalie Darren Eliot for the game-winner. The Islanders are 8-2-1 in their last 11 games.

The Kings closed within one goal midway through the final period when Joe Paterson batted in a shot from the right point by rookie Brian Wilks. Islanders goalie Kelly Hrudey stopped Marcel Dionne on a 20-foot blast with 1:45 to go.

Bossy moved into a tie with Edmonton's Jari Kurri for the NHL's goal-scoring lead.