Mikael Renberg is worrying less and the Philadelphia Flyers are enjoying it more.
"I just said to myself to relax a little bit more and go out and work as hard as I can," said Renberg after his power-play goal at 15 minutes 37 seconds of the second period lifted the Flyers over the San Jose Sharks, 3-2, in a game between the Atlantic and Pacific division leaders yesterday in Philadelphia.
"I've been feeling pretty good the last three or four games," said Renberg, who said he has been worrying about a possible trade. "You always worry about that but I love it here. I love to play for the Flyers. But when you don't play good, you never know what's going to happen."
Renberg, who also had an assist, scored with one second left on a power play to break a 2-2 tie. His wrist shot from the slot trickled off the pads of Steve Shields (9-5-2).
Daymond Langkow and LeClair also scored for the Flyers, who won their fourth straight home game. LeClair, who has scored at least a point in seven straight games, moved into eighth place on the Flyers' career list with his 231st goal. Philadelphia's Mark Recchi appeared in his 800th NHL game.
HURRICANES 4, LIGHTNING 2: Jeff O'Neill, Sean Hill and Andrei Kovalenko scored in the first 6 1/2 minutes for host Carolina. Gary Robert's empty-net goal with 47 seconds left clinched it for Carolina, which climbed back to .500.
"This was a big game for us and it was a big win," Carolina Coach Paul Maurice said. "I know it's the Tampa Bay Lightning, but shame on us if we think that that matters when they come into our building."
BRUINS 5, RANGERS 2: In New York, Anson Carter had two goals and two assists, and Byron Dafoe made 27 saves for Boston, which improved to 8-1-1 in its last 10 games. New York, 0-4-1 in its last five home games, was jeered by the fans, who showed their displeasure with Coach John Muckler with a "Fire Muckler!" chant.
PANTHERS 3, SABRES 1: Radek Dvorak had two goals and an assist in the second period and Trevor Kidd made 36 saves as Florida won at home.
Pavel Bure, who added a short-handed goal, returned to the ice for the Panthers after missing three games with a broken finger.
RED WINGS 1, MAPLE LEAFS 1: Brendan Shanahan scored his 400th career goal as Detroit earned the tie in Toronto. Dmitri Khristich scored for the Maple Leafs, who extended their winless streak to five games (0-3-2).
SENATORS 4, MIGHTY DUCKS 2: Radek Bonk scored two goals and set up two others to lead Ottawa to the home win. Shawn McEachern and Marian Hossa each had a goal and an assist for the Senators, who lead the Eastern Conference and have the NHL's best home record at 8-2-1.
CANADIENS 4, THRASHERS 2: Shayne Corson and Scott Thornton scored their first goals of the season for host Montreal. Brian Savage and Sergei Zholtok also scored for the Canadiens, who have a two-game winning streak.
BLUES 5, ISLANDERS 3: In Uniondale, N.Y., Pavol Demitra scored the winning goal and added three assists for St. Louis.
Demitra, wide open to the right of the goal, took Pierre Turgeon's pass and tapped the puck into the open right side at 5:55 of the third period.
PENGUINS 6, PREDATORS 2: Robert Lang scored twice and Jaromir Jagr extended his points streak to 15 games for host Pittsburgh. Jagr had three assists to raise his NHL-leading points total to 33. The streak is the longest of his career, topping two 13-game streaks. He has a point in every game this season and has had multiple points in 10 of 15.
AVALANCHE 5, FLAMES 2: Chris Dingman scored twice, Sandis Ozolinsh had three assists and Chris Drury had a goal and an assist to lead Colorado on the road. Marc Denis made 30 saves for the Avalanche.