The Kariya brothers played to a standoff in their first meeting as Anaheim and Vancouver tied 2-2 last night in Anaheim, Calif.
Paul Kariya, Anaheim's all-star winger, tied the score at 1 with a power-play goal--while Steve Kariya sat in the penalty box--at 11 minutes 24 seconds of the second period. The Vancouver rookie assisted on the first-period goal that gave the Canucks a 1-0 lead.
The deadlock didn't reverse either team's fortunes. Anaheim, behind the continued strong play of goalie Guy Hebert, who made his 11th consecutive start, is 3-1-2 in its last six games. The Canucks remained with only one win in their last six contests (1-4-1).
RED WINGS 6, PREDATORS 3: Sergei Fedorov, returning to the ice for the first time in six games, scored Detroit's first goal as the Red Wings won handily at home.
Yuri Butsayev had two goals and an assist, while Steve Yzerman, Pat Verbeek and Stacy Roest also scored for the Red Wings, who broke open a 3-3 game with a last-second goal in the second period and two early third-period scores. Greg Johnson scored two goals and Patric Kjellberg scored another for Nashville.
Fedorov had been sidelined with a concussion that he suffered against Edmonton on Nov. 20.
PANTHERS 6, COYOTES 1: Pavel Bure scored three goals in the third period to lead Florida and make a winner of Mikhail Shtalenkov in his homecoming.
The game marked the first start for Florida by the former Phoenix goalie, who still owns a house in the Phoenix area. Shtalenkov was 7-2-2 in his first 11 games and was player of the month in October.
But he lost his next four starts, and Phoenix traded him to the Panthers for Sean Burke on Nov. 19. Burke won two games with Phoenix before he was forced out of action by a torn ligament in his thumb.
STARS 2, HURRICANES 1: Guy Carbonneau's goal with 1:38 left lifted Dallas at home. Ron Francis's first-period goal was the only scoring for the Hurricanes. Dallas's Brett Hull scored the tying goal in the second period, the 597th of his career.
RANGERS 2, OILERS 1: Adam Graves scored 3:15 into overtime and Theo Fleury scored his first goal in over a month for host New York. Kevin Hatcher got the puck in the right faceoff circle and his shot was deflected by Graves past Tommy Salo for his eighth goal.
SENATORS 0, SABRES 0: In Buffalo, Ottawa's Ron Tugnutt made 30 saves, and Martin Biron stopped 23 shots. The scoreless tie was the third in Senators history and the first since Jan. 20, 1998. Buffalo, which has played in eight 0-0 games, extended its winless streak to five games (0-3-2).
SHARKS 4, AVALANCHE 2: Owen Nolan scored a pair of goals to extend his goal-scoring streak to a team-record sixth game and assisted on another in San Jose.
KINGS 4, THRASHERS 0: In Los Angeles, Glen Murray and Garry Galley scored less than three minutes apart in the second period and Jamie Storr breezed to his seventh career shutout.