Tony Amonte, Michael Nylander and Eric Daze scored third-period goals as the Chicago Blackhawks beat host Detroit, 5-3, last night, handing the Red Wings only their fifth home loss of the season.

Steve Sullivan and Dean McAmmond also scored for Chicago.

Doug Brown, Steve Yzerman and Yan Golubovsky scored for the Red Wings, whose 18-5-2 home record is the best in the Western Conference.

Passmore has been the opposing goalie in two of Detroit's five home losses. What's his secret?

"I don't know," he said. "Fear, maybe. Who knows? It's a thrill to play against those guys. I don't want to make them sound old, but I grew up watching a lot of those guys on television."

The score was tied at 2 when Amonte got off what looked like a routine shot from the left circle. The bouncing puck skipped inside the left post and past goalie Chris Osgood for Amonte's 21st goal at 5 minutes 34 seconds of the third period.

Osgood replaced Ken Wregget to start the second period.

Nylander's 11th goal made it 4-2 with 8:58 left. Daze scored his 16th goal with 6:47 remaining.

Sullivan scored his seventh goal 55 seconds into the first period on the game's first shot. McAmmond, in the slot, passed the puck to Sullivan in the right circle. Wregget, who faced 10 shots, was slow to get over and Sullivan flipped it inside the post.

McAmmond increased the lead to 2-0 at 4:25 with his ninth goal.

* AVALANCHE 4, PENGUINS 3: Brian Rolston recorded his fifth game-winning goal of the season, scoring at 14:28 of the third period to lift Colorado over Pittsburgh. Joe Sakic and Peter Forsberg each had three assists for Colorado, which is unbeaten (6-0-1) in its past seven games.

The Avalanche's Patrick Roy had 25 saves for his 428th career victory. He trails only Terry Sawchuk (447) and Jacques Plante (434) on the NHL's career list.

* SABRES 0, BRUINS 0: Buffalo's Martin Biron made 39 saves and recorded his third career shutout, and Byron Dafoe stopped 23 shots for host Boston. The Sabres and Bruins have been shut out a combined 11 times this season.

P.J. Axelsson's wrist shot from the slot with two minutes left in overtime was Boston's best chance to win, but Biron made a glove save. Biron leads rookie goalies with 15 wins and 28 games played.

"This has by far been his best performance of the year," Sabres Coach Lindy Ruff said. "Earlier in the season he was giving up easy rebounds, but now he is sucking them up like a vacuum."

* LIGHTNING 4, ISLANDERS 2: In Tampa, Robert Petrovicky and Vincent Lecavalier scored first-period goals as the Lightning ended a 12-game winless streak.

Mike Sillinger added a power-play goal, and Darcy Tucker had an empty-netter to give Tampa Bay its first victory since Dec. 10. The Lightning was in an 0-10-2 slump.

* CANUCKS 4, PREDATORS 3: In Nashville, Mark Messier scored with 1:31 left in overtime and Garth Snow made 48 saves to lead Vancouver.

Messier connected from the right circle on a snap-wrister for his 616th career goal. That gave the Canucks just their fourth win in 22 games and ended Nashville's club-record home unbeaten streak at six.

* BLUES 3, KINGS 2: Scott Young scored on a power play with 6:35 gone in the third period to lead St. Louis in Los Angeles.