Mike Richter won his 300th NHL game when Petr Nedved scored 2 minutes 20 seconds into overtime to give the Rangers a 3-2 comeback victory over the Phoenix Coyotes last night in New York.
Pavel Bure scored two goals set up by Eric Lindros in the second period as the Rangers snapped a four-game winless streak at home.
Richter, who holds the franchise record for wins, made 29 saves in his second straight strong outing after getting pulled in the first period of Friday's 6-2 loss to Los Angeles. He is the 19th player to reach 300 wins.
"For me, it's a great thing we got 300," Richter said. "Nothing is more important to me than 301."
Nedved won it for him when he took a pass from Vladimir Malakhov and got a shot to trickle past Coyotes goalie Brian Boucher.
Bure and Mark Messier started last night on separate lines, but as has been the norm lately, New York Coach Bryan Trottier has been mixing and matching his offensive trios throughout the game, looking for sparks.
The duo of Lindros and Bure provided it.
The Rangers closed to 2-1 at 8:46 of the second. Lindros dug the puck free behind the Phoenix net and backhanded a pass out in front to Bure, who sent a wrist shot between Boucher's pads.
They clicked again in sudden fashion in the closing minutes of the period when Lindros sent a faceoff cleanly back to Bure, who ripped in a slap shot with just 1:58 left.
* MAPLE LEAFS 5, MIGHTY DUCKS 2: Mats Sundin and Robert Reichel each scored and had an assist as host Toronto ended a four-game winless skid.
Alexander Mogilny, Nik Antropov and Alyn McCauley also scored for the Maple Leafs.
Anaheim backup goalie Martin Gerber surrendered four goals on 12 shots before being replaced by Jean-Sebastien Giguere to start the third period
* STARS 4, OILERS 3: Mike Modano scored his second goal of the game 37 seconds into overtime to lift Dallas on the road.
Modano one-timed a cross-ice pass from Darryl Sydor past Jussi Markkanen, ruining Edmonton's rally from a two-goal deficit in the third period.
Since moving to Texas before the start of the 1993-94 season, the Stars are 29-4-4-1 against the Oilers, their best record against any NHL club.
* LIGHTNING 6, PANTHERS 1: Nikolai Khabibulin (6-0-2) made 22 saves as visiting Tampa Bay extended its surprising start.
Vincent Lecavalier, Ruslan Fedotenko and Vaclav Prospal each had a goal and an assist for the Lightning (6-1-2-0), which scored four times in the final five minutes to bounce back from its only loss.