NHL roundup: Sabres jolt Capitals with 6-goal 1st period
Wednesday, December 27, 2006
The Associated Press
Chris Drury had two goals and two assists as host Buffalo scored six goals in a span of little more than nine minutes en route to a 6-3 win against the Washington Capitals last night.
The Sabres grabbed a 6-0 lead on their first nine shots. The surge began with Brian Campbell's goal 1;51 into the game and ended with Thomas Vanek's goal at 10:57.
Rod Brind'Amour scored 50 seconds into the third period to spark the host Carolina Hurricanes to their fifth consecutive victory, a 4-2 win against the Florida Panthers. ...Denis Arkhipov and Martin Lapointe each scored a power-play goal to lead the Chicago Blackhawks to a 2-1 victory against the host Dallas Stars. The Blackhawks are 9-3-3 since Denis Savard became the coach Nov. 27.
Columbus placed goaltender Pascal Leclaire (hamstring) on injured reserve and recalled goaltender Ty Conklin and forward Joakim Lindstrom from its AHL affiliate in Syracuse. The club also said right winger Anson Carter (sprained shoulder) will miss up to two weeks. ... New York Rangers forward Jed Ortmeyer, out all season because of a pulmonary embolism, took another step toward returning to the active roster yesterday when he and defenseman Bryce Lampman were recalled from Hartford of the AHL. Neither player suited up for the road game last night against the New York Islanders.