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NHL: NY  Rangers Suffer Biggest Loss in 11 Years - 2004-01-25

National Hockey League star Jaromir Jagr's first game with his new team, the New York Rangers, was a rout Friday, and the Rangers were the victims, losing 9-1 to the Ottawa Senators.

It was the Rangers' worst loss in nearly 11 years.

Right wing Jagr, a five-time scoring champion who is the NHL's richest player, had only one shot - a miss - during the game. The 31-year-old Czech was traded by the Washington Capitals Friday, and Saturday was his first appearance as a Ranger.

Jagr twice led the Pittsburgh Penguins to the NHL championship, the Stanley Cup, in the 1990s.

The Senators scored four goals in the first period on the way to their third straight win, and a team-record home unbeaten streak of 12 games.

In Philadelphia, the Flyers' Jeremy Roenick scored both goals in a 2-1 win over the Buffalo Sabres. The victory was the Flyers' fourth in five games.

Rick Nash of Columbus scored twice, taking his league-leading goal total to 30, as the Blue Jackets edged the Chicago Blackhawks, 4-3. The Blackhawks losing streak on the road now stands at a club-record 17 games.

Florida goaltender Roberto Luongo made 43 saves, including a penalty shot in the third period, to help the Panthers hang on to a 2-1 win over the Boston Bruins.

Colorado's Peter Forsberg, who has been out with an injury for his team's last four games, scoreD two goals and also had one assist in the Avalanche's 5-3 downing of the Pittsburgh Penguins.

In other NHL games Saturday, the Toronto Maple Leafs beat the Montreal Canadiens, 2-1, the New York Islanders shut out the Atlanta Thrashers, 3-0, the Dallas Stars slipped past the St. Louis Blues, 3-2, and the San Jose Sharks blanked the Minnesota Wild, 4-0. Also, the Phoenix Coyotes trounced the Detroit Red Wings 5-2, the Tampa Bay Lightning routed the Calgary Flames, 6-2, the Nashville Predators beat the Edmonton Oilers, 4-3, and the Los Angeles Kings defeated the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim, 4-2.