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NHL Hockey: Tampa Bay Remains Season's Only Undefeated Team - 2003-11-02

The Tampa Bay Lightning is the only undefeated team this season in the National Hockey League after edging the Carolina Hurricanes 4-3 Saturday.

Tampa Bay's Cory Stillman scored the go-ahead goal about midway through the final period to lift the Lightning on their home ice. Vincent Lecavalier scored twice for Tampa Bay, who are enjoying a club record eight-game unbeaten streak.

The Pittsburgh Penguins scored two minutes into overtime to edge the Boston Bruins 3-2. The Pens rallied from a two goal deficit in the third period to send the game into overtime. Rookie Ryan Malone scored the game winning goal, snapping the Bruins' six-game road winning streak. Pittsburgh team owner and star player Mario Lemieux missed most of the game because with a hip injury.

The defending champion New Jersey Devils beat the Colorado Avalanche 4-3 for their second home win in a row. Jeff Friesen scored the winning goal late in the third period. Goalie Martin Brodeur made 20 saves.

Meanwhile the streaking Philadelphia Flyers demolished the Toronto Maple Leafs 7-1. The Flyers scored three times in the game's first eight minutes to hand the Leafs their third consecutive loss.

In other NHL games Saturday, the New York Islanders scored three goals with just eight shots to shut out the Anaheim Might Ducks 3-0. The Chicago Blackhawks scored three times in the second period to beat the Saint Louis Blues 3-2. The New York Rangers routed the Montreal Canadiens 5-1. The Minnesota Wild handed the Washington Capitals their eighth loss in 10 games in a 2-1 contest.

The San Jose Sharks snapped a seven-game winless streak after trouncing the Florida Panthers 6-2. The Edmonton Oilers tied the Detroit Red Wings 4-4. The Calgary Flames blanked the Columbus Blue Jackets 3-0. The Los Angeles Kings rolled to a 7-3 win over the Phoenix Coyotes. The Ottawa Senators skated to a 1-1 draw with the Buffalo Sabres, and the Dallas Stars also tied the Nashville Predators 1-1.