Great One's Team Rolls Over the Rangers

Meanwhile, Devils trip up Flyers and Flames show spirit in St. Louis
By Mike Buss,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 16, 2007 9:01 PM CST
Phoenix Coyotes' Joel Perrault, second from right, celebrates his goal with teammates Mike York, left, Daniel Carcillo, second from left, and Peter Mueller during the first period of the NHL hockey game...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – Wayne Gretzky was back at Madison Square Garden, this time as head coach of Phoenix, and walked out of his old rink with a 5-1 win over New York. Joel Perrault had two goals for the normally low-scoring Coyotes,who took advantage of playing against the Rangers' backup goaltender. Phoenix scored four times in the middle period. Elsewhere on the ice:

  • New Jersey won its tenth straight at home against Philadelphia as Martin Brodeur stopped Daniel Briere on a penalty shot midway through the game. John Madden scored twice for the Devils.
  • Jarome Iginla's line accounted for all five goals and 12 points as Calgary won its fifth straight on the road for the first time in 19 years.