Canadiens Beat Kings to Retake Lead in East

Biron's 32 saves spark Flyers, Hurricanes beat Sabres in overtime
By Mitch Pritchard,  Newser User
Posted Mar 9, 2008 6:10 AM CDT
Los Angeles Kings' Bob Blake, right, goes between the legs of Montreal Canadiens' Guillaume Latendresse (84) during the third period of an NHL hockey game on Saturday, Mar 8, 2008, in Los Angeles....   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – Jaroslav Halak took full advantage of his first start of the season by collecting 35 saves and leading the Montreal Canadiens to a 5-2 win over the Los Angeles Kings last night, reports AP. Patrice Brisebois scored the first goal of a three-goal second period for the Canadiens, who recaptured the lead in the Eastern Conference. In other NHL action:

  • Martin Biron had 32 saves and the Philadelphia Flyers scored four power-play goals to beat the New York Islanders, 4-1.
  • Scott Walker deflected in an Eric Staal shot in overtime to give the Carolina Hurricanes a 4-3 win over the Buffalo Sabres. The Canes lead the Southeast by seven points. Buffalo is four points out of eighth in the East.
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