Jagr Beats Old Team


Tuesday, March 20th 2007, 8:38 am
By: News On 6


UNDATED (AP) _ Jaromir Jagr picked a great time to end his season-worst eight-game goal-scoring drought.

Jagr scored off a deflection with 33.8 seconds left to give the New York Rangers a 2-1 win over Pittsburgh. Jagr's shot glanced off the stick of Penguins defenseman Rob Scuderi and slipped underneath goalie Jocelyn Thibault, just past the goal line. The goal was awarded following a video review that lasted several minutes.

Blair Betts also scored and Henrik Lundqvist stopped 21 shots as the Rangers improved to 7-1-3 in their last eleven games. The streak has put the Rangers into 7th in the East, 2-points ahead of Carolina and 1-behind Tampa Bay.

The Penguins ended a five-game winning streak, keeping them in a tie with Ottawa for 4th in the East.

Vancouver increased its division lead while sending the Edmonton Oilers to their team-record-tying eleventh consecutive loss.

Daniel Sedin scored the tiebreaking goal and had an assist as the Canucks nipped the Oilers 2-1. Sedin set up Trevor Linden early in the 2nd period before snapping a one-all tie just over 5-minutes later.

Roberto Luongo stopped 36 shots for the Canucks, who own a 3-point lead over Minnesota in the Northwest Division.