Calgary Flames center Theoren Fleury presents a dilemma for a lot of defenseman - a dilemma St. Louis Blues defenseman Tom Tilley couldn't reconcile.
"He sees the ice well and he's so quick," Tilley said in trying to explain his team's game-long defensive lapse in the Flames 7-4 victory over the Blues on Sunday night in Calgary, Alberta. "As a defenseman, you can't go right at him because he'll put a spin move on you so you have to play off him. But then the more time you give him, then he gets a chance to dish the puck off. So what do you want to do? Get beat by him or get beat by the pass?"The Blues obviously didn't find the answer to the question. Fleury scored three goals, including a short-handed marker, to reach the 30-goal plateau for the second time in his NHL career. He also had an assist.
"I didn't feel very good before the game," Fleury said. "Once the game started, when I was carrying the puck, I felt really good. It seems we were really playing well together."
Jets 6, Nordiques 0
Brent Ashton scored twice to lead Winnipeg over the hapless Nordiques, who are last in the NHL with a record of 12-38-10.
Red Wings 3, Blackhawks 3
Rookie Sergei Fedorov's power-play goal with 12:44 remaining in regulation capped a three-goal, third-period rally as Detroit pulled out a tie with Chicago.
Maple Leafs 3, Sabres 0
At Buffalo, N.Y., Jeff Reese faced 28 shots without allowing a goal to lead the Toronto Maple Leafs to a victory over the Buffalo Sabres.
Buffalo has now gone 0-5-3 in its last eight home games. Overall, the Sabres have won just one of their last dozen games.