1/24/97 -- 1:40 AM

NHL Capsules


BOSTON (AP) - Radek Dvorak had two goals and an assist Thursday night and John Vanbiesbrouck made 28 saves to lead the Florida Panthers to a 4-1 victory over the Boston Bruins.

Ray Sheppard added a goal and two assists as Florida snapped a four-game losing streak. Boston has lost six of its last eight and three straight at home.

Vanbiesbrouck has allowed two or fewer goals in 20 of his 33 appearances this season.

Dvorak slapped in the rebound of a Johan Garpenlov shot at 11:19 of the second period to give Florida a 3-1 lead. It was Dvorak's 11th goal of the season. Dvorak's second goal of the game came at 5:15 of the third period on a wrist shot from the right face-off circle. ^Avalanche 4, Penguins 3, OT

At Pittsburgh, Valeri Kamensky scored at 3:55 of overtime as the Colorado Avalanche ended Pittsburgh's 14-game winning streak despite losing a three-goal lead and goaltender Patrick Roy to an injury.

Colorado, already playing without top scorer Joe Sakic and Peter Forsberg, lost a lead for the second time in three nights - its 12-game unbeaten streak ended Tuesday with a 3-2 loss at Tampa Bay. But the Avalanche but managed to overcome Pittsburgh's three-goal third-period rally. Colorado is 10-1-2 in its last 13 games.

Pittsburgh rookie goaltender Patrick Lalime lost for the first time in 17 NHL starts. His 14-0-2 record was the best for a goaltender at the start of his career.

Kamensky's game-winner was his 17th goal of the season. Adam Deadmarsh, who had scored twice and also set up a short-handed goal, chased down a loose puck behind the net and moved it out to Sylvain Lefebvre, whose missed shot deflected to Kamensky to the left of the crease. ^Blues 4, Canucks 3

At St. Louis, Brett Hull scored his second goal of the game with 1:14 to play as the Blues rallied after surrendering the lead early in the third period.

Jamie Rivers tied it with his first career goal with 4:44 to play and Joe Murphy had a goal and an assist for the Blues, who are 4-2 under new coach Joel Quenneville. Geoff Courtnall and Pierre Turgeon added two assists and as the Blues outshot the Canucks 34-15.

On the tying goal, Murphy carried the puck from end to end before sliding a backhand pass to Rivers, a defenseman who scored on a slap shot just inside the right post. Hull had two shots in the winning sequence, and beat Kirk McLean with a shot between the pads off a feed from Pierre Turgeon for his 23rd goal. ^Coyotes 6, Mighty Ducks 3

At Phoenix, Cliff Ronning scored two goals and Keith Tkachuk added his 30th of the season for Phoenix.

Craig Janney also scored and Oleg Tverdovsky added four assists for the Coyotes, who won for only the second time in their last eight games (2-6-0). It also was only No. 2 at home since Dec. 27.

Paul Kariya recorded his second career hat trick for the Mighty Ducks, who have lost all three meetings against Phoenix this season.

Ronning's goal 17 seconds into the second period gave Phoenix a 3-1 lead. Kariya answered at 3:39 of the second period when he slid a rebound shot under Phoenix goalie Nikolai Khabibulin's right arm.

The Coyotes regained a two-goal lead when Norm Maciver scored from the point for his 685th career goal, chasing Anaheim goalie Guy Hebert.

Kariya completed his first hat trick of the season at 11:20 but Ronning, after drawing a slashing penalty on Teemu Selanne and a misconduct on David Karpa, banked a shot off the left post at 19:06 for his 11th goal of the season.

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