12/10/96 -- 11:08 PM

NHL Capsules


DETROIT (AP) - Edmonton goaltender Curtis Joseph made 52 saves and Detroit's Chris Osgood stopped 21 shots as the Oilers and Red Wings played the first 0-0 tie in Joe Louis Arena history on Tuesday night.

The scoreless tie was also the first in Edmonton's NHL history and the first for the Red Wings since Nov. 7, 1976 against the old Atlanta Flames.

It was the third 0-0 tie in the NHL this year. It also occurred Oct. 26 with Calgary at Los Angeles and Nov. 2 with Buffalo at Colorado.

Joseph earned his fourth shutout of the season and ninth of his career. Osgood earned his fourth shutout of the season and the second straight for the Red Wings. ^Flyers 5, Panthers 4

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Eric Lindros, Joel Otto and John LeClair each had a goal and an assist as the Philadelphia Flyers won their third straight, 5-4, over the Florida Panthers.

The Flyers, 4-0-1 in their last five, also got goals from Scott Daniels and Eric Desjardins. All five goals were allowed by John Vanbiesbrouck, who entered the game with a league-best 1.67 goals-against average.

Ray Sheppard, Martin Straka, Jason Podollan and Scott Mellanby scored for Florida as the Panthers lost for only the third time in 14 road games this season (8-3-3). ^Islanders 8, Coyotes 2

UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) - Niklas Andersson had a five-point night with two goals and three assists as the New York Islanders had their biggest offensive output in three seasons with an 8-2 victory over the Phoenix Coyotes.

Bryan Berard and Marty McInnis each had a goal and two assists as 10 Islander skaters registered at least one point. Zigmund Palffy, Bryan Smolinski, Claude Lapointe and Bryan McCabe also scored for the Islanders, who last got eight goals on Nov. 17, 1993 in an 8-1 victory over Ottawa.

Keith Tkachuk and Oleg Tverdovsky scored for the Coyotes, who have lost two games in two nights to New York teams. They were beaten 5-2 by the Rangers on Monday night. ^Devils 5, Maple Leafs 2

TORONTO (AP) - The New Jersey Devils, last in the NHL in goals scored coming into the game, found some unexpected offense from five different players in beating the Toronto Maple Leafs 5-2.

Brian Rolston, Denis Pederson, Bill Guerin, Valeri Zelepukin and ex-Maple Leaf Dave Andreychuk scored for the Devils. Dimitri Yushkevich and Tie Domi scored for Toronto.

Maple Leafs left wing Wendel Clark suffered a suspected broken right thumb during a fight with New Jersey's Shawn Chambers in the second period.

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