Red Wings' Red Line Douses Flames

CALGARY -- The Detroit Red Wings established NHL history en route to a 3-0 victory over the Calgary Flames.


The Red Wings had five skaters from the former Soviet Union on the ice at 1:45 of the opening period Saturday -- a first in the league.


"I liked what I saw of the Soviet line," said Detroit coach Scotty Bowman. "They played hockey the way it should be."


The five players, all of whom once were members of CSKA, were defensemen Viacheslav Fetisov and Vladimir Konstantinov, center Igor Larionov, right wing Sergei Fedorov and left wing Vyacheslav Kozlov.


The alignment became possible after Larionov joined Detroit in a trade from San Jose this week.


The historic moment came when all five hopped over the boards to join the play on the fly.


"That was old Russian hockey," said Larionov with a grin. "It was nice for the fans to watch, too."


The made-in-Russia line didn't score on its first shift, but connected later for two goals.


Kozlov triggered Detroit into the lead midway through the first and Larionov wrapped up the scoring with a short-handed goal at 5:31 of the third.


Flyers 5, Senators 2. In Philadelphia, John LeClair had a goal and two assists to lead the Flyers to a 5-2 victory over the Ottawa Senators on Sunday.


Goaltender Garth Snow, who was acquired from Colorado in the offseason, recorded the win in his first Philadelphia start and just his eighth in the NHL.


LeClair scored his eighth goal of the season on a second rebound at 7:08 of the second period to put Philadelphia ahead 2-0.


Eric Lindros netted his ninth goal of the season off a rebound with 5:53 remaining and Mikael Renberg notched an empty-net goal with 1:06 remaining.


Avalanche 5, Sabres 4. In Denver, Colorado got two powerplay assists from defenseman Sandis Ozolnish on Friday, in his first game since being acquired from San Jose for Owen Nolan. Ozolnish set up Peter Forsberg for his second and third goals of the year, and the Swede also added an assist on Claude Lemieux's game-winner.


(For other results, see Scorecard.)