January 25, 1996

Devils: John MacLean scored on the first shot of the game and set up a short-handed goal as New Jersey defeated Los Angeles, 3-1, on Tuesday. . . . Center Neal Broten was not in the lineup and was fined Tuesday for skipping a "punishment" practice coach Jacques Lemaire ordered last week after a poorly played final game before the All-Star break.

Flyers: Philadelphia acquired troubled center Dan Quinn from Ottawa on Tuesday for future considerations. Quinn was the Senators' second leading scorer when he suddenly was let go with little explanation on New Year's Eve. In 28 games this season, he had six goals and 18 assists.

Islanders: New York finally traded disgruntled center Kirk Muller on Tuesday in a three-way deal. Muller was sent to Toronto along with Ottawa goaltender Don Beaupre. The Islanders received Maple Leafs minor-league left wing Ken Belanger, Senators center Martin Straka and 18-year-old defenseman Brian Berard, the top overall pick in last June's NHL draft by Ottawa. The Senators got Toronto backup goaltender Damian Rhodes and junior defenseman Wade Redden, the Islanders' first-round pick last year, and second overall behind Berard.

Kings: Los Angeles fell to 0-5-2 in its last seven games after a 3-1 loss to New Jersey on Tuesday night. The Kings have won only three of their last 13 (3-7-3) and are 1-13-2 in the last 16 road games.

Panthers: Johan Garpenlov recorded his third career hat trick and the first in team history, scoring the go-ahead goal with 55.4 seconds left as Florida edged Washington, 5-4, on Tuesday. . . . Florida extended its unbeaten streak to six games (3-0-3) with the victory. . . . Panthers goalie Mark Fitzpatrick improved to 9-2-1 on the road. . . . The Panthers were 4-for-8 on the power play. The four power-play goals were a team record and Florida successfully killed six of eight penalties as well.

Sharks: Defenseman Yves Racine was claimed on waivers on Tuesday. Racine had three assists in 25 games for Montreal this season, but sat out the last six games while the Canadiens tried to move him to another team. Montreal also assigned forward Oleg Petrov to Fredericton of the AHL.

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