MacInnis' hat trick

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Defenseman Al MacInnis used his feared slap shot and scored a natural hat trick in a 12-minute span in the first period and led the St. Louis Blues to a 4-2 victory over the New York Rangers.

"It just seemed like one of those nights the puck had eyes," said MacInnis.

The Blues got into a 4-0 lead in the second period on a goal by Geoff Courtnall before the Rangers rallied in the third period with goals from Brian Leetch and Alexander Karpovtsev.

"Our coverage on MacInnis wasn't very good," said Rangers coach John Muckler. "The positive thing about it is that we kept on trying."

The season is only a few days old, but it already looks grim for the Rangers. The team has lost all three games and hasn't shown any signs of life. If the Rangers don't find a way to turn things around soon, it will be a long season for the team and its fans.

"We got outskated right into the ice," Wayne Gretzky said about Monday's loss. "They didn't do anything fancy. They came in and skated hard and deserved to win."

Hasek shuts out the Avs
Dominik Hasek stopped 32 shots for his 34th career shutout as the Buffalo Sabres beat the Colorado Avalanche 3-0 on Monday night.

Kings got goals disallowed
The Los Angeles Kings had two goal disallowed in a 4-2 loss to the Vancouver Canucks.

Dafoe stops the Isles
Byron Dafoe stopped all 28 shots as Boston Bruins beat the NY Islanders, 3-0.

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