Beezer shuts out Rangers

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Opening night of the new season and goals are as hard to come by as ever. John Vanbiesbrouck beat Mike Richter in a goaltending duel to give the Philadelphia Flyers 1-0 victory over the New York Rangers.

"I felt very confident out there," Beezer said. "The team played very well in front of me."

Vanbiesbrouck had to made only 20 saves for his 30th career shutout. Mike Richter faced 30 shots giving up only a second-period power-play goal to Alexandre Daigle.

"We had a real good game," Flyers captain Eric Lindros said. "We tried to keep their shots as low as possible. The penalty-killers worked well. We pressured the puck up ice."

Panthers showcase new home
Viktor Kozlov and Mark Parrish scored two goals each and the Florida Panthers beat their state rivals, the Tampa Bay Lightning, 4-1.

"It's nice to see a young player like that break in the way he did," Florida coach Terry Murray said of Parrish.

Panthers christened their new $185 million arena in front of a sell out crowd of 19,200 in Fort Lauderdale.

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