Up next, we have live coverage of the 1994 Northeast Regional Semifinals in Men's Bowling. You'll want to stay tuned to ESPN for all the action. But first, it's time once again to roll the highlights from the NFHL for the best of week #3 in the Top 10!


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"An incredible goal by Igor!"..."I bet the Sabres have seen enough of Mogilny by now!"..."Can you believe this guy was a backup last week?"..."Bure with a burst of speed...he scores again!"


#10. Sakic & Kovalev Keep Dishing It Out


Nordiques superstar Joe Sakic had 4 assists in a 7-2 win vs. Minnesota. He leads Quebec with 5 goals and 12 assists for 17 points in 14 games. Pittsburgh's Alexei Kovalev matched the feat with 4 assists of his own in the Penguins 7-3 win vs. the Rangers. He has 5 goals and 13 assists in 15 games.


#9. Seven Times A Charm For Hat Tricks


There were seven hat tricks in week #3: Hartford's Randy Burridge vs. Detroit, New Jersey's Peter Zezel vs. Columbus, Minnesota's Peter Ihnacak vs. Edmonton, Detroit's Alex Mogilny vs. Buffalo, Vancouver's Kevin Dineen vs. Florida and both Igor Larionov and Bill Guerin in the Rockies vs. Blackhawks


#8. Joseph And The Bruins Tame The Panthers


Curtis Joseph stopped 32 of 34 to lead the Bruins to a 4-2 win against the Panthers in Florida. Joseph's solid play helped Boston keep pace with the Whalers and Devils atop the Wales Conference standings while at the same time kept the slumping Panthers outside the top 8 spots. Is it panic time for #99 and Co. yet?


#7. Ollie The Goalie's Getting The Job Done


Olaf Kolzig stopped 33 of 36 to secure the Sharks 5-2 victory over the Devils. It was a statement game for San Jose as they aim to prove they finally belong in the Campbell Conference playoff picture vs. a talented New Jersey squad. Kolzig is off to a great start to this season with a 9-5-1 record. 


#6. Muller Making It Happen For Jets


The Winnipeg Jets have been flying high through the first three weeks of 1994. Kirk Muller helped them stay hot with a 2 goal and 3 assist performance in a 7-5 win in Detroit. After an early loss vs. Vancouver, the Jets have won 12 straight games to keep pace with the Blue Jackets and Rockies for first place overall.


#5. Wamsley Stakes His Claim For Starting Job


After former starter Mike Richter was shipped out of town as part of an impromptu rebuild, St. Louis goalie Rick Walmsley stopped all 27 shots he faced in the Blues 5-0 shutout win over the Rangers. His reward? Getting to join several teammates on the block as the organization continues to tear down their roster.


#4. Larionov Leads Rockies To Big Win


When the defending champion Rockies visited Chicago it was Igor Larionov's turn to put on a show. He scored 3 goals and added 2 assists in a 9-5 win over the Blackhawks. Colorado is showing no signs of a playoff hangover as they continue to win games by a wide margin. They already have 4 players with 20+ points!


#3. Alexander The Great Is Flying High


Alexander Mogilny is off to a red hot start with 23 points in 15 games and is quietly becoming a superstar in Detroit. The young Red Wings forward scored 3 goals and 2 assists in an 8-2 blowout win against Buffalo. He added 2 goals and 7 assists in 4 other games to win the league's Skater of the Week title. 


#2. Tugger Pulls Lightning To Victory


After being acquired in a trade with the Flames, Lightning goaltender Ron Tugnutt had a 26 save shutout vs Minnesota and then stopped 33 of 34 shots in Tampa Bay's 4-1 win over Hartford. Tugnutt had been battling for playing time with Mike Vernon and Bill Ranford but is relishing the starting role in Tampa.


#1. Bure Blazes Past The Maple Leafs


Pavel Bure had a 4 goal outburst in the Oilers 8-3 win vs. the Maple Leafs. He opened the scoring on the powerplay and then notched a 2nd powerplay goal later in the 1st period. The Russian Rocket completed his hat trick midway through the 2nd period and notched his 4th late in the game. A game like this should help Bure break out after a slow start to the year.