NHLers avoid embarrassment with 7-6 win

Updated: December 21, 2004, 6:22 PM ET
Associated Press

OSLO, Norway -- Anson Carter led a three-goal comeback by the Worldstars in the last period to beat Norway's All-Stars 7-6 on Tuesday and avoid another embarrassing setback on their European tour.

Carter, a free agent who played with the New York Rangers last season, set up Eric Belanger at 2:52 in the third period for the 5-5 tying goal at Spektrum Arena.

Robyn Regehr of the Calgary Flames put the Worldstars ahead 6-5 at 17:06 and Carter set up Alexandre Daigle of the Minnesota Wild for his second score of the game and the Worldstars' last goal at 18:38.

The Worldstars, coming off two losses in three games against Swedish Elite League teams last week, are 6-3 on their 10-game European tour. They head to Poland for the last game on Wednesday.

Carter, whose biggest moment in international hockey was in 2003 when he scored the clincher in overtime for Canada against Sweden in the world championship final in Finland, also scored in the first period and assisted on Swede Marcus Nilsson's goal early in the second.

John Michael Liles also scored for the Worldstars.

Tom Erik Olsen, Mads Trygg, Petter Witnes, Vegar Barlie, Per Age Skroder and Ilya Dubkov scored for the Norwegians.


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